Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Cast of PIPPIN

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Cast of PIPPINMercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, is pleased to announce that Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN will run from October 11th through November 18th in Venus Cabaret Theater. Press opening is Sunday, October 14th at 7:30pm. In this 'Magic to Do' musical Prince Pippin is on a quest for his 'Corner of the Sky' and eventually meets a special 'Kind of Woman'. Audiences will experience PIPPIN like never before in this intimate and immersive production featuring Donterrio Johnson as the Leading Player. PIPPIN will reunite the creative talents behind our hit production of HAIR THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE ROCK MUSICAL featuring L. Walter Stearns (director), Eugene Dizon (musical direction), and Brenda Didier (choreography).

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the simple moments that happen every day.

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, PIPPIN continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, PIPPIN first opened in 1972 and ran on Broadway for 1,944 performances with amazing choreography by Bob Fosse and a book written by Roger O. Hirson. It features such memorable songs as 'Corner of the Sky', 'Magic to Do' and 'Spread a Little Sunshine'.

The cast features Donterrio Johnson (WAITRESS, Mercury Theater's AVENUE Q) as the Leading Player, Nicole Armold (Mercury Theater's MARY POPPINS) as Catherine, and introducing Koray Tarhan as Pippin. The troupe of players includes Kayla Boye, Adam Fane, Don Forston, Iris Lieberman, Michael Rawls and Sawyer Smith. PIPPIN is directed by L. Walter Stearns, with musical direction by Eugene Dizon and Choreography by Brenda Didier. The creative team includes Rachel Boylan (costume design), Dustin L. Derry (lighting design) and Max Maxin IV (video design).

Mercury Theater Chicago is an entertainment complex consisting of 2 stages - Mainstage Mercury, an intimate jewel-box of a theatre, seating 290 people in a continental style and Venus Cabaret, an immersive theatrical experience to delight all senses in a cabaret setting. It is located in the heart of a sophisticated neighborhood of restaurants and shopping close to Wrigley Field. A delightful theater destination, Mercury Theater Chicago takes care of its guests from the moment they arrive with valet service and dining at its adjoining restaurant, Grassroots. The hilarious Broadway musical AVENUE Q will be playing on the Mainstage Mercury through November 4, 2018.

PIPPIN runs from October 11th through December 16, 2018. The press opening is Sunday, October 14th at 7:30pm. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:30pm.

Note: This play contains mature content, including sex, drug use, and theatrical gun fire and gun violence. It is recommended for mature audiences ages 15 and older.

Individual tickets range from $55-$65, include a cocktail toast and appetizers, and are available online at, over the phone at 773.325.1700, or in person at Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago.

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