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News Wicked Tour Will Welcome Jackie Burns July 8 Jackie Burns, once of Broadway's Rock of Ages and Hair, begins defying gravity as high-flying Elphaba in the first North American tour of Wicked starting July 8 in Houston, TX.

Burns was most recently seen in the original cast of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Hair, where she was part of the "Black Boys" trio and understudied and performed the role of Sheila. Off-Broadway she was part of the original company of Rock of Ages and the award-winning Unlock'd for NYMF.

Burns joins a cast that includes Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda, Randy Danson as Madame Morrible and Richard Kline as The Wizard.

The company also features Richard H. Blake (Fiyero), Justin Brill (Boq), Tom Flynn (Dr. Dillamond), Brynn O'Malley (Nessarose) and Mariand Torres (standby for Elphaba) with Terra Lynn Arrington, Antonette Balestreri, Al Blackstone, Aaron De Jesus, Emily Ferranti, Dominic Giudici, Courtney D. Jones, Spencer Jones, Renee Lawless-Orsini, Philip Dean Lightstone, Kourtni Lind, Marissa Lupp, Sterling Masters, Kevin McMahon, Jeremy McQueen, Christopher Russo, Adam Sanford, Carla Stickler, Brandon Tyler, Shanna VanDerwerker, Bud Weber, Betsy Werbel, Lauren Ashley Zakrin and Jared Zirilli.

The Houston engagement of Wicked is currently running through July 25 at the Hobby Center. For more information about the hit musical that looks at the characters of "The Wizard of Oz" from a new perspective, visit www.wickedthemusical.com.

Wicked, based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman.

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