Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz Fly Into Broadway's Wicked Sept. 27

News   Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz Fly Into Broadway's Wicked Sept. 27 Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz are off to meet the Wizard in the Broadway production of the hit Tony-nominated musical Wicked beginning Sept. 27 at the Gershwin Theatre.

Jackie Burns
Jackie Burns Photo by Joan Marcus

Burns (Hair, Rock of Ages) and Schwartz (Gypsy with Bernadette Peters, Hairspray, High School Musical) appeared in the first national tour of Wicked as Elphaba and Glinda, respectively, and now repeat their performances for Broadway audiences.

Burns succeeds Teal Wicks, and Schwartz replaces Katie Rose Clarke.

The two actresses join a cast that currently includes Richard H. Blake as Fiyero, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible, Tom McGowan as The Wizard, Etai BenShlomo as Boq, Cristy Candler as Nessarose and Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond.

Adapted from the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked delves into the back story of the iconic characters from Oz. The hit musical has a score by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, direction by Joe Mantello and musical staging by Wayne Cilento.

Chandra Lee Schwartz
photo by Joan Marcus

The creative team also includes scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Tony Meola, projections by Elaine J. McCarthy, wig and hair design by Tom Watson, music supervision and arrangements by Stephen Oremus, orchestrations by William David Brohn and dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.

Wicked won Tony Awards for Costume Design, Scenic Design and Best Actress in a Musical (Idina Menzel). It was nominated as Best Musical.

For tickets visit WickedtheMusical.

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