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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.


Celebrate TUCK EVERLASTING Album Release with Cast, Creators at Barnes & Noble 7/14
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 8, 2016

Celebrating the release of the original Broadway Cast Recording of TUCK EVERLASTING, cast members Andrew Keenan Bolger, Michael Park and Michael Wartella join composer Chris Miller, lyricist Nathan Tysen and co-bookwriter Tim Federle for a three-song performance, discussion and signing. *This is a wristbanded event. Priority seating with CD purchase from B&N Upper East. Participants subject to change. (more...)

Queer Composers For Orlando Benefit Set for Loft227 This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Queer Composers For Orlando Concert will be hosted at Midtown Manhattan's Loft227 on July 14th, in one of the largest gatherings of contemporary Musical Theater composers for a very special evening. (more...)

Single Tickets for The Grand Opera House and The Playhouse Go on Sale Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Over the next two weeks, The Grand Opera House and The Playhouse on Rodney Square will begin selling single tickets for each of their highly anticipated seasons. (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz, Andy Mientus and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Norbert Leo Butz, Andy Mientus and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Second Star Theatre Debuts in South Bend with THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Second Star Theater will present the Jason Robert Brown musical, "The Last Five Years,"  starring Justin Williams and Alyssa Atkinson. When: Opening Thursday, August 18th @ 8:00 p.m.with shows running Friday, August 19th at 8:00 p.m and a matinee Sunday, August 21st at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

FringeNYC Announces Sold-Out Shows, Bestsellers Before August Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in New York, will present the 20th Anniversary Festival from August 12 - 28, 2016. (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Thursday, August 18, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jul 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Thursday, August 18, 2016! (more...)

Bay Street Theater and DreamWorks Theatricals Cancel Controversial PRINCE OF EGYPT Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The announcement of the cast caused a stir online, leaving many upset about the predominantly white company. Now the theatre has cancelled the event altogether. (more...)

Tony Winner Patina Miller to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen, Patina Miller (CBS' 'Madam Secretary,' PBS' 'Mercy Street,' 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,' Pippin on Broadway), will bring An Evening with Patina to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, October 15 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, October 16 (3 p.m.) (more...)

Segerstrom Center's Cabaret Series Opens with Broadway's Leading Lady Betty Buckley
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Tony Award¬ģ-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts with her new show, Story Songs, October 27 - 29 in Samueli Theater. A renowned interpreter with an eclectic taste for songs from all genres, Buckley will share a collection of tunes by Radiohead as well as theater greats Stephen Schwartz and Jason Robert Brown. The evening will also include works by members of the new generation of exciting young theater composers, Joe Iconis and Ben Toth. Buckley will be joined by her long time Musical Director and arranger, jazz pianist Christian Jacob. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Sam Lips, SuEllen Estey and More in CRAZY FOR YOU at Finger Lakes
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is proud to produce the classic Gershwin musical comedy CRAZY FOR YOU. Performances run from July 27 through August 17 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Corinne Melancon Leads THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at STAGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

One of STAGES most frequently requested shows and winner of the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, makes its triumphant return to the STAGES stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: They've Got Rhythm! First Look at CRAZY FOR YOU at Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival presents the classic Gershwin musical comedy CRAZY FOR YOU. Performances run from tonight, July 27, through August 17 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Choreographer Jack Cole & 'Lost in Boston'
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 27, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: The grandfather of Broadway choreography and a look into the songs lost on the road to Broadway! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/19/2016 - 7/26/2016
by - Jul 26, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/19/2016 - 7/26/2016. (more...)

Charles Busch, Carolee Carmello, Alexandra Silber and More Join Transport Group's PETER PAN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

More exciting casting has been announced for Transport Group's benefit concert celebrating the classic 1954 musical, Peter Pan. (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOL. 3 to Hit the Shelves This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Just announced, Dress Circle Publishing will release THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3, the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Kara Lindsay, Daniel Quadrino and More Join OVERCASH & CHANGE 3 at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Drew Overcash will return to Joe's Pub on Sunday, August 14 with Overcash & Change 3. The proceeds from the evening will go to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (more...)

Scott Schwartz Responds to Public Outcry Against PRINCE OF EGYPT Casting: 'A Diverse Cast Was and Is a Priority'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The announcement of the cast has caused a stir online, and director Scott Schwartz has just released a statement: (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Legendary Orchestrator Larry Moore
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 24, 2016

Orchestrator Larry Moore has been praised by the New York Daily News as 'one of the most ingenious practitioners in his profession,' and you'll find no argument in that statement once you hear Larry's fascinating story. Stopping by to pull back the curtain on the role of an orchestrator, Larry tells Rob and Kevin what it was like orchestrating such musical series favorites as 'Unsung Musicals' and 'Lost in Boston,' which recording is the greatest cast album of all time, and how he got Stephen Sondheim his Pulitzer Prize! (more...)

LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE to Present Preview Cabaret at The West End Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Before their August 3rd opening at NYMF, LUDO's Broken Bride is presenting a... 'Broken Bride Preview Cabaret' on Saturday, July 23rd at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm) at The West End Lounge 955 West End Avenue (at 107th Street).  (more...)

Casey Cott, Stark Sands, Marin Mazzie and Solea Pfeiffer to Star in PRINCE OF EGYPT Concert in Long Island
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Bay Street Theater and DreamWorks Theatricals are pleased to present a premiere concert reading of the new stage adaptation of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, book by Philip LaZebnik (writer of Mulan, Pocahontas) and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked, Pippin, Godspell). (more...)

Photo Flash: A SCYTHE OF TIME Celebrates Opening Night at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The new musical, A SCYTHE OF TIME is being presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre festival at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W 36th Street). A SCYTHE OF TIME is written by Alan Harris with music and lyrics by Mark Alan Swanson. It will be directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN), with musical direction by Ryan Cantwell (National Tour: Pippin, Finding Neverland). It began performances last night, July 21, and will run through July 26, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

FOX Announces Premiere Date for THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Just in time for Halloween, the brand-new production of the 1975 cult classic ¬ďTHE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let's Do the Time Warp Again¬Ē will air Thursday, Oct. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (more...)

Rachel York and Betty Buckley Set for Stage Talks at Ahmanson's GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

A series of Stage Talks have been set for 'Grey Gardens' The Musical at CTG/Ahmanson, to take place following the performance on Tuesdays, July 26, August 2 and 9. Cast members Rachel York and Betty Buckley will comment on the production and answer questions from audience members. (more...)

Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening that was declared "Sexy, sophisticated, and funny" and awarded five stars by London's Telegraph. The Life of the Party will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley August 24-September 18 (press opening: August 27) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call(650) 463-1960. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited and The Playroom Theatre Present the TRU Producer Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the July Producer Boot Camp Recognizing Commercial Potential: Is This Show Worth Investing In? on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at from 1-5pm  at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. For more details visit http://truonline.org/investor-lab/. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Company Celebrates Opening Night of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 21, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director JuliAnne Boyd and Managing Director TriStan Wilson, presents Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, starring Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.' BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Laura Benanti, Sheldon Harnick and More to Celebrate SHE LOVES ME Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of SHE LOVES ME with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, August 3 at 7:00 PM featuring Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski and other cast members, featuring the show's lyricist Sheldon Harnick as special guest. (more...)

Damian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 47th season will feature American Premiere of the surprise London hit, THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, running August 24 - September 18, starring Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Will Swenson, Kyle Dean Massey and More in PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director JuliAnne Boyd and Managing Director TriStan Wilson, presents Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, starring Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.'  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats RIO, HALLELUJAH BABY
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 20, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: June is bustin' out all over and the birds are flying down to Rio! (more...)

Natasha O'Brien and Stephen Barry to Lead CHILDREN OF EDEN at the Union Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Full casting is announced today for CHILDREN OF EDEN, which returns to London 25 years after its original West End production, playing at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 10 August, with a press night on Friday 12 August 2016. (more...)

Woodstock Playhouse to Present PIPPIN this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Extraordinary searches for a place in the world in the musical tale of  'Pippn' which originally made its debut on the Broadway stage in 1972 after its early development with the Carnegie-Mellon University Scotch'n'Soda Theatre Group in 1967 -written by drama student at that time, Stephen Schwartz; and now it comes to the stage of the iconic Woodstock Playhouse featuring the Woodstock Playhouse Summer Theatre Cast 2016, regional company  are widely known for some of the finest performances in our NY & tri-state region. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CYRANO: A LOVE LETTER TO A FRIENDSHIP at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Grind Arts Company is proud to present CYRANO: A LOVE LETTER TO A FRIENDSHIP, a new play by Sean Peter Drohan, featuring Sean Peter Drohan ('Who WantsTo Be A Millionaire'), Judah Frank (Rock of Ages - Tour, Broadway Bares) and Adam Roberts (Pippin, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Broadway Bares)and directed by Eamon Foley (Gypsy, Assassins, Broadway Bares ), as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Drohan in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Miller & Tysen and More Sign TUCK EVERLASTING Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Celebrating the release of the original Broadway Cast Recording of TUCK EVERLASTING, cast members Andrew Keenan Bolger, Michael Parkand Michael Wartella joined composer Chris Miller, lyricist Nathan Tysen and co-bookwriter Tim Federle for a three-song performance, discussion and signing at the Barnes and Noble at 86th & Lexington Ave (150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028) earlier this month. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Drew Carey Visits 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Drew Carey visited the company of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder on Friday evening at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. The first national tour will be playing in Seattle through July 31, 2016. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

THE POKEMUSICAL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Pokemusical on Sunday August 7th at 9:30 PM. Get ready to grab life by the pokeballs. After spreading the craze in Cleveland and Los Angeles, where it won Best Musical at the Hollywood Fringe 2013, writers Alex Syiek and Andrew Leslie Cooper are proud to bring The Pokemusical to Feinstein's/54 Below. In this mile-a-minute (unofficial) Pokemon parody musical, see your favorite nostalgia-ridden characters from the cartoons and games take the stage like never before. The Pokemusical lovingly lampoons the famous franchise that is slowly taking over our lives. There's battling animals (sorry PETA), songs about evolution (sorry creationists), and everyone's favorite adorable yellow rat speaking in iambic pentameter (sorry Shakespeare). It's a story about climbing to the top, and the importance of the friends you meet along the way, and, speaking of friends, join us (or we'll cancel your Pokemon GO account)! (more...)

BWW TV: FINDING NEVERLAND Cast Flies to Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 17, 2016

In attendance today was the cast of FINDING NEVERLAND (Laura Michelle Kelly, Jackson Demott Hill, Christopher Paul Richards, Jack McCarthy, Eli Tokash, and Alex Dreier) who performed the songs 'Stars,' 'Neverland,' and 'All That Matters.' Check out highlights below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Theatre, TV Legend Nancy Dussault
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 17, 2016

Audiences across America remember Nancy Dussault as Ted Knight's wife in TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT, Alan Arkin's wife in THE IN-LAWS, and as the original host of GOOD MORNING AMERICA. But before Nancy became a television and movie legend, she was heralded for her Broadway performances in DO-RE-MI, BAJOUR, and countless others! (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Thursday, August 4, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jul 15, 2016

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Thursday, August 4, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: THE DAWNING OF AQUARIUS at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Alan Portner - Jul 15, 2016

Selection of 20th Century songs recalls fun of 60s and 70s (more...)

CHILDREN OF EDEN to Return to London for 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

25 years after its original West End production, CHILDREN OF EDEN will return to London in a new production at the Union Theatre, opening on Friday 12 August with previews from Wednesday 10 August 2016. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats FLOYD COLLINS and Ethel Merman!
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 13, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: FLOYD COLLINS gets stuck in a cave and Ethel Merman gets stuck in a sitcom! (more...)

WICKED Tour to Welcome New 'Fiyero' in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The WICKED tour will welcome Jeremy Woodard as Fiyero beginning Tuesday, August 2 at the Hobby Center in Houston. Just in, the WICKED tour will welcome Jeremy Woodard as Fiyero beginning Tuesday, August 2 at the Hobby Center in Houston.  (more...)

FringeNYC Returns for 20th Season Beginning Aug. 12 with Nearly 200 Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) will celebrate its 20th Anniversary August 12 - 28, 2016. This year the festival presents programming by nearly 200 of the world's best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies. With attendance topping 75,000 people, FringeNYC is New York City's fifth largest event (just behind New York International Auto Show, Tribeca Film Festival, New York City Marathon, and New York Comic Con). (more...)

Major Musical Tours and More Highlight Harris Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Bringing artists from around the world, and from most every genre, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College will offer upwards of four hundred performances in its 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Summer Arts Intensive to Present HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

SUMMER ARTS INTENSIVE will present the groovy American love-rock musical HAIR on July 29, 30, August 3, 4 & 5 at 7:30pm and at 2:30pm on July 31. All performances will be held at West Fargo Sheyenne High School (800 40th Avenue East). The granddaddy of all rock musicals, HAIR is at once both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through the tumultuous 1960s in America. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Lyricist/Librettist Stephen Cole
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 10, 2016

There are three types of musical theatre lovers: Fan, Obsessed, and Stephen Cole. Stephen, who has had a wonderfully varied career as a lyricist and librettist, invited Rob & Kevin over to the musical theatre mecca he calls his apartment to talk about the craft of writing, meeting Merman, and how social media sites, like Facebook's Forgotten Musicals page, is uniting musical theatre fans from across the globe! (more...)

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