Ginna Claire Mason debuts as Glinda in Wicked on Broadway

The National Tour star steps center stage in the smash hit musical on Broadway.

Ginna Claire Mason in Wicked

Ginna Claire Mason debuts as Glinda in the Broadway company of the long-running hit musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre tonight, as scheduled, assuming the role from Katie Rose Clarke, who played her final performance on April 7.

Aside from starring as Glinda in the National Tour of WickedGinna Claire Mason has also appeared in the National Tours of Flashdance and Disney's Newsies. Her regional credits include the Las Vegas production of Duck Commander: The Musical, as well as Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hairspray and Grease.

The current principal cast of Wicked includes Jessica Vosk (as Elphaba), Ginna Claire Mason (as Glinda), Ryan McCartan (as Fiyero), Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel (as Madame Morrible), Michael McCormick (as The Wizard), Jesse JP Johnson (as Boq), Gizel Jiménez (as Nessarose), and Jamie Jackson (as Dr. Dillamond).

As reported yesterdayHannah Corneau will make her Broadway debut as Elphaba from May 14, 2019.

The Broadway musical Wicked officially opened at the Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2003, following previews from October 8.

Wicked features music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, and is based on the popular novel by Gregory Maguire.

Synopsis: "The Broadway sensation 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 “good,” and the other one “wicked.”"

The production is directed by Joe Mantello, with choreography by James Lynn Abbott, and features scene design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and sound design by Tony Meola.

Wicked is produced on Broadway by Universal Stage Productions, Marc Platt, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and David Stone.

Wicked Tickets are available now for performances through to October 27, 2019.

(Photo courtesy of Polk & Co.)