TV Legend Kim Zimmer to Rejoin Cast of WICKED First North American Tour
Zimmer returns to Wicked after previously playing the role of Madame Morrible on tour. Zimmer is best known for her 4 time Emmy Award winning portrayal of as Reva Shayne on "Guiding Light." Zimmer'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. TV credits include "Seinfeld," "Designing Women," "Models, Inc." and "MacGyver."
The company also features Nick Adams (Fiyero), Etai BenShlomo (Boq), Jenny Florkowski (Nessarose), Tom Flynn (Dr. Dillamond) and Emmy Raver-Lampman (Standby for Elphaba) with Dina Bennett, Lauren Boyd, Kyle Brown, Nirine S. Brown, Rick Desloge, Timothy A. Fitz-Gerald, Dominic Giudici, Brenda Jean Hamilton, Spencer Jones, Sheila Karls, Trevor Ryan Krahl, Rebecca Kritzer, Marina Lazzaretto, Allison Leo, Marissa Lupp, Raymond Joel Matsamura, Jonathan McGill, Kevin McMahon, Shanon Mari Mills, Cassie Okenka, Adam Perry, Christopher Russo, Daniel Switzer and Stephanie Torns.
Zimmer will join the Wicked Company on Tuesday, September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. Wicked will return to Popejoy Hall September 17-October 5. Tickets can be purchased at the UNM Ticket Offices and select area Albertsons locations, or online at popejoypresents.com or unmtickets.com. To charge by phone, call (877) 664-8661 or (505) 925-5858. Group orders for 20 or more may be placed by calling (505) 344-1779.
WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Disney's Enchanted, Academy Award winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Once And Again" and "thirtysomething"), is based on the 1995 best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire. The musical is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who's Tommy, How To Succeed...). Wicked, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One - born with emerald-green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
WICKED has been declared "A Cultural Phenomenon" by Variety and "The Best Musical of the Decade" by Entertainment Weekly. Wicked currently has nine productions around the world, in New York, London, Japan, Australasian Tour, South Korea, Latin America, a U.K. Tour, and two concurrent North American National Tours. Since its New York premiere a decade ago, Wicked has grossed over $3.4 billion worldwide and has been seen by over 42 million across the globe. Wicked has been performed in over 100 cities in 13 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, England, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, and Mexico) and has thus far been translated into five languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, and Korean.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus