Going Green: Playbill Video Talks to Lindsay Mendez About Joining Broadway's Wicked

Lindsay Mendez, who received Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk award nominations for her performance as Rose Fenny in the Off-Broadway musical Dogfight, is the next actress to fly into Broadway's Wicked. Playbill Video caught up with the star.

Lindsay Mendez
Lindsay Mendez

Mendez, who will begin performances May 28 as Broadway's newest Elphaba — opposite her Dogfight co-star Derek Klena, who will be making his Broadway debut as Fiyero — talked about preparing to "Defy Gravity" in the long-running musical Wicked, directed by Joe Mantello, who also staged Dogfight.

Mendez will succeed Willemijn Verkaik, who plays her final performance May 26.

Mendez, who was last seen on Broadway in the revival of Godspell at Circle in the Square, was also seen in Everyday Rapture, Grease, Off-Broadway's Dogfight and The Marvelous Wonderettes as well as the Ryan Scott Oliver song cycle 35mm.

Check out Playbill Video's interview with Mendez below: