Wicked 2013 Uk Tour Thread
Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:41 PM
FRINGE: Smokey Joe's Cafe X1 | Tomorrow Morning X3 | Company X1 | The Kissing Dance X2 | Road Show X1 | Crazy For You X1 | The Belle's Stratagem X3 | Pippin X1 | Kissing Sid James X1 | Mack & Mabel X1 | Taboo X1 | Victor/Victoria X1 | Bully Boy X1 | Daddy Long Legs X1 | Merrily We Roll Along X1 | Lift X4 | Payback the Musical X1
BROADWAY: Wicked X1 | Newsies X1 | Annie X1
ON TOUR: Les Miserables (Barbican) X1 | Evita (Wimbledon) X1 | Annie (Woking) X1 | Hairspray (Woking) X1 | Avenue Q (Bromley) X2 | Avenue Q (Richmond) X2 | Avenue Q (Woking) X2 | Avenue Q (High Wycombe) X2 | Avenue Q (Southampton) X1 | Avenue Q (Milton Keynes) X1 | Avenue Q (Salford) X1 | Avenue Q (Cardiff) X1 | Avenue Q (Belfast) X1 | Avenue Q (Northampton) X2 | Jekyll &amp; Hyde (Woking) X1 | Legally Blonde (Bristol) X2 | Legally Blonde (York) X1 | Legally Blonde (Glasgow) X1 | Legally Blonde (Edinburgh) X1 | Sister Act (Oxford) X1 | Legally Blonde (Wimbledon) X1 | Rent 20th Anniversary Concert X5 | West Side Story X1 | Wicked X2 | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers X1
CHICHESTER: She Loves Me X3
MANCHESTER: Vampirette X2
OPEN AIR THEATRE: Crazy For You X1, Sound of Music X1
LEEDS: Loserville X1
NATIONAL THEATRE: Welcome To Thebes X1 | London Road X1 | Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time X1
Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:44 PM
How come ? Because she will have had enough of playing Elphaba ?
Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:45 PM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:49 PM
2004: Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
2008: Mamma Mia
2009: Sound Of Music, Les Miserables, The Woman In Black
2012: Wicked, Chicago, Legally Blonde, Ghost, Wizard Of Oz, Phantom Of The Opera (UK Tour), Matilda, Sweeney Todd, Taboo (Brixton), Wicked, Wicked
2013: Lift (Soho), The Book Of Mormon, Avenue Q (Off-Broadway), Newsies (Broadway), Wicked (Broadway), Pippin (Broadway), The Lion King.
2013: A Chorus Line, Wicked, The Book Of Mormon, Wicked, The Book Of Mormon, Wicked, We Will Rock You (UK Tour), Wicked (UK Tour), Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Wicked, Les Miserables, Wicked
Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:10 PM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:22 PM
Her plans could include the tour though, this does seem to have been in the works for a while and I would think there's a decent chance she'll have been given first refusal on it at least. She's the longest-running West End Elphaba, and she's leaving at a convenient time before the tour to allow for her to have some time off first if she were to do it.
She doesn't seem to be bored of the role, she's award-winning and clearly highly regarded by many fans, critics and the Wicked production team, and she's proven herself in the role and performed several times on major TV shows, never mind getting her break on one herself - she's the biggest 'name' Elphaba London's had apart from Idina in terms of being known outside theatre circles I think - I'm not sure as many people would instantly recognise Kerry, talented and famous though she is.
Makes much more sense in my mind to have Rachel do it if they really want to market this tour as a big deal, and then if she doesn't want to do the whole run then they can bring someone else in down the line. if this is goling to tour for as long as the Lion King is, then there could be several Elphabas in the end, so even if Rachel only does a venue or 2 there's still plenty of time for others to take the role!
Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:29 PM
Going back to Rachel, it could also be a very well paid gig for her, she would be in a strong position to negotiate and if there are no upcoming roles for her then why not. Still needs to pay the bills. The producers in return get someone reliable who can handle the role and will deliver on the road leading to great reviews and word of mouth. Plus, local theatres can promote her reality background to. Whether she ends up in the role or not, time will tell, but there are lots of good reasons why she could do it
Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:47 PM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:53 PM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:02 PM
Rumours of the show possibly closing? Never heard of those - where have you heard that?
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