A new flying Granny is headed to the Great White Way! Tony winner Priscilla Lopez will join the cast of Pippin as Berthe for a limited engagement, July 22 through August 27. Annie Potts will play her final performance in the role on July 20. Tony winner John Rubinstein will extend his run in the show as Charles through August 17. The tuner is currently playing on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre.
Lopez appeared in the original cast of A Chorus Line and was also a replacement for the role of Fastrada in the original production of Pippin in 1973. She received the Tony for her performance in A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine. Her other Broadway credits include In the Heights, Anna in the Tropics, Nine and Company.
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. The current cast also includes Kyle Dean Massey as Pippin, Ciara Renee as Leading Player, Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada and Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine. Pippin received four 2013 Tony awards included Best Revival.