Broadway's Wicked Welcomes Carol Kane July 1
By Andrew Gans
The Broadway production of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's international hit musical Wicked welcomes the return of Emmy Award winner Carol Kane to its cast at the Gershwin Theatre beginning July 1.
Kane returns to the Broadway production as Madame Morrible; she previously performed the role on Broadway, in Los Angeles and on tour. The celebrated actress succeeds Randy Danson, who played her final performance June 30.
The cast also includes Lindsay Mendez as Elphaba, Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Derek Klena as Fiyero, Michael Wartella as Boq, Adam Grupper as The Wizard, Catherine Charlebois as Nessarose and John Schiappa as Dr. Dillamond.
Adapted from the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked delves into the back story of the iconic characters from Oz. The hit musical has a score by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, direction by Mantello and musical staging by Wayne Cilento.
The production also features 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.
Wicked won Tony Awards for Costume Design, Scenic Design and Best Actress in a Musical (Idina Menzel). It was nominated as Best Musical.
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