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Stephen Schwartz's musical receives its first Broadway revival.

Director Diane Paulus Dedicates Her Tony Nomination to the ‘Butt-Kicking’ Pippin Company

Director Diane Paulus Dedicates Her Tony Nomination to the ‘Butt-Kicking’ Pippin Company
Diane Paulus

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start buzzing with texts and calls for the happy few who get nods. As usual, is thrilled to be among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2013 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

Diane Paulus
Nominated for Best Direction of a Musical, Pippin

“I was in gate 42 at LaGuardia Airport waiting to fly up to my office at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, and I was waving to the shuttle lady, making her give me a few more minutes before boarding the plane because my husband was live-texting me with every nomination category. It was a beautiful way to celebrate, to walk into the halls of A.R.T. with everybody cheering. Pippin was born here, and it belongs to all the whole staff. To get 10 nominations, that recognition belongs to every single person who is kicking butt at the Music Box Theatre. I was texting one of my high school friends the other day, saying, ‘I can’t believe I’m doing Pippin on Broadway!’ God, it just feels so lucky to do what I do and to have the opportunity to work on a show that really comes from the heart.”

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