Erik Altemus News

The Extraordinary Patina Miller and Matthew James Thomas Depart PIPPIN; A Farewell Flashback!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Kyle Dean Massey(Next to Normal, Wicked) and Ciara Renee (Big Fish) will assume the roles of 'Pippin' and 'Leading Player' (respectively) in the Tony-winning Pippin beginning Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Matthew James Thomas and Tony Award winner Patina Miller will play their final performance on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Below, BroadwayWorld bid adieu to the show's extraordinary leads, Miller and Thomas, with a flashback of their time spent with the production. Check out photos and videos from their Pippin journey below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Just No Time at All- PIPPIN Celebrates One Year on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2014

Pippin, now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street), is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style ofBob 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 Tony-winning production just marked its first year at the Music Box and below you can check out full photo coverage of the cast celebrating onstage! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sardi's Celebrates PIPPIN! Thomas, d'Amboise, Miller and Jones Get Caricatures
by Walter McBride - Mar 12, 2014

Just yesterday, Sardi's Restaurant unveiled caricatures for PIPPIN stars Matthew James Thomas, Tony Award winner Patina Miller, Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise and Rachel Bay Jones. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PIPPIN's Orion Griffiths on Returning to the Tony-Winning Show After Injury
by Stage Tube - Mar 07, 2014

Actor and acrobat Orion Griffiths from the Tony Award-winning PIPPIN was featured today on "CBS This Morning." Correspondent Jamie Wax spoke to the 26 year-old performer about his extraordinary life and making his Broadway debut. Check out his interview below! (more...)

They've Got Magic to Do! Kyle Dean Massey and Ciara Renée to Join Cast of PIPPIN on April 1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award winning PIPPIN just announced that Kyle Dean Massey (Next to Normal, Wicked) and Ciara Renee (Big Fish) will assume the roles of "Pippin" and "Leading Player" (respectively) in the production beginning Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Matthew James Thomas and Tony Award winner Patina Miller will play their final performance on Sunday, March 30, 2014. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Annie Potts: High-Flying Trapeze Routine Is 'Easiest Part' of PIPPIN!
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The actress stopped by this week's TODAY on NBC and explains why jumped at the opportunity to return to the theater in the high-flying role. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New 'Granny' Annie Potts Takes First Bow in PIPPIN!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jan 22, 2014

Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Annie Potts ('Designing Women,' God of Carnage) just assumed the role of 'Berthe' in the production yesterday, January 21, 2014. BroadwayWorld was there for her first official curtain call and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Annie Potts in PIPPIN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Annie Potts ('Designing Women,' God of Carnage) will assume the role of 'Berthe' in the production beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2014 and we've got a first look at her in the show! (more...)

Breaking News: Annie Potts to Join Cast PIPPIN as 'Berthe'; Tovah Feldshuh to Depart on 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

The producers of the Tony Award winning PIPPIN just announced that Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Annie Potts ("Designing Women," God of Carnage) will assume the role of "Berthe" in the production beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh will play her final performance in the role on Sunday, January 19th. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

PIPPIN Recoups Broadway Investment of $8.5 Million
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

The producers of the Tony Award winning PIPPIN have announced that the show has officially recouped its $8.5 million capitalization costs as of the Sunday, December 1, 2013 performance. The show also broke the Music Box Theatre house record last week for the highest grossing single performance on the evening of Friday, November 29th with $151,219. The record was then broken again on the evening of Saturday, November 30th with $151,977 gross sales. 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 production is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

BroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Last Season's Hits- PIPPIN
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2013

The 2013 theatre season brought some truly extraordinary productions, including Pippin, which is still playing at the Music Box Theatre. The revival earned 10 Tony nominations, taking home four awards- for Director, Leading Actress, Featured Actress, and Revival of a Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of PIPPIN Rehearses for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2013

The Tony-Award winning Broadway cast of PIPPIN will be among the line-up of performances in the nation's most beloved spectacle, the Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Below, check out photos of the cast as they rehearsed for the big event on Monday night (more...)

PIPPIN's Erik Altemus, Gabrielle McClinton & More Set for Broadway Sessions, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. (more...)

Cast of PIPPIN to Perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The Tony-Award winning Broadway cast of PIPPIN has joined the line-up of performances in the nation's most beloved spectacle, the Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which returns for the 87th year of magic on Thursday, November 28 (9 a.m. - noon EST; check local listings) throughout the country live on NBC. The cast will perform "Corner of the Sky" and "Magic to Do." (more...)

PIPPIN's Erik Altemus, KINKY BOOTS' Andy Kelso & More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s 10th Anniversary Edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Musicals Tonight!, under the leadership of Mel Miller, continues its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the 10th Anniversary edition of At This Performance, to be held on Sunday, October 27 at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street at 7pm. Tickets are $26.25 each and are available through Telecharge (212) 560-2186 or at the Box Office on the evening of performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tovah Feldshuh as 'Berthe' in PIPPIN!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh (Irena's Vow, Golda's Balcony) recently assumed the role of 'Berthe' in PIPPIN on September 24th. Feldshuh previously played the role during Tony Award winner Andrea Martin's vacation in August. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the star in action! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast of PIPPIN Celebrates 200 Performances on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Oct 17, 2013

The cast of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's Pippin -- including stars Matthew James Thomas, Terrence Mann, Tovah Feldshuh, Rachel Bay Jones, Charlotte d'Amboise and Patina Miller -- celebrated the 200th performance of Pippin at The Music Box Theatre yesterday, October 16, 2013 in New York City. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you full coverage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Alan Cumming on the Cover of BLEEP Magazine's 'Men of Broadway' Issue; Talks CABARET and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

The October issue of BLEEP Magazine features Tony Award winner Alan Cumming. Alan talks about his current role on 'The Good Wife' as well as his upcoming Broadway role in the upcoming revival of Cabaret, where he will be reprising his Tony winning performance as 'Emcee.' Scroll down for a look at the cover, plus exclusive pics of the other 'Men of Broadway'! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Casts of ANNIE, CINDERELLA, PIPPIN & More Perform at BROADWAY ON THE HUDSON
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 30, 2013

BROADWAY ON THE HUDSON concert, presented by United Airlines, took place in lower Manhattan on September 27th at Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza (220 Vesey Street between North End Avenue and West Street). The free outdoor concert was hosted by Justin Guarini, who is currently playing Paris in the new Broadway production ofWilliam Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and Krysta Rodriguez, who plays serial-dater Casey in the new musical comedy, First Date. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special concert below! (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh Takes Over for Andrea Martin in PIPPIN Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

As rumored since she took over briefly while Andrea Martin was on vacation, the producers of the Tony Award winning PIPPIN recently confirmed that four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh (Irena's Vow, Golda's Balcony) will assume the role of 'Berthe' in the production beginning tonight, September 24th. Two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin played her final performance in the role on Sunday, September 22nd. Feldshuh previously played 'Berthe' during Martin's vacation. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45thStreet). (more...)

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