Pippin is back on Broadway for its first major revival ever. The Stephen Schwartz musical focuses on King Charlemagne’s son Pippin and his quest to find his “corner of the sky.” Part history, part existential quest and part musical comedy, Pippin offers theatregoers razzmatazz, social commentary and a winning score. See Pippin and find out what’s it like to be a relatively normal, everyday Medieval royal family.
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Show InformationPreview: Mar. 23, 2013 Open: Apr. 25, 2013 Closed: Jan 4, 2015
- PIPPIN: Broadway Montage
CASTPippin Matthew James Thomas The Leading Player Patina Miller Charles Terrence Mann Fastrada Charlotte d'Amboise Catherine Rachel Bay Jones Berthe Andrea Martin
CREATIVE STAFFMusic and Lyrics Stephen Schwartz Book Roger O. Hirson Director Diane Paulus Choreographer Chet Walker Circus Creation Gypsy Snider Set Designer Scott Pask Costume Designer Dominique Lemieux Lighting Designer Kenneth Posner Sound Designer Clive Goodwin
Pippin, which opened on Broadway in 1972 and won five Tonys including 2 for director/choreographer Bob Fosse, is a highly theatrical tale of a young man, Pippin (King Charlemagne’s son), who must choose between being ordinary and extraordinary. The character of Pippin, who is influenced by the show’s enigmatic Leading Player, takes on a quest to discover what makes him extraordinary. This is a musical devoted to the youthful pursuit of the convoluted mix of everything life has to offer, including sex, violence, family and love. The clever and extremely funny book by Roger O. Hirson offers a stunning contrast to the deeper issues and messages in this musical. The Broadway revival will reimagine Pippin in a new and innovative manner.
- Pippin will be directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Chet Walker and will feature circus creation by Gypsy Snider. Paulus is the Artistic Director of American Repertory Theatre and was nominated for a Tony for her direction of the revival of Hair.