Kate Fahrner new Stand-by Glinda for Wicked on Broadway

According to various sources, Kate Fahrner (former Glinda in the Chicago production of Wicked) will be replacing, as from tomorrow, Laura Woyasz as the Stand-by Glinda on Broadway. Ms. Woyasz will end a 3-years magical journey together with the other Stand-by Jennifer Di Noia who will be replaced by Donna Vivino. All four actresses are blessedly talented and we wish them the best in their future on and off Wicked.

We are still waiting on the official confirmation for both changes.


Laura Woyasz and Stephanie Torns will be tonight the opening act at The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine’s 2010

Laura Woyasz and Stephanie Torns, members of the Broadway cast of “Wicked,” will be the opening act at The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine’s 2010 What A Wonderful World Award to be held at Beth Israel Medical Center on Monday, September 20, 2010. Honorees include jazz legend Dave Brubeck, Daphne Ridley, Kimberley Sue and CareFusion.

The ceremony and cocktail reception will be held from 6 to 9 pm in the atrium of the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Square East, between 14th and 15th Streets in Manhattan.

Ms. Woyasz, who plays Glinda, and Ms. Torns in the role of Elphaba, will sing “The Wizard and I” and “For Good” by award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. They will be accompanied on piano by T.O. Sterrett.

Via BroadwayWorld

Mandy Gonzalez and Laura Woyasz on The Broadway Workshop

Mandy Gonzalezand Laura Woyasz were called in as special guest performers for the 2010 CAMP NYC finale at the new World Stages of The Broadway Workshop.

50 musical theatre-loving children from all over the United States came together for five amazing days in New York City this past August for , Manhattan’s fastest growing acting program for young artists. In addition to rehearsing for the Camp NYC finale, campers took theatrical workshops with Laura Osnes (South Pacific, Grease) LaQuet Sharnell (Memphis, Lion King), Eric Sciotto (Rock of Ages, Cry Baby), John Patrick Hayden (Tartuffe), Colin Conliffe (Addams Family), Jared Gertner (Spelling Bee), Stephanie Fittro (Legally Blonde) & Casey Leigh Thompson (Legally Blonde).

For more information on any of the The Broadway Workshop’s programs visit www.TheBroadwayWorkshop.com or call 212.636.917

Exclusive footage: “Wicked” Rehearsal with Mandy Gonzalez

Broadway World got an exclusive to OZ land for a marvellous footage on Mandy Gonzalez’s rehearsal to become on March 23rd the new Elphie in the maga-production “Wicked”.

Glinda is played by the current stand-by and incredible talented performer who I personally admire Laura Woyasz.

Girl of the Week: Laura Woyasz

Laura Woyasz is a Broadway actress and voiceover artist currently standing by for the role of Glinda in the Braodway company of Wicked. Laura was also part of Wicked in the national tour and L.A. companies.

Laura is making her current Broadway debut after crediting for different shows along her career such as Modern Millie, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, James Joyce’s The Dead, My Life With Albertine, The Who’s Tommy and singing backup for Kenny Rogers.

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Lucy Durack Favourite “Glinda”

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

And the winner is: LUCY DURACK.

With over 4o% of the votes currently Glinda in the Australian Production of Wicked, gets the award of “Favourite Glinda”.

Second place was for Kristin Chenoweth former Glinda – Original Cast in Broadway with 17% of the votes. Surprisingly third place went to Annaleigh Ashford with 10 per cent.  Then, Kendra Kassembaum with 8%, Alli Mauzey with 6% and Dianne Pilkington & Megan Hilty tied with 4%.

After, sharing a 3%, Erin Mackey and Katie Rose Clarke. Last but certainly not least, Helen Dallimore , Laura Woyasz and Natalie Daradich.

Congratulations to all of the participants and specially to the amazingly talented Lucy Durack!

Girl of the Week: Teal Wicks

Teal Wicks was born in Sacramento, California. Teal is an American singer and stage actress best known for playing Elphaba in Wicked.

Teal attended UC Irvine and graduated with a degree in Drama and honors in Musical Theatre. She was also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.

She starred as Catherine in the National Tour of Pippin, a role that she later reprised at the Goodspeed Opera House. She also starred in New York City Center Encores production of Stairway to Paradise which was directed by Jerry Zaks.

She also starred in the New York Premiere of Fahrenheit 451, and the world premiere of Turandot: The Rumble for the Ring at the Bay Street Theatre, New York.

On January 1, 2008 Teal was cast as the standby for Elphaba in the Los Angeles production of the musical Wicked. She served as standby to Caissie Levy until May 13, 2008, when she was promoted to principal Elphaba because of Caissie Levy’s departure, due to health problems. Marcie Dodd took over as standby.

As principal she starred alongside Megan Hilty, Erin Mackey and Emily Rozek as Glinda. She departed the show on October 29, 2008, and was replaced by Eden Espinosa, who returned to close the production which played its final performance January 11, 2009.

Teal is currently originating the role of Elphaba in the San Francisco production of Wicked, which began previews January 27, 2009 and opened February 6. She stars alongside Kendra Kassebaum as Glinda.

Through out her run in Wicked she has gone on with many different Glindas, including: Megan Hilty, Emily Rozek, Laura Woyasz, Erin Mackey, Kendra Kassebaum, Natalie Daradich, and Alexa Green.