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Minskoff Theatre (New York, NY)
200 W. 45th St.

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Nominated in 1972 for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and winning five of those coveted Awards, this hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale is based upon the life of Prince Pippin the Hunchback, the firstborn son of eighth century, Frankish king Charlemagne or Charles the Great, and invites audiences to join the fantastical journey of the rosy-cheeked prince famously looking for his ďcorner of the skyĒ. But his dad is a tyrannical bore, his step-mom is a Lady Macbeth in a mini skirt, and his half-brother Lewis is a twit. Returning home from school, Prince Pippin, sure of his superior qualities but lacking a purpose to which he can apply them, becomes a soldier for his father's army, but he gets upset by the killing and murders his father to stop the war. Finding he does not want to become the "puppet king" of discontented nobles in the Carolingian Empire, Pippin longs to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He is led by a mischievous Leading Player as he tries to find his place in life in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. The youth's violent journey to fulfillment sets Pippin's quest into a tradition of psychological darkness, bringing an unusually creepy seriousness to Pippin's temptations and sinister machinations to the Leading Player. In the end, he finds the simple pleasures and domestic contentment of love, home and family is something to be quietly achieved. A rock opera filled with sex, S&M, and amputated limbs, this perky musical is meant to be at times unnerving and dark. Pippin is full of light pop music, magic, and soft-shoe dances, but it has one of the darkest and most complex themes in musical theater history.

Directed by John Thompson, Music Direction by Jeannie Cross.



Photo Flash: Crest Theatre Hosts JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

On May 23, the Crest Theatre in Delray Beach, Florida was proud to present the sixth appearance of Jim Caruso's Cast Party with Billy Stritch at the piano. Check out photos from the evening below! (more...)

BWW Previews: Summer Stages CABARET, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, & More Lead BWW'S Top Atlanta Theatre Picks for Summer
by Amy Zipperer - May 27, 2017

The summer months usher in all the things we love about summer in Atlanta: visits to the Atlanta Zoo, Braves baseball, evening strolls through the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This year, the summer months are also playing host to some of the best theatre offerings of the year, and there are so many that you might need help narrowing the playing field. (more...)

New London Barn Announces 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

For 85 years, the New London Barn Playhouse has been a vital part of the Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley communities, enriching the summer months with an annual season of top-quality, professionally-produced classic and contemporary musicals and plays. After their record-breaking 2016 season was honored with the New England Theater Conference's prestigious Moss Hart Award for Excellence in Professional Theater, now the Barn is gearing up to cross another milestone with their 85th consecutive summer season in 2017! (more...)

Thomas Williams, Holland Vavra to Lead All-Houston Cast in PIPPIN at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) introduces the fully Houston-based cast and creative team for the upcoming production of Pippin.   (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Wednesday, June 14, 2017
by - May 26, 2017

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, June 14, 2017! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature DIRTY DANCING, LES MISERABLES, WICKED and More! (more...)

BROADWAY AT THE BROADWAY Set for Pride Month at PFP
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The fourth installment of Pride Films and Plays' His & His.'  cabaret series - entitled 'Broadway at the Broadway' will be performed on Thursday, June 8 in The Broadway at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. The His and His series follows the development of LGBT characters on Broadway, and celebrates the artists who wrote the great works of musical theater. (more...)

2017 FREDDY Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The 2017 FREDDY Awards recipients were announced last night, May 25th, during the 15th Annual live ceremony from the State Theatre, broadcast on WFMZ Channel 69 and wfmz.com. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 26, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to the start of Memorial Day Weekend: It's Friday, May 26, 2017 and time to live life dramatically! It really sounds like we should be cutting a ribbon somewhere to herald the start of the long weekend that kicks off summer, but instead we sit here in front of a computer screen, remembering and reminiscing, in hopes of providing you with something to read while you sit by the pool, waiting for the SPF37 to kick in! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates its Favorite Thing, Robbie Rozelle
by Behind the Curtain - May 24, 2017

This Week: One of Rob and Kevin's favorite people, Robbie Rozelle, swings by to discuss his illustrious career as a graphic designer for cast recordings AND to talk about his upcoming show at Feinstein's/54 Below, Songs From Inside My Locker, which is June 9th, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nominees Announced for 2017 Broadway Global Producer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Broadway Global has announced the nominees for the 2017 Producer of the Year. The 2016 winners, Cathy Rigby McCoy & Tom McCoy, the first woman and first couple ever chosen as Producers of the Year (we couldn't honor one, without the other). Cathy & Tom, chosen unanimously by the Board of Directors, are the very definition of the Broadway Global mission statement. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty Buckley
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23rd the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner and Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For the episode, Buckley shares hilarious and fascinating stories from her nearly five decades as a Broadway and West End star. She also shares cuts from her new album STORY SONGS. (more...)

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Comes to Playhouse on the Square
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Based on the smash-hit movie adored by fans for decades, Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends: Tick, Bernadette, and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship but end up finding more than they ever could have dreamed. (more...)

Street Theatre Company to Present PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Following on the heels of the hilarious LUCKY STIFF and the poignant  JOHN & JEN, Street Theatre Company presents Pippin. This venerable musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson opened on Broadway in 1972 under the brilliant direction of Bob Fosse and went on to receive 5 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk awards the following year. A fully reimagined Broadway revival in 2013 won the show 4 more Tonys, 4 more Drama Desks, plus a slew of other awards. (more...)

WICKED in Cincinnati- Tickets On Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Cincinnati's most popular musical will return to the Aronoff Center September 13 - October 15, 2017 as a season special for the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati's 17/18 Season presented by TriHealth. Tickets for the return engagement are on sale now and available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Millie, Elle, and Lola with Tony-Winning Producer Hal Luftig
by Behind the Curtain - May 22, 2017

Everything today is thoroughly Hal....Luftig, that is! Four time Tony Award winning producer Hal Luftig swings by Shetler Studios to look back on his career of hits including THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, LEGALLY BLONDE, and KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tyler Jacobson, of PIPPIN, Coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside
by Audrey Liebross - May 22, 2017

The national tour of Pippin is coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, for two shows only, on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Naysh Fox plays the title character, and Housso Semon showcases her powerful voice as the 'Leading Player.' Broadway World interviewed Tyler Jacobson, who is one of the show's acrobats. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - May 20, 2017

Good Triumphs Over All in WICKED. It's hard to know if in 1900 L. Frank Baum ever imagined there would be an afterlife to his children's book 'The Wizard of Oz,' but in 1939 MGM capitalized on book's wide appeal and their film version has became a staple in every child's movie experience. Flash forward 64 years to what can best be described as a prequel to Dorothy's famous journey, and you have the megamusical WICKED, which has become almost as popular as the MGM film. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields, Richard Kind and More at Bay Street Theater's CURTAIN UP Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced that The 6th Annual Honors Benefit: Curtain Up! took place on Monday, May 15 from 6-8 pm at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater in New York City. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ghostlight Records¬†will release the¬†Original Broadway Cast Recording¬†of the new musical¬†WAR PAINT¬†¬Ė starring two-time Tony Award winners¬†Patti LuPone¬†and¬†Christine Ebersole¬†¬Ė¬†in digital formats on¬†Friday, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July.¬†The musical, currently running at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st¬†Street),¬†played a sold-out run in Chicago last summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history.¬†WAR PAINT¬†is nominated for four 2017 Tony Awards, including ¬ďBest Actress in a Musical¬Ē for¬†both¬†of the leading ladies.¬†Starting today, May 19, customers that pre-order the album via¬†Apple Music¬†will immediately receive the second single¬†¬ďIf I'd Been A Man¬Ē¬†¬Ė the stirring duet between LuPone and Ebersole ¬Ė in addition to the previously available single¬†¬ďBack on Top.¬Ē (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Christopher Jackson, Tituss Burgess, Julia Murney and More Sing Broadway Lullabies on New Album
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This June, Broadway babies Vasthy Mompoint (Rocky; The Spongebob Musical) and Jen Malenke (Into The Woods; Disney's High School Musical), the founders and creators of the much-needed industry service Broadway Babysitters, will release an album of children's lullabies entitled 'Broadway Lullabies.' (more...)

Honoring the Composers Who Soundtrack Our Lives
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

ASCAP honored our tremendously talented composers of TV, film and video game music at the Screen Music Awards on Tuesday, May 16. A who's who of scoring for screens small, silver and everything in between flocked to LA's historic Wiltern Theatre for a night of dazzling performances, tender tributes and appreciation for the musical masterminds behind America's favorite screen entertainment. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Woody Allen's Only Musical and Spotify
by Behind the Curtain - May 18, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Woody Allen's only movie musical & a great resource for obscure cast recordings! (more...)

VIDEO: Megan Hilty Honors Stephen Schwartz with 'Corner of the Sky' Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Screen and stage composing legend Stephen Schwartz was honored with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephen Schwartz Honored at ASCAP Awards; Megan Hilty Performs 'Corner of the Sky'
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Screen and stage composing legend Stephen Schwartz was honored with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award and celebrated with multiple live performances. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Raul Esparza, Jeremy Jordan, Patina Miller and More Celebrate Stephen Schwartz at Classic Stage Company's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Gabriel Ebert, Raul Esparza, Ann Harada, Judy Kuhn, Jeremy Jordan, Patina Miller, Jason Sudeikis, George Takei, Broadway Inspirational Voices and many others headlined 'Musical Masterworks, The Music of Stephen Schwartz,' a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company last night, May 15, 2017, at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway). The performance was directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, CSC's Artistic Director. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

Photo Flash: PIPPIN Returns to New York with Broadway Workshop & Project Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

This month, Pippin, returned to NYC for a sold out run at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in NYC. Pippin was produced by the Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway as their 2017 Main Stage production. Scroll down for photos of the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Michael Greif at New York Theatre Workshop's 2017 Spring Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 16, 2017

Just last night, New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2017 Spring Gala celebrated partnerships with honorees Dartmouth College, whose residency partnership with NYTW spans a quarter of a century; along with longtime NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award-nominated Director Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, War Paint), who was an inaugural member of NYTW's 'New Directors Project' in 1984 and rose to prominence with his direction of Machinal at the Public and Rent at NYTW. (more...)

The Sun Comes Out at WBT with ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Inspired by Little Orphan Annie, the 1924 comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie is a heart-warming story, filled with adventure and laughs, that defines what family truly means. One of the longest running shows in Broadway history and the winner of seven Tony Awards, Annie, returns to the WBT stage from June 29 to September 10, 2017! (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

Tom Wopat and Kyle Dean Massey Join BROADWAY IN THE 'BURG
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Broadway favorites Tom Wopat (A Catered Affair, Annie Get Your Gun) and Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin, Next to Normal, Wicked) will perform in Hattiesburg, Miss. during Festival South, an annual creative arts festival, June 1-17. The Hub City Players will stage Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, whose memorable tunes by Tony nominees, Benj Pasik and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land) were recorded in 2015. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks about the Job of a Broadway Music Coordinator with John Miller
by Behind the Curtain - May 15, 2017

What does a musical coordinator do, you ask? Well, John Miller, one of Broadway's most respected in the field, swings by to discuss this pivotal role and some of his 100 plus Broadway credits... yes, that's right, 100 plus Broadway credits!  (more...)

Audra McDonald, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Jazz, Dance and More Set for NJPAC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center announces its 20th anniversary 2017-18 season with the initial launch of more than 150 performances and special events, all wrapped into a festive new reimagining of the NJPAC brand identity. (more...)

The Musicalization of Animation: How Broadway Made the Big Screen Sing
by Nicole Rosky - May 13, 2017

In 1937, Snow White advised us to whistle while we work. In 1940, Jiminy Cricket taught us the power of wishing upon a star. Sleeping Beauty walked with us once upon a dream in 1959, and in 1967, Baloo gave us life lessons in the bare necessities. The stories we remember, but it's the songs from our favorite animated movies that have left an even deeper impression. (more...)

BWW Previews: FINDING NEVERLAND at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
by John Lariviere - May 13, 2017

Finding Neverland  is coming to The Broward Center for the Performing Arts June 13 - 25, 2017. Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan (more...)

Terrence Mann Will Host CT Critics Circle Awards
by Lauren Yarger - May 13, 2017

Terrence Mann Hosts the 27th annual CT Critics Circle Awards June 26 at the Edgerton Center for the Arts in Fairfield. (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Wednesday, May 31, 2017
by - May 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, May 31, 2017! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Rachel Bay Jones
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Dear Evan Hansen- Rachel Bay Jones, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Ghostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate today's cast album release date of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM.  (more...)

WICKED Ticket Lottery Announces at Shea's
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Shea's Buffalo Theatre with performances from May 17 - June 4.  Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Shea's box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only.  This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person.  Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.  (more...)

WICKED Goes on Sale Next Week at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and the Fox Cities' most popular musical, will return to the Fox Cities P.A.C. August 30 - September 10. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation presents the 24th Annual KENNY AWARDS!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation are proud to present the 24th Annual Kenny Awards Ceremony, an endeavor that recognizes the talent, dedication, and efforts of our local high school youth. (more...)

GREAT NEWS! NBC Orders Second Season of Andrea Martin-Led Comedy
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2017

NBC has ordered a second season of its freshman comedy GREAT NEWS, starring two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin (Pippin, MY FAVORITE YEAR.) Season 2 will consist of 13 episodes. (more...)

THE WHIRLIGIG, Starring Zosia Mamet and Norbert Leo Butz, Extends at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Due to demand, The New Group has announced an additional week for the company's world premiere production of Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini, Grace Van Patten and Dolly Wells.  (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts Announces 2017 Applause Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2017 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 32 schools in Central Florida. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team of its 2016-2017 season finale production - Disney's new musical Freaky Friday. (more...)

A+E Networks Partners With Herrick Entertainment For American BEAUTY STAR Hosted By Supermodel Adriana Lima
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

A+E Networks and Herrick Entertainment are partnering to make a new competition series, American Beauty Star, hosted by iconic international supermodel, Adriana Lima.  The series, which will air on Lifetime, brings together twelve celebrity stylists and salon professionals to compete in a series of challenges, from creating high-end editorial looks to the most current glam creations for red carpets and runway shows. At the end of the season, only one contestant will be named American Beauty Star.  Production begins in Los Angeles this June on ten, one-hour episodes. (more...)

The Monkees' Micky Dolenz to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko This August
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the "Summer of Love" in San Francisco, Feinstein's at the Nikko is honored to welcome Micky Dolenz, the legendary lead singer of The Monkees, for two performances only-Friday, August 4 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 5 (7 p.m.). (more...)

TheatreWorks Announces Retirement of Robert Kelley After 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Ending one of the longest tenures in American theatre, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced today that Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley will retire at the conclusion of the company's 50th season, 2019/2020. (more...)

2017 FREDDY Award Nominations Announced; Ceremony Will Be Broadcast Live from State Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 FREDDY Awards were announced today, Thursday, May 11th, live on 69 WFMZ-TV during the Noon News broadcast. (more...)

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