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Lindsay Mendez is WICKED's New Elphaba, Beginning TodayLindsay Mendez is WICKED's New Elphaba, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Beginning performances today, May 28, 2013, Lindsay Mendez will assume the role of Elphaba in the Broadway production of WICKED. Ms. Mendez has previously worked with both the composer and director of WICKED, having appeared in the 2011 Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell, and, more recently, giving a breakout performance in the world premiere musical, Dogfight, staged by WICKED director Joe Mantello. (more...)
Lindsay Mendez Will Be WICKED's Next Elphaba, Beginning 5/28Lindsay Mendez Will Be WICKED's Next Elphaba, Beginning 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2013

Beginning performances on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Lindsay Mendez will assume the role of Elphaba in the Broadway production of WICKED. Ms. Mendez has previously worked with both the composer and director of WICKED, having appeared in the 2011 Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell, and, more recently, giving a breakout performance in the world premiere musical, Dogfight, staged by WICKED director Joe Mantello. (more...)
Derek Klena Will Join WICKED as 'Fiyero,' 5/28; Kyle Dean Massey Departs TodayDerek Klena Will Join WICKED as 'Fiyero,' 5/28; Kyle Dean Massey Departs Today
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2013

Making his Broadway debut, Derek Klena will assume the role of Fiyero in the Broadway production of WICKED on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Mr. Klena has previously worked with both WICKED's newest Elphaba, Lindsay Mendez, and director Joe Mantello, in the off-Broadway world premiere musical, Dogfight. (more...)
Derek Klena Will Join WICKED as 'Fiyero,' 5/28; Kyle Dean Massey Departs 5/26Derek Klena Will Join WICKED as 'Fiyero,' 5/28; Kyle Dean Massey Departs 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Making his Broadway debut, Derek Klena will assume the role of Fiyero in the Broadway production of WICKED on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Mr. Klena has previously worked with both WICKED's newest Elphaba, Lindsay Mendez, and director Joe Mantello, in the off-Broadway world premiere musical, Dogfight. (more...)
Defying Gravity In Three LanguagesDefying Gravity In Three Languages
by Dutch Reporter - May 4, 2013

Watch Willemijn Verkaik, Broadway's current Elphaba in WICKED, perform 'Defying Gravity' in the three languages she has performed the role in: Dutch, German and English. (more...)
WICKED Producer Affirms 'There Will be a Movie'WICKED Producer Affirms 'There Will be a Movie'
by Movies News Desk - April 25, 2013

In a phone interview with Mlive.com, Marc Platt, producer of the long-running Broadway musical WICKED, confirmed that the show will be adapted into a full-length feature film. 'For sure, there will be a movie. I just can't say when,' he affirmed. (more...)
Lindsay Mendez Will Be WICKED's Next Elphaba, Beginning 5/28Lindsay Mendez Will Be WICKED's Next Elphaba, Beginning 5/28
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2013

Beginning performances on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Lindsay Mendez will assume the role of Elphaba in the Broadway production of WICKED. Ms. Mendez has previously worked with both the composer and director of WICKED, having appeared in the 2011 Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell, and, more recently, giving a breakout performance in the world premiere musical, Dogfight, staged by WICKED director Joe Mantello. (more...)
Katie Rose Clarke Rejoins Broadway's WICKED as 'Glinda' TodayKatie Rose Clarke Rejoins Broadway's WICKED as 'Glinda' Today
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2013

Beginning performances today, April 23, 2013, Katie Rose Clarke will return to the role of Glinda in the Broadway company of Wicked. Ms. Clarke last played the role of Glinda on Broadway in 2010. (more...)
Katie Rose Clarke Will Rejoin Broadway's WICKED as 'Glinda,' 4/23Katie Rose Clarke Will Rejoin Broadway's WICKED as 'Glinda,' 4/23
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2013

Beginning performances on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Katie Rose Clarke will return to the role of Glinda in the Broadway company of WICKED. Ms. Clarke last played the role of Glinda on Broadway in 2010. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: WICKED's Alli Mauzey Answers Questions for 'Glinda Week'STAGE TUBE: WICKED's Alli Mauzey Answers Questions for 'Glinda Week'
by Stage Tube - March 30, 2013

As part of 'Glinda Week', Wicked fans submitted their questions online for Broadway's current Glinda, Alli Mauzey. Watch the video below to see if she answered your question! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: WICKED's Willemijn Verkaik Answers Questions for 'Elphaba Week'STAGE TUBE: WICKED's Willemijn Verkaik Answers Questions for 'Elphaba Week'
by Stage Tube - March 24, 2013

Willemijn Verkaik made her Broadway debut as the green witch in Wicked last month at the Gershwin Theatre. As part of 'Elphaba Week', Wicked fans submitted their questions for her online. Watch the video below to see if she answered your question! (more...)
Jenn Gambatese and Curt Hansen Join Cast of WICKED National Tour as 'Glinda' & 'Fiyero' on 2/26Jenn Gambatese and Curt Hansen Join Cast of WICKED National Tour as 'Glinda' & 'Fiyero' on 2/26
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2013

The company of the first North American tour of Wicked has just announced that joining the show will be Jenn Gambatese as Glinda on Tuesday, February 26 in Costa Mesa, CA and Curt Hansen as Fiyero on Wednesday, March 20 in Tucson, AZ. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Willemijn Verkaik Takes First Bow as WICKED's 'Elphaba'Photo Coverage: Willemijn Verkaik Takes First Bow as WICKED's 'Elphaba'
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - February 13, 2013

Dutch star musical theatre star Willemijn Verkaik joined the cast of Broadway's Wicked last night as 'Elphaba' at the Gershwin Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for her first curtain call and you can check out full photo coverage below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: WICKED's Special Effects Team Talks 'Smoke and Mirrors'STAGE TUBE: WICKED's Special Effects Team Talks 'Smoke and Mirrors'
by Stage Tube - February 8, 2013

Who crafts the 'smoke and mirrors' of a Broadway show? The special effects team is an integral part of the Land of Oz, helping Wicked cast its spell on audiences at every performance. Discover how the special effects of Wicked were originally conceived and produced in the behind-the-scenes video below, featuring interviews with Chic Silber and more! (more...)
WICKED Breaks Record to Become Highest Grossing Production in Nine Consecutive YearsWICKED Breaks Record to Become Highest Grossing Production in Nine Consecutive Years
by BWW News Desk - January 3, 2013

The blockbuster musical WICKED has achieved an unprecedented Broadway milestone as it enters its 10th Anniversary year, becoming the first Broadway musical ever to remain the highest grossing production for a record-breaking nine consecutive years. Since opening in 2004, its first full year at the Gershwin Theatre, WICKED has remained at the top of the Broadway grosses. (more...)
WICKED Sets New Broadway and Touring Records in 2012WICKED Sets New Broadway and Touring Records in 2012
by BWW News Desk - January 2, 2013

Entering its 10th Anniversary year, the hit Broadway musical Wicked has set a new Broadway record for the highest one-week gross with a box office take of $2,947,172, for the week ending December 30, 2012. The blockbuster musical has been Broadway's #1 show for an unprecedented nine consecutive years, annually out-grossing all other productions since 2004, its first full year on Broadway. (more...)
Eden Espinosa's New Album LOOK AROUND Hits No. 41 on iTunes Pop ChartEden Espinosa's New Album LOOK AROUND Hits No. 41 on iTunes Pop Chart
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2012

Can Broadway music find its way back into pop culture? Broadway's Eden Espinosa just released her new album LOOK AROUND yesterday, December 18, and the singer hit #41 on the iTunes POP chart, ahead of the likes of Adele, Katy Perry and more. (more...)
Nearly $38,000 Raised for STAGES St. Louis and BC/EFA at A WICKED WONDERLANDNearly $38,000 Raised for STAGES St. Louis and BC/EFA at A WICKED WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2012

On Monday, December 17, 2012, the National Touring Company of Wicked hosted A Wicked WONDERLAND at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, MO. The event featured the company of Wicked, and net proceeds benefited Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and STAGES ST. LOUIS. Tickets ranged from $25 for students/actors to $100 for VIPs which included a post-show meet-and-greet reception with the cast. In addition to the performance, the event featured live and silent auctions including several opportunities to join the company backstage at The Fabulous Fox Theatre. (more...)
WICKED's Elphaba Costume Inducted into the Smithsonian's National Museum of American HistoryWICKED's Elphaba Costume Inducted into the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2012

In a historic ceremony on Monday, December 17th, the blockbuster musical WICKED's iconic Elphaba costume, hat and broom were inducted into the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Tony Award-winning costume designer Susan Hilferty was on hand to sign the deed of gift as well as Broadway cast members Donna Vivino and Tiffany Haas who sang a selection of song from WICKED to commemorate this significant event. The costume elements will join objects from the musicals King and I, Rent and The Lion King in the museum's permanent entertainment collections. (more...)
Willemijn Verkaik's Green Journey to BroadwayWillemijn Verkaik's Green Journey to Broadway
by Dutch Reporter - December 18, 2012

In June 2012, she celebrated her 1000th performance as Elphaba in three subsequent production of Wicked: in Stuttgart and Oberhausen (Germany) and in Scheveningen (The Netherlands). On February 12th Willemijn Verkaik will make her Broadway debut and play the green witch for 15 weeks at the Gershwin Theatre. (more...)
STAGE TUBE Roundup: Meet WICKED's New 'Elphaba' - Willemijn VerkaikSTAGE TUBE Roundup: Meet WICKED's New 'Elphaba' - Willemijn Verkaik
by Stage Tube - December 17, 2012

As BroawayWorld previously reported, beginning performances on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, Willemijn Verkaik will make her Broadway debut as Elphaba in the blockbuster musical WICKED. An award-winning actress who has performed the role for more than 1,000 performances in Germany and Holland, Ms. Verkaik will perform the role for a special 15-week engagement. She is currently headlining the Dutch production of WICKED and will play her final performance there on January 11, 2013. (more...)
Willemijn Verkaik to Join WICKED as 'Elphaba' in February!Willemijn Verkaik to Join WICKED as 'Elphaba' in February!
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2012

According to the show's twitter account, Dutch star Willemijn Verkaik will join the cast of Broadway's Wicked as 'Elphaba' beginning on February 12. (more...)
Cast of WICKED Hosts A WICKED WONDERLAND Benefit for STAGES St. Louis and BC/EFA TonightCast of WICKED Hosts A WICKED WONDERLAND Benefit for STAGES St. Louis and BC/EFA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2012

Tonight, December 17th the National Tour Cast of Wicked will host A WICKED WONDERLAND at the Sheldon Concert Hall. The performance will begin at 7pm with VIP reception to follow. The event will feature the company of WICKED, and net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and STAGES ST. LOUIS. (more...)
Cast of WICKED Performs at Smithsonian to Mark Display of 'Elphaba' Costume TodayCast of WICKED Performs at Smithsonian to Mark Display of 'Elphaba' Costume Today
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2012

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History has announced a special performance from the award-winning musical Wicked to mark the donation and display of Elphaba costume at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History today, Dec. 17 at 11:15 a.m. in Flag Hall. The museum is located at 14th Street and Madison Drive. (more...)
BWW Interviews: Eden Espinosa on Her Debut Album LOOK AROUND; Release Party Set for TonightBWW Interviews: Eden Espinosa on Her Debut Album LOOK AROUND; Release Party Set for Tonight
by David Green - December 17, 2012

Wicked and Brooklyn star Eden Espinosa is hosting a CD Release Party tonight, December 17 for her debut album, Look Around --- available December 18 on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and EdenEspinosa.com. (more...)

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