STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of Broadway-Bound PIPPIN; Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller, Andrea Martin & More!
The cast of Pippin will have magic to do at the Music Box Theatre, with preview performances beginning Saturday, March 23, 2013 and opening night on Thursday, April 25, 2013. It might still be another month before fans can check out the cast in action, but you can meet the company of the incoming revival with videos of them from past productions and roles below!
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," "l Guess I'll Miss The Man," "Glory," "No Time at All," "Morning Glow," and "Love Song."
Tickets are available through www.telecharge.com/pippin, by calling 212-239-6200, and in person beginning Saturday, March 2nd at the Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street).
Matthew James Thomas (Pippin). Broadway: Peter Parker - Spider-Man. Various West End, Film, and Television credits in the UK. Matthew would like to dedicate his performance to the late Jack Abrahams, beloved friend and vocal coach. Matthew is currently recording his debut album of original music.
Patina Miller (Leading Player). Broadway: Sister Act (Tony, DD, Drama League & OCC Award nominations). Off-Broadway: Ragtime, Lost in the Stars, Hair, Romantic Poetry. Regional: Pippin(A.R.T.), First You Dream (Kennedy Center), Sister Act (ALLIANCE THEATRE, Pasadena Playhouse), Being Alive (Philadelphia Theater Company). West End: Sister Act (Olivier Award nomination). Graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
Terrence Mann (Charles). Broadway: Mal Beineke, Addams Family; Beast, Beauty and the Beast (Tony nom.); Javert, Les Miserables (Tony nom.); Rumtum Tugger, Cats; Chauvelin, Scarlet Pimpernel;Lennon; Franknfurter, Rocky Horror Show; Scrooge, A Christmas Carol; Narrator, Jerome Robbin's Broadway; Barnum; Assassins. TV & Film: "Bob," Dresden Files, A Chorus Line. Co-director Triple Arts Broadway.
Charlotte d'Amboise (Fastrada). Broadway: A Chorus Line & Jerome Robbins' B'way (Tony nominations), Chicago (LA Ovation Award), Carrie, Cats, Sweet Charity & Damn Yankees (Astaire Awards), Contact (PBS special). Regional: Parade (Ahmanson-LA Drama Critics Award). TV & Film: "Law & Order," "Every Little Step," "Frances Ha."She and husband, Terrence Mann, co-founded TRIPLE ARTS, a summer intensive for young performers.
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.
Andrea Martin (Berthe). Broadway: Exit the King (DD, OCC nom), Young Frankenstein (Tony, DD nom),Oklahoma (Tony, DD, OCC nom),Candide, (Tony, DD nom), My Favorite Year (Tony, DD, TW Awards). Film and TV: Producers, Hedwig, All Over the Guy, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Breaking Upwards, and"SCTV" (2 Emmys). Tour: "Final Days: Everything Must Go." iamandreamartin.com
Erik Altemus (Lewis). Broadway debut! Theatre: Matt in The Fantasticks (Off-Broadway), Lewis inPippin (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.
Gregory Arsenal (Player). Pippin A.R.T; Bronze medal, Festival mondial du cirque de demain and Sol y circo festival; GOP Variété, Friedrichsbau Variété, variete et cetera Germany; PSY, Olympique game,The 7 fingers Vancouver/Colombia; Vague de cirque, Canada www.yannetgreg.com.
Andrew Cekala (Theo). Age 12. Broadway debut! Regional: Pippin, Marie Antoinette, A.R.T.; All My Sons, Huntington Theatre; The Life of Galileo, Underground Railway Theatre; A Christmas Story (IRNE Nomination), NewRep; Ragtime, Berklee College of Music; other Boston-area theaters.
Lolita Costet (Player). Regional: Seuls avec vous, Festival Deltebre Dansa, Festival Trapezi, Pôle cirque de Montpellier, Festival de Neerpelt; GOP Variete ; «New Talent» Prize at Sol y Circo; Circus Monti, Crece'09. Television: Le tailleur de rêve Franco Dragone, Milow Peter Live TV.
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.
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.
Viktoria Grimmy (Player). Broadway debut! Performing since three, fifth generation circus performer. Principle Contortionist in Burlesque, Specialty Artist on Britney Spears World Circus Tour, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey. Placed in the International Circus Competition in Monte Carlo.
Olga Karmansky (Player). US Tours: Panic! At The Disco; Gymnastics Superstars. International: Allora + Calzadilla, Venice Biennale, Italy. Television: "Law & Order: SVU"; "Strange Beauty" (Contortionist). Rhythmic Gymnastics, 2004 US Olympic team Alternate, two-time Pan American Champion.
Bethany Moore (Player). Broadway/New York: Spider-Man, Public Theater's Into the Woods (Florinda, u/s Witch). Tours: A Chorus Line (Judy);Cats (Bombalurina). Regional: Pippin (Player, u/s Fastrada) American Repertory Theater; The Producers (Ulla); Drowsy Chaperone (Janet); Urinetown (Hope).
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.
Stephanie Pope Caffey (Player). Broadway: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chicago, Fosse, Smokey Joe's Café, ...Forum, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Jelly's Last Jam, Will Rogers' Follies, Sweet Charity, Big Deal. Love to Mari and family. "...unmerited favor". www.bikramyogaeastharlem.com.
Philip Rosenberg (Player). Off-Broadway: TRACES, The 7 Fingers, Union Square Theatre. Regional:PIPPIN, A.R.T; TRACES, LA VIE (touring); The Birdhouse Factory; The New Pickle Circus; GOP Variete; Vague de Cirque; Planetary Carnival of Circus Stage Direction, Grand State Circus, Russia.
Yannick Thomas (Player). Pippin A.R.T; Bronze medal, Festival mondial du cirque de demain and Sol y circo festival; GOP Variété, Friedrichsbau Variété, variete et cetera Germany; PSY, Olympique game, The 7 fingers Vancouver/Colombia; Vague de cirque, Canada. www.yannetgreg.com.
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 (OBC). Off-Broadway: Bells Are Ringing & Anyone Can Whistle (Encores!). First Nat'l: A Chorus Line (Richie), The Color Purple. Regional: Robin and the 7 Hoods (Old Globe). ...just E.G.G.. www.awayne.com.