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Willemijn Verkaik, Jenna Russell & Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in Andrew Lippa’s London Concert Debut

Willemijn Verkaik, Jenna Russell & Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in Andrew Lippa’s London Concert Debut

As we previously reported, Big Fish composer Andrew Lippa is heading to London, and it's just been announced that he’s bringing three very special guests with him! Wicked favorite Willemijn Verkaik, Tony nominee Jenna Russell and Les Miserables star Carrie Hope Fletcher will take the stage on November 17 at the St. James Theatre for a special one-night-only ...

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Savannah Stevenson and More Join Willemijn Verkaik in London's Wicked

Savannah Stevenson and More Join Willemijn Verkaik in London's Wicked

Shiz University is welcoming a fresh class of stars in London. Joining Wicked’s new headliner Willemijn Verkaik are Savannah Stevenson as Glinda, Sam Kelly as The Wizard, Jeremy Taylor as Fiyero, Sue Kelvin as Madame Morrible and Olivier Award winner Paul Clarkson as Doctor Dillamond. The new stars will begin performances at the West End’s Apollo Victoria Theatre ...

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Willemijn Verkaik Will Go Green for West End Debut in Wicked

Willemijn Verkaik Will Go Green for West End Debut in Wicked

Hot off her Broadway debut as Elphaba in Wicked, Dutch stage star Willemijn Verkaik will join the musical’s West End company once again starring as Oz’s misunderstood green girl. Verkaik will assume the role of Elphaba in London beginning November 18. Current Elphie, Louise Dearman, will play her final performance at the Apollo Victoria Theatre November 16. Wicked ...

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From Pre-Show Arrivals to Post-Show Party, Complete Coverage of the 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

From Pre-Show Arrivals to Post-Show Party, Complete Coverage of the 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards
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Broadway’s brightest stars flooded the red carpet on May 5 for the 13th annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, the season’s only major awards voted on by the fans. Hosted by incoming Chicago star Wendy Williams, the awards took place at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner ...

Willemijn Verkaik on Wicked's Magic, Creating Original Music & Her ‘Surreal’ Experience with YouTube

Willemijn Verkaik on Wicked's Magic, Creating Original Music & Her ‘Surreal’ Experience with YouTube

Age & Hometown: 37; Maarn, Netherlands

Current Role: Making her Broadway debut as the gravity-defying sorceress Elphaba in the blockbuster musical Wicked.

Wicked’s Powerful Spell: Dutch stage star Willemijn Verkaik (pronounced “Villa-main Ver-kike") has played Elphaba in Wicked more than 1,000 times, in three different languages. “It’s a spell like magic,” she says of the role. “Once you ...

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Go Inside Willemijn Verkaik’s Wicked-ly Wonderful Opening Night as Broadway's New Elphaba

Go Inside Willemijn Verkaik’s Wicked-ly Wonderful Opening Night as Broadway's New Elphaba
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Willemijn Verkaik is the latest headliner to fly into the Broadway blockbuster Wicked. Embraced the world over, Verkaik has played the role of Elphaba over 1,000 times and in three different languages. The Dutch stage star broke out as the original Elphie in the German production and cast recording, as well as through viral YouTube videos of her performance ...

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Willemijn Verkaik Heads to Oz as Wicked's New Elphaba

Willemijn Verkaik Heads to Oz as Wicked's New Elphaba

Willemijn Verkaik makes her Broadway debut on February 12 as Elphaba in the high-flying musical blockbuster Wicked. The Dutch actress is scheduled to play a 15-week engagement at the Gershwin Theatre, taking over the leading role from Jackie Burns.

Verkaik has previously played Elphaba, originating the part in Germany and later reprising it Holland. In addition to receiving YouTube stardom ...

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Willemijn Verkaik to Make Her Broadway Debut as Wicked's New Elphaba

Willemijn Verkaik to Make Her Broadway Debut as Wicked's New Elphaba

Willemijn Verkaik will make her Broadway debut as Elphaba in the blockbuster musical Wicked. Verkaik will take over the role from current Elphaba Jackie Burns on February 12, 2013. Burns plays her final performance on February 10. Verkaik will lead the production for a 15-week engagement at Broadway’s Gershwin Theatre.

The Dutch actress has played the role of Elphaba ...

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