A.R.T Pippin

PlayItAgain
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A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/5/12 at 11:36pm
Anyone go to the first preview of A.R.T's Pippin revival?
somethingwicked
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joined:5/27/05
A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 12:30am
Patina Miller looks pretty great in her costume.



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LuminousBeing
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A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 12:31am
I'm going on January 2nd. Bostix!
PlayItAgain
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A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 01:22am
i want this to transfer to broadway SO BAD
Scarywarhol
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 01:26am
She looks awesome! This is one show that could actually use some modernization/tinkering, so I'm fine with Paulus directing. Also think it's great to have a woman as the Player.
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 03:38am
Just from that picture, it looks like a circus.
g.d.e.l.g.i.
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A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 09:55am
Put back Fosse's choreography. Now. Or I'm leaving.
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somethingwicked
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A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 10:15am
...you know they are using Fosse's choreography, right?
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
amoni
Broadway Star
joined:5/17/04
A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 10:29am
No they are using the Fosse style. They should do this in the park this summer, with tha castle lit up in the background.
somethingwicked
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A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 10:36am
No, they are using the Fosse choreography.

From the press release:

"The American Repertory Theater's new production of the 1970's musical Pippin, which will debut later this season, will utilize the original Bob Fosse choreography recreated by Fosse protégé Chet Walker."

Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
Updated On: 12/6/12 at 10:36 AM
ACL2006
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A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 11:00am
would LOVE for this to transfer to Broadway.
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timote316
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joined:7/20/04
A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 11:11am
I'm seeing this tonight... very excited. Never seen PIPPIN before though, so I won't be able to go into too deep an analysis of differences, though...
Auggie27
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A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 11:13am
Now it sounds promising. (I.e. without the Fosse choreography we'd have ... the book to make up for it?)
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JoeKv99
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joined:12/27/04
A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 11:14am
That's not good enough Something Wicked: we want Fosse's corpse exhumed and reanimated and we want him to personally recreate his choreography. Or else.
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g.d.e.l.g.i.
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A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 11:15am
^ Or at least Ann Reinking and Nicole Fosse (who I hear has been working on a reading of her own production of the show).
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CurtainPullDowner
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A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 11:37am
The LEADING PLAYER is a Man.

That's how I feel, Patina is beautiful but she doesn't look frightning or scarey at all. And the show does not need any more sexual tension, it had plenty.
KirbyCat
Broadway Legend
joined:4/23/08
A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 12:02pm
RippedMan, it IS indeed a circus production. That's how they're going to be framing the show. In fact, a team member Les 7 doigts de la main (the creators of Traces and Sequence has created the acrobatics!
raker
Stand-by
joined:12/27/08
A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 04:26pm
I was excited to see this, and then the TV-movie version of the show from 1981 was on TV a few weeks ago and I saw it. I wish I hadn't. That was quite enough Pippin for me.
Johnnycantdecide
Featured Actor
joined:6/1/11
A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 04:45pm
"Patina is beautiful but she doesn't look frightening or scarey at all."

I think it's safe to assue that we cannot assume anything about her performance from seeing one picture...
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 04:58pm
Yes, that's why I said "LOOK".
A Costume can be revealing too.
SonofRobbieJ
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joined:12/10/09
A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 05:14pm
I know of at least two productions that have utilized female Leading Players (Paula Kelly in one, Chandra Wilson in another).

It's not like it's the newest idea under the sun.
evic
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joined:3/5/04
A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 05:21pm
The Leading Player needs to ooze charm from every pore. He is only frightening in the last scene where he and the Players try to persuade Pippin into committing suicide. The great Paula Kelly portrayed the LP in an unsuccessful tour of the show in the 70's.
EricMontreal22
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joined:10/31/11
A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 06:54pm
AwI love the televised Pippin though itis dated (and the full version that's leaked should be released)--but this should be pretty different. Obviously they can't use all of the Fosse choreography in a new concept--but maybe they'll do a lot like th eMenier Factory's video game version latyear.
CukorLover
Featured Actor
joined:11/14/08
A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 06:59pm
Chet Walker? Ugh !

Forever the protégé , but never a star !
WiCkEDrOcKS
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A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 07:13pm
I've seen The Leading Player as a woman in multiple productions and it works extremely well if cast right. I think Miller will be great. She's the perfect mix of menacing and sexy.
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EricMontreal22
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A.R.T Pippin
Posted: 12/6/12 at 07:31pm
Cukor, curious, what's your issue with Chet? I'm fine with him recreating Fosse stuff--just the way I am with Baayork Lee doing the same. I kinda wish Wayne Cilento would have stuck to that and never started thinking he could do his own work... (actually, I don't think much of Anne Reinking's choreography--when she doesn't use the Fosse vocabulary, either). Still, doesn't sound like something he should be criticized for.