Complete Casting Announced for Los Angeles Wicked

News   Complete Casting Announced for Los Angeles Wicked Casting is now complete for the open-ended Los Angeles run of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's Wicked, which begins performances Feb. 10 at the Pantages Theatre.

Megan Hilty in Wicked.
Megan Hilty in Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus

As previously announced, the cast will be headed by Eden Espinosa as Elphaba and Megan Hilty as Glinda with John Rubinstein as The Wizard, Carol Kane as Madame Morrible, Kristoffer Cusick as Fiyero, Jenna Leigh Green as Nessarose, Adam Wylie as Boq and Timothy Britten Parker as Doctor Dillamond.

The aforementioned actors will be joined by Matthew Stocke as the Witch's Father, Gina Starbuck as the Witch's Mother, Linda Kerns as the Midwife and Peter John Chursin as the Chistery. The ensemble will also feature Angela Ara Brown, Dioni Michelle Collins, Courtney Corey, Michael Drolet, Melissa Fahn, Amanda Flynn, D.J. Gregory, Zach Hensler, Lindsay Janisse, Adam Lambert, Alexander Selma, Terrance Spencer, Eric Stretch and Brooke Wendle.

Julie Reiber will be the standby for Elphaba; Emily Rozek is the Glinda standby.

Based on Gregory Maguire's novel, which turned every Oz myth inside out, Wicked explores the early life of the witches of Oz: Glinda and Elphaba. The two main characters meet at Shiz, a school where both hope to take up sorcery. Glinda is madly popular and Elphaba is, well, green. By a misunderstanding, they wind up roommates and, after an initial period of mutual loathing, begin to learn something about each other. Their life paths continue to intersect through a shared love, entry into the Emerald City and interaction with the Wizard himself. Eventually, their choices and convictions take them on widely different paths.

Tickets for the L.A. Wicked are available by calling (213) 365-3500, by visiting the Pantages Theatre box office (6233 Hollywood Boulevard) or by logging on to www.ticketmaster.com.

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Wicked continues to play Broadway's Gershwin Theatre. For more information visit www.wickedthemusical.com.

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