Wicked Features New Glinda to be Played by Brittney Johnson
Johnson looks set to be the first black actress to play the character on a full-time basis when it shows at the Gershwin Theatre. A talented actress, Brittney Johnson is set to become a pioneer when she plays the role of Glinda in Wicked the musical as the show opens at the Gershwin Theatre starting February 14th, 2022. Johnson is presently on standby with Glinda and looks set to make history when she assumes the role on a full-time basis.
Johnson who has starred on several Broadway productions like Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Sunset Boulevard, Motown, and Les Miserables, will take on the role from Ginna Mason. She gets to be on the show alongside Lindsay Pearce who plays Elphaba (Elphaba is being played currently by Jennifer DiNoia as Pearce recuperates from his injury), Madame Morrible played by Alexandra Billings, The Wizard played by Michael McCormick, Fiyero played by Sam Gravitte, Nessarose played by Mili Diaz, and Doctor Dillamond played by Michael Martin.
The show will see Jordan Barrow play his first character for the company with Boq December 7. A talented actor, Barrow also makes history as the first black Broadway actor to handle that role.
Wicked, after its Broadway reopening on September 14 had cancelled its December 4th and 5th performances because of the discovery of Covid-19 test results that were positive. This was further exacerbated by the absence of previously scheduled actors in the company. The show is scheduled next to be on December 7th at 8 pm.
The cast on Wicked Costa Mesa is made up of Alicia Albright, Larkin Bogan, Alex Aquilino, Meg Doherty, Randy Castillo, Dan Gleason, Hannah Florence, Jeff Heimbrock, Daniel Green, Courtney Iventosch, Celia Hottenstein, Lindsay Janisse, Amber Jackson, Colby Lindeman, Alison Jantzie, Micaela Martinez, Chase Madigan, Sterling Masters, Kevin Massey, Jo’Nathan Michael, Matt Meigs, Domonique Paton, Dashi Mitchell, William Ryall, Emily Rogers, Travis Taber, Christianne Tisdale, Nicky Venditti, and Jeremy Thompson.