Broadway’s original Tracy Turnblad, Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur, will take on the role of Winnifred Sanderson in The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Hocus Pocus, which will be presented in Los Angeles at Rockwell Table & Stage September 29-November 12.
Winokur will alternate in the starring role alongside recording artist Becky Baeling Lythgoe. The role was originated on screen by Bette Midler.
The adaptation is by Kate Pazakis and John Flynn. Pazakis is executive producer.
Additional casting will be revealed shortly.
Tye Blue will direct. The news was revealed on the director’s Instagram.
I have to take a moment to acknowledge the two brilliant women starring in my next directing project, The Unauthorized Musical Parody of #HocusPocus. Alternating in the role of Winnie (created famously by @bettemidler) are beloved Tony Award winner MARISSA JARET WINOKUR (Broadway's HAIRSPRAY, GREASE, @dancingabc & a million other hilarious shows) and international pop/dance recording artist, TV host, producer, & actress BECKY BAELING LYTHGOE. I have admired these marvelous human beings from afar for a while and I'm honestly so humbled, grateful & excited to create some magic with them. Get your tix at Rockwell-la.com. Thank you @christopheryoungsman for "that marvelous introduction." #hocuspocusunauthorized #dreamscometrue #director #LAtheatre