Sunday, September 25, 2011
Goodbye Teal Wicks and Katie Rose Clarke!
Teal Wicks and Katie Rose Clarke take their final bow as Elphaba and Glinda respectivley today after several years in the show. Teal Wicks joined the show in Los Angeles as the Standby for Elphaba on January 1, 2008, as Caissie Levy's standby. She replaced Caissie as Elphaba in May 2008 and played the role until Halloween. Teal was the original Elphaba in the San Francisco company of Wicked, Opening at the Orpheum theatre in February 2009, and played the role through February 2010. Teal joined the Broadway company of Wicked on January 29th, 2011. Katie Rose Clarke joined the show in November 2007, starring opposite Carmen Cusack as Elphaba, and later on Donna Vivino (current Broadway Standby). She departed the 1st National Tour on August 15th 2009, replaced by Chandra Lee Schwartz. Katie joined the Broadway company on January 16th 2010, replacing Erin Mackey. In her nearly 4 years with Wicked She has starred opposite Carmen Cusack, Donna Vivino, Dee Roscioli, Mandy Gonzalez and Teal Wicks, and performed opposite Jennifer DiNoia, Merideth Kaye Clark, and Stephanie Torns. Best Witches to Teal and Katie and their replacements Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz!