Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - PIPPIN!
A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters .
BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's Pippin below!
The Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, opened at the Music Box Theatre in April 2013 starring Patina Miller, Matthew James Thomas, Terrence Mann, Andrea Martin, and Charlotte d'Amboise. Notable replacements between then and now have included Tovah Feldshuh and Annie Potts
With a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, PIPPIN features music supervision and arrangements by Nadia DiGiallonardo, orchestrations by Tony Award-winner Larry Hochman, scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm.
Royal heir Pippin is spurred on by a mysterious group of performers to embark on a death-defying journey to find his "corner of the sky." The original production of PIPPIN, directed by Bob Fosse, premiered on Broadway in 1972. It won five Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards, and ran for close to 2000 performances before closing in 1977. This production of PIPPIN made its debut at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA, where Diane Paulus serves as Artistic Director; December 5, 2012 to January 20, 2013.PIPPIN is noted for many Broadway standards including "Corner of the Sky," "Magic To Do," "Glory," "No Time at All," "Morning Glow," and "Love Song."
KYLE DEAN MASSEY (Pippin)
Broadway: Next to Normal, Wicked, Xanadu. Off-Broadway: Altar Boyz, Lucky Guy. Tours: Wicked, 42nd Street. TV: "The Good Wife," "Inside Amy Schumer," "Hart of Dixie," "Up All Night," "Cupid." Film: Contest, Sex and the City 2. Love to my family and my peeps at Abrams Artists & Regarding Entertainment. KyleDeanMassey.com @kyledeanmassey
CIARA RENÉE (Leading Player)
Ciara is thrilled to join the Pippin family! Broadway: Big Fish (The Witch). Workshops: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmeralda), Lin-Manuel Miranda's The Hamilton Mixtape (Peggy/Maria), Three Little Pigs (Siu), Bull Durham. Proud graduate of Baldwin-Wallace. Big thanks to Mom! Follow Ciara on Twitter @CiaraRenee8. www.ciarareneeaea.com
JOHN RUBINSTEIN (Charles)
Broadway: originated title role in Pippin (1972), Children of a Lesser God (Tony, Drama Desk Awards), Caine Mutiny, Ragtime, Hurlyburly, M. Butterfly, Fools, Love Letters. Off-B'way, regional: Counsellor-at-Law, Wicked (LA). 30 films; 2 TV series: "Family, "Crazy Like A Fox;" 300 episodes. Stage, TV director; film composer. Loves Bonnie and all five extraordinary children.
CHARLOTTE D'AMBOISE (Fastrada)
Broadway: Chicago, A Chorus Line & Jerome Robbins Broadway (Tony Nominations), Sweet Charity and Damn Yankees (Astaire Awards), Contact (PBS Special), Company, Carrie, Song & Dance, CATS. Numerous Film and TV including Every Little Step and Frances Ha. She's proud to be Co Founder with husband Terrence Mann of a Musical Theatre Intensive called TRIPLE ARTS.
RACHEL BAY JONES (Catherine)
Broadway: Hair (Mother, Buddhadalirama); Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (u/s-performed Lucia). Off-Broadway: Hello Again (The Actress), Transport Group. National Tour: A Christmas Story (Mother). Regional: Sylvia (Sylvia), King and I (Anna), among others. Solo Album: ShowFolk. By day, Rachel is the mother of an extraordinary ten-year-old girl.
PRISCILLA LOPEZ (Berthe)
Bway: In the Heights, Anna in the Tropics, Nine, Hollywood/Ukraine (Tony Award), A Chorus Line (Obie Award, Tony Nomination), Pippin (1973), Company, Her First Roman, Henry Sweet Henry, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Off Bway: Class Mother's, Frida Khalo, Other People's Money, Extremites. Film: Maid in Manhattan, Center Stage, Revenge of the Nerds II, Tony and Tina's Wedding, Musical Chairs.
ERIK ALTEMUS (Lewis)
Broadway debut! Theatre: Matt in The Fantasticks (Off-Broadway), Lewis in Pippin (A.R.T), Link in Hairspray (Drury Lane). Film: Brandon in Miraculous Year (Dir. Kathryn Bigelow, HBO). BFA: Musical Theatre, CCM. For Mom, Dad and "Butch" www.erikaltemus.com.
COLIN CUNLIFFE (Player)
Broadway: Evita, Addams Family, Cry-Baby. Tours: Sweet Charity, The Boyfriend, FAME, CATS, West Side Story (Riff- Philly Award Nomination), The Human Comedy (Thief-Barrington), Rocky Horror (Brad-LPR). Tyrone, from PA to Broadway, love ya Pal.
ARIANA DEBOSE (Player, U/S Leading Player)
Bway: Motown the Musical (OBC; Mary Wilson, u/s Diana Ross, Grammy nom. cast album), Bring It On the Musical (OBC; Nautica, u/s Danielle). TV: "Company" (NY PHIL), "OLTL", Top 20 Contestant "SYTYCD" s6, 2013 Tony's.
ANDREW FITCH (Player)
Spamalot (Broadway), Pippin (A.R.T.), Jack Cole Project (Queens Theatre), Follies, Girl Crazy (Encores!), Fosse Project (Toronto), Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Tours: Billy Elliot, Spamalot. Thanks to Chet, Diane, CGF Talent and my family, for your belief.
ORION GRIFFITHS (Player)
Performances: Shrine Circus, Arnold Classic Sports Festival. Born into a circus family, has been performing since he was four. He hopes to compete in the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival. Model: Calvin Klein and Abercrombie Fitch.
SABRINA HARPER (Player)
Broadway debut! European Credits: A Chorus Line (Cassie), Chicago (Roxie), The Producers (u/s Ulla), 42nd Street (Anytime Annie u/s Peggy Sawyer), Marilyn the Musical (Marilyn). Special Thanks to DSC, Love to my parents & rb. www.sabrinaharper.com.
LAUREN JOY HERLEY (Player)
Graduate of l'Ecole Nationale de Cirque de Montreal, original cast & creation member, Cirkopolis by Cirque Eloize. Nord Nord Est, special events & workshop experience: Cirque Eloize, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, Cirque du Soleil.
NAËL JAMAL (Player)
Trained 7 years at National circus schools of Châtellerault and Montréal. In 2009 he worked for 7 fingers in many shows like "PSY", "Traces," "La Vie". He created in 2012 his own Company "Tête d'Enfant."
NICOLAS JEIMONI (Player)
Born and raised in Monaco, Nicolas grew up doing gymnastics and diving. Always passionate about circus, performing and being on stage, he graduated from both the San Francisco Circus Center and the National Circus School in Montreal.
SAM LIPS (Swing, U/S Pippin, Lewis)
Broadway: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (u/s Prince Topher). National Tours: Wicked (u/s Fiyero). BFA in Musical Theatre from University of Michigan. Thanks to Nicolosi & Co. and to my ever supportive family.
RICHARD MAGUIRE (Player)
Richard is at least the 227th hardest working man in showbiz. Originator of Vandamning. Son of retired Fire Fighter Donald, World Champion of caring for her children Diane, brother to Heather, representative at the world kickboxing championship.
BRAD MUSGROVE (Swing)
Broadway: La Cage aux Folles '04 revival, (Original Cast, Hannah); The Producers (Original Cast, Dance Captain, Swing, Carmen Ghia); Fosse (Original Cast, Featured Performer). Tours, Regional Theatre: A Chorus Line (Greg); Cats, 42nd Street, Anything Goes.
CHARLOTTE O'SULLIVAN (Player)
Charlotte was born and raised in Toronto, as a lively provincial gymnast with a desire to perform and entertain. After graduating their high school program, she joined the National Circus School's college program as a hand to hand flyer.
MASHA TERENTIEVA (Player)
Coming from a family of Russian artists, Masha grew up backstage, while traveling the world. A graduate of National circus school of Montreal, Masha toured with Cirque du Soleil, and worked in prestigious German varieties.
ELI TOKASH (Theo)
Thanks casting/creative team for this corner of the sky! Credits: A Christmas Story Broadway Tour (Ralphie alt.), Mary Poppins National Tour (Michael Banks), A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim). Thanks Doug, John (Mara Entertainment) and Family!
MOLLY TYNES (Player)
Broadway debut! NYC: CHIX 6 (Lola Touche), Little Mermaid Developmental Lab (Various Roles/Aerialist). National Tours: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (u/s Baroness), Pippin ("Manson Trio"). Regional: Goodspeed, Paper Mill, TUTS, others. She thanks her family and The Mine.
ANTHONY WAYNE (Player)
Broadway: Priscilla (Jimmy), Anything Goes . For more info on Anthony go to www.awayne.com (Instagram/Twitter: follow @mrawayne). Producer/Director/Writer of the New Sylvester Musical. Go to www.fabuloussylvester.com (Instagram/Twitter: follow @fabsylvester). #EGG
KRISTEN BETH WILLIAMS (Player, U/S Catherine)
West End/Broadway: Top Hat; Nice Work...; Anything Goes; Promises, Promises. Off-Bway: The Marvelous Wonderettes. Regional: Paper Mill, Goodspeed, The Alley, The Goodman, MTW. BFA University of Oklahoma. Love to Jimmy and the fam. @KBDubsNYC
ASHTON WOERZ (Theo)
Broadway: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Broadway Workshop: Big Fish. National Tour: Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Yale Rep: Marie Antoinette. Various film/TV projects. Thanks to parents, Whitney, Marc, Badiene, Janine and SGM, and Duncan Stewart.