January 28, 2021

Sheryl Lee Ralph Will Join Wicked

first_img Related Shows from $95.00 View Comments Wickedcenter_img A dreamy Head Shizstress will soon take the Gershwin Theatre stage. Dreamgirls Tony nominee Sheryl Lee Ralph is set to join the Broadway company of Wicked on November 1 as Madame Morrible. She steps in for Tony winner Judy Kaye, who is scheduled to take her final bow on October 30 (which happens to be the production’s 13th anniversary).Ralph earned a Tony nomination for her performance as Deena in the original production of Dreamgirls. She made her Broadway debut in Reggae and last appeared as Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2002. On the small screen, she’s known for playing Dee Mitchell in Moesha, as well as performances in Ray Donovan, It’s a Living and Instant Mom.In addition to Kaye, the current cast of Wicked includes Jennifer DiNoia as Elphaba, Carrie St. Louis as Glinda, Michael Campayno as Fiyero, Peter Scolari as the Wizard, Michael Genet as Doctor Dillamond, Zachary Noah Piser as Boq and Dawn E. Cantwell as Nessarose. Sheryl Lee Ralph(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)last_img read more

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Legislature works to reform Vermont unemployment

first_imgNow that Vermont has had to start borrowing federal money in order to pay unemployment checks, the Vermont Senate Economic Development committee is working to reform the state’s bankrupt unemployment fund. The committee is trying to strike a balance between the financial burden of the reform on employers and labor. The proposed plan would raise unemployment taxes for businesses over a three-year period, bringing it from the current base of $10,000 up to $18,000. Maximum weekly benefit checks for the unemployed would go down from $425 to $400, and there would also be more strict guidelines around who may qualify for benefits.(Source: WCAX)last_img read more

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