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Jennifer DiNoia will be joining the West End production of Wicked in the role of 'Elphaba', from Monday 27 October 2014 to Saturday 31 January 2015 at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre. She will replace Kerry Ellis, who will play her final performance as Elphaba on 25 October 2014.
Jennifer DiNoia will be making her West End debut in the role, eight years after first joining the cast of Wicked, and having previously performed as Elphaba in a national tour across North America, on Broadway, in Chicago, and internationally in Seoul and Sydney.
Michael McCabe, Executive Producer of Wicked said: “We are all delighted that Jennifer DiNoia will now get to add London to the extensive list of cities in North America and around the world in which she has already performed the role of Elphaba to such acclaim. We look forward to welcoming her to the West End production for what looks set to be a very special engagement.”
The current cast of Wicked includes Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero); Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Paul Clarkson (Doctor Dillamond - Philip Childs takes over from 27 Oct 2014), Sam Lupton (Boq), Sue Kelvin (Madame Morrible - Liza Sadovy takes over from 27 Oct 2014).
The show opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre 27 Sep 2006, following previews from 07 Sep, and has since been seen by almost 6 million people. Wicked is now the 10th longest-running show in the West End.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman.
It is directed by Joe Mantello, scenic design by Eugene Lee, costumes by Susan Hilferty, lighting by Kenneth Posner, sound by Tony Meola, orchestrations by William David Brohn, musical staging by Wayne Cilento.
Synopsis: 'Two girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, feisty and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very, very popular. Wicked is the story of these two unlikely friends and how they end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.'
Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, David Stone, and Michael McCabe.