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WICKED's Munchkinland Tour to Welcome New 'Elphaba' and 'Nessarose' for 2015

WICKED's Munchkinland Tour to Welcome New 'Elphaba' and 'Nessarose' for 2015

The company of the Munchkinland tour of Wicked will welcome Alyssa Fox as Elphaba and Liana Hunt as Nessarose beginning Wednesday, January 28 in Greenville, SC.

Fox began her Wicked journey in the San Francisco sit-down production as the Elphaba understudy and has been the Elphaba standby on this tour since 2012. Other favorite shows include Who's Your Baghdaddy?, Rocky Horror, Little Women and numerous concert performances.

Hunt was most recently seen on Broadway as Katherine Plumber in Newsies. Prior to that she starred as Sophie in MAMMA MIA! on Broadway and the National Tour. Regional credits include Les Miserables (Eponine) and Beauty and the Beast (Belle).

Fox and Hunt join a cast that includes Carrie St. Louis as Glinda, Kristine Zbornik as Madame Morrible and John Davidson as The Wizard.

The company also features Ashley Parker Angel (Fiyero), Michael DeVries (Dr. Dillamond), Lee Slobotkin (Boq) and Emily Koch (Standby for Elphaba) with Keith A. Bearden, Kerry Blanchard, Whitney Brandt, Jane Brockman, Beka Burnham, Bridie Carroll, Kennedy Caughell, Antonette Cohen, Hayley Ann Dorling, Michael Drolet, Natalie Fotopoulos, Dan Gleason, Kali Grinder, Lauren Haughton, Ryan Jackson, Dashi' Mitchell, Lauren Sambataro, Wayne Schroder, Mark Shunkey, Travis Taber, Jeremy Thompson, Nicky Venditti, Michael Williams and Justin Wirick.

Fox and Hunt will join Wicked in conjunction with the tour's opening in Greenville, SC. Wicked will play January 28 - February 15 at The Peace Center. Tickets are available at www.peacecenter.org, the Peace Center Box Office located at 300 S. Main St. in Greenville and by phone at 864.467.3000 or 800.888.7768.

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"), Wicked, the untold story of the witches of Oz, 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...).

Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked, winner of over 100 international awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

WICKED has been declared "A Cultural Phenomenon" by Variety and "The Best Musical of the Decade" by Entertainment Weekly. Wicked currently has nine productions around the world, in New York, London, Japan, Australasian Tour, South Korea, Latin America, a U.K. Tour, and two concurrent North American National Tours. Since its New York premiere a decade ago, Wicked has grossed over $3.6 billion worldwide and has been seen by over 44 million across the globe. Wicked has been performed in over 100 cities in 13 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, England, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, and Mexico) and has thus far been translated into five languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, and Korean.

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

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