WICKED's Arielle Jacobs Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Twitter Today
BroadwayWorld's Twitter is getting a little greener today.
We are excited to announce that Broadway star Arielle Jacobs, currently playing Nessarose in Wicked, will host a Twitter takeover for BroadwayWorld today on @BroadwayWorld! Live from the Gershwin Theatre, Arielle will be tweeting photos, videos, and fun facts all about the Tony Award-winning musical. In addition, she will take some time to your questions! So if you have ever wondered what Wicked is really like from an insider's perspective, just ask her using #AskArielle.
Fun Facts about Arielle:
Broadway runs in the family! Arielle's older brother, Adam Jacobs, originated the title role in ALADDIN on Broadway. Click here to check out our interview with the pair, in which they talk about growing up in theatre in San Fransisco together, future roles, and more!
Before coming to Oz, she spent time in Washington Heights. Arielle starred as Nina Rosario in IN THE HEIGHTS on Broadway alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Giving back is a priority. Arielle founded The Girls Camaraderie project, a non-profit, empowerment organization for middle school girls.
She's basically a Disney princess. Arielle dressed up as Disney's Pocahontas at Feinstein's/54 Below's "Broadway Princess Party" show last year, alongside Laura Osnes as Cinderella, Taylor Louderman as Rapunzel, Tony Award-winner Ruthie Ann Miles as Mulan, and many more.
"My favorite musical of all time..." ... is INTO THE WOODS. "The music contains so many unexpected brilliant rhymes and messages," she told BroadwayWorld. She considers herself lucky to have been able to play The Baker's Wife in Dreamcatcher Theatre's 2015 production.
Read all about Arielle, and check out our favorite performances of hers below!
"Breathe" from IN THE HEIGHTS
"Just Around the Riverbend" from POCAHONTAS
A California native, Arielle Jacobs is currently playing Nessarose in the Broadway cast of WICKED. She also starred on Broadway as Nina Rosario in the four-time Tony & Grammy award winning Broadway musical IN THE HEIGHTS, opposite composer/creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Off-Broadway, she has starred in two world-premiere plays by Pulitzer-winning playwright and director Nilo Cruz; entitled SOTTO VOCE (as Lucila Pulpo) and FARHAD OR THE SECRET OF BEING (as Farhad, a young Afghan girl who was raised as a boy to avoid social exile but then reaches puberty and struggles with the limitations of becoming a woman in the Middle East.) Jacobs was seen in the original National Touring companies of IN THE HEIGHTS (Nina) and Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSCIAL (Gabriella), in Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA: A ROCK OPERA (Julia), and inDreamcatcher Theatre's production of INTO THE WOODS (Baker's Wife), opposite Broadway legend Tituss Burgess as the Witch.
Other credits include Broadway workshops of CARMEN and NIGHTINGALE (both directed by Tony Nominee Moises Kaufman), MASK (with Tony-winning director Richard Maltby, Jr.), HEAD OVER HEELS (with Drama Desk winning director Ed Iskandar), and IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (with director David Hyde Pierce). TV/Film credits include "Taxi Brooklyn" on NBC, "Commander in Chief;" "Dance War;" "Water Lilies"; "Disney's 365" and more.
Arielle has sung alongside legendary great artists such as Teena Marie, Chaka Khan, Stephen Schwartz, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Damien Sneed, and has also performed onstage in many of America's greatest concert halls (including Lincoln Center in NYC, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Symphony Hall in Boston, Yale Hall, the Saenger Theater in New Orleans, Kauffman Center, and many more).
While her singing voice can be heard on film scores and on television, she has also endeared herself to sports fans across the country singing the National Anthem for the LA Kings (twice!), the Boston Celtics, and the Texas Rangers!
Arielle founded The Girls Camaraderie Project, an organization that aims to build camaraderie and community, instead of competition, among middle-school girls. She has produced numerous benefit concerts to raise awareness and funds for her organization in Los Angeles and New York City, as well as a benefit concert for Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS with the touring cast of the Broadway musical "In the Heights".