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PIPPIN's Pigs Try To Escape & Take The Subway

November 15
3:05 PM 2013

PIPPIN's Pigs Try To Escape & Take The SubwayThe colorful cast of characters comprising the company of the hit Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's beloved medieval musical PIPPIN boasts performers of all shapes and sizes, including a few who occasionally oink, and some of those plucky pigs recently took it upon themselves to try to sneak away from The Farm... and, they got about as far as the subway!

A new social media video showcases the costumed players escaping through the stage door and making their way down the sidewalk into a subway entrance before being reprimanded by their harried herder.

Ah, well - the life of a hard-working farmhand on Broadway is never done!

The official description of the revival of PIPPIN is as follows: "PIPPIN is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago... and now it's won the Tony Award for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL! With a beloved score by Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz (GODSPELL, WICKED), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? Direct from an acclaimed run at Boston's American Repertory Theater, this captivating new production is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (HAIR and THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS). It features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by LES 7 DOIGTS DE LA MAIN, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation TRACES. Join us... for a magical, unforgettable new PIPPIN."

For more information on PIPPIN, visit the official site here.

PIPPIN currently plays on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre.

View the new video of PIPPIN's pigs trying to escape from the theater and take the subway below.

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