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Her Majesty's Theatre (London, )
(Piccadilly Circus) Haymarket

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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.

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Documentarian Rick McKay
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 9, 2016

BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE (2004) is the greatest documentary ever made about the pleasures and pitfalls of working in the arts. Directed by Rick McKay, Broadway: The Golden Age received countless awards from over 17 different film festivals. In this in depth interview, Rick tells Rob & Kevin the inspiration behind the documentary, how Bea Arthur's mail triggered an incredible roster of subjects to interview, and reveals what incredible goodies are in store for the next two movies in the series! (more...)

Photo Flash: KOTA Productions' THE HUNDRED DRESSES in Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

KOTA Productions presents the New York City premiere of Mary Hall Surface's adaptation of The Hundred Dresses, Oct 13-23, 2016 at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre. (more...)

Nancy Opel Headlines the World Premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) is excited to announce the cast for the world premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bainbridge Performing Arts Presents PICASSO Dress Rehearsal Photos
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

This absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism.  (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Thursday, October 27, 2016
by - Oct 7, 2016

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Thursday, October 27, 2016! (more...)

HIMSELF AND NORA Live Cast Recording in Stores Today from Ghostlight Records
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - today Friday, October 7 with physical copies available online and in stores. (more...)

Menken & Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Gets Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz online and in stores on Friday, December 2, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Global Awards 2016 Producers of the Year to Cathy Rigby & Tom McCoy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Broadway Global is proud to announce the 2016 Producers of the Year winners, CATHY RIGBY McCOY & TOM McCOY. (more...)

Broadway's FALSETTOS Revival to Hit the Studio for First-Ever Full-Fledged Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Ghostlight Records will preserve the Lincoln Center Theater production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical with a new Broadway cast recording to be released later this season. The new two disc-set will mark the first time the landmark show has been recorded in its entirety. (more...)

Lilli Cooper to Join TICK, TICK... BOOM! in Extended Run Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that tickets are now on sale for four more weeks, through December 18th, for Keen's acclaimed new production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! Ciara Renee will play her final performance on November 20th. Beginning November 22nd, Lilli Cooper, seen on Broadway in Spring Awakening and Wicked, will take over the role of Susan. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tyler Mount to Discuss his Favorite Things
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 26, 2016

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: Tyler Mount from Broadway's The Tyler Mount Vlog stops by to share his favorite thing, which is divine....literally! (more...)

Laura Osnes and Will Swenson to Star in Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS Musicals at Under the Radar 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Waterwell announced today the revival of the Blueprint Specials, a series of lost WWII-era musicals composed principally by Broadway legend Frank Loesser to be presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. The production will star Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde) and Will Swenson (Hair) and be directed by Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely. (more...)

Playshop Playhouse Premieres New Musical 'Always Upon a Time,' 10/29
by Emmanuel Evan Alba - Oct 24, 2016

Talent and youth best describes the cast of Playshop Playhouse's upcoming production, "Always Upon a Time," a new musical tailor-made for the whole family. (more...)

Broadway Vets Bring FRIGHT NIGHT: A ROCK HORROR HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE to Times Square This Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

This Halloween, Monday October 31st, 42 Seven Productions in conjunction with IndieFork, and W NY Times Square bring a new Halloween experience to life. FRIGHT NIGHT is a Halloween experience that will bring you thrilling Halloween tunes, some Rocky Horror classics, complete with a costume contest, and some trick or treat trivia, everything you need for a Broadway Halloween. Ben Cameron from the Broadway smash Wicked, and host of the long running hit 'Broadway Sessions,' will emcee the experience. The show will feature some of Broadway's best including Betsy Struxness (Hamilton), Colin Cunliffe (Pippin), Matt DeAngelis (Once), Eric LaJuan Summers (Motown), Chadae Nichol McAlister (Motown), David Larsen (The Book of Mormon), Mary Page Nance (Finding Neverland), Megan Lewis (If/Then), recording artist Molly Roth, and Nik Walker (Hamilton). FRIGHT NIGHT: A ROCK HORROR HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE is not just a concert, Ben Cameron and Company bring you a truly interactive Halloween Experience. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Tony-Winning Writer Martin Charnin
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 24, 2016

He created the role of Big Deal in the original WEST SIDE STORY. He changed the face of musical theatre, and pop culture, when he wrote ANNIE. And, now, Martin Charnin is sitting down for a two part interview with Rob and Kevin to talk about how he went from being an actor, to a lyricist, to a director. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 23, 2016
by - Oct 23, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Soundtrack to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let's Do the Time Warp Again is available on CD and Digital Album, beginning today Friday, October 2st.  (more...)

KC Rep Artistic Director Eric Rosen Named Finalist for 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

KC Rep artistic director Eric Rosen was named one of three finalists for the 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award which honors accomplished directors whose visionary work is impacting theatre communities outside of New York. (more...)

WICKED Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Winter Run at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Broadway's biggest blockbuster returns to Orlando this winter. Wicked will fly into Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts's Walt Disney Theater from January 11 - 29, 2017. Tickets are on sale to the general public tomorrow, Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. (more...)

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Will Celebrate New York & London Theatre in CURTAIN UP Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

New York's Broadway and London's West End have long been the biggest destinations for live theater, and now, a new exhibition opening at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts honors the rich creative talent and award-winning productions in both cities. Co-curated by The Library for the Performing Arts and the V&A, where the exhibition debuted earlier this year, in partnership with the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London highlights how the theatre districts of both cities have flourished and developed since 1976. The exhibition, which opens at The Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center onOctober 31, 2016  and is on display through June 30, 2017. (more...)

Cherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

National Theatre Group Names Angela Rowles Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Theatre Group (NTG) announced today that Angela Rowles will join the company as the theater's new managing director beginning October 31, 2016. (more...)

National MI and ISGN to Co-Host Leadership Roundtable in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016


ALWAYS....PATSY CLINE, Opens At Dundalk Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Dundalk Community Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 season with a musical tribute Always….Patsy Cline from October 28th - November 6th.  The season is then followed by "I Hate Hamlet" and "Shrek:  The Musical". DCT has something for everyone this year and the festivities are just around the corner. Individual tickets are $23 for adults, $20 for senior adults and $15 for students/DCT Actors/Children 12 and under.  Subscriptions are still available for a limited time. (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Broadway All Stars Perform for CAT Youth Theatre on November 14th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) All Stars Benefit for CAT Youth Theatre on Monday, November 14th (7pm) at the Laurie Beechman Theatre is BAC's biggest & final event of the season!  The evening hosted by Antoine L. Smith (THE COLOR PURPLE) will feature many Broadway favorites with a combined 34 Broadway credits (listed below), BAC's 2016 open mic winners & a performance by the students of CAT Youth Theatre. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Broadway Sings Beyonce - Featuring Lesli Margherita, Lilli Cooper, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The full lineup is set for the 13th installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, Broadway Sings Beyonce, which will feature completely new arrangements of her record-breaking hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. Newly announced performers for the concert include Tony Nominee Charl Brown (Motown), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening), Lesli Margherita (Matilda The Musical), and Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots). (more...)

Scoop: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW on FOX - Thursday, October 20, 2016
by - Oct 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, airing on FOX on Thursday, October 20, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HUNDRED DRESSES Opens at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

KOTA Productions presents the New York City premiere of Mary Hall Surface's adaptation of The Hundred Dresses, now through October 23, 2016 at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast and creative team on the red carpet! (more...)

Infinity Theatre Company Presents Its First Ever Holiday Cabaret Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Fresh after producing last summer's smash hit productions of ALMOST HEAVEN and MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Infinity Theatre Company will return to Annapolis with their first ever holiday cabaret.   (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic to Kick Off Pops Series with GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by audience favorite Albert George Schram as conductor for Great American Songbook, the first concert in the Pops Series on October 22 at 2 & 8 p.m. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick and More Set for 'Dramalogue Talking Theatre' Series at Palm Beach Dramaworks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Palm Beach Dramaworks has announced that multi Tony Award-winners Tony Walton, Fran Weissler, and Sheldon Harnick will appear live, onstage as part of its popular series, Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! This series of six programs, which explores all aspects of theatre in conversations with or about the industry's top professionals and master artists, will also feature presentations on Truman Capote and Tom Stoppard, and a roundtable discussion with three theatre critics. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Second-Generation Broadway Alum Richard Roland
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 16, 2016

Great Grandpa Roland was a bandleader. Grandpa Roland was a trumpet player. Dad, Steve Roland, was in SOUTH PACIFIC. Mom, Liz Roland, was in MR. PRESIDENT. Their son, Richard Roland, was in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, TITANIC, FOLLIES, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, and countless others. (more...)

Magic to Do! Greasepaint Youtheatre to Present PIPPIN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

We've got magic to do - just for you! Join Greasepaint Youtheatre on a magical quest as they present Pippin, October 21-30, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mia Sinclair Jenness, Danielle Gordon and More in KOTA's THE HUNDRED DRESSES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

KOTA Productions presents the New York City premiere of Mary Hall Surface's adaptation of The Hundred Dresses, now through October 23, 2016 at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Eagle Theatre Presents Immersive GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

In a time of turmoil, the Grammy Award-Winning Composer of WICKED & Pippin packs a powerful punch by taking over the entire Eagle Theatre, quite literally. (more...)

Emily Skinner to Star in Reimagined INTO THE WOODS at TUTS; Robert Longbottom to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

In a monumental move, Tony Award nominee Robert Longbottom will serve as director and choreographer for a newly conceptualized production of Into The Woods at Theatre Under The Stars this holiday season. (more...)

BWW Interview - Ben Vereen Talks 'ROCKY HORROR', Return to Broadway & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 14, 2016

Today, stage legend Ben Vereen talks exclusively with BroadwayWorld about 'having a ball' during the filming of FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Bring On The Men: Celebrating The Men Of Broadway will play The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street) on Monday, October 17th at 7 p.m., featuring composer and pianist Yasuhiko Fukuoka and seven incredible Broadway performers. (more...)

Barbara Cook, Patti LuPone, Peter Gallagher and More Featured in THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOL. 3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 from Dress Circle Publishing - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - has announced the 23 professionals featured in the upcoming book, which range from legendary Tony Award-winning performers to other disciplines throughout the theater world. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/13/2016 - HEISENBERG Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 13, 2016

Today's big news: HEISENBERG, starring Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker, opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Shannon Ford
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 12, 2016


Shows Announced for TUTS' 15th Annual Tommy Tune Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) shares the production titles from the schools participating in the 15th Annual Tommy Tune Awards. The awards this year will be held on April 18, 2017. (more...)

Jeri Sager to Sing THIS BROAD'S WAY at Nite Spot Nights Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. announce the second show of their Nite Spot Nights series of cabaret entertainment for the coming season: Jeri Sager in 'This Broad's Way' on Saturday, November 5th, 2015 at 8 pm. (more...)

Alice Ripley and Marc Kudisch to Star in REDRUM Parody on Halloween at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next To Normal, American Psycho) and three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Hand To God, Finding Neverland) as 'Wendy' and 'Jack' in 'REDRUM: The Shining Parody Unauthorized' on Halloween Night, Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Stephen Schwartz Talks Possible PIPPIN Movie, New Musical SCHIKANEDER & Much More
by Kevin Pollack - Oct 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld's Kevin Pollack was lucky enough to get a one-on-one exclusive with Oscar and Grammy winner and 6-Time Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz this past weekend on his stop through Chicago at The McAninch Arts Center at College. His tour stop was only one of a few for a show entitled 'An Evening with Stephen Schwartz and Friends.' (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

BWW Review: Alan Menken Debuts Fresh Retrospective Concert at Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 10, 2016

The prolific eight-time Academy Award-winning composer---perhaps best known for his decades of unforgettable work in several landmark Disney animated musicals---was on hand to unveil a world premiere concert entitled 'A WHOLE NEW WORLD WITH ALAN MENKEN' on September 30, 2016 at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Part cabaret concert, part one-man retrospective story time/show-and-tell, this 'trial' showcase, he hoped, would serve as the springboard for what is to become a series of similar concerts celebrating his enviable career thus far. (more...)

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