Joel Grey to Take Medical Leave From Broadway's Wicked

News   Joel Grey to Take Medical Leave From Broadway's Wicked Joel Grey, who has played the Wizard of Oz in Wicked since that Broadway musical opened last fall, will take a medical leave of absence to recover from a recent bout of bronchitis, a spokesman confirmed.

Joel Grey
Joel Grey

Grey's understudy, Sean McCourt, will play the role during the absence. "All of us at Wicked love Joel," says producer David Stone, "and look forward to his speedy recovery and quick return to the show."

McCourt's credits include Bat Boy, Titanic, A Man of No Importance and The Castle.

With a score by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman and direction by Joe Mantello, Wicked features choreography by Wayne Cilento and plays the Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.