Touring Elphaba Replaces Broadway's Elphaba at Jan. 17 Concert

News   Touring Elphaba Replaces Broadway's Elphaba at Jan. 17 Concert Stephanie J. Block, who will soon portray Elphaba in the tour of the hit Stephen Schwartz musical Wicked, has been added to the list of actors set to perform at a Jan. 17 concert at the Duplex.
Stephanie J. Block
Stephanie J. Block

Block replaces the previously announced Shoshana Bean — Broadway's new Elphaba — who had to withdraw from the evening saluting the music of Scott Alan. As previously announced, composer-lyricist Alan will be part of the evening, which is to feature songs from his musicals Piece and Detour. Aida's Schele Williams will direct the one-night-only event, which will also boast performances by Aida's Lisa Brescia, Bare's John Hill, Altar Boyz's Daniel Toress and singer-actress Lauren Thomas. Jesse Vargas is the musical director and arranger; show time is 7 PM.

Stephanie J. Block made her Broadway debut opposite Hugh Jackman in The Boy From Oz at the Imperial Theatre. She was part of the cast of the out of-town tryout of Stephen Schwartz's Wicked, and her numerous regional theatre credits include Funny Girl, Oliver!, James Joyce's The Dead, The Grass Harp, Bells Are Ringing and I Love a Piano. Block was a 2002 L.A. Ovation Award nominee for her performance in Crazy For You.

The Duplex is located in Manhattan at 61 Christopher Street. There is a $20 cover charge; call (212) 255-5438 for reservations. Visit www.scottalan.net for more information.