Jillian Kates replaced Lisa Livesay as the new understudy for Glinda. Anna Eilinsfeld takes over Ms. Livesay’s position as understudy for Nessarose.
Caroline Bowman, understudy for the role of Elphaba in WICKED, will be part of the ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway standbys and understudies, “At This Performances”. Presented by Musicals Tonight!, the 7 PM concert will be held at Off-Broadway’s The Lion Theatre.
Stephen DeAngelis will host the evening, which will feature musical direction and piano accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz. Also starring that night, Nick Cartell (understudy for the roles of Jesus of Nazareth, Judas Iscariot and Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar), Alison Cimmet (understudy for the roles of Blanche Barrow, Emma Parker, Cumie Barrow and Governor Ferguson in Bonnie & Clyde), Hannah Elless (understudy for all Female role in Godspell), Jared Gertner (standby for the role of Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon), Eric Michael Krop (understudy for all Male roles in Godspell), Julia Mattison (understudy for all Female roles in Godspell), Kyle Post (Male Swing in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark); Nathan Scherich (understudy for the roles of Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi, Gyp DeCarlo and Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys) and Christianne Tisdale(understudy for the roles of Dr. Sharone Stein, Mrs. Hatch, Cynthia Rowland, Vera, Leora Kahn, Club Verdado Singer, Mrs. Lloyd, Betsy Rappaport and Radio Singer in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever).
As from next week Ms. Stephanie Torns will replace Christine Dwyer on the Second National Tour of WICKED as the Elphaba standby.
Stephanie began her career in the WICKED family back in 2008 on the First National Tour and then moved to the Broadway company.
Emily Ferranti who understudied Glinda and Nessarose in Wicked’s First National Tour will now step into as the new Nessa for the Second National Tour replacing Michelle London. Her performances in the role begins September 27th, 2011 in Pittsburgh PA.
Libby Servais former Stand-by Glinda in the San Francisco production is now coming back to the role, now in NYC, understudying the Good Witch of the North while Katie Rose Clarke is in leave and Laura Woyasz will be filling her shoes. Lindsay K. Northen takes on the Stand-by side and Libby steps in just in time in the ensemble.
Libby is a wonderfully talented performer and we are really happy she is taking on this opportunity.
Kevin Jordan is joining the Wicked cast in Broadway as Swing and as Chistery understudy.
Kevin Jordan makes his Broadway debut with Wicked after performing with the San Francisco company and both national tours. Other credits include Altar Boyz (Mark), Cats (Skimbleshanks), A Chorus Line (Swing).
UPDATE: This happened last week and here is the slip for his announcement inserted within the Playbill. Thanks for this to @WinkiePrince
Aaron Albano has recently joined the Broadway company of Wicked as member of the Ensemble and Boq U\S. Also Adam Fleming and Kelly LaFarga are leaving.
Aaron Albano is enthusiastivated to be returning to OZ…New York edition! Aaron was an original member of the first national tour of Wicked and comes directly from the Broadway company of Mary Poppins. Other Broadway credits: Chip in …Spelling Bee, A Chorus Line, Bombay Dreams. Training: CCM. Proud AEA member. aaronjalbano.com. Love and thanks to God, family and friends