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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked

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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #1
Posted: 10/30/13 at 7:00pm
She said in her interview with Innuendo & Outuendo that she is leaving Wicked pretty soon. Does anyone who is replacing her? Are they moving Carla Stickler up to stand-by?
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #2
Posted: 10/30/13 at 8:16pm
I don't know who, but I'd love to see Laurel Harris take the role. I saw her performance and was thoroughly surprised, as the show typically doesn't do much for me.

Is Vivino hanging up her broom for good or just leaving to do Stars of David?

On an unrelated Wicked note, if they continue the trend of recycling casts, Alison Luff needs to be Lindsey Mendez's replacement. That girl has an amazing portrayal of Elphaba.
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #2
Posted: 10/30/13 at 9:08pm
I've seen Donna go on and thought she was fantastic. Every time they replace Elphie I always hope that Donna will be the replacement.
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #3
Posted: 10/30/13 at 9:43pm
I've heard that Donna has been offered the role full time before but prefers her Stand By role because it allows her to do other projects outside of WICKED
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #4
Posted: 10/31/13 at 1:35am
Donna's last performance is this Sunday, and as of now, she will not be returning.
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #5
Posted: 10/31/13 at 2:57pm
Any word on her successor?
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #6
Posted: 11/1/13 at 1:10am
Do you have any idea whether she'll be performing in the 2pm show, the 7pm show, or both?
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #7
Posted: 11/1/13 at 2:25am
The new standby is an old Elphaba. Well, a new old Elphaba. It will be announced soon.

No word on if she is performing, but Lindsay has been out a lot this week due to a sprained ankle, so I think odds are high she will be on at some point.
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #8
Posted: 11/1/13 at 10:47am
^ Where did she previously play the role and did she do it full-time?
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #9
Posted: 11/1/13 at 11:33am
My predictions:
Christine Dwyer(2NT Elphaba)
Dee Roscioli(Longest running Elphaba)
Vicki Noon(?)(Former Bway Understudy)
Stephanie Torns(2NT Standby)
Mariand Torres(1NT Standby)
Mamie Parris(Former 1NT Elphaba)

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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #10
Posted: 11/1/13 at 12:01pm
Former tour u/s Anna Eillensfeld said there was exciting news coming so I'll just guess it's her.
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #11
Posted: 11/1/13 at 12:24pm
Hoping that Carla Sticker will move up from her understudy Elphaba track...
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #12
Posted: 11/1/13 at 12:44pm
Anna Eillensfield(?) is joining the Bway company as Elphaba u/s while Carla becomes standby until the new standby starts mid November. Also, one of those on your list is the new standby. I would say (I'm really not trying to be difficult) I just am not allowed to share. Sorry!
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #13
Posted: 11/1/13 at 12:49pm
^Completely understand!!!!!
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #14
Posted: 11/4/13 at 3:19pm
I caught Donna's final performance last night and I'm glad I did- she was fantastic! She easily performed what is now my favorite rendition of "No Good Deed"; it was stunning. She was such a poised Elphaba and just so elegant really.

Has anyone seen the show lately? I'd love to discuss a bit. It was my first time seeing the show since Willemijn's Broadway debut and I was expecting a house renovation but I was not expecting new costumes, props, lightning and what sounded like a brand new sound system. The production has really been rejuvenated!

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Updated On: 11/4/13 at 03:19 PM
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #15
Posted: 11/4/13 at 3:38pm
"but I was not expecting new costumes, props..."

What costumes and props where different?
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #16
Posted: 11/4/13 at 3:53pm
The costumes just looked newer and it seemed like a lot of the ensemble costumes had far more yellow accents This could simply be because new cast members have joined and gotten their own costumes; the wardrobe looked very fresh. For props, most notably, the school books were new. The Grimere (sp?) also looked new, but I'm sure someone could spread more definitive light on that.
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #17
Posted: 11/4/13 at 5:01pm
I'm thinking Christine Dwyer will be the new standby that will start in November

I really want to see Louise Dearman in the role on Broadway. She is by far the strongest Elphaba vocally at this point
Updated On: 11/4/13 at 05:01 PM
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #18
Posted: 11/4/13 at 5:31pm
100% Christine Dwyer
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #19
Posted: 11/5/13 at 3:34pm
By far the best Elphie there has been or ever will be. We will miss you, Donna!
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #20
Posted: 11/7/13 at 5:03pm
FYI, Carla Stickler has been on as Elphaba all week so far. I guess Lindsey's injury must be pretty bad.
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #21
Posted: 11/8/13 at 1:48pm
PrinceCaspian is correct.

Dwyer made it Facebook offical she is joining the Broadway company.
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #22
Posted: 11/10/13 at 1:27pm
What happened to Lindsay?
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Donna Vivino leaving Wicked #23
Posted: 11/10/13 at 1:37pm
I think she hurt her ankle