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THRILLIFYING NEWS: Get ready to once again REJOICIFY & have THE CHANCE TO FLY at WICKED is set to once again DEFY GRAVITY here in America next week. The show’s ongoing 2nd National Tour (better known as THE MUNCHKINLAND TOUR COMPANY) will be the 1st Broadway tour to be performed in 17 months since being abruptly shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, official casting details of who is expecting to rejoin the tour has been announced. Expecting to continue with the production since being shutdown will include…..
Talia Suskauer (Broadway’s Be More Chill) as the smart, fiery, misunderstood, and not so Wicked Witch of the West herself “Elphaba”,
Longtime touring cast member Allison Bailey as the blonde, bubbly, and POPULAR Good Witch of the North herself “Glinda”,
Tony Award winner Cleavant Derricks (Broadway’s original Dreamgirls and Brooklyn The Musical) as “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”,
Sharon Sachs as the mischievous “Madame Morrible”,
Longtime WICKED veteran Curt Hansen as the dashing Winkie Prince turned love interest “Fiyero”,
Amanda Fallon Smith as the spoiled, wheelchaired, and Wicked Witch of the East herself “Nessarose”,
DJ Plunkett as that lovable mere-munchkin with a heart of gold “Boq”,
In addition, celebrated performer and songwriter Clifton Davis (Broadway’s Two Gentlemen of Verona, Aladdin, and Disaster) will join the 2nd National Touring company as everyone’s favorite goat teacher at Shiz himself “Dr. Dillamond”. He previously played on the 1st National Tour (a.k.a. THE EMERALD CITY TOUR COMPANY) from 2012-2013.
WICKED’s National Tour is scheduled to relaunch beginning August 3rd, 2021 for a month long run deep in the heart of Dallas, TX. From there, it will be traveling to the following cities across North America that have been rescheduled throughout 2022 including….
Charlotte, NC,
Greensboro, NC,
Appleton, WI,
Cincinnati, OH
Kansas City, MI,
Costa Mesa, CA
Omaha, NE,
Boston, MA,
Orlando, FL,
Miami, FL,
Houston, TX.
More new cities will be announced at a later time.
With the National Tour of WICKED reopening, it also marks as the 2nd original production replica returning. Currently, Wicked is being performed overseas with its Korea company (with the show performed in Korean).
Along with the tour, the Broadway production is set to reopen at the Gershwin Theatre on September 14th, 2021. Meanwhile, the London company is set to reopen the next day on September 15th, 2021 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.
Who is excited?!!!
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber

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