This is awesome news! I was wondering if there were any awkward optics considering the casting of Alexandra as one of the more obvious "villains" in Wicked, or if it's just a great step forward despite that. I'm cisgender, so I wanted to know the opinion of people actually in the trans community.
MollyJeanneMusic said: "This is awesome news! I was wondering if there were any awkward optics considering the casting of Alexandra as one of the more obvious "villains" in Wicked, or if it's just a great step forward despite that. I'm cisgender, so I wanted to know the opinion of people actually in the trans community."I can’t imagine so. Morrible is such a delicious villain who we love to hate. She looks fabulous while doing awful things! It’s not the same as casting a black actor as Judd Fry. I think it’s wonderful casting.
This casting is inspired, and I'm so excited for Alex. I've been a huge fan since her days in Chicago killing it in Vampire Lesbians of Sodom back in 1990. She's an amazingly funny actress, and I hope some of that comes through in Wicked. Guess I'll need to drag myself back to Wicked next year...
If only she could play Morrible as Katherine Hepburn! If you're not familiar with Alex, do yourself a favor and check out Katie's Corner How to Make Pumpkin Pancakes . She's a nut, in the best way.
I love Billings. I couldn't care less about the trans-aspect to the show.She'll be great! :)
Wonderful casting! Ive been anxious for my first return trip to Oz after seeing the show for the first time 5 or 6 years ago, looks like my time has come.
SouthernCakes said: "Miles Go!! First, the show is more “built out” in the Gershwin than it would be on tour! Plus the Gershwin is the home to all the Broadway Hall of Fame stuff and it’s just a fun experience on Broadway! (But like you, I’ve seen the show in Chicago, NYC, and London). "Thanks! A question: I notice Row D Center Orchestra is $42 more than the seats in the center rows before and $52 more than most of the rest of the Orchestra. Any reason why? Is the stage built high or something?
quizking101 said: "After refusing to see Wicked for decades, I may have to finally go see this."Why refuse to see it? Just curious.
Miles, you must see it on Broadway. As mentioned, it is more built out in The Gershwin. I have seen it on tour twice but really want to see it again on Broadway again.
Miles2Go2 said: "I assumed with her college teaching obligations in California, this might be a limited run for her, but I don’t see any reference to that. Is this an open run? "She’s in the show through August. She told me herself. Did anyone see her first performance?
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