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Jackie Burn's Replacement?
Posted by dyland 2012-12-11 15:49:31


She departs Wicked on January 27 Does anyone know who's replacing her?

Jackie Burn's Replacement?
Posted by steven22 2012-12-11 15:54:50


My guess is Mamie Parris...I also heard a few months ago...Lindsay Mendez...one could only hope...ideally...I would love for Caissie to come back..that won't happen though

Jackie Burn's Replacement?
Posted by dyland 2012-12-11 16:04:23


Cassie won't come back..like ever..lol

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Posted by Wynbish 2012-12-11 16:05:05


Hilarious

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Posted by Younger Brother 2012-12-11 16:17:12


Why do people think Caissie wont return? She spoke about being offered to return to the role twice in her Show People interview and that she'd love to do it again.

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Posted by dyland 2012-12-11 16:19:51


didn't she suffer vocal damage from it during Los Angeles? Or was that Teal Wicks?

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Posted by TheGingerBreadMan 2012-12-11 16:21:28


dyland, I doubt it was Teal Wicks because I saw her in Jekyll and Hyde and she was great.

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Posted by wicked4l 2012-12-11 17:06:41


a friend spoke to Lindsey Mendez after a recent concert and she said that she is joining the cast after Jackie as Elphaba. She knew she was going in but didn't know when.

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Posted by FindMe12 2012-12-11 17:38:09


Caissie did suffer vocal damage during her LA run in Wicked thus having to be replaced by Teal. However Teal suffered vocal damage when she played the role in San Fransisco and had to be temporarily replaced by Vicki Noon. But she is example that someone can come back to the role after vocal damage if they handle the role more carefully since Teal later reprised the role on Broadway. Whatever was wrong must be okay now considering Caissie was offered the role on Broadway twice.

Jackie Burn's Replacement?
Posted by JRybka1611 2012-12-11 17:51:08


I heard from a friend of friend who knew a friend ...

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Posted by TheatreKid3 2012-12-11 19:04:53


Willamijn Verkaik has also been rumored to be coming over to the States after the Holland production closes in early January. I don't know if she would come this soon, depending on equity approval, but we might see her over here eventually.

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Posted by dyland 2012-12-11 19:09:25


But she's german. does she know english..? Something like that

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Posted by TheGingerBreadMan 2012-12-11 19:17:13


^^
Yes, I believe she speaks fluent English.

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Posted by ElphabaGoodman 2012-12-11 19:24:58


Willemijn Verkaik is actually Dutch, not German. She did play Elphaba in Germany for over 3 years, though. She does speak fluent English and would have no problem doing the role in English.

Equity exchanges with the Dutch are difficult, but possible. It's much easier with British and Australian performers.

I've also heard that Lindsay Mendez as Elphaba is "in-the-works", but that she's not coming until the spring because she has a bunch of concert appearances early next year.

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Posted by dyland 2012-12-11 19:29:56


@ ElphabaGoodman how is it hard for the Dutch? and not the British or Australian? for Equity exchange?

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Posted by ElphabaGoodman 2012-12-11 20:26:02


I've heard it's just a lot more negotiations with AEA and the Dutch actors union. I think it might have to do with the language barrier. Broadway productions can send American performers to London and Australia, but it's more difficult to find an American to send to The Netherlands. For example, Mary Poppins recently sent one of the US tour Marys (Rachel Wallace) to the Australian production, currently playing in New Zealand, and brought a former Australian Mary understudy to the Broadway production.

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Posted by Wynbish 2012-12-11 20:29:35


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Posted by Phyllis Rogers Stone 2012-12-11 20:33:51


I love Jackie Burn!

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Posted by SondheimFan5 2012-12-11 21:37:18


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Posted by JBC2 2012-12-12 13:16:02


Jackie isn't leaving Wicked in January. She'll be Broadway's Elphaba for a few weeks into February. I don't know how that affects those names suggested as possible replacements.

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Posted by TheatreKid3 2012-12-12 13:58:58


^ That actually makes Willemijn Verkaik a much likelier possibility.

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Posted by bdn223 2012-12-12 19:51:48


Lindsay may also be holding out for a Dogfight transfer. One of my theater professors is good friends with Pasek and Paul, and he accidently said in class that with the "sucess" of A Christmas Story added to them being the new composers on SMASH, talk of a transfer has started up again. He said that a Christmas Story producers were likley going to be their new "angels" for Dogfight.

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Posted by FindMe12 2012-12-12 20:20:11


I would love for it to be Willemijn Verkaik but I feel that she would need to take a longer break after playing the role, and even though she is fluent in english she still has to learn the show in english and work out the dialect. I have a feeling it will be Mamie Parris, Caissie Levy, Lindsay Mendez or Donna Vivino.

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Posted by somethingwicked 2012-12-12 20:23:55


I don't know how true that is, bdn, considering there was already a commercial producer silently attached to DOGFIGHT when it was at Second Stage. The only way new producers could get involved would be if that initial producer relinquished his option on the show, but even so, I don't really see the incentive. The show wasn't well recieved, and even though Pasek and Paul are now experiencing success afterward, it's not as if they'll sell tickets on their own.

The best bet DOGFIGHT would have at a successful future is if the producers took a similar route to that of NEXT TO NORMAL and took it out of town, continued to work on it with further revisions, and then brought it back to New York if those changes improved the quality of the piece.

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Posted by bdn223 2012-12-13 01:26:18


Correction I meant investors not producers.

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Posted by Wishing Only Wounds 2012-12-13 16:24:47


The Willemijn Verkaik rumors have been going on for years; they've never once been validated. She was "rumored" to come to Broadway after Germany as well. As much as I would love for Willemijn to come over, she has repeatedly spoken about how she loves doing the show in Holland, because that is where her family is based. She's married with children.

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Posted by TheatreKid3 2012-12-13 19:40:02


^ The Holland production is closing on January 10th.

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Posted by dyland 2012-12-13 19:52:25


Mamie Parris said on Twitter, she is not taking over Jackie.

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Posted by Wynbish 2012-12-13 22:11:12


Bah, let it close

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2012-12-13 22:48:44


If they were to recycle I'm hoping that it's Carmen Cusack. She's very talented.

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Posted by ElphabaGoodman 2012-12-13 23:14:52


"She's married with children."

Not that it's a huge deal, but I'm pretty sure Willemijn does not have children.