Jessica Vosk, who just recorded her first solo album, will be joining the Broadway cast of Wicked in the role of Elphaba. Vosk, who just completed a turn in that part for the national tour, will enter the Broadway production on Monday, July 16. She replaces Jackie Burns, who will give her final performance on Saturday, July 14th.
A rising star of Broadway and the cabaret circuit, Ms. Vosk recently starred in the NYC Ballet Jerome Robbins tribute Something to Dance About, directed by Warren Carlyle and re-created the role of Fruma-Sarah in the most recent revival of Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof. Other Broadway credits include Finding Neverland and The Bridges of Madison County. Her debut album “Wild and Free” will be released this summer.
Jessica Vosk will join the current cast of Wicked which 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.
Wicked, which is based on the Gregory Maguire novel of the same name, features a score by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. The long-running musical “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, who is 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.”
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.