Patti Murin, Cliffton Hall and Kim Zimmer joining the First National Tour of WICKED


Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible and Cliffton Hallas as Fiyero on join the First National Tour of WICKED on Tuesday, August 14 while Patti Murinas as the new Glinda on Tuesday, August 21 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Murin was last seen in NYC playing the title role in the Broadway musical Lysistrata Jones. Other favorite credits: Xanadu on Broadway (Euterpe/Kira u/s), the title roles inJane Austen’s Emma (Old Globe Theatre) and The Little Mermaid (The MUNY) and Roxie in Chicago (The MUNY). TV: “Royal Pains”. Recordings: Lysistrata Jones, Next Thing You Know.

Zimmer is best known as Reva Shayne on “Guiding Light” where she received 4 Lead Actress Emmy Awards along with 11 Nominations. Kim’s regional and off-Broadway credits include Four Dogs And A Bone, Love, Loss, And What I Wore, Blood Brothers, Gypsy, Sunset Boulevard, Dirty Blonde, Curtains and Shirley Valentine to name a few. TV credits include “Seinfeld,” “Designing Women,” “Models, Inc.” and “MacGyver.” Zimmer’s experience in Daytime TV spans 32 years and her best-selling memoir I’m Just Sayin! is now available in paperback.www.kimzimmer.net.

Hall happily returns to Oz after previously playing the role of Fiyero in the San Francisco production of Wicked. Some favorite roles include the Broadway productions & Equity National Tours of Miss Saigon (Chris) and Les Misérables (Marius). Other credits include Master Class (Tony), Grease (Danny), Oklahoma (Will) and Flower Drum Song (Ta). http://www.clifftonhall.com

Murin, Zimmer and Hall join a cast that includesNicole Parkeras Elphaba and PJ Benjaminas The Wizard.

Source: BroadwayWorld

Wicked San Francisco presents new cast tomorrow


San Francisco production of WICKED renew tomorrow s0me of its cast.

Marcie Dodd replaces Eden Espinosa and Alli Mauzey replaces Kendra Kassebaum as the new witches in the hit musical as Elphaba and Glinda respectively, and will mark the first time the two actresses are back on stage opposite each other since they played the roles on Broadway from November 2008 – February 2009.

Also Cliffton Hall is coming back to Wicked, after leaving the role a couple of years ago in the National Tour, to take over Fiyero.

The actors will take a final bow with WICKED when it closes on September 5, 2010.

The other principal roles in WICKED are performed by Bay Area actress Jody Gelb, who plays Madame Morrible, and Tom McGowan, who plays the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. WICKED also features Paul Slade Smith as Doctor Dillamond, DeeDee Magno Hall as Nessarose, and Etai BenShlomo as Boq.