There will be magic to do on Broadway once more! The American Repertory Theater's production of Pippin will transfer to Broadway this spring, marking the first-ever Main Stem revival for the Stephen Schwartz musical. Directed by Diane Paulus, the production will begin performances on March 23 at the Music Box Theatre. Opening night is set for April 25.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson, Pippin follows young prince Pippin as he is encouraged by a mysterious group of performers, led by a Leading Player, to embark on a dangerous journey. Bob Fosse directed the original 1972 Broadway production, which features memorable songs like “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do” and “Glory.” Pippin first opened on Broadway on October 23, 1972 and earned 11 Tony nominations including Best Musical.
No casting has been announced at this time, but the musical's current run at A.R.T. stars Matthew James Thomas as the title prince, Patina Miller as Leading Player, Andrea Martin as Berthe, Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada, Terrence Mann as King Charles, Erik Altemus as Lewis, Andrew Cekala as Theo and Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine. The ensemble includes Gregory Arsenal, Stephanie Pope Caffey, Lolita Costet, Colin Cunliffe, Andrew Fitch, Orion Griffiths, Viktoria Grimmy, Olga Karmansky, Phlip Rosenberg, Yannick Thomas, Molly Tynes and Anthony Wayne.
The production features circus creation by Gypsy Snider of 7 Fingers and choreography by Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse. The current A.R.T. production runs through January 20 and features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and sound design by Clive Goodwin.