Dee Roscioli to join First National Tour of Wicked

Credit: Dee Roscioli

As we mentioned a couple of days ago, Dee Roscioli is coming into the First National Tour as Elphaba, replacing Jackie Burns  on that production. Her performances start on Tuesday June 7 in Omaha, NE.

Roscioli is former Elphaba in more performances than any other actress – more than 1,000 performances and counting. Her las run was in Wicked on Broadway, after closing the record-breaking Chicago production and performing the role in San Francisco. Additional NY credits include The 24-Hour Musicals, Therapy Rocks (NYMF). Nat’l tour: Cats (Grizabella). She recently did a workshop of Bobby Cronin’s Welcome to My Life, and Liberty.

Roscioli joins a cast that includes Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda, Randy Danson as Madame Morrible and Mark Jacoby as the Wizard.


Girl of The Week: Lucy Durack

Lucy Durack is an Australian performer most recognised for originating the role of Glinda in the Australian Cast of Wicked.

Durack was born in Perth, Western Australia on 17th November 1982, and graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. She has appeared on stage in such shows as 42nd Street (musical), Kiss Me, Kate and Oklahoma! screen and television and recently closed the Melbourne production of Glinda in Wicked. It opened on July 12, 2008 and closed on August 9, 2009 and transfered to Sydney. On 27 September 2008 she performed with singer and fellow co-star Amanda Harrison at the 2008 AFL Grand Final. She is currently reprising the role of Glinda in the Sydney production which opened September 12, 2009.

Secret Wish: That she cast a spell on me to become her blue prince.

Poll of the Month: Which is your favourite production of Wicked?

Nicolas Dromard Favourite “Fiyero”

©Joan Marcus

The results from the “Poll of the Month” just came in.

With an amazing record of 6.000 votes the poll is close And the winner is: NICOLAS DROMARD With over 54% of the votes San Francisco’s Fiyero, gets the award of “Favourite Fiyero”.

Second place was for Rob Mills – current Fiyero in Australian Production of Wicked Broadway with 33% of the votes. Surprisingly third place went to Kristoffer Cusick former Fiyero from Chicago, Los Angeles and Broadway productions with 10 per cent.

Then this is the ranking in placing order:

– Adam Garcia

– Oliver Trompsett

– Norbert Leo Butz

– Colin Donnell

– Andy Karl

– Aron Tveit

– Kevin Kern

– Derrick Williams

– Richard H. Blake

– Adam Lambert

Is Wicked becoming a Movie?

Is Wicked ever coming a Movie?

Newspaper USA Today comments that “Hollywood apparently thinks the time is right for remakes of the 1939 classic“. What do you think and wish? Comment with your opinion.

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Hollywood weighs at least four ‘Wizard of Oz’ remakes. Oh My!

With the 3-D film Alice in Wonderland booming at the box office, Hollywood apparently thinks the time is right for remakes of the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Tuesday, the Times reported on Warner Bros. plans, which include one project that “skews a little darker”  and focuses on a granddaughter of Dorothy who returns to Oz to fight evil.
The Times, in today’s exclusive, says Universal and Disney have their own Oz-related projects.
Universal has Wicked, the Broadway musical that is a prequel to events in the film and the children’s books by L. Frank Baum, while Disney’s project tackles how the wizard came to sit behind the curtain in the first place.
“Some critics may bray, but if it’s done well, the movie could be kind of brilliant, a deepening of the mythology that started withThe Wiz and continued with Wicked,” say Times reporters Steven Zeitchik and Claudia Eller.