Andrea Martin, who won the 2013 Tony for creating the role of Berthe in the revival of Pippin, will return to the part for 24 performances only, September 2 through September 21. Tony winner Priscilla Lopez will now perform the role of Berthe through August 31 at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre.
Martin also received a Tony for her performance in My Favorite Year. Additional theater credits include Act One, Fiddler on the Roof, Young Frankenstein, Exit the King, Oklahoma!, Candide and Godspell. Martin earned two Emmy awards for her writing and creation of sketch comedy characters on SCTV. Other screen credits include Working the Engels, The Simpsons, Anastasia, The Rugrats Movie, 30 Rock, Nurse Jackie, The Producers, Wag the Dog, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Her book of autobiographical essays “Andrea Martin’s Lady Parts” will be released by Harper Collins in September.
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, John Rubinstein as Charles, Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada and Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine. Pippin received four 2013 Tony awards included Best Revival.