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Jayne Houdyshell to Join Broadway's Wicked; Carol Kane to Join L.A. Production

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Jayne Houdyshell
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Jayne Houdyshell
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Jayne Houdyshell will take over the role of Madame Morrible in the Broadway production of Wicked on November 14. She will replace Carol Kane, who will reprise her role in the show's Los Angeles sit-down production, which begins in February, with Eden Espinosa and Megan Hilty in the leads.

Houdyshell was last seen on Broadway in Well, for which she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She received a Theatre World Award, an Obie, and Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for her role in the show's Off-Broadway production. She received the Joseph Jefferson Award for The Pain and the Itch and repeated that role in the show's Off-Broadway staging this fall at Playwrights Horizons, and a Barrymore Award for the Wilma Theater's production of The Clean House.

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has a score by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. The Broadway production currently stars Kate Reinders, Ana Gasteyer, David Garrison, Derrick Williams, Jenna Leigh Green, Logan Lipton, and Steven Skybell.


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