Given how quickly Jillian left the Wicked tour, my guess is rehearsals are going to be starting very soon. I vaguely remember a post involving Jillian leaving noting that whatever it was she was doing started next week, so within the next week I assume a full cast announcement will be made when rehearsals begin.
I've been part of a team of people running the lottery since the tour got to Philly and the number varies between around 60ish-80ish to one night (a Thursday night) there was a little over a 100 people. Sometimes there is lottery loser tickets for $42 dollars, but that's on a show by a show basis and if it is available an announcement is made after the lottery ends.
I definitely could see this being a way to keep things running until January when they bring a pair of people in to replace Billy and Stark, but it also would be a sweet send off if the show were to close. I do love the show and would be sad to see it go, but everything does have its time. That being said, if they can bring in a knockout pair of people for Lola and Charlie in January, let's make some shoes!
ashley - I am planning on seeing the show again and am definitely interested in Chelsea. According to her Twitter, she's started rehearsals today, so we'll see if she'll go on here or not during that last week. Emily Schultheis (the current standby) leaves on 8/20, so Chelsea may or may not make her debut here or during the next tour stop.
Is anyone seeing Wicked on tour anytime soon? Starting mid-August? Or is there a thread for the Wicked tour?
I've seen the tour a few times while it has been in Philly and the cast is very strong. Jessica Vosk is an incredible Elphaba and I love Ginna Claire Mason's Glinda. The supporting cast will be adjusting a little bit in the next few weeks (Robin DeJesus just left, Sam Seferian returns as Boq tomorrow evening while Jeremy Woodard (Fiyero) and Fred App
I recently read an EW article about Dove Cameron and it mentioned a possible Broadway run and all I could think was her taking over Lauren from Taylor Louderman.
"Hairspray Live! certainly helped, announcing her to the larger community as a voice to watch in the theater world. (Casting directors, take note: She’s not a fan of the ingénue roles.) There’s a possible Broadway
Josh came and sang at the press event for the upcoming Broadway season in Philly called Broadway on Independence Mall and he told us that we were the first ones to publicly know he was cast. He sang Stars and knocked it out of the park.
In the post above, Josh mentions that rehearsals begin in August, so we should get a full cast sometime in
You can start out in the standing room line and then the lotto person will come over and give those in standing room slips to enter the lottery. This makes it so that even if you don't win lotto, you're already in line for standing room. As everyone above me has pointed out, standing room is a great option and a very good view of the show for cheap.
Laura has mentioned on her Instagram about doing some concerts with Santino Fontana on I believe 7/21 and 7/22. Other than that, I don't see Laura missing any shows unless she's ill or something of that nature. Corey as far as I'm aware hasn't mentioned on social media any specific dates he'd be out, so he should be in unless ill or otherwise.
I can say having seen Jonathan Shew on for Donny (Corey's role), he is also excellent in the role so no matter who
I've stage doored many of the shows that have come through Philly and the crowd is touch and go depending on the show. Generally there's at least a few people but with larger shows like Wicked or Newsies there's generally a larger crowd.
I definitely agree that tweeting the actor to let them know you are coming to show and would like to say hello after is great. I've found that a lot of actors on tour don't realize that anyone really cares about meeting them s
Ethan - That definitely did cross my mind when she said that, but I guess we will have to wait and see. I've never seen Stephanie in a leading role [in Wicked or Waitress] but she really killed it on Monday and I'd love to see her play Jenna on tour.
I've seen the show twice - once with Corey and once with his understudy Jonathan Shew. Corey has so much presence and command in the role and really embodies the role of Donny so beautifully. I loved Jonathan in the role and I liked that he approaches it softer than Corey does and I thought his voice was gorgeous. The day I saw Jonathan go on for Donny was Sunday matinee June 25th and Jonathan posted a photo of himself getting ready on Instagram and mentioned for Corey to get better.