Jesse JP Johnson News

BWW Reviews: WICKED at the Capitol Theatre is as Crowd-Pleasing as Ever
by Tyler Hinton - Jul 11, 2014

The first national tour of WICKED is back at the Capitol Theatre, and it is as crowd-pleasing as ever. Tickets are still available for every performance of the show in Salt Lake City, so whether you have never heard of it or have seen it many times before, you should jump on the opportunity to see it now. (more...)

WICKED Opens 5/28 at Sacramento Community Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Once And Again" and "thirtysomething") based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, opens on Wednesday, May 28, for a three-week engagement at Sacramento Community Center Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nick Adams, Emma Hunton & Gina Beck in WICKED National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of Wicked has recently welcomed some new faces, including Emma Hunton as Elphaba, Nick Adams as Fiyero and Gina Beck as Glinda. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the new cast in action! (more...)

Emma Hunton Joins Cast of WICKED's First National Tour as Elphaba Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of Wicked will welcome Emma Hunton as Elphaba today, April 23 in Richmond, VA. (more...)

Emma Hunton to Join Cast of WICKED's First National Tour as Elphaba, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Hunton's credits include the Broadway company of Spring Awakening (Ilse) as well as the Off-Broadway company of RENT (Maureen). She was last on tour with the 1st National Tour of Next to Normal (Natalie) and most recently played Ryan in the world premiere of Witness Uganda at the American Repertory Theater. (more...)

Nick Adams, Jenny Florkowski and Tim Kazurinsky Join WICKED National Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will welcome Tim Kazurinsky as the Wizard, Nick Adams as Fiyero and Jenny Florkowski as Nessarose today, February 4 in Pittsburgh, PA. (more...)

WICKED Welcomes New Cast Members in Pittsburgh Including Tim Kazurinsky, Nick Adams and Jenny Florkowski
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces that the company of the first North American tour of WICKED is thrilled to welcome Tim Kazurinsky as the Wizard, Nick Adams as Fiyero and Jenny Florkowski as Nessarose today, February 4 in Pittsburgh, PA. WICKED will return to the Benedum Center January 15 through February 9. WICKED is part of the 2013-2014 PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America. (more...)

Tickets to WICKED's Run at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2009 and 2011, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Wednesday, February 12 through Sunday, March 2. Tickets for the return engagement are on sale now through the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and Ticketmaster. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED at the Benedum Center
by Greg Kerestan - Jan 17, 2014

After ten years at the top of its game, Stephen Schwartz's smash musical continues to defy gravity and expectations. (more...)

WICKED Welcomes New Cast Members in Pittsburgh Including Tim Kazurinsky, Nick Adams and Jenny Florkowski
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces that the company of the first North American tour of WICKED is thrilled to welcome Tim Kazurinsky as the Wizard, Nick Adams as Fiyero and Jenny Florkowski as Nessarose on Tuesday, February 4 in Pittsburgh, PA. WICKED will return to the Benedum Center January 15 through February 9. WICKED is part of the 2013-2014 PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America. (more...)

Nick Adams, Jenny Florkowski & Tim Kazurinsky to Join WICKED National Tour, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will welcome Tim Kazurinsky as the Wizard, Nick Adams as Fiyero and Jenny Florkowski as Nessarose on Tuesday, February 4 in Pittsburgh, PA. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Spellbinding WICKED Brings Theatrical Magic to Providence
by Veronica Bruscini - Dec 28, 2013

WICKED, now playing at the Providence Performing Arts Center, revisits the yellow brick road from Munchkinland to the Emerald City and presents a heart-touching, socially- and politically-minded new vision of Oz's most familiar stories and characters along the way. (more...)

Gina Beck & Alison Fraser Join Cast of WICKED National Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED welcome Gina Beck as Glinda and Alison Fraser as Madame Morrible today, Monday, December 16 in Chicago, IL. WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, is playing through December 21 at the Oriental Theatre. (more...)

WICKED National Tour Returns to PPAC, 12/26-1/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

WICKED flies back to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on December 26, 2013 and runs through January 12, 2014. Tickets are on sale now at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org or by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). (more...)

Gina Beck & Alison Fraser to Join Cast of WICKED National Tour, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will welcome Gina Beck as Glinda and Alison Fraser as Madame Morrible on Monday, December 16 in Chicago, IL. WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, is playing through December 21 at the Oriental Theatre. (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Taylor Trensch, Donna Vivino & More in NOT AT THIS PERFORMANCE
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2013

Many performers understudy lead roles and rehearse weekly, preparing for their moment in the spotlight. But what if their moment never arrives? On August 5, 54 Below featured 'Not At This Performance- a concert with Paul Castree, Robi Hager, Jesse JP Johnson, Veronica Kuehn, Bethany Moore, Libby Servais, Taylor Trensch & Donna Vivino. (more...)

Paulo Szot, Sarah Rice & More Set for 54 BELOW this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. 54 Below also launched its series of late night events. Joining Tuesday nights' popular "Backstage" with Susie Mosher is 15:54, and more: (more...)

Taylor Trensch, Donna Vivino & More Set for NOT AT THIS PERFORMANCE 2 at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2013

Tonight, August 5th, 9:30pm, 'NOT At This Performance' returns to 54 Below for a second edition. The evening features past understudies who never got to go on in the roles they covered, finally get to play those roles in front of a live audience. (more...)

Taylor Trensch, Donna Vivino & More Set for NOT AT THIS PERFORMANCE 2 at 54 Below, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

The concert stars Paul Castree (Young Frankenstein, 9 to 5), Robi Hager (How to Succeed in Business, Bye Bye Birdie), Jesse JP Johnson (Wicked, Altar Boyz), Veronica Kuehn (Avenue Q), Bethany Moore (Pippin), Libby Servais (Wicked), Taylor Trensch (Matilda, Bare), and Donna Vivino (Wicked). The audience can expect to hear music from All Shook Up, Hairspray, High Fidelity, Into the Woods, Lysistrata Jones, Rent, Spring Awakening, and Xanadu, as well as behind the scenes stories. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED is Delightfully Good on Columbus Tour Stop
by Lisa Norris - Jun 07, 2013

There are a handful of musicals that define Broadway- consistently good talent, amazing sets and costumes, scores that leave you humming their tunes for days, and themes so universally appealing that their fans base extends from children coming to the audience for their first show up to senior citizens seeing the show for their 8th time. One of these iconic few, Stephen Schwartz's 'Wicked' played to a nearly sold-out crowd at the Ohio Theater last night, where it runs for a lengthy 3 weeks, now through June 23rd. On the anniversary of its first green girl, role originator Idina Menzel, winning the Tony Award for Best Actress, fans coming to the show expecting an equally phenomenal touring cast would not be disappointed last night. (more...)

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