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The Countdown Is On Until The Magic Of PIPPIN Arrives In ManchesterThe Countdown Is On Until The Magic Of PIPPIN Arrives In Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The countdown is now on until Manchester audiences are taken on a magical journey with the talented cast of musical PIPPIN, which opens in less than two weeks. (more...)

Photo Flash: BEN, VIRGINIA AND ME: THE LIBERACE MUSICAL Premieres at NYMFPhoto Flash: BEN, VIRGINIA AND ME: THE LIBERACE MUSICAL Premieres at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

The new musical Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical will get its NY debut as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Education at Hartford Stage Announces Cast and Production Team for Teen Musical Ensemble Production of PIPPINEducation at Hartford Stage Announces Cast and Production Team for Teen Musical Ensemble Production of PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Education at Hartford Stage (Jennifer Roberts, Director of Education) announced today the cast and production team for the Teen Musical Ensemble production of the hit musical Pippin. Tickets are on sale for two public performances at Hartford Stage on Friday, August 11, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 12, at 2 p.m. (more...)

PIPPIN Cast To Take Audiences On Magical Musical JourneyPIPPIN Cast To Take Audiences On Magical Musical Journey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The team behind the latest musical collaboration at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre are delighted to announce the full cast for the show of the Summer. (more...)

Samuel Floyd Stars in BEN, VIRGINIA AND ME: THE LIBERACE MUSICAL at NYMFSamuel Floyd Stars in BEN, VIRGINIA AND ME: THE LIBERACE MUSICAL at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The new musical Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical will get its NY debut as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of PIPPIN at SoLuna StudioPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of PIPPIN at SoLuna Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

SoLuna Studio will produce the interactive circus-themed musical PIPPIN as a part their professional mainstage season, with performances running tonight, July 14th, through August 6th. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

BWW TV: PIPPIN Finds Its 'Corner of the Sky' at TUTS - Watch Highlights!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! (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a Magical First Look at PIPPIN at TUTSPhoto Flash: Get a Magical First Look at PIPPIN at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The all-new Theatre Under The Stars production of PIPPIN just opened at the Miller Outdoor Theatre on July 11th, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Soluna Studio to Produce PIPPINSoluna Studio to Produce PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

SoLuna Studio will produce the interactive circus-themed musical PIPPIN as a part their professional mainstage season, with performances running July 14th-August 6th. Performances will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: PIPPIN at The Firehouse TheatrePhoto Flash: PIPPIN at The Firehouse Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 8, 2017

The Firehouse Theatre (2016 BWW Award for Best Theatrical Venue under 500 Seats) in Farmers Branch, TX, unveils their big summer musical of Pippin, by Steven Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson. Pippin was originally directed for the Broadway stage in 1972 by Bob Fosse, and the 2013 Broadway revival earned 4 Tony awards including Best Musical Revival. The Firehouse Theatre will present their summer musical in a Big Top Circus presentation, similar to the style of the Broadway Revival production, including aerial performers, magic tricks, and death defying acts! PIPPIN runs July 19th through August 20th, with show times Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30pm and matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm. Tickets and more information can be found at www.TheFirehouseTheatre.com or call 972-620-3747. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast Has 'Magic To Do' in Rehearsal for PIPPIN at TUTSVIDEO: 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! (more...)

BWW Review: Street Theatre Company's Social Media-Inspired PIPPINBWW Review: Street Theatre Company's Social Media-Inspired PIPPIN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 20, 2017

Musical theater lends itself to the "high concept" approach, to be certain, even if it doesn't always add to the overall success of a production. Case in point: Street Theatre Company's current revival of Stephen Schwartz's Pippin, onstage through June 25 at Holy Trinity Community Church in Nashville, which despite a cast of theatrical heavy hitters seems rather lost in a befuddling miasma of forced social media fun and games. (more...)

Princeton Summer Theater's 48th Season Opens with Schwartz's PIPPINPrinceton Summer Theater's 48th Season Opens with Schwartz's PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Princeton Summer Theater's 2017 season opens next Thursday, June 22ndth with Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson's Pippin. A multiple Tony Award-winning musical, Pippin is a mystical coming of age tale of adventure. A mysterious troupe, spearheaded by the enigmatic Leading Player, follows a young prince as he sets out to discover his purpose in the world. Schwartz's iconic music establishes Pippin as a breathtaking story that explores what it means to live a truly extraordinary life. (more...)

Magical Musical Tale To Unfold This Summer At Hope Mill TheatreMagical Musical Tale To Unfold This Summer At Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Audiences can expect a magical theatrical experience when the revival of an award-winning musical has its Manchester premiere at the city's newest theatre. (more...)

Thomas Williams, Holland Vavra to Lead All-Houston Cast in PIPPIN at TUTSThomas Williams, Holland Vavra to Lead All-Houston Cast in PIPPIN at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) introduces the fully Houston-based cast and creative team for the upcoming production of PIPPIN.   (more...)

Street Theatre Company to Present PIPPINStreet Theatre Company to Present PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Following on the heels of the hilarious LUCKY STIFF and the poignant  JOHN & JEN, Street Theatre Company presents PIPPIN. This venerable musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson opened on Broadway in 1972 under the brilliant direction of Bob Fosse and went on to receive 5 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk awards the following year. A fully reimagined Broadway revival in 2013 won the show 4 more Tonys, 4 more Drama Desks, plus a slew of other awards. (more...)

Photo Flash: PIPPIN Returns to New York with Broadway Workshop & Project BroadwayPhoto Flash: PIPPIN Returns to New York with Broadway Workshop & Project Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

This month, PIPPIN, returned to NYC for a sold out run at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in NYC. PIPPIN was produced by the Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway as their 2017 Main Stage production. Scroll down for photos of the cast in action! (more...)

Harris Center Welcomes the National Tour of PIPPINHarris Center Welcomes the National Tour of PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

A thrilling update of classic Broadway fare--and winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival-- the national tour of Pippin comes to the intimacy of Stage One for five performances. Concluding the Harris Center "Big Stage" series, this unforgettable production is full of high-flying, death-defying acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked. "Anyone who's seen this production knows how magical the theater can be. This production melds extraordinary circus acrobatics and magical illusions with 'ordinary' virtues like accomplished acting, singing, and dancing" (Boston Globe). (more...)

Princeton Summer Theater Announces 2017 SeasonPrinceton Summer Theater Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Since its inception over forty years ago, Princeton Summer Theater (PST) has helped launch the careers of hundred of young artists while bringing high-quality, affordable theater to the greater Mercer County area. (more...)

BEN, VIRGINIA AND ME: THE LIBERACE MUSICAL Gets Concert at National Arts GalleryBEN, VIRGINIA AND ME: THE LIBERACE MUSICAL Gets Concert at National Arts Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The new musical Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical will get a special concert presentation at theNational Arts Gallery (15 Gramercy Park South) on Monday, April 17 at 7:30 pm, before debuting a fully staged production at this year's New York Musical Festival (NYMF). Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical has a book by Roger O. Hirson (Tony Nominee for Pippin) and music and lyrics by Barbara Carole Sickmen and will be directed by Paul A. Stancato (National Tours: Flashdance, The Lion King, The Wedding Singer) and Music Director Jesse Warkentin (National Tours: Wicked, Cinderella).   Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical is produced by Ron Sickmen. Tickets are FREE to the public but reservation are necessary, they can be made by emailingtheatre@thenationalartsclub.org. (more...)

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