By Mark Shenton
28 Jan 2010
In addition to the previously-announced Rachel Tucker and Louise Dearman as Elphaba and Glinda, respectively, the new company will also include Julie Legrand (Madame Morrible), Clive Carter (the Wizard), Cassandra Compton (Nessarose), Julian Forsyth (Doctor Dillamond), George Ure (Boq) and Nikki Davis-Jones (Elphaba standby). Original London cast member Sarah Earnshaw continues as Glinda standby.
Mead, who is currently touring the U.K. in Oscar Wilde's Lord Arthur Savile's Crime through April 24, was last seen in the West End when he played the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Adelphi Theatre, after winning the part by public vote on the reality TV casting program "Any Dream Will Do." Other West End appearances include stints in The Phantom of the Opera and Bill Kenwright's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, on tour and in the West End. He has also toured in The Who's Tommy and Miss Sagion.
Mead joins the company May 10. From March 29 to May 8, the role of Fiyero will be taken by Mead's fellow "Any Dream Will Do" finalist Lewis Bradley, who also went on to the play the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the West End for five weeks in 2008.
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