The Greengirl Sisterhood is a community dedicated to the wonderful actresses who had/have been playing the role of Elphaba in Wicked. We bring you news, graphics, funny stories, interviews, photos and of course Wicked experiences! Every month we pick Elphaba of the Month and bring you a whole pack of pictures and interviews about her! Real-person fanfictions are very welcomed (as long as they include at least one "Elphaba"). And of course - later when the community will have more members - we shall run all sorts of challenges and fun games. ^-^
* keep the things on topic - have something about Idina? Sho? Eden? Julia? Post it here! * be social and tolerant - we know not every Elphaba is your favorite but no need to be mean about her * have fun! - because it's not fun without fun...you know what I mean :)
* when posting fan-fictions:
Title: Rating: Pairing: Summary:
Who: Idina Menzel When: Original Broadway Cast (2003) and Original London Cast (2006) And: She received the 2004 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. On her third to last performance of Wicked on January 8, 2005, she fell through a trap door and cracked a lower rib. The injury prevented her from performing in the January 9 show. Menzel did, however, make a special out-of-costume appearance at that performance, performed her final song, and received a standing ovation.
Who: Julia Murney When: Current Broadway, US National Tour And: Murney starred as Elphaba in the national touring company of the musical Wicked from March 8, 2006 to September 3, 2006. In that role, she won an Acclaim Award from the Cincinnati Enquirer for leading performer in a musical.
Who: Eden Espinosa When: Original Broadway Standby, US National Tour Standby, Current Los Angeles And: Espinosa made her Broadway debut in the original company of Stephen Schwartz's musical Wicked, where she served as Idina Menzel's standby as Elphaba. At one point, Espinosa continuously performed in the role for a month, while Menzel was busy shooting the film Ask The Dust in South Africa.
Who: Kerry Ellis When: Current London And: Kerry Ellis has been part of the original London cast of Wicked since the West End premiere in Autumn, 2006. Kerry had been the standby for Idina Menzel as 'Elphaba.' As standby, Kerry had already played the part on a number of occasions when Idina had been unable to perform.
Who: Dee Roscioli When: Current Chicago And: Currently, Roscioli is starring as "Elphaba" in the Chicago company of Wicked. She joined the cast in January 2006 replacing Kristy Cates as understudy for Elphaba when Cates assumed the full-time role. Roscioli went on to replace Cates as "Elphaba" on December 12, 2006.
Who: Victoria Matlock When: Current National Tour And: "One of my favorite lines in the show is, 'She steals a dead woman's shoes? She must have been raised in a barn!' It makes perfect sense." she says.
Who: Shoshana Bean When: Previous Broadway Standby And: She was the standby who had to perform on the day Idina broke her ribs during the second act of the show. She did great.
Who: Kristy Cates When: Original Broadway Understudy,Chicago And: In March 2005, when Stephanie J. Block, the star of the Wicked national tour, was injured, Kristy was immediately flown to Toronto to play Elphaba as Stephanie recovered. While in Toronto, she was asked to join the Chicago cast of Wicked as standby to SNL alum, Ana Gasteyer. While in school, she was roommates and friends with Shoshana Bean.
Who: Stephanie J. Block When: Original US National Tour And: Block had been composer Stephen Schwartz 's original choice for the part and worked with him while the musical was still in early development, before Menzel became involved. Block was awarded the 2006 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Non-Resident Production and the 2007 Carbonell Award for Best Non-Resident Actress for this role.
Who: Ana Kristina Gasteyer When: Original Chicago, Broadway And: She created the role of Elphaba for Chicago's production of Wicked.
And of course we love the not-so-famous ladies too!
* Lisa Brescia (Current Broadway Standby) * Caissie Levy (Current Broadway Understudy) * Coleen Sexton (Current Tour Standby) * Marcie Dodd (Current Tour Understudy) * Shona White (Current London Standby) * Cassidy Janson (Current London Understudy) * Carmen Cusack (Current Chicago Standby) * Dan'yelle Williamson (Current Chicago Understudy) * Jennifer DiNoia (Current Chicago Understudy) * Julie Reiber (Current LA Standby) * Courtney Corey (Current LA Understudy) * Brandi Chavonne Massey (Broadway Understudy) * Saycon Sengbloh (Broadway Standby) * Maria Eberline (US National Tour Understudy) * Jenna Leigh Green (US National Tour Understudy)