The role of The Wicked Witch in the National Tour of Wicked is being played by Donna Vivino. Katie Rose Clarke continues as Glinda (the Good Witch), as does Myra Lucretia Taylor as Madame Morrible and Lenny Wolpe as The Wizard.
WICKED is a new musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Disney's Enchanted, Academy Award winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Once And Again" and "thirtysomething") based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire
The musical is directed by 2003 and 2004 Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Assassins, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues, Glengarry Glenn Ross) and features musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who's Tommy, How To Succeed...). WICKED, winner of 20 major awards, including a Grammy® Award and 3 Tony® Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.
The North American tour of WICKED, which has been seen by over 4 million people and broken the house record in every single city in which it has played, will continue to fly into cities across North America. Upcoming tour stops include:
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center February 4-March 1, 2009, Portland:Keller Auditorium March 4-April 5, 2009, Salt Lake City: Capitol Theatre April 8-May 3, 2009, Omaha: Orpheum Theatre May 6-31, 2009, San Antonio: Majestic Theatre June 3-28, 2009, Tempe: Gammage Auditorium July 1-26, 2009 Additional cities will be announced in the future.
For more information about WICKED, visit www.wickedthemusical.com
Photos by Joan Marcus