Patina Miller Gets Engaged on PIPPIN's Opening Night!
BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the joyous news that Pippin star Patina Miller was engaged last night at an opening night celebration for the new Broadway revival. According to a representative for Miller, the actress' boyfriend, David Mars popped the question at New York City's Slate restaurant. Congratulations to the happy couple!
Miller is taking on the iconic role of The Leading Player in Diane Paulus' newest production, now playing at the Music Box Theater. The actress was nominated for the 2012 Tony Award for her lead role in Sister Act. She also garnered Drama Desk, Drama League & OCC Award nominations for her performance. Her other theater credits include Off-Broadway's Ragtime, Lost in the Stars, Hair and Romantic Poetry.
Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's beloved coming-of-age musical comedy Pippin is directed by Diane Paulus and features choreography by Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers).
The cast, all of whom appeared in Pippin's premiere at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA, features Matthew James Thomas as Pippin, Tony and Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller as Leading Player, Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann as Charles, Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Fastrada, Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine and Tony Award winner Andrea Martin as Berthe.
In the musical, 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."
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