Broadway's Wicked Welcomes New Boq and Dillamond

News   Broadway's Wicked Welcomes New Boq and Dillamond The Broadway production of Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre welcomed two new company members Aug. 8.
Lipton (top) and Skybell (bottom)
Lipton (top) and Skybell (bottom)

According to a production spokesperson, Logan Lipton replaced Robb Sapp in the role of munchkin Boq, and Steven Skybell succeeded Sean McCourt as the ill-fated Dr. Dillamond. The two actors joined a company that currently features Eden Espinosa as Elphaba, Kate Reinders as Glinda, Jenna Leigh Green as Nessarose, Carol Kane as Madame Morrible, Derrick Williams as Fiyero and David Garrison as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Logan Lipton played Boq in the national tour of Wicked and was seen Off-Broadway in Cupid & Psyche.

Steven Skybell, who originated the role of Dr. Dillamond in the Chicago company of Wicked, has been seen on Broadway in The Full Monty, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Café Crown and Ah, Wilderness!. He received an Obie Award for his work in Antigone, and his other Off-Broadway credits include The Lesson, The Controversy and What Didn't Happen.

With a score by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, Wicked began previews on Broadway Oct. 8, 2003, after a summer tryout at San Francisco's Curran Theatre.

Based on Gregory Maguire's novel, which turned every Oz myth inside out, Wicked explores the early life of the witches of Oz: Glinda and Elphaba. The two main characters meet at Shiz, a school where both hope to take up sorcery. Glinda is madly popular and Elphaba is, well, green. By a misunderstanding, they wind up roommates and, after an initial period of mutual loathing, begin to learn something about each other. Their life paths continue to intersect through a shared love, entry into the Emerald City and interaction with the Wizard himself. Eventually, their choices and convictions take them on widely different paths.

The Broadway company, directed by Joe Mantello, plays the Gershwin Theatre. Tickets are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.