Anne Brummel Joins WICKED North American Tour 1/26

Anne Brummel Joins WICKED North American Tour 1/26

The company of the second North American tour of WICKED welcomes Anne Brummel as Elphaba on Wednesday, January 26 in Albuquerque, NM.

Brummel is an original member of the Second North American tour and has spent the past year as the Elphaba standby. She's toured the U.S. and Canada with Cats, Scarlet Pimpernel, Funny Girl and Evita where she stood by for the role of Eva Peron. Regional productions include Fiddler on the Roof, Civil War, Big, and several more productions of Evita.

Brummel joins a cast that includes Natalie Daradich as Glinda, Marilyn Caskey as Madame Morrible and Tom McGowan as The Wizard.

The company also features Zach Hanna (Boq), Michelle London (Nessarose), Martin Moran (Dr. Dillamond), David Nathan Perlow (Fiyero) and Christine Dwyer (Standby for Elphaba) with Kerry Blanchard, Michael Drolet, Jeremy Duvall, Peter C. Ermides, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Samantha Farrow, KC Fredericks, Todd Hanebrink, Laurel Harris, Lauren Haughton, Courtney Iventosch, Ryan Jackson, Lauren Linville, Lesley McKinnell, Robert Pendilla, Rachel Potter, Casey Quinn, Don Richard, Tory Ross, Billy Harrigan Tighe, Daniel Torres, Erin Wilson, Justin Wirick and Lindsay Wood.

WICKED is currently playing UA's Centennial Hall in Tucson, AZ through January 23. Tickets can be purchased online at BroadwayinTucson.com, by phone through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or at the Centennial Hall Box Office. Co-presented by Broadway in Tucson and UApresents.

WICKED will play Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque, NM January 26 - February 13. Tickets can be purchased at the UNM Ticket Offices and select Albertsons locations. Online purchases can be made at popejoypresents.com or unmtickets.com. To charge by phone call (877) 664-8661 or (505) 925-5858. Group orders for 20 or more may be placed by calling (505) 344-1779. Good seats are still available. For best seating availability, check weeknight performances and the special Thursday matinee performance on January 27.

WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Disney's Enchanted, Academy Award winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Once And Again" and "thirtysomething"), is based on the 1995 best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire. The musical is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who's Tommy, How To Succeed...). WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

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.

WICKED features set design by Tony Award winning Eugene Lee (Ragtime, Show Boat, Candide, Sweeney Todd), costume design by Tony winner Susan Hilferty (Spring Awakening, Into the Woods, Assassins), lighting design by Tony nominee Kenneth Posner (Tony Award winner for The Coast of Utopia, Hairspray) and sound design by Tony Meola (The Lion King). Stephen Oremus is the show's music director. Orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.

WICKED has "cast quite a spell" (Washington Post) throughout North America, breaking box office records in every city that it has played, including Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Boston to name a few.

Called "a cultural phenomenon" by Variety and named "the defining musical of the decade" by The New York Times, WICKED continues to thrill audiences around the world. There are currently seven productions of WICKED worldwide, including two North American tours, a Broadway production, London production, a Japanese-language production, a German-language production and Australian production. A Dutch-language production of WICKED will open in 2011.

Grammy Award-Winning Cast recording available on Decca Broadway. For more information about WICKED log on to www.wickedthemusical.com.

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