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WICKED - Updates?

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WICKED - Updates?#0
Posted: 8/9/03 at 7:03pm
I have been muchly behind in following up on many things. How is WICKED coming along? Has any cast been announced?
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re: WICKED - Updates?#1
Posted: 8/9/03 at 7:04pm
not much. three principals are gone and two have already been replaced. they are bringing in two standbys (for the two ladies) and that is about it.
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re: WICKED - Updates?#2
Posted: 8/10/03 at 4:51am
Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda, the Good Witch, Idina Menzel as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, Robert Morse as The Wizard, Christopher Fitzgerald as Boq, Carole Shelley as Madame Morrible, Norbert Leo Butz as Fiyero, Michelle Federer as Nessarose and William Youmans as Doctor Dillamand.

The company features Ioana Alfonso, Ben Cameron, Cristy Candler, Melissa Bell Chait, Marcus Choi, Kristoffer Cusick, Kathy Deitch, Melissa Fahn, Rhett G. George, Kristen Lee Gorski, Manuel Herrera, Kisha Howard, LJ Jellison, Sean McCourt, Corinne McFadden, Mark Myars, Jan Neuberger, Walter Winston ONeil, Andrew Palermo, Andy Pellick, Michael Seelbach, Lorna Ventura and Derrick Williams.
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re: re: WICKED - Updates?#3
Posted: 8/10/03 at 11:20am
Well I got my tickets. I heard it was a good show. re: re: WICKED - Updates?
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re: re: re: WICKED - Updates?#4
Posted: 8/10/03 at 11:30am
One major bit of recasting is going to be announced very soon.
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re: re: re: re: WICKED - Updates?#5
Posted: 8/10/03 at 2:02pm
www.wickedthemusical.com

Its not a huge site yet...but you can sign up for email updates.
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re: re: re: re: re: WICKED - Updates?#6
Posted: 8/10/03 at 2:20pm
I thought that the Wizard was recast and Robert Morse was out?
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re: re: re: re: re: re: WICKED - Updates?#7
Posted: 8/10/03 at 2:56pm
Well, they should be announcing this "major" re-casting pretty soon. The show starts rehearsals soon.
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This show looks like I would enjoy it.
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Just saw on the homepage that Joel Grey is going to be the Wizard. That should be amazing...
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Wow, Joel Gray instead of Robert Morse!

I was looking forward to seeing Morse... I played Tackaberry in HOW TO SUCCEED in a few years back, and loved the movie version. But Joel Gray is someone I've always wanted to see!
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When I saw Wicked in SF, I wondered if Robert Morse would remain. I guessed correctly on the other cast change. Even still, it was a great show and I'm looking forward to seeing it again on Broadway. To those who already have tickets, enjoy!
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Nah, you're not gonna miss anything. There wasn't much to look forward to, sadly.