Jessica Vosk is auditioning for Lead Elphaba here in London for July 2018
I sincerely doubt this but holy moly I'd foot the bill myself. Considering flying out to the US to see that girl play Elphaba. EDIT: she wouldn't have to audition. The casting for productions around the world is done in the US. My good friend was in the London production in the previous cast and her final auditions were taped and sent to the US.
I can see this backfiring badly. I actually love Joseph, it was the first show as a kid that got me obsessed with theatre, so will always hold a big place in my heart... BUT it doesn't have the same kind of cult following that JCS does. I also don't think the score is as 'big' as JCS score and will drown in a big venue. I saw the JCS arena tour and thought it was all kinds of wrong, and somehow think this will be an even more disappointing fail. Why not just do a big gala at the Palladium and get Donny Osmond, Philip Schofield, HfromSteps (that's his full name right?) etc with Linzi Harley, Maria Friedman and Vivienne Carlyle and other alumni back, and get ALW to play Jacob or something? This show is great when quality is put over quantity, and arena tours are hard to achieve that.
If she gets the gig, I wouldn't be surprised to see her do a short run either in London or NY. My initial thoughts were 'god no' but then I remember seeing her in Cats and being pleasantly surprised. I was still hoping for Les Michele or Sam Barks - both big enough names whilst being able to handle the role.
I've never seen Wicked, but love Alice so it was only a matter of time till I book. Took advantage of the TodayTix Egg Hunt and booked one of the £19.50 circle tickets (just in case it's not my cup of tea) and didn't have to pay a penny.
Gah in those seats it will definitely not be your cup of tea..
Willemijn's holiday dates have slightly changed so Alice now has updated Elphaba dates
April 17th - 22nd May 22nd - 24th June 29th - July 1st
Oooh this is interesting - in this case, I'll be making a trip in May I think.
Adding my two cents into the seating debate - I've seen the show 55 times and my least favourite times seeing the show have all been from the circle. My favourite seats are between row S and row Z in the middle block. Beautiful view and crystal clear sound.
Absolutely deserved - she was phenomenal in Show Boat (loved it all to be honest) and has been consistently phenomenal in everything I've seen her in. Hopefully this won't be her only award - first of many to come methinks.
The rest of the cast have to gel properly - so would have needed to be cast together. Casting isn't just who's best for the role, it's also (if not more) to do with how the person gels with their love interest etc. They had no need to cast King George with the rest of the cast for this reason.
I'd be surprised if we DIDNT have a whole cast change to be honest. From what I've heard, Susie and Oliver are definitely off - Sarah M hasn't been Nessa for long so I'd be surprised to see her go. Also I hope we don't see the back of Alice - she's just finding her feet!
Just listened to that incredibly overly riffy version of DG from 25/3. I'm sorry. Is it a joke? Is it actually from a concert she did out of character, post-show? I'm angered by the amount of embellishment. I LOVE a good riff. But less is most certainly more. Less is more. I don't know what else to say. I was actually in favour of the new riff she did in 'stand there with the wizard' because it followed the excitement of the phrasing. And I like most of the embellishments she does - I just cannot understand why she did them all at once. It's almost like one of those heinous 'My Perfect DG Riff Mix' that you see pop up on YT with a load of poorly edited riffs by various Elphabi from 2004-2007. It's a no from me, Willy. Less is more, please.