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New Cast Members to Fly Into WICKED National Tour This Month

The Wicked Tour will welcome Jake Boyd as Fiyero, Wendy Worthington as Madame Morrible and Stuart Zagnit as The Wizard beginning Wednesday, August 26 at ASU Gammage in Tempe.

Boyd was most recently seen as Franz in the Broadway production of Rock of Ages. Other credits include: Jimmy in The Last Smoker in America; Tommy in Carrie; Jimmy in Bull Durham at the Alliance Theatre; and Jake in Be More Chill at Two River Theater.

Worthington was part of the world premiere of Die, Mommie, Die! with Charles Busch. Other theatre credits include Man of La Mancha (Reprise) and 'The Guardsman' at a Noise Within. She had a recurring role on TV's "Ally McBeal."

Zagnit has many Broadway credits to his name, including Newsies, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Wild Party and The People in the Picture, to name a few. He is the original voice of Pokemon's Professor Oak.

The company also features Alyssa Fox (Elphaba), Carrie St. Louis (Glinda), Liana Hunt (Nessarose), Michael DeVries (Doctor Dillamond), Lee Slobotkin (Boq) and Mary Kate Morrissey (Standby for Elphaba) with Keith A. Bearden, Kerry Blanchard, Whitney Brandt, Jane Brockman, Beka Burnham, Bridie Carroll, Jordan Casanova, Kennedy Caughell, Michael Drolet, Kelli Erdmann, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Dominic Giudici, Dan Gleason, Kali Grinder, Lauren Haughton, Ryan Jackson, Kelly Lafarga, Lauren Sambataro, Wayne Schroder, Mark Shunkey, Ben Susak, Travis Taber, Jeremy Thompson and Justin Wirick.

Boyd, Worthington and Zagnit will join Wicked in conjunction with the tour's opening in Tempe. Wicked will play August 26 - October 4 at ASU Gammage. Tickets are available at the ASU Gammage box office and at www.asugammage.com.

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 major 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. Since its New York premiere over a decade ago, Wicked has been performed in over 100 cities in 13 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, 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. The musical currently has four productions around the world, in New York, London, a U.K. Tour, and a North American National Tour.

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



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