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Sunday, February 12th, 2006
7:14 pm
[fabala42]
Special Guest @ Wicked!
ok, so as y'all know, I saw the show Feb 4, in the evening. Little did I know that only a few hours prior, an "Idol" of mine was meeting the cast (including our very own Derrick)
Curious who? Click the cut!Collapse )
Friday, February 10th, 2006
8:07 pm
[fabala42]
PICTURESSSSS
So I got pictures from last Saturday... :o)

under the cutCollapse )
Monday, February 6th, 2006
10:38 pm
[fabala42]
AHHH!
ok, so i dunno if i told y'all this, but i got the chance to see derrick as fiyero a couple months ago in hartford. after the show (dec 10), i waited @ the SD, but only jenna and emily (my two girls) came out... well, that i saw. my dad saw derrick but didn't tell me. i went to the SD a second time to see jenna again, to meet david (my choir director plays piano on a CD w/ him), and to meet Stephanie J Block, but, again, i did not see derrick come out.

however, this past weekend, i had a stroke of luck. after winning the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels lotto and seeing the show in box seats, my sister and i went to a party across from the gershwin. we were going to rush wicked, just for fun, not expecting to win or anything. however, third to last, they call my sister's name. AGAIN. that's 3 for 3 for broadway lottos. so we got to see wicked FRONT ROW. it was amazing, derrick was even more amazing so close and stuff. after the show, and after talking to christy candler about being in the front row (she saw us @ the curtain call and waved to us and recognized us @ the SD), derrick came out. he signed my playbill and we talked about hartford.
Me: I saw you when the tour was in Hartford, but I didn't get a chance to meet you! I went to the stage door, but neither time I saw you come out!
Derrick: Well, I came out!
Me: But I didn't see you! But it's ok, because I'm talking to you now!
Derrick: Aww. Yeah, thanks.
Me: Would you mind if we get a photo together? Finally?
Derrick: Haha, sure! -we pose-
Me: You know, you were great in hartford... and tonight!
Derrick: Ha ha thanks. But I was not good tonight... No, i'm just teasing you!
Me: ha ha aww thanks derrick. bye!

so he was teasing me for being all flustered around him. :-P aww he was so sweet, i love him and i'm so glad i got to meet him. picture as soon as i get it onto the computer
Friday, January 20th, 2006
5:16 pm
[groundsofbklyn]
Squee!
http://www.broadway.com/gen/Buzz_Story.aspx?ci=524137

*bounces* They must have just put this up, because I was bored out of my mind sitting around and refreshing different pages for something interesting to come up, and BAM. There he is! :]



Current Mood: happy
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
7:12 pm
[groundsofbklyn]
another update, hehe!
Derrick says that his final date in the tour December 31st. He begins on Broadway on January 10th, and is contracted there for nine months, after which he's not sure; he'll keep us updated. He doesn't know who's taking over on the tour, nothing is decided yet, apparently.

Whee!


Aly

Current Mood: bouncy
Monday, November 28th, 2005
6:04 pm
[groundsofbklyn]
Good news!
http://www.broadway.com/Gen/Buzz_Story.aspx?ci=521963

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/96489.html

DERRICK IS GOING BACK TO BROADWAY!

Huzzah, huzzah, what wonderful news! Derrick is returning to the Big Apple to claim the role that is rightfully his: Fiyero on Broadway. He has been a member of the "Wicked" team since workshops in San Franciso, and has worked his way up through the ranks of the ensemble, to swing, to tour lead, and now full circle to Broadway lead! I am so incredibly happy and proud of him... this is a wonderful moment for Derrick and his career.

Now... What should we do to tell him how much we love him? Anyone want to make banners or icons or something? :] I feel like celebrating, lol.

He starts performing on January 10th. Is anyone already planning to go? I'll be in town in April for a choir trip, and hopefully I'll get a chance to stop by and visit. AH. I am so excited. *bounces about like Galinda*


Aly

Current Mood: bouncy
Sunday, October 30th, 2005
1:13 pm
[groundsofbklyn]
La!
Happy Wicked Day, Derrick fans!


Aly

Current Mood: calm
Thursday, October 27th, 2005
6:44 pm
[groundsofbklyn]
Q&A with Derrick... posted!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent online Q&A with Derrick Wiliams (tour cast Fiyero). He was happy to answer the questions, and his replies are now up on his website at http://derrickwilliams.2ya.com/. Please feel free to let me know what you think, with a comment here or on the guestbook! :]

♥ Aly
Thursday, October 20th, 2005
10:14 pm
[groundsofbklyn]
Q&A with Derrick!
Hey everyone. I asked Derrick recently if there was anything he'd like to see up on the site, and he said he wasn't sure exactly, but that he'd be perfectly willing to answer people's questions about himself, the show, and the tour experience if I wanted to do the organizing. Which I do. So here we are!

You can ask Derrick anything you want here, but be reasonable as far as appropriateness and specify what you want to know. I'll try to moderate and clear up the wording of a question if need be, and I'll judge what questions will go through to Derrick. If there's a problem I'll let you know why your question won't be answered and we can talk it through so everyone will be happy (I hope!).

Ask away, and I'll post his answers on the website! :]

[Edit:] I will close the questions on October 24th, just so that I can send them to Derrick all at once. Thanks!

♥ Aly

Current Mood: bored
Saturday, August 27th, 2005
8:31 pm
[groundsofbklyn]
update
hey everyone, just posting to make sure you all are still alive. :] i got an email from derrick today (the first in a looooong while) and here's what he had to say:

Hi, Aly

Everything is great with the show. Eden is here and she is a blast to work with.The site looks beautiful, and tell rveryone I said "thank you for there support. Its nice to know people apreciate how hard we all work". Take care , I will talk to you soon. Derrick


so there you have it. :] not terribly exciting, i know. ah well. how is everyone? :D keep promoting!

♥ aly

Current Mood: bored
Monday, August 8th, 2005
10:11 am
[groundsofbklyn]
update
hey everyone! i've been tweaking the site some more, here and there. eugloven's words and photo are up on the featured fan page now. don't forget, if anyone here is not yet represented on the site, please let me know so i can put you up if you want to be on it.

keep promoting... whenever you see a review of the tour posted somewhere link them here and to the site; it'll help a lot, and i'm sure derrick would appreciate it. :D

thanks everyone!
aly.

Current Mood: calm
Thursday, July 28th, 2005
9:23 pm
[fabala42]
been watching this community for a while, but i just became a member... (i figured out how, heehee... ^_^')

no DW stories, yet, but i will dec 10! :-P 135 more days, 135 more days....

WICKED OWNS YOU!
8:02 am
[groundsofbklyn]
site updates!
hey everyone. not much going on, i see... well, i decided to play around with the website some, so go on over and check it out! please sign the guestbook, too. :-) suggestions, comments, etc. are all welcome.

if anyone wants to make graphics for the site, that would be awesome! i'm not really a superb graphic artist (the ones on the front page is about as far as i go, haha) but i think there are people in this comm. who are WONDERFUL (to pardon a pun). sooo. if you get bored, whip something up and send it over!

thanks everyone,
♥ aly

[EDIT:] P.S. likewise if anyone wants to do a layout for the community, BE MY GUEST. i'd love to have a nice pretty community, but i'm terrible with LJ related stuff like that. :-\ let me know if you want to/can!

Current Mood: calm
Monday, July 25th, 2005
3:56 pm
[thegirlin14g]
I just joined so I could post this... :D
I waited with some friends in the cancellation line in L.A. for 8 hours on Saturday and got tickets for the show. I saw it once on July 13th, but Derrick was out so I'm glad I got to see him this time. Anyway I wrote a little review of just him so I thought I'd share it from the post in my journal:

Derrick Williams (Fiyero): Derrick is the regular Fiyero and I honestly don't understand why some people don't like him. Granted, he's no Norbert Leo Butz, but there's no doubt that he's talented. He made me laugh when his part was supposed to make me laugh, and the tender moments were just that as well. "As Long As You're Mine" was pure sex on the stage. After the first verse, someone started whistling at him and Stephanie really loud. Gretchen and I cracked up. But yes,I loved him. And he was so sweet after the show, but I'll get to that...

A rather crappy picture... but it's still a picture!Collapse )

Anyway - enjoy!

♥ Kimmie

Current Mood: okay
Monday, July 18th, 2005
3:34 pm
[sonofawitch]

Mods: I have read the post and it says nothing about advertising communites. If you have a problem please leave a comment or contact me. Thanks!

A LJ-CUTCollapse )

Saturday, July 9th, 2005
4:55 pm
[sonofawitch]

hey everyone! well I saw wicked on 5.29.o5 and had my doubts on Derrick...and i jsut hated him and thought he mostly would painly suck! But then when I saw him..HE TOTALLY ROCKED!(same thing with jlt) AND HE NAILED AS LONG AS UR MINE!!! AHHHH HE IS THE MOST TALENTED FIYERO ON THIS WORLD! and then when i went to the stage door after i talked to him for only like a sec cause he had to go and i told him he was the most amazing fiyero and he is better than butz..and then he says..OF COURSE I AM NOT! we had a lil fight...lol...the pic with him and i are behind the cut..

 

WHAT A LOVE FEST!!! LA LACollapse )

Current Mood: determined

10:57 am
[groundsofbklyn]
one whole year!
hi everybody. i just wanted to poke my head in and see how everyone's doing. i think we can get more members than this, guys... talk to your friends, remind people who you know have seen it to join. and if someone posts somewhere saying they saw it in L.A. and liked it, tag the community link at them and see if they'll join. it's not too much work, i promise.

also, i wanted to say that july 7th was my first anniversary of seeing "wicked"... and seeing Derrick perform. :] what a crazy year it's been because of all that! good times.

feel free to post comments, questions, pictures, tidbits of information, articles, newspaper reviews, etc pretaining to the tour or Derrick. that's what this community is for, isn't it? :]

thanks guys!
aly.

[Edit:]
p.s. have you guys seen "bewitched" yet, with carole shelley and kristin chenoweth (and will ferrell and nicole kidman) ? in the grocery store scene, nicole kidman has a messenger bag that TOTALLY looks like derrick's. the pink one. with the tan stripe down the middle of the strap. i was like "derrick has a girly bag?" XP. just wondering if anyone else noticed. :]

Current Mood: busy
Saturday, June 4th, 2005
10:46 pm
[groundsofbklyn]
backstage at the wicked tour, june 4, 2005
okay.

so before the show, mom and i went in the stage door to leave a message for derrick, saying that we'd be at the stage door so he could come get us. or whatnot. we weren't really sure how it worked, so after the show, we go in the stage door again and ask the guy at the desk.

me: i'm here to see derrick williams?
guy at desk: ...uh...is he in the show?
me: .............yes?
guy at desk: okay. hold on. *calls his dressing room, confirms it* ...okay, go through that door and to the left, down the stairs. you'll see signs.
me: kay.

...through the door...Collapse )

i love my life.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2005
4:47 pm
[groundsofbklyn]
just a little bit of a tour-junkie newsflash for ya
...been checking with people lately who have seen the tour in Chicago and they say Jenna Leigh Green has been on for Stephanie J. Block for the last two weeks at least. they've been liking her well enough, but people are beginning to wonder where Stephanie is. i checked with Derrick yesterday, and he says that Stephanie's not been feeling too hot, so she's been off and on lately. they expect her back soon.

i'm seeing it again on june 4th...is anyone else?

(x-posted to wicked_elite)
Monday, May 23rd, 2005
1:32 pm
[versacelitterbx]
So a few weeks ago, I saw Wicked and just got my pictures back!!
This is my roommate/best friend and I meeting Derrick.Collapse )
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