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First Look: Brittney Johnson Stars as Glinda in Broadway Cast of Wicked

Brittney Johnson recently joined the cast of Broadway’s Wicked, making history as the first Black woman to star as Glinda. Take a look at these newly released photos of Johnson in the beloved musical.

The current cast of Wicked starring on the Gershwin Theatre stage includes Lindsay Pearce as Elphaba, Brittney Johnson as Glinda, Sharon Sachs as Madame Morrible, Michael McCormick as The Wizard, Sam Gravitte as Fiyero, Jordan Barrow as Boq, Mili Diaz as Nessarose, and Michael X. Martin as Doctor Dillamond.

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place.”


Brittney Johnson in Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Brittney Johnson in Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Sam Gravitte, Brittney Johnson, and Sharon Sachs in Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Sam Gravitte, Brittney Johnson, and Sharon Sachs in Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Brittney Johnson and Lindsay Pearce in Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus
Brittney Johnson and Lindsay Pearce in Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus
Brittney Johnson and Sam Gravitte in Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus
Brittney Johnson and Sam Gravitte in Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus
Brittney Johnson in Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Brittney Johnson in Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Brittney Johnson and Lindsay Pearce in Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus
Brittney Johnson and Lindsay Pearce in Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus
Brittney Johnson in Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus
Brittney Johnson in Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus

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