Two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser will step into the role of Madame Morrible in the first national tour of Wicked beginning 16th December 2013 at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, North America.
The company will also welcome Gina Beck as Glinda at the same time. Beck and Fraser will join a cast that includes Alison Luff as Elphaba and John Davidson as The Wizard.
The company also features Tom Flynn (Dr. Dillamond), Curt Hansen (Fiyero), Jesse JP Johnson (Boq), Jaime Rosenstein (Nessarose) and Laurel Harris (standby for Elphaba) with Keith A. Bearden, Shayla Beck, Dina Bennett, Kyle Brown, Nirine S. Brown, John Carroll, Rick Desloge, Timothy A. Fitz-Gerald, Adam Fleming, Jenny Florkowski, Lindsay Janisse, Spencer Jones, Sheila Karls, Ryan Patrick Kelly, Trevor Ryan Krahl, Marina Lazzaretto, Alison Leo, Marissa Lupp, Raymond Joel Matsamura, Jonathan McGill, Kevin McMahon, Meredith Miles, Shanon Mari Mills, Cassie Okenka, Brandon Rubendall, Christopher Russo, Pamela Shandrow, Daniel Switzer, Shanna VanDerwerker and Nicky Venditti.
Gina Beck will be making her U.S. debut in Wicked, coming to the tour directly from the West End production of Wicked, where she also played Glinda, opposite Louise Dearman as Elphaba. Having made her professional stage debut in the Opera Holland Park in 2005, she then toured with The Merry Widow to Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Following this successful tour, Gina made her West End debut as Cosette in Les Misérables at the Queens Theatre in June 2006. Since then her career has continued to show what a very talented young actress and singer she is.
Just before Gina took on the role of Glinda in 2011 she commented; “I hope to make her a very real Glinda, a fun-loving girl who is good at heart just some of her decisions are a little askew. She’s a girl who, like most of us, just wants to be liked.”
Fraser is a two-time Tony Award nominee for The Secret Garden and Romance/Romance. Other Broadway credits include Gypsy, Tartuffe, Born Again and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.