If Wicked opened in the 1990s?

RW3
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/13
If Wicked opened in the 1990s?
Posted: 7/9/14 at 07:35pm
Who would cast in the roles if Wicked opened during the 90's?
JoseLee_
Understudy
joined:5/24/13
If Wicked opened in the 1990s?
Posted: 7/9/14 at 07:51pm
bernadette peters as glinda??
Brave Sir Robin2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/07
If Wicked opened in the 1990s?
Posted: 7/9/14 at 08:04pm
Alice Ripley as Elphaba, especially since the 90's were her vocal peak.
HighFlyingAdored97
Understudy
joined:3/17/14
If Wicked opened in the 1990s?
Posted: 7/9/14 at 08:36pm
Wouldn't Bernadette Peters have been 42-52 in the 90s...?
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ggersten
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/06
If Wicked opened in the 1990s?
Posted: 7/9/14 at 08:54pm
In the 90s? I'd probably go with the young lady playing Maureen in Rent for Elphaba.
lauren9739
Swing
joined:5/2/13
If Wicked opened in the 1990s?
Posted: 7/9/14 at 08:54pm
Honestly, the entire original cast could still have done it in the 90s. They would have been more age appropriate. No one would know who they were quite yet but age wise they fit.
Showface
Leading Actor
joined:6/25/14
If Wicked opened in the 1990s?
Posted: 7/9/14 at 09:27pm
If it were made in the 70's or 80's, I would want Bernadette Peters as G(a)linda (weren't those her blonde years also?)

I would also want Patti Lupone as Elphaba, just to have those two on the same stage co-starring
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
If Wicked opened in the 1990s?
Posted: 7/9/14 at 09:34pm
Considering there were readings and workshops of Wicked in the late 90's, and it got to Broadway only a few years later, this thread is a bit strange.
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RW3
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/13
If Wicked opened in the 1990s?
Posted: 7/9/14 at 09:37pm
I was looking at the perspective of the workshops and readings being done in the 80's and opened in the early 90's.
ggersten
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/06
If Wicked opened in the 1990s?
Posted: 7/9/14 at 10:27pm
Wouldn't you rather imagine a 1940s cast with Ethel Merman as Elphaba and Mary Martin as G(a)linda? John Raitt as Fiyero?
perfectlymarvelous
Broadway Legend
joined:5/21/07
If Wicked opened in the 1990s?
Posted: 7/9/14 at 10:37pm
I seriously doubt Bernadette could have ever sung Glinda as it's written.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
If Wicked opened in the 1990s?
Posted: 7/9/14 at 10:48pm
^^^. I agree.

Rebecca Luker as Glinda
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finebydesign
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
If Wicked opened in the 1990s?
Posted: 7/9/14 at 11:00pm
Patti is Elphaba
TheGingerBreadMan
Broadway Star
joined:12/7/12
If Wicked opened in the 1990s?
Posted: 7/9/14 at 11:04pm
I would actually love to hear Patti belt Defying Gravity.

I'm loving Rebecca Luker and Alice Ripley in the title roles.
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