Wicked Tour Will Welcome New Elphaba and Fiyero in May
By Andrew Gans
The company of the second North American tour of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's Wicked will welcome Christine Dwyer as Elphaba and Billy Harrigan Tighe as Fiyero beginning May 2 in Durham, NC.
Dwyer and Tighe will join a cast that includes Tiffany Haas as Glinda, Marilyn Caskey as Madame Morrible and Paul Kreppel as The Wizard.
The company also features Catherine Charlebois (Nessarose), Dan Pacheco (Boq), Timothy Britten Parker (Dr. Dillamond) and Stephanie Torns (standby for Elphaba) with Kerry Blanchard, Michael Drolet, Jeremy Duvall, Anna Eilinsfeld, Peter C. Ermides, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Samantha Farrow, Natalie Fotopoulos, Linda Griffin, Lauren Haughton, Zach Hensler, KJ Hippensteel, Ryan Jackson, Jillian Kates, Becca Kloha, Sterling Masters, Marissa Miller, Robert Pendilla, Casey Quinn, Michael McCorry Rose, Wayne Schroder, Ben Susak, Erin Wilson and Justin Wirick.
Dwyer returns to the hit musical after touring as the understudy and standby for Elphaba on this tour for two years. After graduating with a BFA from the Hartt School of Music, she toured the US, Canada and Japan playing Maureen in Rent.
Tighe also returns to Wicked after previously understudying Fiyero on this tour. He comes directly from the first national tour of La Cage aux Folles as Jean-Michel.
Wicked begins performances April 18 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. For tickets visit Ticketmaster.com/wicked or call (800) 745-3000.
Dwyer and Tighe join Wicked in conjunction with the tour’s opening in Durham, NC. The musical will play May 2-27 at DPAC. Tickets are available online at DPACnc.com or Ticketmaster.com/wicked, at the DPAC Ticket Center: 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC.
For more information visit www.wickedthemusical.com.
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