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‘Parade’ breakout Jake Pedersen to join Broadway’s ‘Wicked’

Pedersen previously appeared in the ”Wicked” national tour.

Jake Pedersen (Credit: Courtesy DKC/O&M)

Beginning Aug. 14, Jake Pedersen will join the Broadway company of “Wicked” in the role of Boq. He succeeds Michael Wartella, who will play his final performance at the Gershwin Theatre on Aug. 12.

Pedersen made his Broadway debut as Frankie Epps in the Tony Award-winning revival of “Parade.” Prior to that, he appeared in the national tours of “Wicked” as Boq and “Escape to Margaritaville.”

The current cast of “Wicked” features Alyssa Fox as Elphaba, McKenzie Kurtz as Glinda, Jordan Litz as Fiyero, John Dossett as The Wizard, Michele Pawk as Madame Morrible, Kimber Elayne Sprawl as Nessarose and William Youmans as Doctor Dillamond.

“Wicked” is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, the Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.