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Nick Adams, Jenny Florkowski and Tim Kazurinsky Join WICKED National Tour Today

The company of the first North American tour of Wicked will welcome Tim Kazurinsky as the Wizard, Nick Adams as Fiyero and Jenny Florkowski as Nessarose today, February 4 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Kazurinsky was a cast member of Saturday Night Live 1981- 84 (NBC) and played Officer Sweetchuck in 3 Police Academy films. Other film and TV credits include Neighbors, My Bodyguard, Somewhere in Time, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Princess and the Pea," "Married With Children."

Adams originated/starred on Broadway as Adam/Felicia in Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Two Audience Choice Awards, American Theater Hall of Fame Honoree, Astaire Award nomination). Other Broadway credits include A Chorus Line, Chicago, La Cage Aux Folles, Guys & Dolls and Pirate Queen.

Florkowski assumes the role of Nessarose after understudying it on this tour. Other national tours include Irving Berlin's White Christmas, 42nd Street and CATS.

Kazurinsky, Adams and Florkowski join a cast that includes Alison Luff as Elphaba, Gina Beck as Glinda and Alison Fraser as Madame Morrible.

The company also features Tom Flynn (Dr. Dillamond), Jesse JP Johnson (Boq), and Laurel Harris (Standby for Elphaba) with Shayla Beck, Dina Bennett, Nikki Bohne, Lauren Boyd, Kyle Brown, Nirine S. Brown, John Carroll, Rick Desloge, Timothy A. Fitz-Gerald, Jenny Florkowski, Dominic Giudici, Lindsay Janisse, Spencer Jones, Sheila Karls, Trevor Ryan Krahl, Rebecca Kritzer, Marina Lazzaretto, Alison Leo, Marissa Lupp, Raymond Joel Matsamura, Jonathan McGill, Kevin McMahon, Shanon Mari Mills, Christopher Russo and Daniel Switzer.

Kazurinsky, Adams and Florkowski will join the Wicked Company tonight, February 4 in Pittsburgh, PA. Wicked will return to the Benedum Center January 15 through February 9. Tickets begin at $39 and are available at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, by visiting www.TrustArts.org, or by calling (412) 456-4800. Groups of 20 or more may also purchase tickets in advance by calling 412-471-6930.

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.

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