It has been announced that Emily Koch and Amanda Jane Cooper are set to star as Elphaba and Glinda in Wicked's U.S. tour.
They take over from Alyssa Fox and Carrie St. Louis who played their final performance over the weekend.
Koch and Jane Cooper will play their first performance on 9th December at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis. Also joining the cast are Megan Masako Haley as Nessarose and Sam Seferian as Boq.
Koch comes directly from the Broadway company of Wicked where she was Rachel Tucker's Elphaba standby. She previously stood by for Elphaba in the U.S. tour. Jane Cooper returns to Wicked having played Glinda in the first U.S. tour (which closed earlier this year).
The current cast also includes: Wendy Worthington (Madame Morrible), Stuart Zagnit (The Wizard), Jake Boyd (Fiyero), Chad Jennings (Doctor Dillamond) and Mary Kate Morrissey (standby for Elphaba).
The West End production of Wicked continues to run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre starring Emma Hatton as Elphaba and Savannah Stevenson as Glinda.