The Broadway companies of Wicked and Mary Poppins are about to get some new blood, some of it green.
Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz are going to take over the roles of Elphaba and Glinda in the long running hit, Wicked.
Burns appeared on Broadway in Hair and Off-Broadway, she was a member of the original company of Rock of Ages.
Schwartz has appeared on Broadway in Gypsy with Bernadette Peters, as Penny in Hairspray, and Sharpay in Disney’s High School Musical. In 2007 she was nominated for a Barrymore Award for Nerds, the Musical.
Both actresses come directly from the First National Tour and will begin on Tuesday, September 27.
Beginning October 11th, Steffanie Leigh brings her flying umbrella from the North American tour of Mary Poppins to Broadway. She’s played the role for 8-months on tour and this will be her Broadway debut.
Her regional theater credits include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Beauty and the Beast, 42nd St., Into the Woods, Grease, Mame and Les Miserables.