‘Wicked’ Gets Spanish Make Over with Mexico City Opening

‘Wicked’ Gets Spanish Make Over with Mexico City Opening

As the musical Wicked celebrates its tenth anniversary on Broadway this October, a Spanish-language version of the production will launch in Mexico City. The musical will be presented by the OCESA División Teatro in a co-production with original Broadway producers Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and David Stone. Performances are set to begin at the Teatro Telcel October 17.

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 cast includes Ana Cecilia Anzaldúa and Danna Paola who will alternate in the role of Elphaba, Cecilia de la Cueva and Majo Pérez alternating in the role of Glinda, Eugenio Montesoroa as the Wizard, Anahí Allué as Madame Morrible, Jorge Lau as Fiyero, Marisol Meneses as Nessarose, Adam Sadwing as Boq, and Beto Torres as Doctor Dillamond.

Other cast members include Barbara Sepúlveda, Charlene Arián, Viviana Barrera, Liesl Lar, Elvira Moreno, Estíbalitz Ruiz, Liz Navarro, Alma Escudero, Alicia Paola, Sebastián Treviño, Israel Estrada, Julius Brewster, Emanuel Gaytán, Mariano Villarelo, Beto Díaz, Kim Yáñez, Jonathan Castillo, Andrés Elvira, Edén Pintos, María Fernanda Caballero, Marcia Peña, Cesar Luna, Luis Carlos Villarreal, and Raymundo Montoya.

The production is directed by Joe Mantello and features a Tony-nominated score by Stephen Schwartz and a Tony-nominated book by Winnie Holzman. It is expected to reflect the work of the original Broadway creative team.