Wicked Tour Welcomes New Elphaba and Fiyero May 2
By Andrew Gans
The company of the second North American tour of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's Wicked welcomes Christine Dwyer as Elphaba and Billy Harrigan Tighe as Fiyero beginning May 2 in Durham, NC.
Dwyer and Tighe 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, where he played Jean-Michel.
Dwyer and Tighe join Wicked in conjunction with the tour’s opening in Durham, NC. The musical will play through May 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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