Monday, 1 August 2011

Rachel to Continue as Elphaba

Exciting news guys.

Wicked confirmed this morning that Rachel has extended her contract to continue as Elphaba into 2012. I'll try and find out exactly when her new contract runs to as soon as possible.

Rachel has been an unprecedented success and the show producers are no doubt delighted they were able to persuade her to stay on.

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce that Rachel Tucker will continue in her acclaimed starring role as Elphaba into 2012. Julie Legrand (Madame Morrible), Nikki Davis-Jones (Standby Elphaba) and Chloe Taylor (Standby Glinda) are also all continuing in their roles.

UK Executive Producer Michael McCabe commented: “Since first joining our cast in March 2010, Rachel has thrilled audiences and critics alike with her powerful and passionate performance as Elphaba. We are all absolutely thrilled that Rachel has now decided to continue leading the company with her extraordinary professionalism and great dedication to the role - we couldn’t be more proud of her success”.

Louise Dearman (Glinda), Mark Evans (Fiyero), Clive Carter (The Wizard), Julian Forsyth (Dr Dillamond), Zoe Rainey (Nessarose) and Ben Stott (Boq) will all play their final performances on Saturday 10 December 2011.


Stephanie said...

That's fab news, I'm really glad :)! Going to cc and gonna book another ticket for July next year :)! Who's coming to cc too?
Sad Louise is leaving, she was such a great Glinda :(!!!


Anonymous said...

What's CC?

Dan said...

cast change? - i'm going too, LOVE Louise and the TUCKMAN partnership.
anyone know when the NEXT cast change is gonna be yet lol although probably slightly early to be getting those lol

laura said...

will Rachel being playing Elphaba on the 1st October 2011

Andy said...

Should be Laura. According to the Wicked website she has cancelled her September break and the only holiday she has booked at the moment is 22nd-24th August.

Of course she probably is due more days off so I'm afraid I can't guarantee she'll be there.

As soon as we get any holiday info I'll update the blog.

Chantal said...

Glad to hear Rachel is staying! Sad about Louise leaving though. Hope to see some last Tuckman-action on sept 26 and 27 as this will be our last trip to London for 2011.

Stephanie said...

That's great Dan, what is your seat in the theatre?
Andy, are you going to cc?
I want to take my sister with me to see Wicked in July next year, but have to be sure Rachel is playing Elphie then :)! Want to go on July 20th, 23th or 27th 2012! Bit too early to know ;)!


Andy said...

I have tickets but I wasn't sure whether I was going to be able to make it or not as I have other commitments that day.

Now it's not Rachels last show I might sell them. Haven't decided yet.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am a nineteen year old girl from Finland and i'm going to see Wicked on tuesday 20.12.2011! is there any chance to meet the stars (for example Rachel ;)) after the show. I bet there are busy and tired but i send a letter to her and ask will she response! it would mean a world to me! xxx
-petra perttula