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Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Ward Land

Broadway/Off-Broadway: SCANDALOUS, MEMPHIS, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (original cast, all three versions), PASSION, CITY OF ANGELS, featured soloist in THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER starring Michael Crawford, THE GREEN HEART, HELLO AGAIN, CHESS. National Tours: THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE opposite Hector Elizondo, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, LES MISERABLES, and SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. Regionally, Liz has starred all over the country, most recently as Lela Rogers in BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS (Asolo Rep); Mother Superior in SISTER ACT (Pasadena Playhouse, Alliance); THE KING AND I, THE THING ABOUT MEN, KISS ME, KATE (Musical Theatre West); THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES (Sacramento Music Circus, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma); BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS (Coconut Grove Playhouse); The Evil Queen (Disneyland); ROMEO AND JULIET (Goodspeed); and as Connee Boswell in THE BOSWELL SISTERS (The Old Globe). TVand Film: YOUNG ADULT (with Charlize Theron), ONE LIFE TO LIVE, CRUMBS, THE AMANDA SHOW, 10-8, ALL MY CHILDREN. She was honored to be chosen as Barbra Streisandís Stand-In for her 2006 Tour. Lizís acclaimed debut CD, FIRST HARVEST is available on ITUNES and at LMLMusic.com.
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BWW Blog: SCANDALOUS' Elizabeth Ward Land - Broadway's Many StepsBWW Blog: SCANDALOUS' Elizabeth Ward Land - Broadway's Many Steps
November 29, 2012

My last blog for Broadwayworld.com! What an interesting experience this has been for me to write about opening SCANDALOUS this past month. I usually try to stay slightly anonymous, and have never really written anything publicly, but I have enjoyed this challenge. I thank Christina Mancuso for inviting me to do so, and of for her leniency with my shaky deadlines!
BWW Blog: SCANDALOUS' Elizabeth Ward Land - Praising the Sound GuysBWW Blog: SCANDALOUS' Elizabeth Ward Land - Praising the Sound Guys
November 26, 2012

Please allow me to introduce you to the fantastic team that helps you hear us each night here at SCANDALOUS. Designed and led by Ken Travis, the SCANDALOUS Sound Guys are Lucas Indelicato and Charles Grieco. They are responsible for the day to day operation of the sound board and all the mics for the cast and orchestra.
BWW Blog: SCANDALOUS' Elizabeth Ward Land - Opening NightBWW Blog: SCANDALOUS' Elizabeth Ward Land - Opening Night
November 19, 2012

What a wonderful night we had on Thursday, when SCANDALOUS opened on Broadway. There is nothing more magical than when all the hard work comes together and all the creative forces collide in one place!
BWW Blog: SCANDALOUS' Elizabeth Ward Land - SCANDALOUS Opens on Broadway!BWW Blog: SCANDALOUS' Elizabeth Ward Land - SCANDALOUS Opens on Broadway!
November 15, 2012

I am reflecting this morning on the glory of live theatre and the community that makes it. As we prepare to open SCANDALOUS tomorrow night at the Neil Simon Theatre, it just staggers me to think about all the many people that have given most of the hours of their days for the past three months to get to this point. Every single department on this production has given above and beyond the 'normal'. In fact, it is incredible. The definition of 'incredible' is: so extraordinary as to seem impossible.
BWW Blog: SCANDALOUS' Elizabeth Ward Land - The New Normal Part 3BWW Blog: SCANDALOUS' Elizabeth Ward Land - The New Normal Part 3
November 12, 2012

What a fun weekend we had at SCANDALOUS! So many friends and family passed thru the doors of the Neil Simon. It was the start of the whole lead up to our opening night, November 15.
BWW Blog: SCANDALOUS' Elizabeth Ward Land - The New Normal Part 2BWW Blog: SCANDALOUS' Elizabeth Ward Land - The New Normal Part 2
November 7, 2012

Another week of SCANDALOUS rehearsals and previews. A lot of changes planned for this week. So far, I'm really proud of our creative team. They have managed to cut over 15 minutes off the show, tightened its focus and its storytelling, and been very brave with the cuts. Last week we even cut a song, DEMON IN A DRESS, which was sung by two-time Tony winner George Hearn (he was so gracious about it - a fine example of professionalism. We all worship and adore him). But by the end of last week, we were all pretty worn out. The combination of an already nearly impossible schedule during previews, and then the stress of hurricane Sandy and its transportation challenges was a lot for even the hardiest of theatre folk!
BWW Blog: Meet SCANDALOUS' Elizabeth Ward Land - The New NormalBWW Blog: Meet SCANDALOUS' Elizabeth Ward Land - The New Normal
November 3, 2012

Wow! My first BroadwayWorld.com Blog! I had every intention to blog from the point of view of an average, 'normal' working actress in the throes of helping create a brand new Broadway show, thru rehearsals, previews and opening. Then, Hurricane Sandy (are we still calling it that- or is it 'SuperStorm Sandy'?) came, and I realize - there is no more 'normal' for all of us, at least not any time soon.