Wicked's Second North American Tour

Wicked announces Second North American Tour & Cast. Dodd, Yorke, Caskey and McGowan to Star in Wicked's Second North American Tour. Casting has been announced for the second North American tour of Wicked The Musical, which launches at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers, FL, March 7 for a run through March 29.

This second tour is starring Marcie Dodd as Elphaba, Helen Yorke as Glinda, Marilyn Caskey as Madame Morrible, and Tom McGowan as the Wizard. Other characters include Dr. Dillamond played by David de Vries, Fiyero played by Colin Donnell, Boq is being performed by Ted Ely, and Nessarosa by Kristine Reese.

The ensemble comprises Meredith Akins, Alicia L. Albright, Kerry Blanchard, Anne Brummel, Jeremy Duvall, Peter C. Ermides, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Jenn Furman, Jacqueline Graziano, Charles Hagerty, Todd Hanebrink, Gregory Haney, Zach Hanna, Lauren Linville, Michelle London, Shylo M. Martinez, Nathan Peck, Casey Quinn, Don Richard, Libby Servais, Daniel Torres, Nicky Venditti, Erin Wilson and Kevin Samual Yee.

Tour dates also include:
April 3-19 in Birmingham at the BJCC Concert Hall
April 23-May 10 in Jacksonville at the Times Union Center
May 13-31 in Norfolk at Chrysler Hall
June 3-21 in Indianapolis at the Murat Centre
June 24-July 12 in Memphis at the Orpheum Theatre
July 15-Aug. 9 in Tulsa at the Chapman Music Hall
Aug. 12-30 in Austin at Bass Hall
Sept. 2-20 in Nashville at TPAC
Sept. 23-Oct. 18 in Des Moines at the Civic Center
Oct. 21-Nov. 8 in Wichita at the Century II Concert Hall

Wicked won 2004 Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical (Menzel), Best Costume Design (Susan Hilferty) and Best Scenic Design (Eugene Lee).

For more information visit www.wickedthemusical.com.

Kevin Kern Back to Wicked as Fiyero

Kevin Kern is Back to the role of Fiyero in Wicked on March 10 at the Gershwin Theatre. He replaces Aaron Tveit, who has previously appeared in the role. He willl be joining a cast that includes Nicole Parker as Elphaba, Alli Mauzey as Glinda, JayneHoudyshell as Madame Morrible, P.J. Benjamine as The Wizard, Cristy Candler as Nessarose, and Alex Brightman as Boq. Kern has previously been seen on stage in The Wedding Singer, Les Miserables, and Finians Rainbow to name a few. Kern previously took over the role of Fiyero for Tveit in late 2008, for a short period of time.

Fiyero is the prince, all-around-good, good-looking-guy, and the love interest of two of the main characters in Wicked. In the musical he first appears as a carefree, pleased-to-be-me, near-do-well, but later a deeper and stronger side to his nature is revealed.

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Witch Facts

Wicked has a lot to do with witches, so this Friday we’re going to give you the scoop on witches, historical, modern day and fictional. Enjoy:
Witch Facts:
* A male witch is actually considered a witch, not a warlock, by modern Wicca-style witches. No separate-but-equal here.
* While Satanists use the inverted pentagram enclosed in a circle, witches use the right-side-up pentagram, enclosed in a circle. These different symbols mean very different things. The four elements- air, fire, earth, water- are located below the fifth element- the creator. Typically, witches don’t worship Satan.
* 29 people were accused of being witches in the famous Salem Witch trials.
* Giles Cory, an 80-year old man who was accused of being a witch in Salem, was crushed to death for more than two days, until he finally died without having confessed to being a witch.
* Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from the Harry Potter series has four houses, Gryfindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin.
* Cate Blanchett portrays Galadriel, and elf witch, in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
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Wicked the Musical

Wicked is the second film backed by Universal Studios, the commercial appeal comes from the wide-spread fascination with the world of Oz. America has found the world of Oz engaging since the days when L. Frank Baum published his first book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900. The musical has become one of the standing icons of the decade on Broadway, although there are a few musicals that have won equal numbers of rewards non has become so widely known or so widely loved as Wicked. In 2009, with one more Wicked will be celebrating its sixth year on Broadway. The musical has a great deal to say that appeals to today’s society. A visual masterpiece, the musical’s soundtrack is also one of the favorite buys from Broadway today. No matter what you enjoy, Wicked tickets are a great way to celebrate 2009.

Wicked the Musical - Heading to Portland, OR

Wicked, the Musical, is now getting ready to make yet another move on its current national tour. Wicked tickets will soon be available for Keller Auditorium in Portland, Oregon, to begin performances on March 4, just three days before the second national tour launches in Fort Meyers, Florida. The musical has become the biggest grossing show on Broadway and the most talked about musical of the decade. As it continues to grow as a national, and international, phenomenon; Portland natives are excited to welcome the musical back to their state. Wicked will be on stage at Keller Auditorium from March 4 to April 5 of this year, from there it will move on to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Wicked recently provided an economic boost for the city of Appleton, Wisconsin, where it has enjoyed nearly four weeks of hospitality. The economic boost provided by the musical has been warmly welcomed, and theatergoers in that city have been enjoying the musical for most of this month.