Cast Rumors

There have been several rumors fopr Casting the San Fransisco, and 2nd tour of Wicked. I am here to clear the air. NO Caissie Levy and Emily Rozek are not taking over the Second National Tour, Emily confirmed this to me in an email. TO MY KNOWLEDGE Lisa Brescia will not be originating Elphaba on the second tour Either. YES Nicholas Dromard WILL be Originating Fiyero in San Fransico. NO Idina Menzel will not be coming to the San. Fran production fo WICKED to play Nessarose (I know! Of all ridiculous rumors) YES Teal Wicks will be playing Elphaba in San Fran. NO Caissie and Emily ARE NOT DUE to originate the two leads in the San Fran prod. Shoshana Bean will not be on the Second National Tour as Elphaba. And there was a rumor that Kendra Kassebaum will be playing ELPHABA in London's Wicked. I seriously doubt it, but someone on Youtube said that Kkendra said it to her at the Stage Door. I don't think that that wil happen, but who knows? I will keep you all posted

Oh Baby!

I was never picky about what baby products I used on my two oldest bio kids (ages 13 and 6). I preferred Johnson and Johnson because I liked the fragrance, because I trust the safety of the products and because it's inexpensive and easily accessible. But now I'm addicted to BabyMoon Botanicals. Let me tell you why (it's kind of a roundabout story, so stay with me):

A couple years ago I met a woman named MaryAnn Groark (pictured here with her daughter Maya) while at HBA in New York. She was a friend and student of my mentor and a few of us got together one night for dinner. As we were walking down the streets of Manhattan, we discovered that we came from the same general neighborhood in Los Angeles and that she knew a dear old family friend. I immediately liked her.

MaryAnn had just launched a line of products called BabyMoon Botanicals. It is a very thoughtfully crafted line of products that is gentle, natural, but still safe and effective. Almost a year after we met, I became pregnant with my third baby and MaryAnn sent me a package of the most amazing gifts, plus some an entire set of her products. Being the product junkie that I am, I had to "dig in" right away. Now, I could stop here and tell you how much I love the product and give you my glowing endorsement, but there's more to the story.

I have eczema and I have it bad. I battled eczema around my eyes for two straight years and nothing was helping. I had pretty much given up hope of ever being able to wear eyeshadow again. So, after the products arrived I decided to try the BabyMoon Botanical Baby Wash as my facial cleanser with my Clarisonic and let me tell you, within three days, my eczema was completely gone. I had tried EVERYTHING, and I do mean everything and all of a sudden I was dancing in the bathroom, finally free of red, itchy eye lids and puffy, line-ridden under eye bags!! My endorsement of this product is beyond glowing. I think it's AMAZING.

Of course, I've used all the products on the baby and she's wonderfully soft. The other product in the line that I think is miraculous is the Diaper Cream. I've always been an A & D mom, but the BMB product is far superior. Diaper rash that used to hang around for a week is gone overnight. Seriously. It's unbelievable.

What's the secret? I think it's MaryAnn's expertise. She's a certified aromatherapist and has a Masters Certificate in Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredient Science from UCLA. Her expertise includes essential oil toxicology, pharmacologic use of essential oils in the treatment of disease, and skin physiology. She knows her stuff and she put it all together very intentionally. The result is products that work. I love that.

I highly recommend this line for babies, children and anyone and everyone who suffers from eczema. The easiest way to find it is to go to: This little line needs all the word of mouth advertising that it can get, so tell everyone you know!! And tell her I sent you!

MadTV Star Nicole Parker to replace Marcie Doddas Elphaba on Jn. 13, 2009

MadTV Star Nicole Parker will replace Marcie Dodd as Elphaba on January 13, 2009 as the green skinned Elphaba in the Musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre. Parker Played Britney Spears, Amy Whinehouse, and Paris Hilton in "Meet the Spartans" and Played "Giselle" in Disaster Movie. She has Impersonated Sarah Palin, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Amy Whinehouse etc...

DODD, MAUZEY, O'MALLEY,and KERN to join the Broadway company of WICKED

Marcie Dodd Will replace Kerry Ellis as Elphaba , Alli Mauzey will replace Kendra Kassebaum as Glinda, Kevin Kern will replace Aaron Tveit as Fiyero, and Brynn O'Malley will replace Cristy Candler as Nessarose, on November 11, 2008. Alex Brightman replaced Ben liebert as Boq last week, and Ben Will replace Brad on Tour this Tuesday.