Burns rejoins the cast in celebration of the Tony-Award Winning Musicals’ 15th Anniversary
Known for being the longest running Elphaba on Broadway, Burns reprisal of the role of the “Wicked Witch” coincides with WICKED’s 15th Anniversary. Though Burns has preformed the role on over 1,300 occasions this will be her Los Angeles debut.
Burns’ performance of Elphaba, is built around the raw emotion of an artist in tune with her soul and spirit. Be it love, loss, longing or joy, Burns is able to engage audiences every time she hits the stage.
San Diego Magazine recently described her performance as awe-inspiring, “Seeing her transform from a shy, bookish outcast mocked for her skin color into someone with full knowledge of her identity and in full command of her power.”
As a new “resident” of Los Angeles, Burns is looking forward to experiencing all the city has to offer not to mention preforming at one of the cities most iconic venues.
“To be able to perform at such a such a storied theater is truly an honor. The Pantages is a part of the fabric of L.A.’s arts and theater culture. Being able to be a part of WICKED’s return to Los Angeles, on its 15th anniversary, is beyond exciting.”
Now an iconic Broadway hit, WICKED 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 witch “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 considers it “a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart, and courage.”
WICKED will be playing at The Pantages Theater from November 28th till January 25th.