Nick Adams, Wicked... and His Special Understudy

Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
I came across this interesting article (from about Nick Adams joining the Wicked Tour for 9 months. Not only that, but he gets to include his dog and his boyfriend (who happens to be Nick's understudy). What are the odds of that happening? Best of luck to Nick!

Nick Adams
Susan Haskins (Theatre Talk): "I love children. That's why I work with Michael (Riedel)."
Updated On: 2/5/14 at 05:52 PM
Broadway Legend
I think Nick will be a wonderful Glinda.
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Broadway Star
He's not macho enough for Glinda.

Updated On: 2/5/14 at 06:27 PM
Broadway Legend
I've already heard terrific things about his Fiyero.
yr pal,

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Liza's Headband
Broadway Legend
Bet you do. Did he rise to the occasion?
Broadway Legend
I wanna see how he fills out those famous pants.
Darreyl with an L!
Broadway Legend
I touched on this in my review for the site, but the recent trend in Fiyeros is towards a softer, more boy-band sense of masculinity. Dancers with traditional light pop tenors who are smooth on their feet, thin and lithe. Nothing wrong with that when it works, but I sometimes feel like casting that way negates the contrast between the masculine, bad-boy Fiyero and gentle, somewhat nerdy Boq, especially since both are written as comedic characters of at least average intelligence.

Norbert Leo Butz wasn't a supermodel, a dance machine or a NYADA-style pop prince. He was a dude with a rougher, less conventional voice who moved with assurance and confidence despite not being the stereotypical Disney prince character in type alone, and it made the role so much more interesting. You could absolutely buy that this guy of conventional looks had the attitude and charisma to become the king of any party he went to.