Former ALLY McBEAL star Taye Diggs is joining his wife, Idina Menzel, in the Broadway musical WICKED on Christmas night (25DEC03) for a three-week run.

Diggs will play FIYERO, the romantic lead in the show, which is based on GREGORY MAGUIRE's cult novel about the two witches of Oz. Menzel and KRISTIN CHENOWETH star as the witches and Joel Grey plays the Wizard Of Oz.

Diggs, 32, replaces NORBERT LEO BUTZ, who's on a leave of absence because of a back injury. Diggs' run will come to an end on 18 January (04).

Diggs previously starred in RENT and played lawyer BILLY FLYNN on Broadway in CHICAGO - as well as appearing in the production's movie version.

11/12/2003 09:06