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

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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' Discusses an Obscure Loesser Show and Scott Siegel's Genius
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 29, 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: Revisiting an obscure Frank Loesser & praising the genius of Scott Siegel. (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award¬ģ¬†and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

This Cast Cooks, Chops, Cleans... and Dazzles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

"A Chorus Line for Foodies" is an apt description of Cuisine & Confessions, a New York premiere by the Montreal-based circus The 7 Fingers (Les 7 Doigts, the company behind the Tony Award- winning Pippin), running April 11 - 16 at NYU Skirball.  The show is a feast of circus arts flavored with theatrics mixed with cooking show and a dash of dance, served with side orders of pasta and banana bread and topped with original music.  Audiences will get treated to a la carte tastings following the final course. (more...)

Classic Stage Company Gala Celebrates Stephen Schwartz with Patina Miller, Judy Kuhn, Jeremy Jordan, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Danielle Brooks, Gabriel Ebert, Raul Esparza, Ann Harada, Judy Kuhn, Jeremy Jordan, Patina Miller, Jason Sudeikis, George Takei, Broadway Inspirational Voices and many others to be announced will headline Musical Masterworks, The Music of Stephen Schwartz, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season Finale of DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on The CW
by - Mar 29, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

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Heather Parcells to Host Broadway Artists Connection's 'MIC & MINGLE' Season Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its season kick-off event, 'Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle,' hosted by six-time Broadway veteran Heather Parcells on Monday, April 17th. (more...)

Peace Center Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The 2017-2018 Broadway season at the Peace Center features Tony Award¬ģ¬†winners, poignant plots, rousing music, classic love stories and celebrated blockbusters. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' and 'PHYLLIS HYMAN' Come Together for a Spring Weekend at The Gramercy Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

AnthonyKen LLC will present their two hit biographical musicals MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL and AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN together for one weekend only at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) this May. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

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BWW Review: Charming but Flawed FINDING NEVERLAND Searches for Magic
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 27, 2017

A charming though perplexing adaptation of the 2004 film, FINDING NEVERLAND jets into too many erratic directions at any given moment and doesn't gel completely as a whole. And for all its gorgeous, visual splendor, it is surprisingly lacking in honest-to-goodness stage magic. The touring version of the 2015 Broadway stage musical adaptation continues at OC's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through April 2, 2017. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold have announced that Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, is returning to Broadway this fall. (more...)

HAMILTON Arrives in Historic Boston, Massachusetts Septmeber 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Broadway In Boston has unveiled the upcoming 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway Season at its annual spring Announcement event this evening.  Eight theatrical productions take center stage at the Boston Opera House beginning next fall including the previously announced production of HAMILTON.  Over 1000 people from around the city gathered to celebrate today's announcement including Broadway In Boston's Season ticket holders, group leaders, arts and business leaders, city officials, partners from around the city, sponsors and the Boston media.  Highlights from the day included video messages from WAITRESS composer and six time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, seven time Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan composers of ON YOUR FEET!, the cast of the National Tour of HAMILTON and live performances from cast members of FUN HOME, DISNEY'S ALADDIN, WAITRESS and LOVE NEVER DIES. (more...)

Broadway Stars Judy Kuhn, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Karen Mason Lead Songs in the Key of Equality Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Songs in the Key of Equality is proudly teaming up again with Swish Ally Fund for a night of inspirational performances by Broadway and NYC cabaret performers. This annual event will be held on Monday, April 3 at 8 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Original Stage and Screen Cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Where are They Now?
by Rachel Crawford - Mar 26, 2017

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by Behind the Curtain - Mar 26, 2017

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VIDEO: A CHORUS LINE Alums Priscilla Lopez, Baayork Lee, and Don Pippin Reunite for Stories and Performance
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2017

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SCHOOL OF ROCK, WAITRESS, & More Fill Broadway in Columbus Season, HAMILTON 2018-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) and Broadway in Columbus (BIC) today announced the 2017-18 PNC Broadway in Columbus season. The five-show season, supported in part by PNC, features three productions never before seen in Columbus including School of Rock, Waitress, and An American in Paris. The 2017-18 season also includes the 2015 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodger's & Hammerstein's The King and I and Chicago starring Ohio State football superstar Eddie George. (more...)

BWW Preview: ONCE at The Playhouse, 3/31
by Greer Firestone - Mar 24, 2017

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VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio for A BRONX TALE's 'Belmont Avenue'; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Ghostlight Records releases the album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE in digital formats today, Friday, March 24 with CDs in stores and online Friday, May 12. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where the show is currently running, beginning mid-April. Below, go inside the recording studio with the cast performing 'Belmont Avenue'! (more...)

Dylan's Candy Bar to Curate Wonderful Concoctions for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Famed chocolatier Willy Wonka, on behalf of producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions, announces that Dylan Lauren (via her candy empire Dylan's Candy Bar) will be the official curator of all promotional things digestible, edible and wonderfully tasty for the new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Release STORY SONGS Live Album This Spring; Track List Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will introduce her powerful new live double album Story Songs from Palmetto Records on Friday, April 7. (more...)

The Marvelous Wonderettes' Sally Schwab Stars in All-New Show ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Real-life NYC public high school history teacher Sally Schwab is pulling triple stage duty this spring, continuing her roles as Betty Jean in off-Broadway's The Marvelous Wonderettes and the female swing in NEWSical the Musical and now starring in her own show, Adventures in Babysitting.  (more...)

Norm Lewis Hosts TREASURES OF NEW YORK: THE DRAMA LEAGUE On WLIW 21 Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director), and WNET (America's flagship PBS station), present the broadcast premiere of the documentary "Treasures of New York: The Drama League" on Thursday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m. on WLIW21 and Sunday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. on THIRTEEN. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats Bea Arthur's Wicked Tongue, Audra McDonald's Golden Voice
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 22, 2017

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National Tour of PIPPIN Flies to the Capitol Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical Pippin at the Capitol Center for the Arts (Concord, NH) on Thursday, May 11 at 7:30pm. This show tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. It explores the glories of war, the temptations of love, and the intrigues of political power before discovering happiness lies not in the extraordinary but in the ordinary moments of every day. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Hits the High Notes of Andrew Lloyd Webber
by Ben Cameron - Mar 22, 2017

You love Broadway. I know you do. After all, you're here on BroadwayWorld. You love Broadway, and the chances are good that you love Andrew Lloyd Webber. Even if you're scoffing, chances are still good you love the 'Lord'. After all, no other composer has hit the high notes ALW has. Hit after hit, he's made some of contemporary musical theatre's most iconic moments and has four show currently on the boards. Well, I'm simply wild about the man and his music. We decided to celebrate ALW at Sessions recently we gathered a line up of Broadway big wigs from Great Comet, Lion King, Pippin, Les Mis and more. Check out Lauren Zakrin, Courtney Bassett, Jelani Remy, Andrew Mayer, Matt Rossell, Mike Schwitter and more loving up on some Lloyd Webber. (more...)

Tina Fey's Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Make Regional Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Broadway at The National announces its 2017-18 season featuring the anticipated world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film, the return of Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon Les Misérables, the only area appearance of the one-of-a-kind internet sensation The Piano Guys, the Washington premiere of the hilarious smash hit comedy Something Rotten! and the Washington premiere of Waitress with music by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. (more...)


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Theatre Under The Stars Announces the Tommy Tune Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the nominations and host for TUTS' 15th annual Tommy Tune Awards, which will be held on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Photo Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Stars Sing for Seniors in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On March 13th, 2017, Sing For Your Seniors (SFYS) hosted the latest in its series of Broadway Sessions with cast members from the National Tour of 'An American in Paris' for the seniors at Morning Star Adult Day Program in Denver while on their stop at the Denver Center of the Performing Arts. The Morning Star audience enjoyed a one-hour session, as well as a meet-and-greet visit with the cast following the performance. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents MY FAIR LADY Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents Lerner and Loewe's 'My Fair Lady' at the Paul Green Theatre, from April 5 through 29, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW - Season Finale on THE CW - Tuesday, April 4, 2017
by - Mar 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW - Season Finale, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, April 4, 2017! (more...)

Jerry Zucker's INTERMISSION! THE MUSICAL!, RIDE THE CYCLONE, HUNCHBACK and More Slated for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an incredible seven-show lineup for its 2017/18 season, which includes a mix of regional premieres, contemporary hits, a classic, a national tour direct from Broadway and a thrilling world premiere. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Three-Time Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 19, 2017

The hills are alive with the warmth and wit of three time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. Best known for her appearances in THE SECRET GARDEN, SHOW BOAT, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, MARY POPPINS, and FUN HOME, Rebecca makes a splash on today's episode! (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND to Arrive Next Month at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the anticipated arrival of FINDING NEVERLAND, playing the Fox Cities P.A.C. April 17-22, 2017. (more...)

Jesus Comes To Little Theatre of Manchester with GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Little Theatre of Manchester (LTM) continues its 2017 season with the musical theatre phenomenon Godspell. Parables vibrantly come to life in the beloved family-friendly musical based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Opening Tonight at Bainbridge Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, running tonight, March 17, through April 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's SISTER ACT to 'Take You to Heaven' in Thousand Oaks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Cabrillo Music Theatre is going to 'take you to heaven' with the second show in its 2016-2017 season, SISTER ACT.  (more...)

Phoenix Best, Ta'Nika Gibson and Zonya Love to Star in All-New DREAMGIRLS at TUTS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars is excited to introduce the cast for its upcoming production of DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

Evan Tyrone Martin to Bring Nat King Cole Back to MPAC in 'UNFORGETTABLE'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Evan Tyrone Martin returns by popular demand with his previously sold-out concert Unforgettable: Falling In Love With Nat King Cole as part of the Artists Lounge Live concert series on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:30pm, at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. (more...)

VIDEO: First Footage Released of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

First footage is released today of Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which plays until Saturday 1 April at The Other Palace. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses COME FROM AWAY and 'Second Act Trouble'
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 15, 2017

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Eve Ensler's IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD Joins MTC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present the American Repertory Theater production of In the Body of the World, written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, as part of MTC's 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Shea's Announces Exciting 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Shea's Performing Arts Center and Broadway Partner/Producer Albert Nocciolino present the M&T Bank 2017-18 Broadway Series,¬†featuring multiple Tony-Award¬ģ winning musicals, Broadway hits, and the FIRST NATIONAL TOUR of ON YOUR FEET LAUNCHING IN BUFFALO! (more...)

BWW Preview: CAMELOT at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Mar 13, 2017

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Announcing Theatrical Outfit's 2017-2018 SEASON OF CHARACTER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta's second-oldest continually-operating professional theatre, aspires to create a compassionate, joyful and just community by starting the conversations that matter. From The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a timeless, epic musical co-production with Aurora Theatre (our third year in a row), to the conversation-starting new play Boy about gender reassignment, to the Atlanta premiere of GA native Lauren Gunderson's new, co-authored, Jane Austen-inspired holiday hit Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, to an intimate look at one of legend Billie Holiday's final solo appearances in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, to the Atlanta professional homecoming of Perfect Arrangement, local writer Topher Payne's mid-century gay-rights comedy, to a world premiere collaboration with Atlanta Opera, to T.O.'s non-traditional update on the sizzling Broadway classic 110 in the Shade, to year two of our Unexpected Play Readings, our 2017-2018 Season of Character truly offers something for everyone. (more...)

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