Jessica Vosk to Join the Cast of Wicked
Vosk comes to Broadway after a yearlong stint on the show's national tour.
Broadway's Jessica Vosk has been announced to assume the role of Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked on July 16. The role of Elphaba is currently being played by Jackie Burns, who will give her final performance on July 14.
Vosk joins a cast that currently includes Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda, Ashley Parker Angel as Fiyero, Isabel Keating as Madame Morrible, Kevin Chamberlin as The Wizard, Jye Frasca as Boq, Kristen Martin as Nessarose, and Martin Moran as Dr. Dillamond.
Vosk spent the past year playing Elphaba in the national tour of Wicked and most recently starred in the New York City Ballet's Jerome Robbins tribute Something to Dance About, directed by Warren Carlyle. She also re-created the role of Fruma Sarah in the recent revival of Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof.
Based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire, Wicked is set in the land of Oz and tells the story of young women Glinda and Elphaba, who grow up to become Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West, respectively. Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, the production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.