Alexandra Billings goes Morrible
September 25, 2019, New York, NY – Beginning performances Monday, January 20, 2020, ALEXANDRA BILLINGS, from the hit show, “Transparent,” will assume the role of Madame Morrible in the Broadway production of WICKED.
In addition to her role as Davina on “Transparent,” ALEXANDRA BILLINGS’ television and film credits include “Goliath,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “From School Boy to Showgirl: The Alexandra Billings Story,” Paddleton and Valley of Bones. She was last on Broadway in The Nap, and her additional theater credits include S/He & Me, Seussical, Berlin Circle, A Doll’s House, Trojan Woman, Gypsy, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Time to Burn, and Hamlet! The Musical! Alexandra has received the HRC Visibility Award, Rainbow Spirit Award, Chicago Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame, After Dark Award, and Joseph Jefferson Award. She is a professor of theater arts at USC and a Viewpoints Associate at Steppenwolf Theatre.
Ms. Billings will join a cast which currently includes Hannah Corneau as Elphaba, Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda, Michael McCormick as The Wizard, Jake Boyd as Fiyero, Riley Costello as Boq, Jamie Jackson as Doctor Dillamond, and Gizel Jiménez as Nessarose. Nancy Opel will play her final performance as Madame Morrible on Sunday, January 19.
The Broadway sensation WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade,” and by Time Magazine as “a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart, and courage.”
Currently approaching its 16th anniversary on Broadway, WICKED is the winner of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards. WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 16 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland, and China) and has thus far been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese. WICKED has amassed over $5 billion in global sales and has been seen by nearly 60 million people worldwide.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello with musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento. WICKED is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
For more information about WICKED, please visit www.WickedTheMusical.com.
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