Wicked’s New Boq

Published on 27th Nov, 2008

Wicked's New BoqAnthony Callea will leave Wicked shortly and is to be replaced by theatrical newcomer Stuart Fisher.

Fisher will begin working with the company next week, a production spokesperson has confirmed. He’ll have wardrobe fittings and then begin rehearsals for the role of Boq.

A 2007 graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Wicked is Fisher’s first major break.

Callea, a former Australian Idol contestant, made his theatrical debut in Wicked. A record-breaking pop star, Callea’s casting ensured the show earned wider public recognition in its early stages.

Callea’s departure is the second major cast change Wicked has faced so far. Bert Newton recently replaced Rob Guest as the Wizard, after Guest tragically died after suffering a massive stroke.

SOURCE: Aussie Theatre

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