Tony winner Andrea Martin is joining the cast of Diane Paulus' revival of Pippin, according to the New York Daily News. Martin will play the title character’s grandmother, Berthe, when the Stephen Schwartz musical plays Cambridge's American Repertory Theater this winter.
Martin is currently taking classes at trapeze school to get ready for the show, which she says “combines circus acrobatics and Bob Fosse choreography.” The comic icon is currently performing in her own cabaret show, Laughing Matters, at 54 Below. Martin earned a Tony Award for My Favorite Year. Her other Broadway credits include Exit the King, Young Frankenstein, Fiddler on the Roof and Oklahoma!
Bob Fosse directed the original 1972 Broadway production of Pippin, which follows a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player who tells the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The revival will run December 5 through January 20 at A.R.T, with hopes of heading to Broadway afterward.