She's got some magic to do just for you! TV star Annie Potts starts her run as the trapeze-swinging grandma Berthe in Pippin on January 21. The Emmy nominee will take over for current star Tovah Feldshuh in the Tony-winning revival. Directed by Diane Paulus, Pippin is currently playing at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre.
Potts made her Broadway debut in God of Carnage in 2009. She garnered an Emmy nomination for the Lifetime drama series Any Day Now. Film and TV credits include Designing Women, GCB, Corvette Summer, Love & War, Pretty in Pink, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Toy Story and Toy Story 2.
Pippin features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson and tells the story of a young prince searching for his corner of the sky. In addition to Potts, Pippin stars Tony winner Patina Miller as the Leading Player, Matthew James Thomas as Pippin, Terrance Mann as Charles, Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada and Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine.