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Date of Birth: February 20, 1953 (62)
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STAGE TUBE: Aaron Tveit Channels Glinda for Newest Installment of WICKED's #OutofOz Series!STAGE TUBE: Aaron Tveit Channels Glinda for Newest Installment of WICKED's #OutofOz Series!
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2016

As previously reported, Broadway blockbuster Wicked has launched the new studio session video series, OUT OF OZ, featuring former and current stars of the hit musical performing reimagined versions of songs from Stephen Schwartz's beloved score. The next installment is here at last and Aaron Tveit is taking on Glinda's iconic 'Popular.' Check it out below! Be sure to also check out 'Defying Gravity' and 'I'm Not That Girl'. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Aaron Tveit Teases WICKED's Next Out Of Oz Video!STAGE TUBE: Aaron Tveit Teases WICKED's Next Out Of Oz Video!
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2016

As previously reported, Broadway blockbuster Wicked has launched the new studio session video series, OUT OF OZ, featuring former and current stars of the hit musical performing reimagined versions of songs from Stephen Schwartz's beloved score. The next installment is on its way, according to a recent tease from Aaron Tveit, and by the sounds of the first notes, we have an idea of what it might be! (more...)

Photo Flash: Klea Blackhurst, Elizabeth Teeter and More Celebrate MERMAN'S APPRENTICE Cast Album Release at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Klea Blackhurst, Elizabeth Teeter and More Celebrate MERMAN'S APPRENTICE Cast Album Release at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was delighted to present the a concert celebration for the release of MERMAN'S APPRENTICE, a new musical fable by Stephen Cole & David Evans. Scroll down for photos from the evening! (more...)

From John Lithgow to Kevin Kline- Fans Chime in on the Ideal Horace for HELLO, DOLLY!From John Lithgow to Kevin Kline- Fans Chime in on the Ideal Horace for HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Dolly is a great comic role, but it requires a great foil playing opposite her. (more...)

MERMAN'S APPRENTICE Performance, CD Release Set for Birdland TonightMERMAN'S APPRENTICE Performance, CD Release Set for Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

MERMAN'S APPRENTICE, starring Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette, Fred Applegate, Elizabeth Teeter and more, will play Birdland tonight, January 18, 2016. (more...)

TUCK EVERLASTING Ready to Sip from Broadway's Spring; Finds Full Cast!TUCK EVERLASTING Ready to Sip from Broadway's Spring; Finds Full Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

BroadwayWorld has confirmed complete casting for Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name. With direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), TUCK EVERLASTING is set to begin previews on Thursday, March 31, 2016 and officially opens on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: WICKED's Flying Monkeys Get Engaged on Stage for ChristmasSTAGE TUBE: WICKED's Flying Monkeys Get Engaged on Stage for Christmas
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2016

Another showmance has blossomed into a true love story on a Broadway stage. (more...)

Something to Look Forward to! Musicals Opening on Broadway in 2016Something to Look Forward to! Musicals Opening on Broadway in 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 2, 2016

With a handful of new pieces set to bow before the Tony Awards deadline in April, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at those currently set to bow on the Great White Way this year! (more...)

Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2016, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2015. (more...)

MERMAN'S APPRENTICE Performance & CD Release Set for BirdlandMERMAN'S APPRENTICE Performance & CD Release Set for Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

'Merman's Apprentice,' starring Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette, Fred Applegate, Elizabeth Teeter & more, will play Birdland on Mon, January 18, 2016. Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Great WICKED at The Fabulous Fox TheatreBWW Review: Great WICKED at The Fabulous Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - Dec 11, 2015

WICKED is pure spectacle, or to quote Glinda the Good Witch herself, it's a 'thrill-ifying' experience that both dazzles and delights, backed by terrific performances and eye-popping scenic design and special effects. It's a prequel of sorts to L. Frank's Baum's Wizard of Oz series of books, that is unexpected, and infused with a positive message about accepting people for who they are and not how they appear. The current touring production playing currently gracing the stage of The Fox Theatre is always a cool show to see, especially if you bring along a youngster who's familiar with the story, but always had questions about why there were good and bad witches (more...)

STAGE TUBE: WICKED's Rachel Tucker and Kara Lindsay Go Folk for 'I'm Not That Girl' for #OutofOz SeriesSTAGE TUBE: WICKED's Rachel Tucker and Kara Lindsay Go Folk for 'I'm Not That Girl' for #OutofOz Series
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2015

As previously reported, Broadway blockbuster Wicked has launched the new studio session video series, OUT OF OZ, featuring former and current stars of the hit musical performing reimagined versions of songs from Stephen Schwartz's beloved score. The musical just unveiled its second installment - 'I'm Not That Girl' featuring current Elphaba, Rachel Tucker, and Glinda, Kara Lindsay. Watch the full performance below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rachel Tucker Teases Next Installment in WICKED's #OutofOz Series!STAGE TUBE: Rachel Tucker Teases Next Installment in WICKED's #OutofOz Series!
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2015

As previously reported, Broadway blockbuster WICKED has launched new studio session video series, OUT OF OZ, featuring former and current stars of the hit musical performing reimagined versions of songs from Stephen Schwartz's beloved score. Today, Rachel Tucker, currently starring as Elphaba on Broadway, has teased the next installment in the series, 'I'm Not That Girl,' with the full video set to drop when the behind-the-scenes clip gets 1,000 shares on Facebook. Check out the teaser below, and get to sharing! (more...)

Now That's Popular! WICKED Celebrates 5,000th Broadway Performance and 12th Anniversary At The GershwinNow That's Popular! WICKED Celebrates 5,000th Broadway Performance and 12th Anniversary At The Gershwin
by Michael Dale - Oct 28, 2015

So many great performers have journeyed to Oz in WICKED. Who Have Been Your Favorites? (more...)

BWW Interview: She's a Witchy Woman- WICKED's Rachel Tucker Has Crossed an Ocean For Another Go at ElphabaBWW Interview: She's a Witchy Woman- WICKED's Rachel Tucker Has Crossed an Ocean For Another Go at Elphaba
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 26, 2015

Tucker just checked in with BroadwayWorld about her first month as a Broadway Elpahba and everything that's been going on at the Gershwin since she arrived. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Aaron Tveit Joins Forces with Rachel Tucker for 'Defying Gravity' Duet!Aaron Tveit Joins Forces with Rachel Tucker for 'Defying Gravity' Duet!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

The Broadway blockbuster WICKED is launching a new studio session video series, OUT OF OZ, featuring former and current stars of the hit musical performing reimagined versions of songs from Stephen Schwartz's beloved score.  The first video in the series launches today, Monday, October 19, with a new duet arrangement of Defying Gravity performed by former Fiyero, AARON TVEIT, and current Elphaba, RACHEL TUCKER.  The series will continue with all new videos in the coming weeks. (more...)

The Alliance Theatre Offers Early Access TUCK EVERLASTING TicketsThe Alliance Theatre Offers Early Access TUCK EVERLASTING Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta has announced they will be selling tickets to the Broadway transfer of TUCK EVERLASTING, which had its regional premiere at the Alliance earlier this year. (more...)

Breaking News: Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Carolee Carmello, Terrence Mann & More Will Reprise TUCK EVERLASTING Roles on BroadwayBreaking News: Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Carolee Carmello, Terrence Mann & More Will Reprise TUCK EVERLASTING Roles on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Tuck Everlasting, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, has confirmed principal casting for the Broadway production, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

West End Elphaba Rachel Tucker and Jonah Platt Join Broadway's WICKED TonightWest End Elphaba Rachel Tucker and Jonah Platt Join Broadway's WICKED Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Beginning tonight, September 15, West End alumna RACHEL TUCKER joins the Broadway company of WICKED in the role of 'Elphaba'. After nearly three years and over 1,000 performances, Rachel holds the record for most consecutive performances as Elphaba in London's West End production. She made her Broadway debut last season as Meg Dawson in Sting's THE LAST SHIP. (more...)

Meet WICKED's Incoming Broadway Leads - Rachel Tucker & Jonah Platt!Meet WICKED's Incoming Broadway Leads - Rachel Tucker & Jonah Platt!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 19, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, beginning Tuesday, September 15, West End alumna Rachel Tucker will join the Broadway company of WICKED in the role of Elphaba, alongside Jonah Platt, who will be making his Broadway debut in the role of Fiyero. In honor of the pair joining the New York company, BWW brings you a look back some of their past performances below! (more...)

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