Lindsay Mendez
Lindsay Mendez
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Lindsay Mendez is set to join the cast of Broadway's Wicked in the role of Elphaba beginning May 28. Wicked plays the Gershwin Theatre.

Based on the eponymous novel by Gregory Maguire and set in the land of Oz, Wicked is the story of two schooltime frenemies, Galinda and Elphaba, who grow up to become Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West, respectively. But appearances are not always what they seem in this musical spectacular that features hit songs like "Popular," "For Good," and "Defying Gravity."

Lindsay Mendez received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical as well as a Drama League nomination for her performance as Rose Fenny in the off-Broadway musical, Dogfight. Other credits include Godspell, Everyday Rapture, Grease, and The Marvelous Wonderettes.

Wicked's cast currently includes Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Kyle Dean Massey as Fiyero, Randy Danson as Madame Morrible, Adam Grupper as The Wizard, Catherine Charlebois as Nessarose, F. Michael Haynie as Boq, and John Schiappa as Dr. Dillamond. Willemijn Verkaik, who is currently playing the role of Elphaba, will play her final performance on Sunday, May 26th.

For more information and tickets to Wicked, click here.