STAGE TUBE: Director Diane Paulus Talks PIPPIN
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) presents Pippin, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Roger O. Hirson, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, with circus choreography by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers) and choreography by Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse. Set design is by Tony Award-winning designer Scott Pask, costume design by Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Tony Award-winning designer Kenneth Posner, and sound design by Tony winner and A.R.T. Resident Sound Designer Clive Goodwin. Orchestration is by Tony Award-winner Larry Hochman, Music Supervision by Nadia Di Giallonardo, and the Music Director is Charlie Alterman.
Check out the video below of Artistic Director, Diane Paulus, talking about the show.
The cast is led by Matthew James Thomas as Pippin, with Erik Altemus as Lewis, Andrew Cekala as Theo, Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada, Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine, Terrence Mann as King Charles, Andrea Martin as Berthe, and Patina Miller as the Leading Player. Other members of the company include Gregory Arsenal, Stephanie Pope Caffey, Lolita Costet, Colin Cunliffe, Andrew Fitch, Orion Griffiths, Viktoria Grimmy, Olga Karmansky, Rachelle Rak, Phlip Rosenberg, YanNick Thomas, Molly Tynes, and Anthony Wayne.
Previews begin at the Loeb Drama Center (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge) on December 5, with press opening on January 3, and running through January 20, 2013.
Tickets for Pippin begin at $25 and can be purchased online from October 23 at http://www.amrep.org/events/show/pippin or by calling 617-547-8300.
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