Caroline Bowman & Kara Lindsay Are the Next Witches of Wicked; New Cast Members AnnouncedOriginally posted on Broadway.com, written by Ryan McPhee
Rejoicefy at this good news: Some new faces and returning faves are heading to Wicked on Broadway! Caroline Bowman, who previously appeared in the ensemble and understudied Elphaba on the Great White Way, will take over as the green girl at the Gershwin Theatre beginning December 16. Joining her in Wicked are Kara Lindsay as Glinda, Kathy Fitzgerald in a Broadway return as Madame Morrible, Matt Shingledecker as Fiyero and two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus as Boq.
Bowman recently starred in the title of role of the national tour of Evita. In addition to Wicked, she has appeared on Broadway in Kinky Boots. Her other stage credits include Spamalot, Fame: The Musical and Grease. Prior to hitting the road with Wicked, Lindsay appeared in the original cast of Broadway’s Newsies as Katherine, taking home a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award alongside costar Jeremy Jordan. Fitzgerald returns to Wicked after taking on the role of Morrible on Broadway in 2010 and subsequently on tour. She has appeared in Swinging on a Star, The Producers and 9 to 5. Shingledecker, who also comes to Broadway following a stint on the Wicked tour, made his Broadway debut in Spring Awakening and has since appeared in West Side Story and the off-Broadway revival of Rent. De Jesús earned Tony nominations for his performances in La Cage aux Folles and In the Heights. He has also appeared on stage in Rent, Domesticated and Patti Issues and on screen in Camp and HairBrained.
The five performers are taking over for Christine Dwyer as Elphaba, Jenni Barber as Glinda, Mary Testa as Madame Morrible, Justin Guarini as Fiyero and Michael Wartella as Boq. The new faces join a cast that includes Tom McGowan as The Wizard, Kelli Barrett as Nessarose and Timothy Britten Parker as Doctor Dillamond.