Last week at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London, the Broadway smash-hit "Wicked" opened to deafening applause throughout. Check out BroadwayWorld.com's complete video coverage of the event featuring cast, crew and clips from the show!
WICKED, Broadway's top-selling musical of the last two years, tells the untold story of the legendary witches from L. Frank Baum's classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The musical opened at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre on Wednesday 27 September with previews from Thursday 7 September. Winner of fifteen major awards, including the Grammy and three Tonys, WICKED has played to over two million people since opening at the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway in October 2003. The musical is also playing to sell-out audiences in Chicago and on a record-breaking North American tour.
The principal London cast of WICKED stars Idina Menzel, who is recreating her Tony Award-winning Broadway performance as Elphaba, Helen Dallimore, who made her West End debut as Glinda, Adam Garcia as Fiyero, Miriam Margolyes as Madame Morrible, Nigel Planer as The Wizard, Katie Rowley Jones as Nessarose, James Gillan as Boq and Martin Ball as Doctor Dillamond. Kerry Ellis will be standby for Elphaba before taking over the role in January 2007 and Annalene Beechey will be the standby for Glinda.
The company includes: Simon Adkins, Paul Ayres, Joseph Connor, Nadine Cox, Sarah Earnshaw, Jye Frasca, Maria Graciano, Nicky Griffiths, Simon Hardwick, Pippa Higgs, Melissa Hunte, Cassidy Janson, Caroline Keiff, Joshua Lacey, Andy Mace, Dominic Shaw, Philippa Stefani, Craig Stein, Oliver Tompsett, Tim Walton and Kerry Washington.