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Helen Woolf & Nikki Bentley to Join Alistair Brammer Among New London Wicked Stars

Helen Woolf & Nikki Bentley to Join Alistair Brammer Among New London Wicked Stars

More new stars are joining the hit West End production of Wicked. UK and Ireland tour alums Helen Woolf (Beauty and the Beast) and Nikki Bentley (Ghost The Musical) have signed on to repeat their turns as Glinda and Elphaba, respectively, on the stage of London's Apollo Victoria Theatre beginning on July 22. They will succeed Alice Fearn and Sophie ...

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Thrillifying News! Wicked's Rachel Tucker Will Fly From Broadway to the West End

Thrillifying News! Wicked's Rachel Tucker Will Fly From Broadway to the West End

Rejoicify! Rachel Tucker, Broadway's current Elphaba, will once again defy gravity in London's Wicked. She will return to the West End production on September 5, leading the company through its 10th birthday celebrations at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. As previously reported, Tucker is scheduled to depart the New York incarnation on July 30.

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Odds & Ends: Christina Milian Set for Rocky Horror, Mark Curry Tapped for London's Wicked & More

Odds & Ends: Christina Milian Set for Rocky Horror, Mark Curry Tapped for London's Wicked & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Christina Milian Set for Fox's Rocky Horror
Wild and untamed thing! Christina Milian has boarded the cast of Fox’s Rocky Horror. According to Variety, the Grandfathered star and Grammy nominee is set to play Magenta in the telecast, which will feature the previously announced Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter ...

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West End Star Savannah Stevenson on the Wicked Sisterhood and Why She'll Never Play Elphaba

English actress-singer Savannah Stevenson has become a mainstay in the West End production of Wicked, playing Glinda at the Apollo Victoria Theatre opposite a host of Elphabas that range from Willemijn Verkaik and Kerry Ellis to her current co-star, Emma Hatton. With the performance schedule for the blockbuster musical set to intensify over the holidays, the charming Stevenson took time ...

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Congratulotions! Broadway Vet Tom McGowan Will Make West End Debut in London's Wicked

Rejoicify! Wicked Broadway vet Tom McGowan will reprise the role of the Wizard in the London production. He is scheduled to make his West End debut in the tuner for a limited engagement September 21 through March 12, 2016. McGowan takes over for Martyn Ellis.

McGowan has been playing the Wizard in various North American productions of Wicked since 2009 ...

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Oliver Savile, Sean Kearns & More Are West End Wicked's New Ozians; Emma Hatton & Savannah Stevenson Extend

The West End production of Wicked is about to welcome a bunch of new, swankified faces! Beginning September 21, Oliver Savile will join the cast as Fiyero, as will Sean Kearns as Doctor Dillamond, and current ensemble member Daniel Hope as Boq. The show continues to play London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre.

Emma Hatton and Savannah Stevenson, the show’s current Elphaba ...

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Wicked Hot Shot! Meet London’s Newest Elphaba, Emma Hatton

Get a glimpse of Wicked’s new Elphaba before she meets the Wizard! After serving as the Elphaba standby at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, Emma Hatton will succeed Jennifer DiNoia in the role of the green witch beginning February 2. Hatton will star alongside Savannah Stevenson as Glinda. Check out this gorgeous shot of the new Elphie by Matt Crockett ...

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West End Star Jennifer DiNoia on Her Worldwide Wicked Ride & Why You Can’t Say ‘Artichoke’ in Korea

Jennifer DiNoia has traveled the world with Wicked, shifting between various American cities to perform the musical in Australia and South Korea and now in London, where she plays Elphaba at the Apollo Victoria through January 31. As she entered the final phase of her limited West End run, the delightful DeNoia chatted with Broadway.com about flying all over ...

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Emma Hatton Will Fly High as Elphaba in West End’s Wicked

Emma Hatton (not to be confused with Emma Hunton) is going even greener! The current West End standby Elphaba will step into the main role after Jennifer DiNoia ends her 14-week engagement on January 31, 2015. London’s Wicked is playing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.

Hatton’s additional stage credits include We Will Rock You, Dreamboats and Petticoats, When Midnight Strikes ...

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Jennifer DiNoia Will Defy Gravity in West End's Wicked

Experienced Elphaba Jennifer DiNoia will join the West End production of Wicked in the role for a limited engagement. Di Noia will take over from Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Kerry Ellis and begin performances on October 27 and play through January 31, 2015. Ellis’ last show at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre will be on October 25.

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Kerry Ellis on Getting Green Again for London's Wicked, Her Rocker Chick Image and Going Solo

Who says you can’t go home again? Kerry Ellis has returned to her defining role as Elphaba in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre for a limited run through October, barring certain performances away from the hit musical in order to pursue her thriving concert career. A veteran of the global smash on both sides of the Atlantic, the Broadway ...

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Back in Green: Elphie Alum Kerry Ellis Will Defy Gravity Once More in West End’s Wicked

West End star and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Kerry Ellis will rock the green once more as Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked. Ellis, who has played the role on both sides of the pond, will return for 12 weeks only beginning August 4. Willemijn Verkaik, who has also portrayed Elphaba both in New York and ...

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Nikki Davis-Jones Will Defy Gravity in West End's Wicked

Nikki Davis-Jones has proven so popular as Elphaba in the current U.K. tour of Wicked that she will be taking over from Willemijn Verkaik in the role in the West End production from October 27. Also joining the cast on that date are Liza Sadovy as Madame Morrible and Philip Childs as Doctor Dillamond, taking over Sue Kelvin and ...

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'Sentimental Man' Martyn Ellis Joins the London Cast of Wicked

Martyn Ellis is set to star in the West End cast of Wicked as ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.' Beginning performances February 17, Ellis replaces Sam Kelly, who has withdrawn from the production due to ill health.

Ellis joins a cast including international Wicked star Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Sue Kelvin (Madame Morrible), Paul ...

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Savannah Stevenson and More Join Willemijn Verkaik in London's Wicked

Shiz University is welcoming a fresh class of stars in London. Joining Wicked’s new headliner Willemijn Verkaik are Savannah Stevenson as Glinda, Sam Kelly as The Wizard, Jeremy Taylor as Fiyero, Sue Kelvin as Madame Morrible and Olivier Award winner Paul Clarkson as Doctor Dillamond. The new stars will begin performances at the West End’s Apollo Victoria Theatre on ...

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Willemijn Verkaik Will Go Green for West End Debut in Wicked

Hot off her Broadway debut as Elphaba in Wicked, Dutch stage star Willemijn Verkaik will join the musical’s West End company once again starring as Oz’s misunderstood green girl. Verkaik will assume the role of Elphaba in London beginning November 18. Current Elphie, Louise Dearman, will play her final performance at the Apollo Victoria Theatre November 16. Wicked will mark ...

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She’s Back! Harriet Thorpe Returns as Headmistress Madame Morrible in London's Wicked

Harriet Thorpe will return to the West End production of Wicked as Madame Morrible, succeeding current star Louise Plowright. Due to illness, Plowright had to withdraw from the role. Thorpe will begin performances April 22 and play a limited engagement with the hit musical through November 16. Directed by Joe Mantello, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a ...

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Double Trouble! Bewitching Wicked Star Louise Dearman On Playing Both Glinda and Elphaba in the West End

West End star Louise Dearman dishes about being the only actress to play Glinda and Elphaba in Wicked (up for the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award), spoofing the show in So Jest End and her “insane” journey to becoming “Popular.”

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Ben Freeman, Louise Plowright & More to Join West End's Wicked

The West End production of Wicked will welcome several new cast members to the Apollo Victoria Theatre on October 29. In addition to the previously announced Louise Dearman as Elphaba, the company will welcome Ben Freeman (Fiyero), Louise Plowright (Madame Morrible), Sam Lupton (Boq), Hayley Gallivan (Standby Elphaba) and Lucy van Gasse (Standby Glinda). Original London Wicked star Katie Rowley ...

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Witch Switch! Former Glinda Louise Dearman to Play Elphaba in London's Wicked

After having played the role of Glinda in 2010, Louise Dearman will return to the West End production of Wicked, this time as Elphaba. Dearman begins her run as Elphaba on October 29 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Dearman marks the first actress to have taken on both leading roles in the hit musical.

"As an actress, you strive to ...

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Welsh Heartthrob Mark Evans on Playing Fiyero in London's Wicked and His New Solo CD

At 6’2”, Mark Evans may not be the tallest Fiyero ever in the London production of Wicked: That honor goes to Oliver Tompsett, 6’3”, who has subsequently moved across town to the lead role in Rock of Ages. But the 26-year-old Evans must be one of the most versatile, moving from international musical blockbusters to personal ventures like his first ...

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Gina Beck & Matt Willis Will Dance Through Life in London’s Wicked

West End vets Gina Beck and Matt Willis will join the cast of London's Wicked on December 12 as Glinda and Fiyero, respectively, and Wicked alum Desmond Barritt will return to the role of The Wizard. The three actors will star opposite Rachel Tucker as Elphaba, as well as Julie LeGrand (Madame Morrible), Lillie Flynn (Nessarose), Christopher Howell (Doctor Dillamond) and ...

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A Wicked Trio! Meeting the Hit Musical's West End Stars Rachel Tucker, Louise Dearman and Mark Evans

With its familiar characters, heartwarming story and rafter-raising songs, Wicked is just as big of a smash hit across the pond in London's West End as it is here on Broadway. Broadway.com editor Paul Wontorek recently went backstage at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to meet current stars Rachel Tucker (who plays Elphaba), Louise Dearman (Glinda) and Mark Evans (Fiyero ...

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Watch Dancing on Ice Defy Gravity with Help from a West End Wicked Star!

British television spectacular Dancing on Ice pulled out all the stops to celebrate its recent theater week, and the showstopping-est number of all had a very special, very green guest star: West End Wicked star Rachel Tucker! In a truly genius artistic mash-up, four of the show’s professional skaters performed a brilliant routine to “Defying Gravity” while Tucker belted out ...

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Ben Stott, Zoe Rainey & Chloe Taylor to Join London Cast of Wicked

New cast members have been announced for the London production of Wicked beginning February 7, 2011, at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Joining previously announced Mark Evans as Fiyero will be Zoë Rainey (Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray) as Nessarose, Ben Stott (Jack in Into the Woods) as Boq, and Chloe Taylor as Standby Glinda.

The newcomers will join Rachel Tucker ...

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