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STAGE TUBE: Highlights from PIPPIN National Tour, Starring Sasha Allen, Matthew James Thomas & More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2014

Sasha Allen and Matthew James Thomas (filling in for Kyle Selig,) Lucie Arnaz, and more lead the new national touring production of Pippin, now playing in Denver. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Winner Ricky Ubeda Visits PIPPIN on Broadway
by Louisa Brady - Sep 05, 2014

Ricky Udeba, winner of So You Think You Can Dance's eleventh season, who will appear in this fall's Broadway production of ON THE TOWN, visited Broadway's hit revival PIPPIN last night! Scroll down to see the photos from his visit! (more...)

Photo Flash: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Winner Ricky Ubeda Visits Broadway's PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Ricky Ubeda, winner of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Season 11 of 'So You Think You Can Dance' and will future cast member of Broadway's ON THE TOWN, attended Pippin on Broadway last night. Check out photos of his visit below! (more...)

Broadway In Chicago's 2015 Season to Feature Two Pre-Broadway Premieres, BEAUTIFUL, KINKY BOOTS & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced their upcoming 2015 Spring Season will go on sale to new subscribers on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Broadway In Chicago's 2015 Spring Season will include two Pre-Broadway World Premieres FIRST WIVES CLUB and ON YOUR FEET!, two 2013 Tony Award-winning musicals KINKY BOOTS and PIPPIN and two shows direct from Broadway THE ILLUSIONISTS and BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical. To purchase tickets, please visit BroadwayInChicago.com or call 312-977-1717. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrea Martin Receives New PIPPIN Portrait on Tony di Napoli's Broadway Wall of Fame!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 03, 2014

Yesterday, Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN welcomed back Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of 'Berthe' in the production - in celebration, a new portrait of Martin was added to Tony di Napoli's prestigious Broadway Wall of Fame! Check out photo coverage of the event below, featuring appearances by Stephen Schwartz, and her fellow cast member Ciara Renee and Kyle Dean Massey! (more...)

Matthew James Thomas to Continue as Lead for PIPPIN's LA and San Francisco Premiere; Kyle Selig on Vocal Rest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Matthew James Thomas, who originated the role of Pippin in the current 2013 Tony Award winning revival, will perform the title role when the show launches its tour in Denver, and he will also play the role in the entire run in San Francisco at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre (September 23 through October 19, 2014) and in Los Angeles at Hollywood Pantages (October 21 through November 9, 2014). Kyle Selig will be taking a medical leave of absence for vocal rest from the Pippin tour. It remains unknown whether Thomas will continue throughout the rest of the tour. (more...)

Andrea Martin Returns to Tony Award-Winning Role in Broadway's PIPPIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

The Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN welcomes back Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of 'Berthe' in the production, for 24 performances only, today, September 2nd, through Sunday September 21st. (more...)

Breaking: Matthew James Thomas Takes Over PIPPIN for Denver Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Matthew James Thomas, who originated the role of PIPPIN in the current 2013 Tony Award winning revival, will perform the role of PIPPIN when the show launches its tour in Denver on September 6 and will play the entire Denver engagement. Kyle Selig will be taking a medical leave of absence for vocal rest from thePIPPIN tour. This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, 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). PIPPIN plays The Buell Theatre September 6 through 20 only (Media Night: Sept.10). Tickets are on sale now at Denvercenter.org or by calling 303.893.4100. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PIPPIN's Broadway Cast Gets Drenched for ALS!
by Stage Tube - Aug 29, 2014

The Broadway cast of PIPPIN accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Broadway's ONCE - check out their acrobatic submission below! PIPPIN has nominated the company of IT'S ONLY A PLAY, PIPPIN team member Gypsy Snider, and the cast of a show in Montreal. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sasha Allen & Kyle Selig in PIPPIN National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Sasha Allen and Kyle Selig lead the new national touring production of PIPPIN, launching next week on Sept. 6 in Denver. Check out a first look at the pair in just-released publicity images, via the Denver Center below! (more...)

NEWSIES' John Dossett Crowned King in PIPPIN, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Beginning tonight, August 26th, John Dossett will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Charles.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PIPPIN National Tour's Kyle Selig Shows Fans a Day in Life as Pippin in Anticipation of Denver Opening
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2014

Kyle Selig stars as Pippin in the new national touring production of PIPPIN that launches in Denver on Sept. 6. Kyle sent his selfie video series, JOIN US: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PIPPIN that The Denver Center for the Performing Arts put together into a vlog to show fans a fun day in the life of Kyle and his show. In this video, he meets up with castmates (including Leading Player Sasha Allen), jugglers and even some comic sleight of video hand. Get a first look into rehearsals. Enjoy the view. (more...)

BWW TV: Kyle Selig and PIPPIN Tour Cast Take on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 20, 2014

The national tour company of Pippin recently took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has been dominating social media all week. Who'd they challenge in return? The Broadway casts of Mamma Mia!, Newsies, Newsies, and Pippin. Check out their wet submission below! (more...)

PIPPIN Finds Its Next King! NEWSIES' John Dossett to Join Cast as 'Charles'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Beginning Tuesday, August 26th, John Dossett will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Charles.' PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Tony Award winner John Rubinstein departs the production on Sunday, August 24 to join the national tour, which launches September 6 in Denver, CO. (more...)

PIPPIN National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center, 11/11-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN, described as 'an eye-popping, jaw-dropping, visually stunning extravaganza. The thrill of the season!' by NY1. Tickets to PIPPIN at Segerstrom Center for the Arts are available now by subscribing to the 2014 - 2015 Broadway Series. Single tickets start at $29 and will go on sale Monday, August 18 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets will be available online at SCFTA.org, the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, November 22 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. (more...)

Melanie Griffith to Join PIPPIN in January?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

In an interview with IndieWire.com, the Hawaii Five-O actress revealed that she would be doing many things to stay active including the Broadway musical. (more...)

BWW TV: PIPPIN Cast Celebrates John Rubinstein's Caricature Unveiling at Sardi's!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 03, 2014

The company of the Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN (currently playing at the Music Box Theatre) just celebrated the caricature unveiling of current and original star John Rubinstein at Sardi's. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the special event and you can check out what Rubinstein had to say about the honor below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: PIPPIN's John Rubinstein Unveils Caricature at Sardi's
by Walter McBride - Aug 01, 2014

The company of the Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN (currently playing at the Music Box Theatre) just celebrated the caricature unveiling of current and original star John Rubinstein. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - PIPPIN!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's Pippin below! (more...)

Andrea Martin to Reprise Tony-Winning Role in PIPPIN National Tour at Hollywood Pantages this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The producers of the 2013 Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN are thrilled to announce that Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of 'Berthe' in the Broadway production, will reprise the role for the L.A. Premiere at the Hollywood Pantages. The engagement will run October 21st through November 9th. Tickets are now on sale to the general public online at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787 or at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard (Opens daily at 10am.) (more...)

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