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Time to Defy Gravity! Emma Hunton Will Star as Elphaba in the National Tour of Wicked

Time to Defy Gravity! Emma Hunton Will Star as Elphaba in the National Tour of Wicked
Emma Hunton
Emma Hunton will fly in the national tour of 'Wicked.'

A new witch is hitting the road! Emma Hunton will go green and play Elphaba on the first North American tour of Wicked, replacing Alison Luff, on April 23 when the show lands in Richmond. Hunton joins a cast that includes Gina Beck as Glinda, Alison Fraser as Madame Morrible and Tim Kazurinsky as The Wizard.

Hunton’s New York stage credits include the Broadway company of Spring Awakening, as well as the off-Broadway company of Rent. She was last on tour with the first national tour of Next to Normal, and most recently played Ryan in the world premiere of Witness Uganda at the American Repertory Theater.

The company of Wicked also features Nick Adams (Fiyero), Jenny Florkowski (Nessarose), Tom Flynn (Dr. Dillamond), Jesse JP Johnson (Boq) and Emmy Raver-Lampman (standby for Elphaba) with Shayla Beck, Dina Bennett, Nikki Bohne, Lauren Boyd, Kyle Brown, Nirine S. Brown, John Carroll, Rick Desloge, Timothy A. Fitz-Gerald, Dominic Giudici, Brenda Hamilton, Spencer Jones, Sheila Karls, Trevor Ryan Krahl, Rebecca Kritzer, Marina Lazzaretto, Alison Leo, Marissa Lupp, Raymond Joel Matsamura, Jonathan McGill, Kevin McMahon, Shanon Mari Mills, Christopher Russo and Daniel Switzer.

A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, Wicked spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous characters: the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows the tale of green-skinned Elphaba through the life-changing events that eventually label her “wicked.” Fun for the whole family, Wicked is a tale about love, friendship and trust that reveals that there are two sides to every story. The Grammy-winning score by Stephen Schwartz features the songs “The Wizard and I,” “Popular” and “Defying Gravity.”

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