Brittney Johnson Makes History as Broadway's First Glinda of Color in Wicked

Broadway News   Brittney Johnson Makes History as Broadway's First Glinda of Color in Wicked
Stepping in for Katie Rose Clarke, Johnson's performance marked an important milestone for the show.
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It's good to see her, isn't it?

January 10 marked Brittney Johnson's first time performing Glinda in Broadway's Wicked—but more importantly, while the show's other principal characters have been portrayed by actors of color over the years, it marked the 15-year-old show's first Glinda of color.

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Johnson, who has also appeared on Broadway in Motown, Beautiful, Les Misérables, and Sunset Boulevard, spoke to Playbill about stepping into Glinda's bubble. Look for that interview later today!

Wicked will be one of the shows participating in NYC Broadway Week this year, the program that makes available 2-for-1 tickets. The deal from applies to performances of select productions January 21–February 10.

Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, and The Book of Mormon are also participating in the NYCgo and Broadway League initiative. Also taking part are some new and limited-run shows, including King Kong, The Cher Show, and The Waverly Gallery.

Broadway Week is one of several programs the League takes on to promote accessibility to theatre. Other programs include Broadway Bridges, which aims to get every high school sophomore in New York City public schools to see a show.

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