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Jackie Burns (former Elphaba – Broadway, 1st Ntl. Tour), Ryan Silverman (former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – Chicago) and Teal Wicks (former Elphaba – Broadway, San Francisco, Los Angeles; former s/b Elphaba) will perform in FRANK & FRIENDS, a concert featuring the music of composer Frank Wildhorn. This concert will be at Birdland on June 17. Show time is 7 PM, with doors opening at 6 PM. All profits will go to The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in the performing arts and entertainment. Mr. Wildhorn will play piano for this concert. Tickets are $35.
For tickets and more information, visit ticketfly.com
Willemijn Verkaik has replaced Jackie Burns as Elphaba.
James Brown III has replaced Jonathan McGill in the ensemble.
1st National Tour
Laurel Harris has replaced Carla Stickler as the standby for Elphaba. As previously announced, Courtney Iventosch will be taking over Ms. Stickler’s position as an understudy for Nessarose.
Melissa Jacques has replaced Tania Mathurin as the Midwife and understudy for Madame Morrible.
2nd National Tour
Lilli Cooper has replaced Anna Eilinsfeld in the ensemble and as an understudy for Elphaba. As previously announced, Jillian Kates will be taking over Ms. Eilinsfeld’s position as an understudy for Nessarose.
Actress Willemijn Verkaik (former Elphaba – Holland, Oberhausen, Stuttgart) will be taking over the role of Elphaba on Broadway on February 12, 2012. She takes over from actress Jackie Burns (Elphaba – Broadway; former Elphaba – 1st Ntl. Tour), who will have portrayed the role for nearly a year and a half on Broadway, the longest run of any one actress as Elphaba on Broadway. This will mark Ms. Verkaik’s third language in which to perform the show, having previously performed it in both German and Dutch.
Check out this video from Broadway.com hosted by Kyle Dean Massey (Fiyero – Broadway) taking us behind-the-scenes of the Broadway production of WICKED. Also appearing in the video are Etai BenShlomo (Boq), Jackie Burns (Elphaba), Tom Flynn (Dr. Dillamond), Jonathan McGill (ensemble), Eddie Pendergraft (ensemble, u/s Boq) and Mark Shunkey (Chistery).
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.
Jackie Burns (Elphaba – Broadway; former Elphaba – 1NT) understudied Caissie Levy (former Elphaba – LA; former s/b Elphaba – LA; former ensemble & u/s Elphaba – Broadway) as Sheila in the 2009 Broadway revival of Hair.
Idina Menzel (original Elphaba – Pre-Broadway, Broadway, West End) went to high school with her former Rent costar Adam Pascal.
At 4’11″, Kristin Chenoweth (original Glinda – Pre-Broadway, Broadway) is the shortest actress to have played Glinda.
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.
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”.