After an eight-year association with hit musical Wicked in North America and internationally, actress Jennifer DiNoia will join the West End production for a strictly limited 14-week engagement as Elphaba from Monday 27 October 2014 to Saturday 31 January 2015.
DiNoia first joined the cast of Wicked in 2006 and has subsequently performed the role of Elphaba across North America in the national tour, in both the Broadway and Chicago productions, and internationally in Seoul and Sydney. Her West End debut in the role will mark the fourth country and sixth company of Wicked in which she will have performed the role.
DiNoia said: “I am so honoured and excited to be making my West End and UK debut in this incredible role that has been part of my life and career for eight extraordinary years. I look forward to working with Savannah Stevenson and the amazing London company.”
Executive producer (UK) Michael McCabe added: “We are all delighted that Jennifer DiNoia will now get to add London to the extensive list of cities in North America and around the world in which she has already performed the role of Elphaba to such acclaim. We look forward to welcoming her to the West End production for what looks set to be a very special engagement.”
From Monday 27 October, Wicked will star: Jennifer DiNoia* (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Philip Childs (Doctor Dillamond), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Sam Lupton (Boq), Emma Hatton (Standby Elphaba), Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby Glinda), Chloe Ames, Kyle Anthony, Lee Bridgman, Lucyelle Cliffe, Nicholas Collier, Chris Cowley, Maria Coyne, Matthew Croke, Jeanine Dinger, Laura Emmitt, Kerry Enright, Joseph Fletcher, Rosie Fletcher, Sheila Grant, Daniel Hope, Lauren James Ray, Jasmine Kerr, Natalie McQueen, Oliver Metzler, Scott Monello, Rachel Muldoon, Sam Salter, Joe Toland, Hannah Toy, Russell Walker and Liam Wrate. *From 27 October 2014 to 31 January 2015 only.
While continuing its open-ended London run, a UK touring production of Wicked is now playing until the summer of 2015 (and is currently at the Liverpool Empire until 11 October 2014).
Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, musical staging by Wayne Cilento and is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. Wicked is based on the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire.
Wicked is produced by: Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
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