Norwalk's Lindsay Mendez returns for 1-night show in Long Beach

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NORWALK -- Norwalk’s Lindsay Mendez, who has achieved much success in New York’s theater circuit, will return for one night only in “Back from Broadway,” playing this Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Beverly O’Neill Theatre at the Long Beach Convention Center. 

Mendez starred as Jan in the 2007 revival of “Grease” before being cast as Elphaba in Broadway’s 10th anniversary production of “Wicked.” She followed that up with the 2011 revival of “Godspell.” 

Mendez -- who is the daughter of former Norwalk mayor Mike Mendez -- earned widespread praise for her performance as Rose Fenny in the 2013 Off-Broadway production of “Dogfight.”

She was nominated for a Drama League Award in the Distinguished Performance category, as well as nominations for a Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. 

Mendez returns to Broadway this spring as Carrie Pipperidge in the revival of “Carousel.” 

Tickets to see “Back from Broadway” can be purchased online at musical.org or by calling the Musical Theatre West box office at (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.