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Pippin

Music Box Theatre

2hrs, 30mins (1 Intermission)

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Stephen Schwartz's musical receives its first Broadway revival, directed by Diane Paulus.

Theater Info

Music Box Theatre
239 West 45th Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

Preview
Mar 23, 2013
Opening
Apr 25, 2013
Closing
Jan 04, 2015

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What Is the Story of Pippin?
Diane Paulus’ new, circus-inspired production of Pippin features an acrobatic troupe of performers, led by the charismatic Leading Player. The ensemble cast tells the story of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. To prove his loyalty to his distracted father, King Charles, Pippin goes to war. But when the Leading Player convinces the prince to fight tyranny, Pippin kills Charles and takes over the throne. Realizing his mistake, Pippin begs the Leading Player to bring his father back to life, and she obliges. The prince falls in love with Catherine, a widow with a young son, and (much to the Leading Player’s chagrin), Pippin struggles to decide whether he should settle down and pursue a peaceful life or continue to make magic with the dazzling troupe of performers.

Reviews

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Miller, with her lithe body and megawatt smile, makes the Player both temptress and confidante, guiding Pippin with her siren's voice and sharp, sinuous dancing through a string of seductive but finally unfulfilling life choices.

Review by Elysa Gardner from USA Today

It's amazing how Chet Walker's Fosse-inspired choreography blends seamlessly with the hand-walking, knife-throwing, backflipping, human-jump-roping antics of the enviably limber cast.

Review by Thom Geier from Entertainment Weekly

When the cast sings, by way of invitation in the opening number, ‘Join us, come and waste an hour or two,’ it's highly recommended you do so. Little can get the blood going this way.

Review by Mark Kennedy from Associated Press

Of all the cast members who aren’t acrobats, though, it’s the veteran comic actress [Andrea] Martin who truly scales the heights. Berthe, Pippin’s foxy granny, has only one big song and scene to call her own, but, boy does she own it.

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times

Cast

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Pippin
Josh Kaufman
Leading Player
Carly Hughes
Berthe
Priscilla Lopez
Fastrada
Charlotte d'Amboise
Catherine
Rachel Bay Jones
Charles
John Dossett

Creative

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Music and Lyrics
Stephen Schwartz
Book
Roger O. Hirson
Director
Diane Paulus
Choreographer
Chet Walker
Circus Creation
Gypsy Snider
Set Designer
Scott Pask
Costume Designer
Dominique Lemieux
Lighting Designer
Kenneth Posner
Orchestrations
Larry Hochman
Sound Designer
Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm

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