The North American tour of Wicked will welcome Nick Adams, Tim Kazurinsky, and Jenny Florkowski as its newest cast members on Tuesday, February 4 in Pittsburgh, PA. They will play the roles of Fiyero, the Wizard, and Nessarose, respectively.
The three will be joining a cast that includes Alison Luff as Elphaba, Gina Beck as Glinda, and Alison Fraser as Madame Morrible. Other members of the cast include Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond, Jesse JP Johnson as Boq, and Laurel Harris as a standby for Elphaba.
Adams has several Broadway credits to his name such as Priscilla Queen of the Dessert for which he won two Audience Choice Awards, an Astaire Award nomination, and became an American Theater Hall of Fame Honoree. Other Broadway credits include A Chorus Line, Chicago, La Cage Aux Folles, Guys & Dolls, and Pirate Queen.
Kazurinsky was a cast member on the hit NBC series Saturday Night Live (1981-84) and starred in film and television series to include Neighbors, My Bodyguard, Somewhere in Time, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Princess and the Pea, and Married With Children.
Florkowski served as an understudy for the role of Nessarose which she will now lead. Other national tours include Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, 42nd Street, and CATS.
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.