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Chandra Lee Schwartz (former Glinda – Broadway, 1st Ntl. Tour) has been cast in the upcoming world-premiere production of SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE – THE MUSICAL. Based on the hit film of the same name, the production will be presented by Pasadena Playhouse in California May 24-June 23, with an official opening on June 2. Ms. Schwartz will play the leading role of Annie.
For more information, visit PasadenaPlayhouse.org
Alli Mauzey has replaced Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda.
Michael DeVries has returned to the role of the Witch’s Father and understudy for The Wizard and Dr. Dillamond.
2nd National Tour
Zarah Mahler has replaced Catherine Charlebois as Nessarose.
Alli Mauzey (former Glinda – 1st Ntl. Tour, San Francisco, Broadway; former s/b Glinda – Broadway) will return to the Broadway company of WICKED this fall, replacing Chandra Lee Schwartz.
Check out Broadawy.com’s “Ask A Star” feature with Jackie Burns (Elphaba – Broadway; former Elphaba – 1st Nat’l Tour) and Chandra Lee Schwartz (Glinda – Broadway; former Glinda – 1st Nat’l Tour)!
Five current and past performers in WICKED will take part in BROADWAY BARKS, which is “a star-studded dog and cat adoption event benefiting New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies”. The event takes place on July 14, 2012 in Shubert Alley in New York City, New York, beginning at 3:30pm. Celebrity presentations of pets from aniaml shelters begin at 5pm. The WICKED performers taking part are:
Jackie Burns (Elphaba – Broadway; former Elphaba – 1st Nat’l Tour)
Joel Grey (The Wizard – Original Broadway Cast)
Cassie Levy (former Elphaba, s/b Elphaba – Los Angeles; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Broadway)
Carol Kane (former Madame Morrible – San Francisco, Los Angeles, Broadway, 1st Nat’l Tour)
Chandra Lee Schwartz (Glinda – Broadway; former Glinda – 1st Nat’l Tour)
For more information, please visit www.broadwaybarks.com.
Felicia Ricci (former Elphaba s/b, ensemble u/s Elphaba – San Francisco) performed in “The Jerusalem Syndrome” twice, once with Chandra Lee Schwartz (Glinda – Broadway; former Glinda – 1 Ntl.) and once with Julie Reiber (former s/b Elphaba – Broadway, Los Angeles).
Michelle Federer (original Nessarose – pre-Broadway, Broadway) guest starred on “Smash” as Monica Swift.
Megan Sikora (former ensemble & u/s Glinda – Broadway, Chicago; former u/s Nessarose – Broadway) and Megan Hilty (former Glinda – Los Angeles, 1 Ntl. Broadway; former s/b Glinda – Broadway) performed together in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.”
Check out this video from WICKED Day, on October 30, 2011, which celebrated the eighth anniversary of the show’s opening on Broadway. Fans voted for their favorite song, which was sung by past and present WICKED cast members. The soloists featured in order are: Chandra Lee Schwartz (Glinda – Broadway; former Glinda – 1NT), Donna Vivino (s/b Elphaba – Broadway; former Elphaba, s/b Elphaba – 1NT), Kate Fahrner (s/b Glinda – Broadway; former Glinda – Chicago; former ensemble, u/s Glinda, Nessarose – Chicago), Kathy Fitzgerald (Madame Morrible – Broadway), Kristy Cates (former Elphaba, former s/b Elphaba–Chicago; former u/s Elphaba–Broadway), Jackie Burns (Elphaba – Broadway; former Elphaba – 1NT), Cristy Candler (Nessarose – Broadway; former ensemble, u/s Nessarose, Witch’s Mother – Broadway), and Stephanie Torns (current Ensemble; u/s Elphaba – Broadway; former Ensemble; u/s Elphaba – 1NT). Also, see if you can spot the special appearance by one of the WICKED creative team!
The video was posted by OfficialWICKED on YouTube and has been embedded below for your convenience.
Kate Reinders (former Glinda – Chicago, Broadway) and Chandra Lee Schwartz (Glinda – Broadway; former Glinda – 1NT) were both in the 2003 Broadway revival of Gypsy. Ms. Reinders played Dainty June, and Ms. Schwartz played Agnes and understudied Dainty June.
Rondi Reed (former Morrible – Chicago, Broadway) currently has a recurring role on the tv show Mike and Molly.
John Rubinstein (former Wizard – Los Angeles) is the son of internationally renowned concert pianist Artur Rubinstein.
Check out this video of Jackie Burns (Elphaba – Broadway; former Elphaba – 1st Ntl. Tour) & Chandra Lee Schwartz (Glinda – Broadway; former Glinda – 1st Ntl. Tour) giving an interview about their Broadway debut in “Wicked”.