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Smash Hit Musical Wicked flies back into Orlando's Dr Phillips Center for extended run

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in, and Broadway's biggest blockbuster, the smash hit musical Wicked has made a welcome return to downtown's Dr Phillips Center.


Wicked the musical Dr Phillips Center Orlando

As part of the AdventHealth Broadway in Orlando series. Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz … but from a different angle.


Wicked has taken up residence here in Orland for a welcome extended run, from January 25, through until February 12, 2023.


Wicked the musical Dr Phillips Center Orlando

Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent.


When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships … until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “Wicked.”


From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz - has transfixed audiences throughout the world with a wildly inventive story.


Wicked the musical Dr Phillips Center Orlando

Interestingly, Wicked will welcome new cast members beginning with performances Tuesday, February 7 at the Dr. Phillips Center.


Timothy Shew (The Wizard) is new to the Wicked family. On Broadway, he was in the original company of Les Misérables, and played Jean Valjean for six years both on Broadway and in Australia. Timothy has had numerous leading and/or featured roles in Funny Girl, The Visit, Evita, Bye Bye Birdie, Wonderful Town, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sunset Boulevard and Guys and Doll. On tour, he has appeared in The Light in the Piazza and Hello, Dolly! Timothy was a soloist for the Grammy-nominated Bernstein Mass Project at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and The Vatican. He has had guest starring or recurring roles in "Madame Secretary," "Law & Order: SVU," "FBI: Most Wanted" and "Ryan's Hope."


Boise Holmes (Doctor Dillamond) is a Los Angeles actor, singer, writer, voiceover artist and licensed minister. His Broadway and National Tour credits include Tonton in Once on This Island and Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King (Germany). Boise can be seen and heard on television and radio as Exxon Mobil's "Mr. Supremium." Some of his television credits include "NCIS," "Law & Order," "Chicago Fire," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Blackish." Boise is a NAACP/Ovation Award winner.


Tara Kostmayer will be joining the National Tour of Wicked as Nessarose, after recently touring in Disney's Aladdin. Off-Broadway, she was in the NYCC Encores! production of A Chorus Line. Tara has also appeared in Chicago (The MUNY), Pride and Prejudice (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley) and Ojo (La Jolla Playhouse).


Kyle McArthur (Boq) is thrilled to be joining his first National Tour. He originated the role of Simon in the Off-Broadway musical Superhero at Second Stage and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. His television credits include Showtime's "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels" as Brian Koenig and HBO's "The Deuce."


Christian Thompson is living out his childhood dream by joining Wicked and playing Fiyero. Originally from Ft. Lauderdale, he has appeared in Thoughts of a Colored Man, Ain't Too Proud (Original Broadway Company and First National Tour), and toured in the Rent 20th Anniversary Tour (Benny and Roger understudy). His Regional credits include the world premiere of The Devil Wears Prada and Catch Me If You Can at Arena Stage


They join a cast which currently includes Lissa deGuzman as Elphaba, Jennafer Newberry as Glinda, Natalie Venetia Belcon as Madame Morrible, with Emily Kristen Morris, Alexia Acebo, Jennifer Mariela Bermeo, Remmie Bourgeois, Kyle Brown, Anthony Lee Bryant, Matt Densky, Marie Eife, Jenny Florkowski, Sara Gonzales, Chelsea Cree Groen, Courtney Iventosch, Kelly Lafarga, Marina Lazzaretto, Ryan Mac, Brittany Marcell Monachino, David Scott Purdy, Jackie Raye, Andy Richardson, Jenna Nicole Schoen, Derek Schiesel, Wayne Schroder, Paul Schwensen, Ben Susak, Brion Marquis Watson and Justin Wirick.


Wicked takes to the stage at the Walt Disney Theater at Dr Phillips Center for an extended run from January 25 through until February 12, 2023.



Wicked the musical Dr Phillips Center Orlando


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