According to this article in the San Francisco Chronicle, Eden Espinosa (former Elphaba – Los Angeles, Broadway, 1st National Tour) has been officially contracted to replace current actress Teal Wicks as Elphaba in the San Francisco production of “Wicked” on March 2; this puts Teal Wicks’ last show as February 28, 2010. This will mark the fourth production of “Wicked” Ms. Espinosa has performed in, the last being the Los Angeles production in 2007-2009. Espinosa will star opposite of Kendra Kassebaum as Glinda.
The San Francisco has been running since January 2009 and has since been reported as closing on September 5, 2010; a date which has not been officially announced but is the word of mouth of producer David Stone. We’ll bring you more when we know more.
PHOTO: Kendra Kassebaum (Glinda) and Eden Espinosa (Elphaba) during their short stint together on the first national tour.