Pippin is coming to an iPod near you! The first Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson’s musical will get a cast album produced by Ghostlight Records. Diane Paulus' revival of Pippin is currently in previews at the Music Box Theatre, and is set to open on April 25. The cast will record the album on April 29, with a release aimed for June 2013. An official release date will be announced shortly.
Pippin stars Matthew James Thomas as Pippin, Patina Miller as Leading Player, Terrence Mann as Charles, Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada, Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine and Tony winner Andrea Martin as Berthe. The company also includes Erik Altemus, Grégory Arsenal, Andrew Cekala, Lolita Costet, Colin Cunliffe, Andrew Fitch, Orion Griffiths, Viktoria Grimmy, Sabrina Harper, Olga Karmansky, Bethany Moore, Brad Musgrove, Stephanie Pope, Philip Rosenberg, Yannick Thomas, Molly Tynes, Anthony Wayne and Ashton Woerz.
The musical tells the story of Pippin, a royal heir who is spurred on by a mysterious group of performers to embark on a death-defying journey to find his “corner of the sky.” The circus-inspired production includes the hit songs “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic to Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All” and “Morning Glow.”
The Pippin cast recording will be co-produced by Schwartz and Kurt Deutsch and executive produced by Howard & Janet Kagan.