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Willemijn is renowned worldwide for her portrayal of the Elphaba character in the musical Wicked, according to the BBC 'one of the most iconic roles in modern musical theatre'. She is the only actress to have performed the role in three languages and in four countries, apart from Germany and the Netherlands she made her debut as Elphaba on Broadway and West End. This role she played over 2,000 times, and it got her several major awards. Her portrayal can be heard on the Original German Cast recording of Wicked.

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[West End]
Original London Production, 2021
Elphaba [Replacement]

Elphaba [Replacement]

[West End]
West End Premiere, 2015
Paulina

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Elphaba [Replacement]


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Winners Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards

Winners have been announced for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards! Winners include Ronacher Wien and more!

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Austria Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Austria Awards; ROCK ME AMADEUS, KASIMIR UND KAROLINE, Raimund Theater Wien & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Austria Awards; ROCK ME AMADEUS, KASIMIR UND KAROLINE, Raimund Theater Wien & More Lead!

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Austria Awards December 5th Standings; ROCK ME AMADEUS Leads Best Musical!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards; KASIMIR UND KAROLINE Leads Best Play!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards; ROCK ME AMADEUS Leads Best Musical!

The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 20th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Feature: JAMAI TOEGEVOEGD AAN LINE-UP DISNEY100 IN CONCERT!

Op woensdag 27 en donderdag 28 december viert Disney het 100-jarig bestaan met vier shows van Disney100 in Concert in de Ziggo Dome Amsterdam. Jamai is toegevoegd aan de line-up en daarmee is deze compleet. Jamai Loman, Willemijn Verkaik, Vajèn van den Bosch, April Darby, Stanley Burleson en Jonathan Vroege zingen de grootste klassiekers uit 100 jaar Disney repertoire. Samen met een groot live-orkest onder leiding van Maurice Luttikhuis worden de Disney hits gezongen met uiteraard de iconische filmbeelden op een groot scherm. De concerten zijn bijna uitverkocht, voor de laatste kaarten: www.disneyinconcert.nl

Feature: TWEE EXTRA CONCERTEN VOOR DISNEY 100 IN CONCERT!

Wegens groot succes zijn er twee extra concerten van Disney 100 in Concert toegevoegd; op woensdag 27 december om 19:30 uur en donderdag 28 december om 12:00 uur in de Ziggo Dome Amsterdam. De kaartverkoop voor de extra shows is geopend. Afgelopen week werd bekend dat Willemijn Verkaik (originele stem van Elsa uit Frozen), Vajèn van den Bosch (originele stem van Vaiana in de gelijknamige film en Mirabel in Encanto), April Darby (Nederlandse stem van Nala in de live actionfilm The Lion King) en Stanley Burleson (onlangs te zien als de Geest in de musical Aladdin & stem van Facilier in De Prinses en de Kikker) de grootste hits gaan zingen uit het omvangrijke Disney repertoire. Er zullen op een later moment nog meer artiesten bekendgemaakt worden. Voor meer informatie en de kaartverkoop: www.disneyinconcert.nl

Willemijn Verkaik Will Star as Elsa in FROZEN in Germany

Broadway and West End star Willemijn Verkaik will star as Elsa in Frozen in Hamburg, Germany beginning on October 18, 2023.

Review: ELISABETH IN CONCERT at Schönbrunn Castle

What did our critic think of ELISABETH IN CONCERT at Schönbrunn Castle? The dramatically touching story about Austria's famous Empress Elisabeth is back for a three-night Open Air Concert in Schönbrunn's grand forecourt.

Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards

The winners have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards, honoring the best in regional productions, touring shows, and more which had their first performance between October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

Feature: Best Theatre of 2022 For Austria & Germany

Let's call it a year. Recovering from the pandemic episode, home alone, only connected via Video Calls, (more or less) entertained by living room concerts instead of spending a night out at the theatre, we got the opportunity to enjoy various shows over Austria and Germany. We returned to the theatre, enjoying the atmosphere, the smell, and everything a night out offers.

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards; at Felsenreitschule Salzburg Leads Best Ensemble Performance!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Wake Up With BWW 9/27: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Begins Previews Tonight, and More!

Top stories include Topdog/Underdog beginning previews tonight! Plus, watch a video of Gavin Creel and Joshua Henry singing 'Agony' from Into The Woods, full casting for the national tour of On Your Feet!, and more!

First Look: Willemijn Verkaik Returns to the Stage in REBECCA the Musical in Vienna

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Rebecca the Musical in Vienna at the Raimund Theater. Known for being 'the two most successful German-language musical authors,'  Michael Kunze & Sylvester Levay's Rebecca has already captivated more than 2 million people worldwide in 12 countries and 10 languages.

Review: REBECCA THE MUSICAL at Raimund Theatre

REBECCA, the musical about love and obsession reaching from beyond the grave, is back! Daphne Du Maurier's novel has been adapted several times successfully for stage and screen, like Alfred Hitchcock's Academy-Awarded Version or the late Netflix Adaption with Lily James and Armie Hammer. Silvester Levay (Music) and Michael Kunze (Book and Lyrics) brought up a Musical Version of Du Maurier's gothic thriller back in 2006.

BWW Previews: REBECCA at Raimund Theater

REBECCA finally returns to the Raimund Theater! Michael Kunze & Sylvester Levay ('Elisabeth,' 'Mozart!') have created another magnificent masterpiece that has already captivated more than 2 million visitors* worldwide in twelve countries and ten languages. The spectacular production, based on the world-famous novel by Daphne du Maurier, is coming back to Vienna this September. Francesca Zambello (Director of Original Production) is recreating the show for the revival run with Simon Eichenberg (Choreography) and Peter J. Davison. ( Set Design)

Read Excerpts from Troy David Johnston's 'Going Dark'

Just last month, Matcham Books released Troy David Johnston's Going Dark- a new book featuring a series of photographs that document the closure of theatres across the West End and Greater London during the 2020/21 Covid-19 pandemic.

Willemijn Verkaik FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Willemijn Verkaik has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Willemijn Verkaik has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

Willemijn Verkaik's first West End show was Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown which opened in 2015

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