Wicked stars to perform with Philadelphia Orchestra | Arts & Culture
Two former stars of the hit Broadway musical Wicked will perform selections from the Tony Award-winning show along with other favorites from Broadway, opera and pop music at the Thursday, August 19 performance of The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC.
Erin Mackey, who played the role of “Glinda” and Julia Murney, who starred as “Elphaba” will join New York Pops conductor Steven Reineke for a program entitled, Wicked Divas. Songs from Gypsy, Carmen, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Titanic and Ragtime are among those featured on the program.
Erin Mackey made her Broadway debut as Glinda in Wicked in the fall of 2009 after playing the role in the Chicago and Los Angeles productions of the musical. Most recently she starred on Broadway in Roundabout Theatre Company's Sondheim on Sondheim, starring Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams and Tom Wopat.
Julia Murney last appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked after playing the role on the national tour for which she received an Acclaim Award. Other New York credits include Lennon, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Drama Desk nomination), The Vagina Monologues, A Class Act, Saved, Crimes of the Heart, First Lady Suite, and Time and Again (Lucille Lortel nomination).
Tickets for The Philadelphia Orchestra start at $18 for lawn seating; inside seats range from $31-$72.50. Children 12 and under are entitled to free lawn admission compliments of the GE Kids in Free program. Citizens Bank’s student discount entitles students in middle school, high school, and college to $10 lawn seats or 25% discounted amphitheatre seating. Details and tickets are available at www.spac.org, 518-584-9330,or at the Box Office.
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