Broadway's Wicked Finds a New Glinda, Madame Morrible, and Wizard
New casting has been announced for the long-running musical.
Beginning Tuesday, February 2, Carrie St. Louis (Rock of Ages) will assume the role of Glinda, coming directly from the show's national tour. Peter Scolari (Bosom Buddies and Bronx Bombers) will take over the role of The Wizard. Dawn Cantwell (The Last Ship) will join the company as Nessarose, Michael Genet (A Few Good Men) will play Dr. Dillamond, and Zachary Noah Piser will play Boq.
Beginning Tuesday, February 16, two-time Tony winner Judy Kaye (Cinderella) will step into the role of Madame Morrible. Kathy Fitzgerald will play the role February 2-14.
They join a company that also includes Rachel Tucker (The Last Ship) as Elphaba and Jonah Platt as Fiyero.
Based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire, Wicked is set in the land of Oz and tells the story of young girls Glinda and Elphaba, who grow up to become Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West, respectively. It features hit songs like "Popular," "For Good," and "Defying Gravity."
Wicked features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production, which plays at the Gershwin Theatre, is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.