With the help of a reliable source, I am posting now to clear some confusion about the 1st National Tour of “Wicked”.
The reason for this confusion is the fact that Donna Vivino’s (Elphaba) site originally listed her as being with the tour through November 1, 2009. Clearly, she is still with it. She rescinded this statement once things had changed, but unfortunately some people still misunderstood and thought it meant she was leaving soon. According to my source, Donna Vivino will be with the tour AT LEAST through April 11, 2010 in New Orleans, as will Chandra Lee Schwartz (Glinda).
Another rumor that started was that Katie Rose Clarke (former 1st Ntl. Tour Glinda) would be returning in December 2009. This is incorrect; she was going to return but the contract fell through. Whether or not the other part of the rumor is true (that she would replace Erin Mackey (Broadway Glinda) in February 2010) is unclear at the moment.
Hope this helps clear any confusion, and remember that any of this is subject to change, but as soon as we know here, you’ll know.
The First National Tour is currently in Denver, Colorado through Sunday, November 15th. Visit ticketmaster.com for tickets to the show.
PHOTO: Chandra Lee Schwartz (Glinda) & Donna Vivino (Elphaba)