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Roger O. Hirson Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1973 - Best Musical
Roger O. Hirson, Pippin
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Book of a Musical
Roger O. Hirson, Pippin

Roger O. Hirson News

PIPPIN will run at Playhouse on Park July 6 - August 21, 2022. Photo PIPPIN will run at Playhouse on Park July 6 - August 21, 2022.
by Grace Cutler - Jun 26, 2022

PIPPIN, written by Roger O. Hirson, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, will run at Playhouse on Park July 6 - August 21, 2022. This will be the final production in Playhouse on Park’s 13th Main Stage Season.

PIPPIN Comes to Madison Lyric Stage Next Month Photo PIPPIN Comes to Madison Lyric Stage Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

Madison Lyric Stage will present Stephen Schwartz’s musical comedy Pippin, July 21-31.  The production will be presented inside MLS’s brand-new tent on the grounds of Madison’s Deacon John Grave House and will have a big-top carnival theme.  

Season 41 Announced at North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo Season 41 Announced at North Coast Repertory Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2022

North Coast Repertory Theatre launches Season 41 with a slate of two World Premieres, one West Coast Premiere, and one San Diego Premiere highlighting an engaging, eclectic 2022-2023 seven-play series.

Playhouse On Park's 13th Main Stage Season Wraps Up With PIPPIN Photo Playhouse On Park's 13th Main Stage Season Wraps Up With PIPPIN
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

PIPPIN, written by Roger O. Hirson, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, will run at Playhouse on Park July 6 - August 21, 2022. This will be the final production in Playhouse on Park's 13th Main Stage Season. PIPPIN will be directed and choreographed by Darlene Zoller.

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston Returns with 53rd Summer Season Photo Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston Returns with 53rd Summer Season
by Marissa Tomeo - May 11, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston returns for its 53rd summer season on the main stage at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Under the direction of new Artistic Director Rachel Bertone, the curtain will rise on two iconic American musicals: West Side Story, the powerful tale of young lovers caught between prejudice and warring street gangs (July 8-16, 2022) and Pippin, Stephen Schwartz's unforgettable musical masterpiece of a young prince searching for passion, adventure, and the true meaning of life. (August 5-13, 2022).

Tony-Winning Musical PIPPIN Opens March 30 At Oakland University Photo Tony-Winning Musical PIPPIN Opens March 30 At Oakland University
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2022

Stephen Schwartz's Tony Award-winning 1972 musical Pippin celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and Oakland University's Department of Theatre is inviting you to join the Guardians of Splendor for some Fosse-inspired magic March 30 ‚Äď April 3 in Varner Studio Theatre on the OU campus.

Concert Versions Of PIPPIN and BRIGADOON Celebrate Two Classic Musicals At Olney Thea Photo Concert Versions Of PIPPIN and BRIGADOON Celebrate Two Classic Musicals At Olney Theatre Center
by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2022

Olney Theatre Center announced the full ensemble for its two-weekend concert presentations of Pippin (April 1-3) and Brigadoon (April 8-10).

Outcry Youth Theatre Presents A New Take On PIPPIN Photo Outcry Youth Theatre Presents A New Take On PIPPIN
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 2, 2022

January 13-16, Outcry Youth Theatre will present Pippin, the musical with a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. This marks the first time that Outcry Youth Theatre will perform in the Terry Martin Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre, usually performing in the smaller Studio Theatre.

Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance to Tour This Winter Photo Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance to Tour This Winter
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2021

Due to ongoing renovations at Oakland University, many of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance’s winter performances will be held at venues throughout Oakland and Macomb counties, in addition to performances being held on the OU campus.

Mad Cow Theatre Presents PIPPIN Photo Mad Cow Theatre Presents PIPPIN
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2021

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the third production of its 24th season, the high-energy, award-winning musical Pippin to be performed at Mad Cow's Harriett Theatre on December 1 through 19.

Roger O. Hirson Videos

Broadway Rewind: PIPPIN Has Magic to Do on Broadway in 2013! VideoBroadway Rewind: PIPPIN Has Magic to Do on Broadway in 2013!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 8, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, for the first Broadway revival of Pippin, which played at the the Music Box Theatre for 709 performances. The beloved coming-of-age musical features a book by Roger O. Hirson, and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

VIDEO: On This Day, October 23 - PIPPIN Brings its Magic To Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, October 23 - PIPPIN Brings its Magic To Broadway
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2019

On this day in 1972, Pippin opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre!

VIDEO: First Look At EPAC's Production Of PIPPIN Starring Michael Roman VideoVIDEO: First Look At EPAC's Production Of PIPPIN Starring Michael Roman
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 17, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, April 25: Diane Paulus' Revival of PIPPIN Brings Its Magic To Bro VideoVIDEO: On This Day, April 25: Diane Paulus' Revival of PIPPIN Brings Its Magic To Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2019

On this day in 2013, Diane Paulus' high-flying revival of Stephen Schwartz PIPPIN opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theater!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At PIPPIN At MT Wichita VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At PIPPIN At MT Wichita
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 26, 2018

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 2018 Season with one of the first regional productions of the newly revised Pippin, reflecting the changes composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz and librettist Roger O. Hirson introduced in the 2013 Broadway revival. Directed and choreographed by Emmy-nominated Al Blackstone ("So You Think You Can Dance"), the lavish production features a 32-member cast in an all-new staging. The fourth of five self-produced musicals in MTWichita's 2018 season, the run continues through July 29. Disney's The Little Mermaid will conclude the season August 8-18.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 25: Diane Paulus' Revival of PIPPIN Has Magic to Do on Broa VideoVIDEO: On This Day, April 25: Diane Paulus' Revival of PIPPIN Has Magic to Do on Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2018

On this day in 2013, Diane Paulus' high-flying revival of Stephen Schwartz PIPPIN opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theater!

BWW TV: PIPPIN Finds Its 'Corner of the Sky' at TUTS - Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2017

TUTSThe all-new Theatre Under The Stars production of PIPPIN just opened at the Miller Outdoor Theatre on July 11th, and BroadwayWorld has footage from the show below!

VIDEO: Cast Has 'Magic To Do' in Rehearsal for PIPPIN at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

In the video below, watch the cast of the all-new Theatre Under The Stars production of PIPPIN rehearse the famous opening number 'Magic To Do' before the show opens at Miller Outdoor Theatre on July 11th!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/12/16- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2016

Today in 1977, Pippin closed at the Minskoff Theatre, after having played 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/23/15- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2015

Today in 1972, Pippin opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein.


Roger O. Hirson Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Roger O. Hirson written?
Roger O. Hirson has written 4 shows including Journey to the Day (Playwright), Walking Happy (Bookwriter), World War 2 1/2 (Playwright), Pippin (Bookwriter).

What awards has Roger O. Hirson been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Pippin and Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Pippin .