Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dee Roscioli will replace Jackie Burns as Elphaba this Summer!

Dee Roscioli has (unofficially) announced on her fanpage that she will be replacing Jackie Burns on the 1st National Tour of WICKED. Rumors that Dee will only be a temporary Elphaba to placehold the next one have been neither confirmed or denied. Dee began her time in WICKED in January 2006 when she replaced Kristy Cates as the Standby for Elphaba in the Chicago Production of the musical. She then replaced Kristy as leading Elphaba on December 10th, 2006, and played the role opposite Erin Mackey and Kate Fahrner until June 1st, 2008. She returned to the role of Elphaba in Chicago on August 26th 2008 after a brief vacation, and closed the Chicago company on January 25th 2009. Dee once again returned to the role of Elphaba's standby in early 2009 in the San Francisco company while (current Broadway Elpahaba) Teal Wicks was recovering from vocal issues. She then went on to replace Nicole Parker in the Broadway Production in July 2009, and left the role, replaced by Mandy Gonzalez, on March 21, 2010. Dee will be the first Elphaba to come to the First National Tour of WICKED directly from the Broadway Company since Shoshana Bean in 2006. Best Witches Dee!

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