Pippin
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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 “corner of the sky”. 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.

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 4/06/2014
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The Skivvies, Betty Buckley & More Set for Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2014 Cabaret & Performance Conference
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The Harbor Lights Theater Company, led by Executive Artistic Director Tamara Jenkins, Co-Artistic Director Jay Montgomery, and Associate Producer Beth Gittleman, announces that special preparations are being made for the Mother's Day performances of Driving Miss Daisy, running May 9th through the 18th at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens. (more...)

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Idina Menzel, Bryan Cranston, James Franco & More Set for BC/EFA's 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, 4/21-22
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Broadway veterans will share the stage with celebrated newcomers as Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel,Denzel Washington and more than 200 of Broadway and off-Broadway's most talented performers come together for the 28th AnnualEaster Bonnet Competition. Presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this year's Easter Bonnet Competition(#bcefabonnets) will be held Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

On Monday, May 12, 2014, AOP (American Opera Projects) hosts its 25th Anniversary Gala honoring Stephen Schwartz, composer and lyricist of Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell as well as the AOP-developed opera Seance on a Wet Afternoon that premiered at Opera Santa Barbara and ran at New York City Opera for ten performances in their 2010-11 Season. The evening, titled 'Opera Sings Broadway Sings Opera,' brings together stars of Opera and Broadway at The Players (16 Gramercy Park South), an historic theatre club in Manhattan. Doors open at 7:30pm with performances scheduled to begin at 8:00pm. Tickets begin at $250 and are available at AOP's website www.operaprojects.org. (more...)

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WICKED Kicks Off Morrison Center Run Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Morrison Center with performances from today, April 16 - May 4. (more...)

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A new book outlining the career of noted multi-award-winning Broadway and Hollywood composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz titled THE MUSICAL THEATER OF Stephen Schwartz: FROM GODSPELL TO WICKED AND BEYOND by Paul Laird is out today. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

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Kathleen Chalfant, Teal Wicks & More Set for THE LIGHTNING THIEF Benefit Concert on 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Wit, 'House of Cards'), Teal Wicks (Jekyll and Hyde, Wicked), Stephen DeRosa (HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire'), Josh Grisetti (Enter Laughing) and Matthew Schechter (Act One) have joined the roster of performers set to appear in the one-night-only benefit concert of the new musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

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Ben Vereen to Hit the Stage at Suncoast Showroom, 5/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

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Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: April 14-20
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Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

Tom Wopat and Stephen Schwartz to Join BROADWAY AT MOORLAND, 6/5; Brian Stokes Mitchell Leaves Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Tony Award nominee Tom Wopat and GRAMMY Award-winning Broadway songwriter Stephen Schwartz are joining the festivities in Broadway at Moorland, the 14th annual summer concert and fireworks display at Moorland Farm in Far Hills, NJ, a partnership between New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and Far Hills Race Meeting Association. Wopat (Annie Get Your Gun, A Catered Affair) will join previously announced Tony-nominated and Emmy Award-winner Liz Callaway, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, five-time MAC-winning cabaret star Scott Coulter, Jessica Hendy (Broadway's Cats and Aida), and Kelli Rabke (Broadway's LES MISERABLES and in the Broadway revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat). Due to a scheduling conflict, Brian Stokes Mitchell will no longer perform on the bill. (more...)

Single Tickets to Maine State Music Theatre's 2014 Season On Sale 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Maine State Music Theatre's 2014 season will explode on stage on June 4th. While season tickets have been and remain currently available, single tickets to individual shows are on sale, April 30th starting at 9:00 am. Many shows will sell out, so call to get your tickets today. Tickets will be available online at www.msmt.org, over the phone by calling (207) 725-8769, or in person by visiting the Box Office located at 22 Elm Street in Brunswick. Starting May 27th the Box Office will be located in the Pickard Theatre for the duration of the season. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: April 14-20, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 14, 2014

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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/12, Part 2- BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Takes Prom Pic, IF/THEN Loves SOUTH PARK, & More!
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BREAK INTO BROADWAY. Submit your song or monologue to 6 Broadway casting directors!
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Berkshire Theatre Group to Present ENCORE! High School Musicals Celebration, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals at the Colonial Theatre on Friday, May 2 at 7pm directed by Travis G. Daly. This special performance features ten-minute encore performances from this year's Berkshire County high school musicals. (more...)

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Theatrical Oratorio EASTER MYSTERIES Plays this Weekend from 4/11 - 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

There will be special presentations of Easter Mysteries a theatrical oratorio for a modern audience by John O'Boyle this Friday &Saturday, April 11 & 12 at 8pm; and on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 7pm at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 West 86th Street (at West End Ave.) NYC. (more...)

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