Carla Stickler, current understudy for Elphaba on Broadway, will temporarily replace Donna Vivino as the Standby for Elphaba on Tuesday, November 5th. Anna Eilinsfeld will temporarily join the Broadway company in Stickler's track in the ensemble and understudy for Elphaba. Vivino's permanent successor will be announced at a later date.
Stickler joins the Broadway company directly from the 1st National Touring Company of Wicked where she performed in the ensemble and understudied Elphaba and Nessarose from February 2010- January 2012, and served as standby for Elphaba from January 2012- February 2013. Eilinsfeld has appeared in the ensemble in both the Broadway and 2nd National Touring companies, also covering Elphaba and Nessarose. She joined the 2nd National Tour in February 2012.