The Wicked Witch of the West musical is set to debut in China this spring with a tour beginning in Shanghai on April 22. The musical will be performed 85 times through June.
AC Orange International is producing the show, which is an entertainment company that has been involved in Broadway shows since 2015.
The China tour will feature Jacqueline Hughes, Bradley Jaden and Carly Anderson. Hughes says her role is “confident, powerful, loyal and impulsive”, and “that’s what makes her attractive and beautiful”.
Jacqueline Hughes (Elphaba) starred in the UK & Ireland Tour of Wicked, playing the role of Elphaba on many occasions to great acclaim, and is currently appearing in the tour of Mary Poppins; Carly Anderson (Glinda) recently appeared in Sunset Boulevard at the London Coliseum and played the starring role of Kira in the London premiere of the musical Xanadu; Bradley Jaden (Fiyero) is currently starring as Enjolras in LES MISERABLES in the West End; popular Brooksidestar Steven Pinder returns to Wicked to play The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond; Kim Ismay, who has starred as Tanya in Mamma Mia! in the West End and on its International Tour, will play Madame Morrible; BAFTA® Cymru winner Iddon Jones will play Boq and Emily Shaw, who was in the original cast of Matilda, will play Nessarose. Jodie Steele, who has just completed a run in War of the Worlds in the West End, will be Standby for Elphaba.
The full cast of the Wicked UK/International Tour is confirmed as follows: Jacqueline Hughes (Elphaba), Carly Anderson (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Iddon Jones (Boq), Emily Shaw (Nessarose), Jodie Steele (Standby for Elphaba), Kyle Anthony, Joe Atkinson, Sam Brown, Hannah Cadec, Joel Cooper, Nicholas Corre, James Davies-Williams, Natasha Ferguson,Elizabeth Futter, Zoe George, Amy Goodwin, Alex Jordan-Mills, Stuart MacIver, Tom Mather, Stacey McGuire, Sara Morley, Emily Olive Boyd, Wendy-Lee Purdy, Dean Read, Paul Saunders, Elisha Sherman, Joshua St Clair andHannah Veerapen.
Acclaimed as “a Wicked and wonderful vision of Oz” (London Evening Standard) and “a magical story of friendship, love and growing up” (OfficialLondonTheatre.com), the multi award-winning London production of Wicked continues its open-ended run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is now in its 10th year and already the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history. Around the world, Wicked has now been seen by 50 million people in 14 countries, and won over 100 major awards.
Based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Wicked has music and lyrics by multi Grammy® and Academy® Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell; Disney’s Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and is based on the novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ by Gregory Maguire and adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman. Musical staging is by Tony® Award-winner Wayne Cilento and the production is directed by two-time Tony® Award-winner Joe Mantello.
Official UK/International Tour website: www.WickedWorldwide.com