Yvonne Coldeweijer new Glinda on Dutch production of WICKED

Yvonne Coldeweijer will make her debut appearance on stage in the role of Glinda, on the Dutch production of WICKED. Ms. Coldewiejer -AKA as “Keet” – will replace Chantal Janzen in the role starting August 31.

She will star opposite Willemijn Verkaik who recently played her 1000th show as the greenified Elphaba.

via Parool.nl


Nicole Parker and PJ Benjamin to return to WICKED

Nicole Parker and P.J. Benjamin will return to the WICKED family when they join the First National Tour in Denver.

Benjamin will be going on stage on May 8th, replacing Mark Jacoby, while Parker will replace Mamie Parris on May 18th.

via FlyingHighWicked


Christine Dwyer & Billy Harrigan Tighe to join the Second National Tour of WICKED

A new Elphaba and Fiyero will set foot on stage of the Second National Tour of WICKED, when Christine Dwyer and Billy Harrigan Tighe joins the company on May 2.  Christine will be replacing Anne Brummel as the ever-green girl from Oz, while Harrigan will be taking David Nathan Perlow’s place as Fiyero.

Dwyer returns to WICKED after touring as the understudy and standby for Elphaba on this tour for two years. Tighe also returns to WICKED after previously understudying Fiyero on this tour. He comes directly from the First National Tour of La Cage Aux Folles as Jean-Michel and is thrilled to be back in Oz.

Dwyer and Tighe join a cast that includes Tiffany Haas as Glinda, Marilyn Caskey as Madame Morrible and Paul Kreppel as The Wizard.

via BroadwayWorld


Cast Update – March 16, 2012


First National Tour
Sarah Schenkkan for Alli McGinnis – understudy & Glinda u/s
Cassie Okenka for Lesley McKinnell – understudy & Glinda u/s

Second National Tour
Paul Kreppel for Don Amendolia – The Wizard


Mariand Torres leaving WICKED

As announced on her Fan Page, Mariand Torres’s final performance will be January 29th. She posted:

Hi friends! Mariand here. I think some of you may already know, but I will January 29th will be my last day with Wicked! Being a part of this show has been a dream come true and you all have made it even more special. I will always be a part of the Wicked family would gladly come back at some point, but I am looking forward to being in one place for a while and exploring other projects. Thank you all for the love and support!

Mariand shared her wonderful talent in the First National Tour of WICKED for almost two years. We wish her the best in her new path.

Carla Stickler will be taking her place.

via Mariand Torres (Fan Page)


Randy Danson to replace Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible on Broadway

Former Madame Morrible in the First National Tour of WICKED, Randy Danson, will be replacing this week long-time runner Kathy Fitzegerald in her role in the Broadway production of the show.