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20 July 2009 @ 11:39 pm

After just over half a year of donning the pointed hat and green paint on Broadway, Nicole Parker (of MadTV fame) has passed over the broomstick to seasoned Elphaba performer Dee Roscioli, who began playing the role today.

Dee has previously played Elphaba twice in Chicago, first replacing Kristy Cates as stand-by and then assuming the full-time role, before being replaced by Lisa Brescia. Dee returned to the Chicago production to close the show, which ended in January 2009.

You can take it from me and apaperdoll that she is a fabulous Elphaba, and will do the green girl justice in New York :)
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08 June 2009 @ 07:37 pm
Wicked is set to open in Sydney, Australia in September. The show opened in July 2008 in Melbourne and already 600,000 theatregoers have already seen it.

There is a link at the bottom of the article to a full press kit which is worth a look.

Article here
10 May 2009 @ 02:52 am

I don't think this is still open but I found it on youtube and it is HILAROUS. It's the West End London cast, just a funny video. Just thought I would share. Enjoy!

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27 April 2009 @ 10:47 pm

Full picture here

This is Kerry Ellis (current West End Elphaba), she will be leaving on the 9th May. I am planning on giving her this as a farewell gift.

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22 April 2009 @ 10:18 pm
London production of Wicked has announced the new cast as of 11th May 2009

Sam Kelly joins the cast as 'The Wizard' and Natalie Anderson joins as 'Nessarose'.

Alexia Khadime returns as 'Elphaba'

They have also confirmed Dianne Pilkington (Glinda), Oliver Tompsett (Fiyero), Harriet Thorpe (Madame Morrible), Ashleigh Gray (Standby Elphaba) and Sarah Earnshaw (Standby Glinda) have extended their contracts.

Kerry Ellis (Elphaba), Desmond Barrit (The Wizard), Caroline Keiff (Nessarose), Jeremy Legat (Boq) and Andy Mace ( Doctor Dillamond) will make their final performance on 9th May 2009.

Full article here
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04 April 2009 @ 05:23 pm

...Not really. But Idina Menzel (the original Elphaba on Broadway) and Taye Diggs are expecting their first baby later this year. No doubt their baby will have the biggest set of lungs and the most amazing voice but congratulations to both of them :)

Idina and Taye first met on the original production of Rent in 1996.

28 March 2009 @ 04:56 pm
After a long hiatus, we're up and running again!

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08 March 2009 @ 12:08 am
Hi to all, I saw this warning on my flist and felt I should post it here too. It is a real threat and to any of you who are LJ community moderators or users, to any LJ community, I feel you should at least be aware.

If you see a post to this (or any other community) with the following text, do not click on any of the links.

'Dear friends, I, as the maintainer of the community, have to inform you that, due to the recent tragic events, I've decided to stop using LJ as a platform for my community. From now on, all new materials should be posted to the new community I've recently created, as for old posts, you will be able to find them there. '

Clicking on those links is what is spreading the virus
. Even if you see this post come from someone you know, it is not be trusted.  Only the bit in italtics should be avoided, not if you see any of these posts, warning you.

The original warning is Here at deancastiel

03 March 2009 @ 05:19 pm
'Gregory Maguire wasn't thinking about creating one of the great popular-entertainment franchises of our day. He didn't set out to provide a heartening role model for teen girls who feel unattractive or like social outcasts. He didn't even start by thinking of how to flip the script on a beloved tale.'
'The central character in "Wicked" is Elphaba, a girl born with a strange green complexion and an aversion to water who winds up, near the end of the tale, being known as the Wicked Witch of the West, even though her wickedness is a matter of some debate. The stage version -- created by songwriter Stephen Schwartz and librettist Winnie Holzman -- puts a stronger emphasis on Elphaba's relationship with Glinda the Good Witch (and, accordingly, changes the subtitle from "The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" to "The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz") and such themes as friendship and the deceptive nature of appearances. This, in part, explains the show's runaway popularity with girls.

But Maguire's initial preoccupations were of a darker order... '

Full article here

Any thoughts?

24 February 2009 @ 11:49 pm
Tony award winning actress, Rondi Reed is joining to join the Broadway cast if Wicked in March as Madame Morrible. She was the original Morrible in the Chicago cast.

The article also says Wicked has been declared 'A cultural phenomenon' by Variety.

Full article here
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