Pippin Revival, Please?

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Pippin Revival, Please? #1
Posted: 6/28/07 at 11:24pm
Dear Stephen Schwartz:

Wicked has made you very rich. I personally have spent thousands on tickets.

It is time for a payback to me and many of your fans. Please revamp the show and give us a new recording and a Pippin Broadway revival soon.

Thanks,

Pippin
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #2
Posted: 6/28/07 at 11:48pm
Not my favorite show at all however:

Barrett Foa would be a good Pippin

A woman needs to be cast as Leading Player

A lot of women come in mind for Catharine and Fastrada..

It could work re: Pippin Revival, Please?
I mean, Denzel Washington? Gun to my head..of course.
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #2
Posted: 6/28/07 at 11:50pm
I pray for this every night before I go to sleep.

"As I lay me down to sleep,
Lord I pray my soul to keep
If I die before I wake...
Well, I better not die before Pippin is revived or I am going to be one pissed off cookie.

Amen."
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #3
Posted: 6/28/07 at 11:59pm
Hmm, Jonathan Groff as Pippin?
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #4
Posted: 6/29/07 at 12:06am
yes please!!
pippin is love.
(only then other theatres wont be able to do it but a sacrifice id be willing to make!)
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #5
Posted: 6/29/07 at 12:19am
only if there's nudity this time around. otherwise I couldn't care less.
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #6
Posted: 6/29/07 at 12:23am
A Pippin revival is long overdue. I've always thought Michael Arden would be an ideal Pippin but I love the idea of Groff in the role.
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #7
Posted: 6/29/07 at 1:26am
Michael Arden should be first on the list.
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #8
Posted: 6/29/07 at 3:21am
Like Sweet Charity I don't see much reason to revive this unless you replicate much fo the Fosse staging... Sorry...

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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #9
Posted: 6/29/07 at 3:27am
I've been hoping for one for the longest time. Still think Raul would be an interesting Leading Player and Groff or Arden would be perfect!
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #10
Posted: 6/29/07 at 3:35am
Are you asking to revamp Wicked? already!
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #11
Posted: 6/29/07 at 7:11am
Without a major overhaul, I'm not sure a revival would work. It's such a period piece in many respects, a product of the 70s culture -- and any revival would wind up either playing it soooooooooooooo seriously or else camping up the retro feel of it.

>> A woman needs to be cast as Leading Player

I just know I'm going to regret asking this, but why?
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #12
Posted: 6/29/07 at 7:18am
I was asking myself the same question, Sean.
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #13
Posted: 6/29/07 at 7:22am
I agree with you Sean but im so afraid of getting my head bitten off by so many on this site you really have to be carefull what you say.
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #14
Posted: 6/29/07 at 10:10am
MICHAEL ARDEN AS PIPPIN!!!!
Yessssss.
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #15
Posted: 6/29/07 at 10:20am
Schwartz has said the only reason to revive it would be if ARDEN did it.
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Posted: 6/29/07 at 10:23am
I like Schwartz, but that makes me like him even more!
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #17
Posted: 6/29/07 at 10:35am
How great would that be! Michael Arden as Pippin...I am buying tickets now (in my head).....

Now, here come the daggers at me...Megan Mullaly would be a great Fastrada! (Shields Up!)

I would love to see Tim Curry play Charlegmene!

Ashley Brown would make a lovely Catherine. I could even see Phoebe Strole rockin' as well.

Cheyenne Jackson would be great as Lewis!

Let's throw Tyler Hanes in there too....just for fun and some eye candy re: Pippin Revival, Please?
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #18
Posted: 6/29/07 at 10:37am
Cast Laura Benanti as the soldiers head.
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #19
Posted: 6/29/07 at 10:39am
Michael would be perfect... I didn't get to see the concert and I don't know too much about the show, but I've heard songs and I think Michael would fit perfectly!
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #20
Posted: 6/29/07 at 11:00am
I was at the Fosse stage door one night when Ben Vereen came out and said he would like to direct a revival of Pippin. I also think Michael Arden would be great as Pippin but Wayne Brady would be great as the leading player.
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #21
Posted: 6/29/07 at 11:19am
I DON'T think the Fosse staging is irreplacable. Get a new director, a new choreographer, a new concept. There's never only one way to do a show successfully.

And while some say the show is dated I don't think so. The basic themes are timeless. I think it would be a huge hit. I'm really surprised no one has done it already.

I know for a while Zach Braff was trying to direct a film verson, so maybe that took the stage rights off the table, but the movie is dead for now.
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #22
Posted: 6/29/07 at 11:32am
Why a woman as the leading player? I have seen this done several times with lousy results.

Also, I was married to the idea of Arden playing Pippin, but love the idea of Groff. He has the face, the look, the hair, the voice. I'd pay to see it.
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #23
Posted: 6/29/07 at 1:10pm
Because I think a solid Leading Player lady would be interesting. It doesn't make much of a difference - but why not?
I mean, Denzel Washington? Gun to my head..of course.
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re: Pippin Revival, Please? #24
Posted: 6/29/07 at 1:13pm
Did anybody see the touring Goodspeed production last year? I loved it, it was SOOOO good!
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