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BWW Interviews: Alex Wyse Talks WICKED, Boq, and His CareerBWW Interviews: Alex Wyse Talks WICKED, Boq, and His Career
by David Clarke - July 3, 2013

WICKED, the musical that reminds us that so much happened before Dorothy dropped in OZ, is visiting Houston's Hobby Center for the Performing Arts for the fourth time this summer. There is no denying that excitement is growing in Houston. Billboards for the show line our highways, commercials play on our TVs and radios, and everyone is buzzing about the much-loved musical. Recently, I chatted with Alex Wyse, who joined the cast as Boq on June 6, 2013. He took a few minutes out of his busy tour and performance schedule to chat with me about WICKED and his incredible career. (more...)
Carol Kane Joins Cast of WICKED as 'Madame Morrible' TonightCarol Kane Joins Cast of WICKED as 'Madame Morrible' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 1, 2013

Emmy Award-winner Carol Kane will return to the Broadway production of Wicked as Madame Morrible, starting performances tonight, July 1, 2013. Ms. Kane has previously performed the role on Broadway, in Los Angeles, and on tour. (more...)
Michael Wartella Joins Cast of WICKED as 'Boq' TodayMichael Wartella Joins Cast of WICKED as 'Boq' Today
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2013

Fresh off the national tour of Wicked, Michael Wartella will assume the role of Boq in WICKED on Broadway, beginning performances today, June 25. (more...)
Carol Kane and Michael Wartella to Join Cast of WICKED as 'Madame Morrible' and 'Boq' on 7/1 and 6/25Carol Kane and Michael Wartella to Join Cast of WICKED as 'Madame Morrible' and 'Boq' on 7/1 and 6/25
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2013

Emmy Award-winner Carol Kane will return to the Broadway production of WICKED as Madame Morrible, starting performances on Monday, July 1, 2013. Ms. Kane has previously performed the role on Broadway, in Los Angeles, and on tour. Fresh off the national tour of WICKED, Michael Wartella will assume the role of Boq, beginning performances onTuesday, June 25. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena & Cast of WICKED Celebrate 4,000th Performance!Photo Coverage: Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena & Cast of WICKED Celebrate 4,000th Performance!
by Walter McBride - June 19, 2013

Last night, June 18, WICKED's current cast members, including Lindsay Mendez (Elphaba) and Derek Klena (Fiyero) gathered at the Gershwin theatre to commemorate the show's the 4,000th performance. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out full photo coverage below! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena in WICKED!Photo Flash: First Look at Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena in WICKED!
by BWW News Desk - June 6, 2013

Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena recently joined the cast of Wicked, assuming the roles of Elphaba and Fiyero. They join a cast which includes Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Randy Danson as Madame Morrible, Adam Grupper as The Wizard, Catherine Charlebois as Nessarose, F. Michael Haynie as Boq, and John Schiappa as Dr. Dillamond. Check out a first look at the duo in action below! (more...)
WICKED Stage Managers Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney to Host One-Day Intensive for High Schoolers, 8/4WICKED Stage Managers Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney to Host One-Day Intensive for High Schoolers, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - June 2, 2013

Following BroadwayWorld's Student Center Classroom two-part series 'Behind the Scenes at Wicked' with Marybeth Abel, the production stage manager wrote to BWW to tell us that it had drawn 'quite the following of enthusiastic kids'. In response, Abel and her colleague at Wicked Christy Ney will now be offering a Stage Management One Day Intensive on August 4th, 2013. (more...)
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...)

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