djp, on 25 June 2012 - 02:03 AM, said:
Sam's already back in Oliver. Its going to be interesting to see what bigger acting /singing role, comes her way next after Eponine and Nancy .I will give Michelle a go, but Sam would have been high on my list for Cabaret - I missed her last time. I agree I can't see a shortage of potential Elphabas. There's been a run of very strong Scaramouche's recently (with the power, acting skill and comedy timing) and I would think Sabrina or Lauren or Amanda could play Elphaba well at some point and there's probably other possibilities too . I can't find the others singing from Wicked on the net, but Lauren has sung Popular on TV and For Good in a cabaret and she sounds great . Depends perhaps where you want to place Elphaba after Rachel. Niamh has got some beautiful material from some new musicals on youtube, and I would love to see her in something too.
I just wish that while they have someone very, very, special in the role like Rachel (alongside Gina, who is also someone special) they would actually do a cast recording and preserve it for posterity.
Ahh I didn't know she was back in Oliver, I'll have to try and get to it now. She was fabulous in Cabaret, I wanted her to do the London run too.
Back on Wicked, if I was going to pick anyone who's recently done WWRY to be an Elphaba it'd be Rachel John - her voice is beautiful and definitely powerful enough, and I'd love to see her in the role someday.
DanielWhit, on 25 June 2012 - 12:39 PM, said:
She's the only consistent one because she's mentioned it as a role a few times in the past, IIRC. I seem to remember on twitter her and Gina saying how good it'd be to perform against each other as Elphaba/Glinda. Fan crowds picked that up and now there's an underlying feel of hype about trying to get Sabrina into the show (only helped by Gina being Glinda currently).
I had no idea she'd mentioned it as a role in the past, but she'd be my first choice and has been over the past couple of years when it hasn't been clear whether Rachel would leave or not, so I think it's unfair to suggest that she's created all the hype around her. She's my first choice for Elphaba because I thought she was brilliant when I saw her in WWRY and would love to see her in Wicked.
cat123, on 25 June 2012 - 09:46 AM, said:
I like Sabrina, but I'm not entirely sure how good she'd be as Elphaba. I love her to prove me wrong. But she can't be the only person people wanna see. I have a couple of names in mind who I'd love in the role!
And they would be who? If people want to discuss alternatives to Sabrina, it would be helpful to post names...