'Wicked' injury curse goes on as Kate Reinders breaks foot bone
UPI News Service, 10/14/2005
Actress Kate Reinders, who plays Glinda in the Chicago production of "Wicked," broke a bone in her foot during the song "Popular."
A publicist for the musical said Reinders will be out of the show for a few weeks, but it is not expected to be a prolonged period, Playbill reported Friday.
There is a long history of "Wicked" injuries, Playbill noted.
Kristin Chenoweth, who originated the role of Glinda, hurt her neck during the show's out-of-town tryout in San Francisco and wore a neck brace for part of her Broadway run, Playbill said.
Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, who created the role of Elphaba, broke a rib during her last weekend on Broadway. And Stephanie J. Block -- who plays Elphaba in the musical's national tour -- hurt her back and neck during the tour's rehearsal period, causing her to miss several performances.
DISCUSS AND COMMENT ON THIS STORY Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.