Photo Flash: First Look at the New Stars of WICKED on Broadway - Christine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini and More!
WICKED welcomed new cast members to the Broadway blockbuster at the end of last month, and BroadwayWorld has photos of the new company below!
Christine Dwyer plays Elphaba, after recently performing the role on National Tour, Jenni Barber (The Nance, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) assumes the role of Glinda. Justin Guarini, most recently seen on Broadway in Romeo and Juliet and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, steps into the role of Fiyero, and two-time Tony Award Nominee Mary Testa plays Madame Morrible. PJ Benjamin, who has performed the role of The Wizard both on Broadway and on National Tour, returns to the Broadway company.
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.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Christine Dwyer as Elphaba
Jenni Barber as Glinda
Justin Guarini as Fiyero
Mary Testa as Madame Morrible
P.J. Benjamin as The Wizard
Michael Wartella as Boq
Catherine Charlebois as Nessarose
The Company of Wicked