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McKenzie Kurtz to Star as Glinda in Wicked on Broadway

Brittney Johnson will end her run as Glinda in February.

McKenzie Kurtz will join the Broadway cast of Wicked as Glinda.
(Photo provided by the production)

McKenzie Kurtz has been announced as the next performer to take on the role of Glinda in Broadway's long-running hit Wicked. She begins her run at the Gershwin Theatre on Tuesday, February 14. Brittney Johnson will play her final performance as Glinda on Sunday, February 12.

Kurtz's recent credits include Anna in Frozen on Broadway/North American Tour, Penelope in Trading Places, Star-to-Be in Annie Live! on NBC, and Heather in She Hulk on Disney Plus.

She joins a cast that currently features Talia Suskauer as Elphaba, Tony Award winner Cleavant Derricks as The Wizard, Tony Award winner Michele Pawk as Madame Morrible, James D. Gish as Fiyero, Tony Award nominee Clifton Davis as Doctor Dillamond, Mikayla Renfrow as Nessarose, and Michael Wartella as Boq.

Currently the 5th longest-running show in Broadway history, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman, based on the novel by Gregory Maguire. The production is directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello with musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento.