Kyle Dean Massey to Return to WICKED as 'Fiyero'; Derek Klena Departs on 12/15
Beginning performances on Tuesday, December 17, Kyle Dean Massey will return to the role of Fiyero in the Broadway company of Wicked. He joins a cast which currently includes Lindsay Mendez as Elphaba, Alli Mauzey as Glinda, Carol Kane as Madame Morrible,Tom McGowan as The Wizard, Catherine Charlebois as Nessarose, John Schiappa as Dr. Dillamond, and Michael Wartella as Boq. Derek Klena will play his final performance as Fiyero on Sunday, December 15th.
Kyle Dean Massey returns to the role of Fiyero after most recently performing the role on Broadway last winter. His other Broadway credits include Next to Normal (Gabe) and Xanadu (Thalia). Off-Broadway he was seen in Altar Boyz (Matthew) and Lucky Guy (Billy Ray). His tours include Wicked and 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor). His TV credits include "The Good Wife," "Inside Amy Schumer," "Hart of Dixie," "Up All Night," and "Cupid." His film credits include Contest, Sex and the City 2. kyledeanmassey.com
Broadway's #1 show for an unprecedented nine consecutive years, 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 (Tokyo), Australia/New Zealand, South Korea (Seoul), Latin America (Mexico City), a U.K. Tour (Manchester), and two concurrent North American National Tours. Since its New York premiere a decade ago, WICKED has grossed over $3.1 billion worldwide and has been seen by over 38 million across the globe. By the end of 2013, the global phenomenon will have 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.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento. WICKED is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
Winner of over 50 major awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz. 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, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com/wicked. For more information, visit www.wickedthemusical.com. WICKED is performed at the Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue.