Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Willemin Verkaik will replace Jackie Burns as Elphaba

Willemijn Verkaik to Make Her Broadway Debut as Wicked's New Elphaba  
Dutch actress Willemijn Verkaik will replace current Broadway Elphaba Jackie Burns as the green girl on Broadway on February 12, 2013, and will play the role for 15 weeks.  Verkaik originated the role of Elphaba in the Germain companies of Wicked, as well as the production in the Netherlands and can be heard on the Original German Cast Recording.  Verkaik is the first international actress to play the role of Elphaba on Broadway since British actress Kerry Ellis's 5 month stint on Broadway in 2008.

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