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Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!

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Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's beloved coming-of-age musical comedy Pippin began performances on Saturday, March 23 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). This all new production is directed by Diane Paulus featuring choreography by Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast preparing for the first preview, as featured on the show's official Facebook page, below!

For more photos of the cast backstage, visit the show's official Facebook page.

The cast, all of whom appeared in the premiere of Diane Paulus's production of Pippin at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA, features Matthew James Thomas as Pippin, Tony and Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller as Leading Player, Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann as Charles, Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Fastrada, Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine and Tony Award winner Andrea Martin as Berthe. Other members of the company include Erik Altemus, Grégory Arsenal, Andrew Cekala, Lolita Costet, Colin Cunliffe, Andrew Fitch, Orion Griffiths, Viktoria Grimmy, Sabrina Harper, Olga Karmansky, Bethany Moore, Brad Musgrove, Stephanie Pope, Philip Rosenberg, Yannick Thomas, Molly Tynes, Anthony Wayne, Ashton Woerz.

Royal heir Pippin is spurred on by a mysterious group of performers to embark on a death-defying journey to find his "corner of the sky." The original production of Pippin, directed by Bob Fosse, premiered on Broadway in 1972. It won five Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards, and ran for close to 2000 performances before closing in 1977. This production of Pippin made its debut at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA, where Diane Paulus serves as Artistic Director; December 5, 2012 to January 20, 2013. Pippin is noted for many Broadway standards including "Corner of the Sky," "Magic To Do," "Glory," "No Time at All," "Morning Glow," and "Love Song."

Photo Credit: Max Gordon/ArtHouse Interactive

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
PIPPIN set

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
Music Box Theatre

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
Music Box Theatre

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
Terrence Mann

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
Greg Arsenal

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
YanNick Thomas

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
YanNick Thomas

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
Greg Arsenal

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
Philip Rosenberg

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
Philip Rosenberg

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
Molly Tynes

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
Molly Tynes

Pippin
Erik Altemus

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
Anthony Wayne

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
YanNick Thomas

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
Erik Altemus

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
Colin Cunliffe

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
Music Box Theatre

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview! Merchandise Booth

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!
Merchandise Booth

Photos: Backstage with the Cast of PIPPIN for First Preview!


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