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BWW Reviews: Creative and Innovative Take on PIPPIN Plays the National TheatreBWW Reviews: Creative and Innovative Take on PIPPIN Plays the National Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 19, 2014

It's pure musical theatre and its finest. Nothing is better than that. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Magical PIPPIN at the Peabody Opera HouseBWW Reviews: Magical PIPPIN at the Peabody Opera House
by Chris Gibson - Dec 13, 2014

Combining acrobatics with choreography (by Chet Walker) that recalls Bob Fosse's original work on the show, the current touring company of PIPPIN(book by Roger O. Hirson with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz) at the Peabody Opera House provides quite an enjoyable spectacle. There's a circus-like quality (courtesy of Gypsy Singer) to this presentation that's unexpected, and even a bit magical, making it more suitable for the younger set than some versions, even though most of its sexier elements are still firmly intact. It's certainly well worthy of your time and attention. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIPPIN Revival Jumps Through HoopsBWW Reviews: PIPPIN Revival Jumps Through Hoops
by Tim Shawver - Dec 8, 2014

PIPPIN's 1st National Tour arrives at Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, AZ. (more...)

PIPPIN National Tour Coming to Nashville in March 2015PIPPIN National Tour Coming to Nashville in March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 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 - when it makes its Nashville debut at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement March 10-15, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: LIBERTY Cast Welcomes Taylor Swift to New York!STAGE TUBE: LIBERTY Cast Welcomes Taylor Swift to New York!
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2014

Abigail Shapiro plays the title role in Liberty: A Monumental New Musical. Directed by Evan Pappas, the new musical will play a limited seven-week engagement at Theatre 80 (80 St. Marks Place) through Tuesday, November 25, 2014. In the video below, the cast of 'Liberty the Musical' welcomes Taylor Swift as New York's new global ambassador - and invites her to the show. Check it out below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 25-31THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 25-31
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 31, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the first preview of SIDE SHOW, Jeremy Jordan at 54 Below, the opening nights of THE REAL THING and THE LAST SHIP, and more! (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey to Remain with PIPPIN National Tour for Washington DC EngagementKyle Dean Massey to Remain with PIPPIN National Tour for Washington DC Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The producers of the Tony-winning revival of PIPPIN have announced that Kyle Dean Massey will assume the role of Pippin beginning November 4 at the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles. PIPPIN makes its Washington, D.C., premiere at the National Theatre December 16 through January 4, with Massey in the role. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ben Vereen Reunites With PIPPIN Cast on National TourPhoto Flash: Ben Vereen Reunites With PIPPIN Cast on National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

On Thursday Evening, October 30th, there was certainly "Magic to Do" backstage at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. Ben Vereen, the original "Leading Player" in the 1972 Broadway production of PIPPIN, visited with the cast backstage after watching the performance. Ben was reunited with his original "Pippin", actor John Rubinstein ("Charles"), with whom Ben appeared in the original Broadway production helmed by Bob Fosse. Actors pictured with Ben are Tony-Winner Andrea Martin ("Berthe") Matthew James Thomas ("Pippin"), Sasha Allen ("Leading Player") and more! Check out the photos below! (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey to Join Cast of PIPPIN National Tour in Los Angeles Straight from BroadwayKyle Dean Massey to Join Cast of PIPPIN National Tour in Los Angeles Straight from Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

The Nederlander Organization and the producers of the Tony Winning revival of PIPPIN have announced that Kyle Dean Massey will assume the role of Pippin beginning Tuesday, Nov 4th at the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles. He will be replacing Matthew James Thomas who takes his final bow on Sunday, November 2nd. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Extraordinary Tony-Winning Revival of PIPPIN Somersaults into SoCalBWW Reviews: Extraordinary Tony-Winning Revival of PIPPIN Somersaults into SoCal
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 28, 2014

Arguably, director Diane Paulus' greatest triumph to date is the spectacular new production of PIPPIN, the 2013 Tony-winning revival of Stephen Schwartz's trippy but winsome musical about the angst-riddled but hyper-aspirational young son of King Charlemagne, and his erratic, sometimes frustrating journey of self-discovery. In her marvelously inventive, re-imagined update---now playing at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood through November 9---Paulus brilliantly orients the topsy-turvy machinations of the entire story within the canvas-lined confines of a big-top circus. Here, the over-the-top performance troupe that 'guides' our hero's search for self-fulfillment aren't merely just actors (or 'players') but are also all agile, athletic circus performers that tumble, leap, and balance themselves for our (and Pippin's) entertainment pleasure. As expected, both Pippin and the audience are equally lulled into submission. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Newest Broadway Revival of PIPPIN Provides Spills and Thrills at the PantagesBWW Reviews: Newest Broadway Revival of PIPPIN Provides Spills and Thrills at the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Oct 23, 2014

In 1972 Pippin opened on Broadway and became one of the longest running musicals in Broadway history, closing in 1977. Stephen Schwartz's bubbling optimistic tunes made the surreal and sensual mood of the piece an ultra-pleasant experience for theatre goers. One actually left the theatre humming the score. Throughout the dreamlike texture of Pippin's quest for his 'Corner of the Sky', however, there blooms a simplistic, timeless message that reverberates to this day. So, even though this brand new revival set in a circus big top is visually more opulent with high swinging artists and feats of magic, the pieces of the puzzle do fit into place - original director Bob Fosse would approve - and the play's substance is untarnished. Director Diane Paulus may take a bow for her simply stunning ambition of embellishment. I prefer the simplicity of the original, which allows your imagination to take flight, but must own up to enjoying most of the new version. How can you not, as the Fosse-esque style with acrobatics added on make for a visually splendid evening of dance and action. (more...)

Photo Flash: On the Red Carpet for PIPPIN National Tour's Opening Night at Hollywood Pantages!Photo Flash: On the Red Carpet for PIPPIN National Tour's Opening Night at Hollywood Pantages!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The 2013 Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical Pippin made its premiere earlier this week at L.A. Premiere at the Hollywood Pantages, where it will play through November 9th. Tickets are now on sale to the general public online at www.HollywoodPantages.com orwww.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787 or at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard (Opens daily at 10am.) Check out a look back at the opening night's red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Abigail Shapiro in LIBERTY at Theatre 80Photo Flash: First Look at Abigail Shapiro in LIBERTY at Theatre 80
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Abigail Shapiro plays the title role in Liberty: A Monumental New Musical. Directed by Evan Pappas, the new musical will play a limited seven-week engagement at Theatre 80 (80 St. Marks Place) through Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Abigail Shapiro Stars in LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL, Beginning Tonight at Theatre 80Abigail Shapiro Stars in LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL, Beginning Tonight at Theatre 80
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

14 year-old actress, Abigail Shapiro, will play the title role in Liberty: A Monumental New Musical. Directed by Evan Pappas, the new musical will play a limited seven-week engagement at Theatre 80 (80 St. Marks Place) tonight, October 14 through Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Star of LIBERTY- Abigail Shapiro!Photo Flash: Meet the Star of LIBERTY- Abigail Shapiro!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Producers Theresa Wozunk (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) and Timothy J. Harper announced today that 14 year-old actress, Abigail Shapiro (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) will play the title role in Liberty: A Monumental New Musical. Directed by Evan Pappas, the new musical will play a limited seven-week engagement at Theatre 80 (80 St. Marks Place) Tuesday, October 14 through Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Witness the Awe-Inspiring Spectacle that is PIPPIN, Launching its National Tour in Denver!BWW Reviews: Witness the Awe-Inspiring Spectacle that is PIPPIN, Launching its National Tour in Denver!
by Michael Mulhern - Oct 10, 2014

When the curtain first dropped so did my jaw and I was simply amazed at the sheer magnitude of this spectacle of a show! (more...)

Andrea Martin Joins PIPPIN on Tour Tonight in San FranciscoAndrea Martin Joins PIPPIN on Tour Tonight in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

SHN previously announced that Andrea Martin, who won the 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of 'Berthe' in the Broadway production, would reprise the role in the final two weeks (beginning today, October 7 and running through October 19) of the San Francisco engagement at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Matthew James Thomas & Sasha Allen Chat National Tour of PIPPINVIDEO: Matthew James Thomas & Sasha Allen Chat National Tour of PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Stars Sasha Allen (Broadway's Hair) and Matthew James Thomas (Broadway's Pippin, Spider-Man) stopped by KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area News yesterday to discuss the musical. (more...)

Abigail Shapiro to Star in LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL at Theatre 80Abigail Shapiro to Star in LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL at Theatre 80
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Producers Theresa Wozunk and Timothy J. Harper announced today that 14 year-old actress, Abigail Shapiro will play the title role in Liberty: A Monumental New Musical. Directed by Evan Pappas, the new musical will play a limited seven-week engagement at Theatre 80 (80 St. Marks Place) Tuesday, October 14 through Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIPPIN Revival Hits the Heights - Now thru October 19thBWW Reviews: PIPPIN Revival Hits the Heights - Now thru October 19th
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Sep 29, 2014

The air was crackling with excitement on opening night for the much anticipated revival of Pippin at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre. And for good reason. The show won four Tony Awards last year including Best Musical Revival, with Diane Paulus taking home the Tony for Best Director. Patina Miller as the Leading Player took home Best Actress, while Andrea Martin won Best Featured Actress. Not to be outdone, the national tour signed Sasha Allen, Lucie Arnaz, and John Rubinstein, not to mention Canada's circus troupe, Les 7 doigts de la main. Talk about the wow factor. Pippin is an exuberant, extravaganza of a show and it plays now through October 19 at SHN's Golden Gate Theatre. (more...)

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