Alli Mauzey will return to the role of Glinda in the long-running hit Broadway musical Wicked Oct. 16.
Mauzey played the role of Glinda on Broadway in 2009 and returns to the Gershwin Theatre directly from the musical's national tour. She will succeed Chandra Lee Schwartz, who will play her final performance Oct. 14.
Based on Gregory Maguire's novel, which turned every Oz myth inside out, Wicked explores the early life of the witches of Oz: Glinda and Elphaba. The two main characters meet at Shiz, a school where both hope to take up sorcery. Glinda is madly popular and Elphaba is, well, green. By a misunderstanding, they wind up roommates and, after an initial period of mutual loathing, begin to learn something about each other. Their life paths continue to intersect through a shared love, entry into the Emerald City and interaction with the Wizard himself. Eventually, their choices and convictions take them on widely different journeys.