Kyle Dean Massey Returns to Broadway's Wicked July 31
By Andrew Gans
Next to Normal's Kyle Dean Massey returns to the Broadway company of the international hit musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre beginning July 31 in the role of Fiyero.
He succeeds Richard Blake, who played his final performance July 29.
Massey joins a cast that includes Jackie Burns as Elphaba, Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda, Randy Danson as Madame Morrible, Adam Grupper as The Wizard, Etai BenShlomo as Boq, Jenny Fellner as Nessarose and Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond.
Massey most recently performed Fiyero in spring 2011. Other Broadway credits include Next to Normal (Gabe) and Xanadu (Thalia); his Off-Broadway credits include Altar Boyz (Matthew) and Lucky Guy (Billy Ray).
Based on Gregory Maguire's novel, which turned every Oz myth inside out, Wicked explores the early life of the witches of Oz: Glinda and Elphaba. The two main characters meet at Shiz, a school where both hope to take up sorcery. Glinda is madly popular and Elphaba is, well, green. By a misunderstanding, they wind up roommates and, after an initial period of mutual loathing, begin to learn something about each other. Their life paths continue to intersect through a shared love, entry into the Emerald City and interaction with the Wizard himself. Eventually, their choices and convictions take them on widely different journeys.
Wicked features a score by Schwartz, a book by Holzman, direction by Joe Mantello and musical staging by Wayne Cilento. The creative team also includes scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Tony Meola, projections by Elaine J. McCarthy, wig and hair design by Tom Watson, music supervision and arrangements by Stephen Oremus, orchestrations by William David Brohn and dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.
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