By Michael Gioia
30 Dec 2013
Kazurinsky ("Saturday Night Live," "Curb Your Enthusiasm") has been cast as the Wizard with Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, A Chorus Line) as Fiyero. Florkowski, who previously understudied Nessarose, will assume the role full time.
Rouding out the company are Tom Flynn (Dr. Dillamond), Jesse JP Johnson (Boq), Laurel Harris (Standby for Elphaba), Emmy Raver-Lampman (Standby for Elphaba), Shayla Beck, Dina Bennett, Nikki Bohne, Lauren Boyd, Kyle Brown, Nirine S. Brown, John Carroll, Rick Desloge, Timothy A. Fitz-Gerald, Jenny Florkowski, Dominic Giudici, Lindsay Janisse, Spencer Jones, Sheila Karls, Trevor Ryan Krahl, Rebecca Kritzer, Marina Lazzaretto, Alison Leo, Marissa Lupp, Raymond Joel Matsamura, Jonathan McGill, Kevin McMahon, Shanon Mari Mills, Christopher Russo and Daniel Switzer.
Wicked, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, is based on the 1995 best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire. The musical is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and features musical staging by Tony winner Wayne Cilento.
The musical tells "the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good."