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Gonzalez, who will succeed Dee Roscioli, will join the cast at the Gershwin Theatre March 23.
She joins a cast that includes Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Tony Award winner Rondi Reed as Madame Morrible, P.J. Benjamin as The Wizard, Andy Karl as Fiyero, Alex Brightman as Boq, Jenny Fellner as Nessarose and Timothy Britten Parker as Dr. Dillamond.
Mandy Gonzalez has also been seen on Broadway in Lennon, Aida and Dance of the Vampires. She received an Obie Award for her work in Off-Broadway's Eli's Comin', and her film and TV credits include "The Good Wife," "One Life to Live," "The Guiding Light" and "Third Watch."
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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