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Paul Kreppel Joins WICKED's 2nd National Tour as 'The Wizard,' 3/7

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The company of the second North American tour of WICKED welcomes Paul Kreppel as The Wizard on Wednesday, March 7 in Norfolk, VA.

Kreppel’s acting credits include the original NY productions of Godspell, NY Shakespeare Festival’s Comedy of Errors and Alice in Concert, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, My Mother's Italian..., Joseph..., The Proposition and starring in the National Tour of Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Hundreds of television appearances include starring as Sonny Mann in the 80's comedy "It's A Living" and credits from “Laverne & Shirley” and “Love Boat” to “ER” and "That '70's Show!” (as Jackie’s Dad). Also, a Tony Award-winner for co-producing/directing/conceiving Jay Johnson: The Two And Only! with partner Murphy Cross, in the multi-award-winning Wetrock Entertainment. They are currently developing two new musicals: First Kids and Chaplin: A Life. In Concert. www.paulkreppel.com

Kreppel joins a cast that includes Anne Brummel as Elphaba, Tiffany Haas as Glinda, and Marilyn Caskey as Madame Morrible.

The company also features Catherine Charlebois (Nessarose), Dan Pacheco (Boq), Timothy Britten Parker (Dr. Dillamond), David Nathan Perlow (Fiyero) and Stephanie Torns (Standby for Elphaba) with Kerry Blanchard, Michael Drolet, Jeremy Duvall, Anna Eilinsfeld, Peter C. Ermides, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Samantha Farrow, Natalie Fotopoulos, Linda Griffin, Lauren Haughton, Zach Hensler, KJ Hippensteel, Ryan Jackson, Becca Kloha, Lisa Livesay, Sterling Masters, Marissa Miller, Robert Pendilla, Casey Quinn, Michael McCorry Rose, Wayne Schroder, Ben Susak, Erin Wilson, Justin Wirick and Lindsay Wood.

WICKED is currently playing The BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, AL through March 4. Tickets will be available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com/wicked, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at the BJCC Central Ticket Office.

Kreppel joins WICKED in conjunction with the tour’s opening in Norfolk, VA. WICKED will play March 7 – 25 at Norfolk’s Chrysler Hall. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com/wicked, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or at the Scope Arena Box Office, located at 201 East Brambleton Avenue in downtown Norfolk.

WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, 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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