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Jackie Burns & Chandra Lee Schwartz extension?

gregschwartz14
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joined:5/21/12
I saw on a message board that they extended for another year? Is that true? I can't imagine it because Jackie had vocal issues and was sick in the fourth month of her broadway run. Also, Jackie's attendence despite everyone saying its amazing, she is off like once every two weeks. Chandra, I would say oh cool, but Jackie...I think a new Elphaba is needed.
tphiliboy152
Featured Actor
joined:6/14/12
They did extend. So what if she takes off like every 2 weeks? A lot of other Elphabas did. Jackie's technique is clearly working for her and there is no issue present.
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wdwfreak
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joined:10/14/08
You are idiotic. ALL Elphaba's take a day off. Most of them performed 7 shows a week due to the high score and the toll it took on their voice.

The fact that you think Chandra should stay in the show is the funniest part. An alto should NEVER play a soprano role, and this is the case with her. Anytime she has to go into her upper register she visibly struggles to get there.
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steven22
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joined:5/19/06
Jackie is in for another year? Wow thats a long elphaba run..tour and then bway for over a year
isaac.evans
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dreaming
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joined:4/24/09
I loved Alli Mauzey as Glinda. She was very good.

And Jackie is the best Elphaba (tied with Idina) that I've seen. She really acts the role for what it's worth. (And she was on when I saw it so I have no basis for judgment on that except what I read here.)
gregschwartz14
Chorus Member
joined:5/21/12
I am idotic because Elphaba's should totally take a day off every week. Of course they can miss but I'm surprised since she takes care of her voice so well, why she would extend and interesting because the board that I saw it on was on innuendo outuendo. Good for Alli Mauzey. I personally liked Chandra. Maybe her voice isn't comletely right for Glinda, but she certainly acts the part very well. I like Jackie but with Wicked's downfall in grosses this past week, I think that a replacement that is interesting to the Wicked Community should replace her. I know its not summer anymore but that was a BIG drop.
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Wishing Only Wounds
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joined:4/27/10
The Wicked fan in me is beyond excited that Jackie Burns and Alli Mauzey will be performing together.
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beautywickedlover
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tphiliboy152
Featured Actor
joined:6/14/12
Jackie had NOTHING to do with the downfall in profit last week. The summer season is coming to a close. Many people who go to see the show have no prior knowledge of who the Elphaba/Glinda pair will be.
Shows Seen: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wicked Chicago, Mary Poppins, Grease, Lion King x3 (Broadway & Tour), The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked Broadway x6, Les Miserables National Tour, Next to Normal National Tour, The Addams Family, Newsies, Sister Act x2 (Broadway & Tour), Warhorse, Jekyll & Hyde National Tour, Catch Me If You Can National Tour, American Idiot National Tour, Wicked 1NT x23, We Will Rock You National Tour, Pippin, Porgy and Bess National Tour, If/Then, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Les Miserables Broadway Revival
gregschwartz14
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joined:5/21/12
I'm not saying that Jackie did.... I'm saying that it might help to have someone highly appreciated return or someone new and exciting join the cast. As I said, I LIKE Jackie. This is a stupid conversation but I am just saying with the recent downfall it could help by getting someone new. Just my opinion.
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AC126748
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joined:7/15/06
90% of the people buying tickets to see WICKED probably don't know Jackie Burns (or Alli Mauzy, or Chandra Schwartz, or Teal Wicks..etc) from a hole in the ground. WICKED has never needed a star or a name to do well.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
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Younger Brother
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joined:8/27/12
I'd love to see Mamie on Broadway, if not a new Elphaba. Wicked are known to recycle but I understand, it's a steady job, so why not return with the offer?
CPat6783
Swing
joined:12/10/08
" Jackie's attendence despite everyone saying its amazing, she is off like once every two weeks. Chandra, I would say oh cool, but Jackie...I think a new Elphaba is needed."
I don't know where you get your info from, but Donna posts everytime she goes on. jackie has stellar attendance, if she finsihed this week it will be 5 weeks in a row without missing. She usually misses every 3 1/2 to 4 weeks. She has missed 2 weeks for a vacation as well as all the time off for her wedding. She is not having any vocal issues either, she is one of the most consistent Elphabas. Some people say she is having issues because she isn't as growly, but she was asked to cut the growls from certain aspects of her performance. People also need to realize when an Elphaba misses it isn't always because of vocal issues, they do need personal days too, like any other normal human. Rant over.
RENT_is_Wicked2
Stand-by
joined:4/4/11
This month marks the 1 year anniversary that Jackie and Chandra joined the Broadway company. I saw Chandra on the 1s National Tour back in 2010 I liked her, but not my favorite. Last time I saw the show was last year with Teal and Katie. I personally think that Wicked could use a new Elphaba/Glinda but what's done has been done.
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Quiche2
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joined:7/20/12
I saw the show a few months ago and Jackie was out. I heard from one of the ushers that she was sick. Donna was BEYOND AMAZING. Jackie is great as well from what I have seen on youtube. I think that Donna should take over for Jackie when Jackie leaves.
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tphiliboy152
Featured Actor
joined:6/14/12
Donna isn't taking over. She's actually taking a small leave to come do a show in Philadelphia this October.

Jackie is actually out this weekend and Donna is doing the Saturday/Sunday shows (9/15-9/16).
Shows Seen: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wicked Chicago, Mary Poppins, Grease, Lion King x3 (Broadway & Tour), The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked Broadway x6, Les Miserables National Tour, Next to Normal National Tour, The Addams Family, Newsies, Sister Act x2 (Broadway & Tour), Warhorse, Jekyll & Hyde National Tour, Catch Me If You Can National Tour, American Idiot National Tour, Wicked 1NT x23, We Will Rock You National Tour, Pippin, Porgy and Bess National Tour, If/Then, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Les Miserables Broadway Revival
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Quiche2
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tphili, by "small leave", do you mean she will be returning afterwards? I will cry if she's not.
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tphiliboy152
Featured Actor
joined:6/14/12
RENT_is_Wicked2: Chandra actually greatly improved from her tour performance. I went into the show with KRC being my favorite Glinda, but Chandra runs a close second.
Shows Seen: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wicked Chicago, Mary Poppins, Grease, Lion King x3 (Broadway & Tour), The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked Broadway x6, Les Miserables National Tour, Next to Normal National Tour, The Addams Family, Newsies, Sister Act x2 (Broadway & Tour), Warhorse, Jekyll & Hyde National Tour, Catch Me If You Can National Tour, American Idiot National Tour, Wicked 1NT x23, We Will Rock You National Tour, Pippin, Porgy and Bess National Tour, If/Then, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Les Miserables Broadway Revival
tphiliboy152
Featured Actor
joined:6/14/12
Quiche2: Donna is returning once she is done with the show in Philadelphia. I think it is like a 6-8 week leave. Nothing too long.
Shows Seen: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wicked Chicago, Mary Poppins, Grease, Lion King x3 (Broadway & Tour), The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked Broadway x6, Les Miserables National Tour, Next to Normal National Tour, The Addams Family, Newsies, Sister Act x2 (Broadway & Tour), Warhorse, Jekyll & Hyde National Tour, Catch Me If You Can National Tour, American Idiot National Tour, Wicked 1NT x23, We Will Rock You National Tour, Pippin, Porgy and Bess National Tour, If/Then, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Les Miserables Broadway Revival
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Quiche2
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YAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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steven22
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joined:5/19/06
Who is covering Donna s/b Elphaba?
tphiliboy152
Featured Actor
joined:6/14/12
steven22: there is no word on that yet.
Shows Seen: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wicked Chicago, Mary Poppins, Grease, Lion King x3 (Broadway & Tour), The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked Broadway x6, Les Miserables National Tour, Next to Normal National Tour, The Addams Family, Newsies, Sister Act x2 (Broadway & Tour), Warhorse, Jekyll & Hyde National Tour, Catch Me If You Can National Tour, American Idiot National Tour, Wicked 1NT x23, We Will Rock You National Tour, Pippin, Porgy and Bess National Tour, If/Then, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Les Miserables Broadway Revival
FindMe12
Chorus Member
joined:3/14/12
My guess would maybe be Stephanie Torns. Shes leaving the 2nd tour soon so it could be her. Vicki Noon is also a possibility but then they would have to find a new u/s while Donna is out. Also Jackie isnt extending for that long. There will be a new Elphaba by the end of October.
tphiliboy152
Featured Actor
joined:6/14/12
FindeMe12: That's not what I heard.... where did you hear that? The s/b temporary replacement is probably gonna be Torns or Jenny DiNoia if I had to guess.
Shows Seen: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wicked Chicago, Mary Poppins, Grease, Lion King x3 (Broadway & Tour), The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked Broadway x6, Les Miserables National Tour, Next to Normal National Tour, The Addams Family, Newsies, Sister Act x2 (Broadway & Tour), Warhorse, Jekyll & Hyde National Tour, Catch Me If You Can National Tour, American Idiot National Tour, Wicked 1NT x23, We Will Rock You National Tour, Pippin, Porgy and Bess National Tour, If/Then, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Les Miserables Broadway Revival
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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.

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