Gina Beck and Alison Fraser are set to join the cast of the Wicked tour beginning December 16 at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, IL. Beck will play the role of Glinda and Fraser will play the role of Madame Morrible.
Beck will make her U.S. debut in the production, coming directly to the tour from the West End production of Wicked where she also played Glinda. Additional West End credits for Beck include Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera and Cosette in Les Misérables.
Fraser is a two-time Tony Award nominee for her work in The Secret Garden and Romance/Romance. Additional Broadway stage credits include Gypsy, Tartuffe, Born Again and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Other cast members in the production include Alison Luff as Elphaba, John Davidson as the Wizard, Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond, Curt Hansen as Fivero, Jesse JP Johnson as Boq, Jaime Rosenstein as Nessarose, and Laurel Harris as Elphaba’s standby.
Wicked is based upon the novel by Gregory Maguire. It tells the story of the witches you were first introduced to in the Wizard of Oz. It traces the origins of the witches in a unique way that truly allows the audience to get to know them and understand them on a more personal level. The audience follows the friendship of the witches and watches them step into their destiny as the production progresses.
The production is directed by Joe Mantello and has musical staging by Wayne Cilento. It features a musical score by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and David Stone.