Full Cast Announced for WICKED Engagement at PPAC!

The WICKED Tour recently welcomed Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose to the Company. Providence will be the second city that Ms. Vosk and Ms. Martin visit as part of the WICKED National Tour.

WICKED flys back to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) September 21 - October 8 (*please see below for complete performance schedule). In Providence, WICKED is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. WPRI 12 is PPAC's season media sponsor.

Jessica Vosk is new to the WICKED family. She most recently recreated the role of Fruma Sarah in Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof. Her other Broadway credits include Finding Neverland and The Bridges of Madison County. Her other roles and credits include Anita in San Francisco Symphony's West Side Story; Encores! Merrily We Roll Along and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Roundabout'sDeath Takes a Holiday and She Loves Me. Vosk was featured in the new musicalKristina by ABBA at both Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall.

Kristen Martin was in the Original Broadway Company of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. Her other credits include The City Club (Off-Broadway), A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, Cats, A Comedy of Tenors, Footloose and Dames at Sea.

The current touring company also features Amanda Jane Cooper (Glinda), Wendy Worthington (Madame Morrible), Stuart Zagnit (The Wizard), Chad Jennings (Doctor Dillamond), Sam Seferian (Boq), Jeremy Woodard (Fiyero) and Emily Schultheis (Standby for Elphaba) with Allison Bailey, Kerry Blanchard, Giovanni Bonaventura, JillIan Butler, Laurel Cannon, Jordan Casanova, Michael Di Liberto, Michael Drolet, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Anthony Festa, Dominic Giudici, Lauren Haughton, Garett Hawe, Kelly Lafarga, Melissa Legaspi, Chase Madigan, Olivia Polci, Wayne Schroder, Tregoney Shepherd, Ben Susak, Travis Taber, Jeremy Thompson, Nyla Watson, and Justin Wirick.

Tickets for WICKED are available at the PPAC Box Office (located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Tickets start at $32; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit PPAC's website for current prices.

Regular Box Office Hours resume Tuesday, September 6: Monday throughFriday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and at least two hours prior to curtain times.

Groups of 15 or more may contact Paul Hiatt at (401) 574-3162 orphiatt@ppacri.org for group ticketing information and to order.

The surprising tale of an unlikely friendship between two women in the Land of Oz, WICKED tells the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, long before Dorothy drops in. Elphaba, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. Glinda is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. The remarkable odyssey of how these unexpected friends changed each other's lives for good has made WICKED one of the world's most popular musicals.

WICKED has been declared "A Cultural Phenomenon" by Variety and "The Best Musical of the Decade" by Entertainment Weekly. WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 14 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, Mexico and Brazil) and has thus far been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese.

Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED is the winner of over 100 international major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award®-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Once And Again" and "thirtysomething"), WICKED is directed by two-time Tony® Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony® Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who's Tommy, How To Succeed...).

Grammy Award-Winning Cast recording available on Decca Broadway. For more information about WICKED log on to www.wickedthemusical.com.

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