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Wicked 2014 Melbourne Cast Announced

Principal cast and ensemble members arrived on their very own Wicked tram for One Short Day at Melbourne’s Parliament House today to herald the 2014 return of the worldwide smash hit.

 

Read Man in Chair’s review of Wicked’s Melbourne Opening Night

Legally Blonde star Lucy Durack (below) will return to play vainglorious good witch Glinda, the role she originated in the Australian premiere in 2008.

Long term cast member Jemma Rix (below left) will continue as Elphaba, a role she has played around Australia and Asia.

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Fellow original cast member Maggie Kirkpatrick (below, second from left) will return to play maleficent Madame Morrible.

Two of Durack’s talented Legally Blonde castmates will step up to play the lead male roles.  Steve Danielsen (above, second from right) will take on the role of charming playboy student Fiyero. Ed Grey (above, left) , so adorable as hairdressing assistant Kiki in Blonde, seems a natural choice to play lovelorn munchkin Boq.

Glen Hogstrom (above, right), currently playing a range of roles in The Production Company’s Gypsy this week, will play noble Doctor Dillamond. Emily Cascarino will play Glinda’s troubled sister Nessarose.

The actor to play the wonderful Wizard of Wicked’s Oz is yet to be announced.

Wicked Melbourne/Sydney cast list:

Elphaba: Jemma Rix

Glinda: Lucy Durack

The Wizard: Reg Livermore

Fiyero: Steve Danielsen

Madame Morrible: Maggie Kirkpatrick

Nessarose:Emily Cascarino

Boq: Ed Grey

Doctor Dillamond: Glen Hogstrom Nathan Carter

The full ensemble list is as follows:

Justin Anderson, Daniel Assetta, Dion Bilios, Rachel Cole, Danielle Cook, Daniel Downing, Danielle Evrat, Mitch Fistrovic, Tom Handley, Emma Hawthorne, Matt Holly (Chistery), Angela Lumicisi, Katie McKee, Kassie Martin, John O’Hara, Deanna O’Leary, Joseph O’Sullivan, Justine Puy, Chris Scalzo, Pharic Scott, Ryan Sheppard, Ellen Sutton, Monica Swayne and Sophie Wright.

Wicked celebrates its tenth anniversary on Broadway on 30 October 2014.

Wicked will open at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on Saturday 10 May 2014, where it will play until 7 September 2014, with further Australian dates to follow. Tickets go on sale by Ticketmaster on 22 July 2013.

Wicked will play at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from 20 September 2014. Tickets go on sale by Ticketmaster on 17 March 2014.

 

Read Man in Chair’s review of Wicked’s Melbourne Opening Night

Photos: Simon Parris

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