Kane will return to the Broadway production as Madame Morrible beginning July 1. Kane previously performed the role on Broadway, in Los Angeles and on tour. Fresh off the national tour of Wicked, Wartella will assume the role of Boq starting June 25.
Randy Danson, who is currently playing the role of Madame Morrible, will play her final performance June 30. F. Michael Haynie, who is currently playing the role of Boq, will give his final performance June 23.
The two actors will join a cast that includes Lindsay Mendez as Elphaba, Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Derek Klena as Fiyero, Adam Grupper as The Wizard, Catherine Charlebois as Nessarose and John Schiappa 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 Mantello and musical staging by Wayne Cilento.
The production also features 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.