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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.
In other casting news, F. Michael Haynie will make his Broadway debut as Boq Sept. 25, succeeding Etai BenShlomo.
The Broadway company also currently features Jackie Burns as Elphaba, Kyle Dean Massey as Fiyero, Randy Danson as Madame Morrible, Adam Grupper as The Wizard, Jenny Fellner as Nessarose and Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond.
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.
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