Louise Dearman will become the first-ever performer to portray both leading characters, Glinda and Elphaba, when on Monday 29 October, 2012 she greenifies herself for the West-End version of smashing-hit musical WICKED.
Dearman played Glinda from March 2010 to December 2011, and will return to star as Elphaba to replace Rachel Tucker.
Louise Dearman commented: “As an actress, you strive to challenge yourself to play as many diverse roles as possible throughout your career, and right now I feel like the luckiest girl in the history of musical theatre. I still can’t quite believe that in two months’ time I’ll be back in Wicked, but this time I won’t come and go by Bubble, I’ll be on a broomstick!”
UK Executive Producer Michael McCabe said: “From her wonderful performance as Glinda, audiences already know that Louise possesses a stunning voice and remarkable acting abilities, so we are genuinely excited to now welcome her back to Wicked as Elphaba. We have all been awestruck by the way Louise has channelled her incredible talents to inhabit this iconic role, and I’ve no doubt that audiences will be equally thrilled”.
The multi award-winning Wicked has already been seen by over 4.5 million people since its West End premiere in 2006 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. It is now one of the Top 20 longest-running musicals in West End history.
Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG
The theatre is 1 minute from London Victoria Mainline and Underground Stations. 5 minute walk from Victoria Coach Station.
Alyssa Fox will be joining the Second National Tour of WICKED as the standby for Elphaba on October 2, 2012.
Alyssa was former u/s for Elphie in the SF production. She will be replacing Stephanie Torns , who leaves the tour on September 30, 2012 in Louisville, KY.
Wicked will performed on Saturday, 23rd June at the West End Live show 2012. Below are the audience-recorded videos of the performances.
‘As Long As You’re Mine’ – Rachel Tucker & Matt Willis
‘For Good’ – Rachel Tucker & Gina Beck
‘Defying Gravity’ – Rachel Tucker
via YT user BabyDragon3
Teal Wicks will perform at a concert featuring the music of composer Drew Gasparini on June 16, 2012 at 6pm.
The concert will take place at the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. This is a free concert. For more information, please visit www.kennedy-center.org.
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.
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.