Photo Coverage: It's Time to Start Livin! Backstage with PIPPIN's New 'Berthe'- Priscilla Lopez
Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez, who appeared in the legendary original cast of A Chorus Line and was also a replacement for the role of "Fastrada" in the original production of Pippin in 1973, just joined the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of "Berthe" last night. BroadwayWorld was at the Music Box Theatre for the special night and you can check out photos from backstage below!
Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's Tony Award winning musical comedy Pippin is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee 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 current cast features Kyle Dean Massey as Pippin, Ciara Renée as Leading Player, Tony Award winner John Rubinstein as Charles, Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Fastrada, Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine and Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Annie Potts as Berthe. Other members of the company include Erik Altemus, Eli Tokash, Ashton Woerz, Sascha Bachman, Dmitrious Bistrevsky, Colin Cunliffe, Ariana DeBose, Andrew Fitch, Sabrina Harper, Lauren Joy Herley, Nael Jamal, Nicolas Jelmoni, Sam Lips, Bethany Moore, Brad Musgrove, Charlotte O'Sullivan, Mirela Golinska Roche, Molly Tynes, Anthony Wayne.
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."
Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia