Jackie Burns & Chandra Lee Schwartz extension?

Sinfonian4life
Understudy
joined:6/27/08
I've heard similar. The original idea was to have Chandra and Jackie leave on 9/23 and have replacements at the same. I have heard that the new Elphaba isn't ready yet, so Chandra is living and then Jackie will when Elphaba is ready.
steven22
Broadway Legend
joined:5/19/06
Isn't Jenny DiNoia in Wicked in Korea?
FindMe12
Chorus Member
joined:3/14/12
Yes DiNoia is in Korea so it wont be her.
PositivelyEmerald
Stand-by
joined:7/24/11
^She had a 5 month contract with that production. I don't know exactly when she started though...

I'm still hoping for Lindsay Mendez to replace Jackie.
winston89
Broadway Legend
joined:6/18/06
I find it amazing that that thanks to Wicked DiNoia has been able to travel all over the world. First as a quick replacement in the Aussie production now Korea.
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tphiliboy152
Stand-by
joined:6/14/12
Wicked Korea is ending soon anyways and Jennifer said about 2 weeks ago she only had a few weeks remaining.... so it's possible that she might be coming in to temporarily replace Donna. I think Chandra is supposed to finish in the show this coming Sunday (9/23/12). If not, then it's very soon
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steven22
Broadway Legend
joined:5/19/06
I just can't believe that DiNoia hasn't been full time Elphaba at all yet!
ClumsyDude15
Broadway Legend
joined:12/11/06
My money is on Nicole Parker returning to the role after leaving the first national tour - she and Alli were an excellent pair awhile back, and I'd love to see them back together.

Also, the standby who will be filling in for Donna is not someone whose been mentioned on here yet.
Sinfonian4life
Understudy
joined:6/27/08
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Sorry I felt like the must appropriate time to do it! lol
DEClarke
Broadway Legend
joined:11/22/06
Good for Jackie. I was working front of house at WICKED when she first stepped into the role in Houston and loved her in the show! She makes a fantastic Elphaba!
timesboylive
Swing
joined:7/17/11
Dear Lord, please let them bring in Carrie Manolakas. I really think she could develop into an amazing Elphaba.
93eia
Swing
joined:5/21/12
What about Diana DeGarmo?? Personally I hope she could play Elphaba!! Or maybe that is just me... She can act, sing and dance!! She was fantastic in Hairspray!!
wheety1621
Chorus Member
joined:11/19/09
I think the Broadway production has been very lucky to have such a varied range of actors playing the lead roles of Elphaba and Glinda. I think the Broadway community should be glad that they have such a high turnover and freshness to the roles compared to say the London production. So I say good on Jackie for staying with the role for longer than a year!

In over 6 years in London, it has only had FOUR principle Elphabas (Idina, Kerry, Alexia and current lead Rachel) and FOUR principle Glinda's (Helen, Diane, Louise and current lead Gina).
dutch46mill2
Featured Actor
joined:1/18/06
Diana Degarmo just arrived in NY from LA , coincidence I'm sure But.....

Updated On: 9/19/12 at 07:45 PM
fingerlakessinger
Broadway Legend
joined:11/18/10
^I'm sure its a coincidence hehe
I love Diana...but I just don't see her as Elphie IMO. Not saying she can't do it...I just don't see it.
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Phillytheatreguy10
Leading Actor
joined:7/22/12
My votes for the new Elphie are...
Caissie Levy- her voice is magical and effortless, I know she's voiced that she would like to come back, and she may not be ready due to a vacation after the Ghost runs in London and NYC. Also, I know she has had vocal surgery since her first appearnace, maybe she is learning to sing the role differently or working on placement. Next...
Anneliese Van Der Pol- I will continue to voice this until she freakin' does it!
Eden Espinosa- But since her album was just successfully funded she may not have time, but she'll always be my favorite! And...
Lindsay Mendez- Just because I would like to hear her intrepretation. I'm not sure I fully see her in the role, but I'm open minded after her captivating performance in Dogfight.
Those are my choices in order of preference. Either way I can't wait to see who the new Elphie is!
timesboylive
Swing
joined:7/17/11
does anyone know who will be replacing Donna or Jackie yet?
Blockhead24
Broadway Legend
joined:8/20/09
Jenny DiNoia is temporarily replacing Donna
*formerly obsessedjb*

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Quiche2
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/12
I wish that Megan Hilty would return to the role on the 2nd ntl. She is by far my favorite G(a)linda, and the 2nd ntl. comes to my town next March. I know this is highly unlikely though.
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Ceej
Chorus Member
joined:3/30/07
Wicked Divas was just in Houston last weekend with Nicole and Alli and they mentioned that Alli was returning to Broadway in a couple of weeks. So there's your next Galinda, apparently.
Quiche2
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/12
Ceej, that is correct. Alli Mauzey returns to the role of Glinda on October 16th. And this is just a little off topic, but if anyone ever has any questions regarding past, present, or future casting in WICKED, this website notes every replacement ever made, and is one of the first to announce when a new actor is coming in. This is not just for Broadway, but every production around the world. The only exception I believe is the 30 minute version that Universal Studios Japan did a while ago. I'm not kidding. This has literally everything.
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SOBroadwayBlog
Swing
joined:7/19/12
I think Lindsay Mendez would make a great Elphaba!
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