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Pippin, Pippin - 1967 -

Nominated in 1972 for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and winning five of those coveted Awards, this hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale is based upon the life of Prince Pippin the Hunchback, the firstborn son of eighth century, Frankish king Charlemagne or Charles the Great, and invites audiences to join the fantastical journey of the rosy-cheeked prince famously looking for his “corner of the sky”. But his dad is a tyrannical bore, his step-mom is a Lady Macbeth in a mini skirt, and his half-brother Lewis is a twit. Returning home from school, Prince Pippin, sure of his superior qualities but lacking a purpose to which he can apply them, becomes a soldier for his father's army, but he gets upset by the killing and murders his father to stop the war. Finding he does not want to become the "puppet king" of discontented nobles in the Carolingian Empire, Pippin longs to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He is led by a mischievous Leading Player as he tries to find his place in life in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. The youth's violent journey to fulfillment sets Pippin's quest into a tradition of psychological darkness, bringing an unusually creepy seriousness to Pippin's temptations and sinister machinations to the Leading Player. In the end, he finds the simple pleasures and domestic contentment of love, home and family is something to be quietly achieved. A rock opera filled with sex, S&M, and amputated limbs, this perky musical is meant to be at times unnerving and dark. Pippin is full of light pop music, magic, and soft-shoe dances, but it has one of the darkest and most complex themes in musical theater history.

Directed by John Thompson, Music Direction by Jeannie Cross.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder announced today that three members from the original Broadway Production - Kristen Hahn, Jennifer Smith, and Catherine Walker - will join the cast of the First National Tour.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015
Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Cake Off, a new musical by Sheri Wilner (Kingdom City), Julia Jordan (Murder Ballad) and Adam Gwon (Signature's The Boy Detective Fails). Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's Gypsy, Shakespeare's R&J) this hilarious new musical is a battle-of-the-sexes set at the 50th Annual Millberry Cake-Off competition. Cake Off runs September 29 - November 22 in the ARK Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
ANASTASIA, announced today that rising theater star, Jake Levy, will assume the principal role of Dmitry beginning October 8, 2019, in Los Angeles, CA. This will mark Jake's naDonal tour debut as the North American tour embarks on its second season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016
Three members from the original Broadway Production of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - Kristen Hahn, Jennifer Smith, and Catherine Walker - join the cast of the First National Tour during its St. Louis engagement at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, tonight, September 13, through September 25, 2016.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017
Broadway actor Corey Mach, seen in Hands on a Hardbody and Godspell, as well as on tour in Wicked, Rent and Flashdance, will hold a masterclass on October 29 centered on the musical theater audition. He is currently in Cleveland starring as Quasimodo in Great Lakes Theatre's acclaimed production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Oct 24, 2015
The circus is in town and I ain't talking about Barnum & Bailey! The national tour of the 2013 revival of PIPPIN made its way to the Bayou City and I'm hippopotamusly happy to see this tour! When creative geniuses such as Bob Fosse and Stephen Schwartz are at the helm of the original material, there's no denying that a musical theatre maven such as myself would be overzealous.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018
Continuing its 40th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theater has announced complete casting for the world premiere musical, SUPERHERO.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Casting has been announced for the national tour of ANASTASIA, coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts November 5 a?" 17, 2019 in Segerstrom Hall. Rising theater star Jake Levy makes his national tour debut in the principal role of Dmitry.
by Alan Henry - Nov 4, 2017
Today Corey Mach, who plays Quasimodo in Great Lakes Theatre's HUNCHBACK will take BroadwayWorld readers behind the scenes of his closing show on BroadwayWorld's Instagram story!
by - Nov 24, 2014
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/23/2014.
by - Nov 17, 2014
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/16/2014.
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 17, 2014
Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 11/16/2014.
by - Nov 10, 2014
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/9/2014.
by Julie Musbach - Nov 1, 2018
The Cher Show begins previews tonight, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2018
While only half way through its current season which will conclude with ON THE TOWN and the Long Island Premiere of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, along with a Children's Theatre Production of WIZARD OF OZ, their annual MISCAST CABARET Fundraiser, and their CM Teens production of LES MISERABLES SCHOOL EDITION, The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre is excited to announce what's in store for the Fall/Winter Season! All Tickets will go on sale July 9th, unless you become a Subscriber, then you can get priority access to tickets and secure the same seats for every performance. If Interested in becoming a Subscriber and saving money, call the Box Office at 631-218-2810.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
The Broadway Education Alliance just announced that The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance will be held on Saturday, May 19 at Pearl Studios in Manhattan. This program is open to high schools located in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Orange and Rockland Counties, and Westchester. To be eligible, high schools must present an officially licensed production of a Broadway musical during the 2017- 2018 academic year. The Roger Rees Awards has accepted 29 schools, whose students will compete for the title of Best Actor and Best Actress. Winners of the Roger Rees Award will represent the Greater New York region at The Broadway League Foundation's Jimmy® Awards (also known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards) in June.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016
Nearly 80 high school students from across Washington State are gathering regularly in Downtown Seattle to mount a wickedly funny production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, featuring an all student cast, orchestra and technical crew for four performances only at The 5th Avenue Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015
Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN. PIPPIN comes to Omaha's Orpheum Theater tonight, March 3, through Sunday, March 8, 2015 as part of Omaha Performing Arts' Broadway Series.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 23, 2018
An inspired mash-up of posh and punk, Head Over Heels is an unpredictable, Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must prevent an oracle's prophecy of doom. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family embarks on an extravagant journey wrought with mistaken identities, jealous lovers, sexual awakening, scandal and self-discovery, where everything (and everyone) is not quite what it seems. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016
Second Star Theater will present the Jason Robert Brown musical, "The Last Five Years,"  starring Justin Williams and Alyssa Atkinson. When: Opening Thursday, August 18th @ 8:00 p.m.with shows running Friday, August 19th at 8:00 p.m and a matinee Sunday, August 21st at 2:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Cleveland's Theatre in the Circle will open its fall season with an electrifying revue featuring the songbook of the multiple Tony Award-winning team of John Kander and Fred Ebb.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015
 The Henegar Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce its Summer Theatre Workshop production of PIPPIN. PIPPIN, which won five Tony Awards in 1973, features the outstanding talents of nearly sixty local high school students and recent graduates.
by - Jan 5, 2015
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/4/2015.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017
Foxwoods Resort Casino turns 25 Years Proud this February, and the year-long celebration will present world-class entertainment that now includes, for the first time in Foxwoods' history, four multi-show performances of Broadway classics.
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Jan 25, 2019
The Noel S. Ruiz Theater at CMPAC does it again with their production of Pippin. Pippin was a wise choice to wrap-up CMPAC's 43rd season. Inspired by the real-life individuals of the early Middle Ages, Charlemagne and his hunchbacked son Pippin, the show tells the fictionalized story of the young prince in search for meaning and significance in his life.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017
Signature Theatre has announced full casting for the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). This new play based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, a middle-aged housewife who gained notoriety as an unlikely pop phenomenon in the 1960s for her warbling renditions of chart topping hits 'Downtown,' 'Monday, Monday,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' and more runs February 28 - March 26 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2019
Marrying the musical genius of Stephen Schwartz and the masterful energy of Bob Fosse, PIPPIN transports the audience through time and space as we follow a mysterious traveling carnival, led by a tantalizing Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin. Pippin, a young prince, is on a quest to derive meaning and purpose out of his self-de­scribed extraordinary life. Intrigue and plots to bring disaster ensue as Pippin is led closer and closer to our Grand Finale by the ever alluring Leading Player. Featuring humor, romance, illusion, fantasy, battles, and most of all magic, PIPPIN will leave you with a Finale they won't soon forget.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018
Queens Theatre (Taryn Sacramone, Executive Director) will present Broadway Valentine, a concert-style revue produced by Stephen DeAngelis exclusively for Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for two performances only on February 17 at 8pm and February 18 at 3pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015
Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN. PIPPIN comes to Omaha's Orpheum Theater Tuesday, March 3, through Sunday, March 8, 2015 as part of Omaha Performing Arts' Broadway Series.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017
Signature Theatre's world premiere production of Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods), based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, a middle-aged housewife who gained notoriety as an unlikely pop phenomenon in the 1960s for her warbling renditions of chart topping hits 'Downtown,' 'Monday, Monday,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' and more, runs tonight, February 28, through March 26 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016
Nearly 80 high school students from across Washington State are gathering regularly in Downtown Seattle to mount a wickedly funny production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, featuring an all student cast, orchestra and technical crew for four performances only at The 5th Avenue Theatre.
by - Dec 8, 2014
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/7/2014.
by - Dec 29, 2014
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/28/2014.
by - Dec 22, 2014
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/21/2014.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
Drury Lane Theatre has announced casting for the final show in its 2019/2020 season, the Regional Premiere of the beautifully captivating Gershwin musical An American in Paris. Leading the cast are Josh Drake as American GI Jerry Mulligan and Leigh-Ann Esty as Lise Dassin. Drake can currently be seen on Broadway in Disney's Aladdin, and Esty returns to An American in Paris after playing the role of Lise on the show's national tour. This Tony Award-winning musical features music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin with book by Craig Lucas and is directed and choreographed by Lynne Kurdziel-Formato. An American in Paris runs January 31 a?" March 29, 2020, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 8:00 p.m.
by - Dec 15, 2014
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/14/2014.
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 15, 2014
Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 12/14/2014.
by - Dec 1, 2014
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/30/2014.
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2014
According to The Broadway League, week 27 of the current Broadway season (the week ending Sunday, November 30, 2014), was the highest grossing and best attended Thanksgiving week on Broadway in recorded history.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017
Broadway actor Corey Mach, seen in Hands on a Hardbody and Godspell, as well as on tour in Wicked, Rent, and Flashdance, will hold a masterclass on August 26 centered on the musical theater audition. He is currently in Boise starring in Idaho Shakespeare Festival's acclaimed production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015
Eric Rosen, Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, today announced the casting for the lead roles for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece, Sunday in the Park with George. Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Nominee Claybourne Elder (Bonnie & Clyde, Road Show, Allegro) will lead the cast as George, reprising his critically-acclaimed performance in Signature Theatre's award-winning 2014 production. Broadway veteran Sara Jean Ford (A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Finian's Rainbow) has been cast in the legendary role of Dot. Rosen will direct the production, to be produced in a unique partnership with the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016
Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. This new show will bring the legendary filmmaker's soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret from September 21 through October 16 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem is co-produced by The Wallis and Ad Astra Live, and is made possible by the generous support of David C. Bohnett.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2019
Meet the Oz-some current cast of Wicked on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018
Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the nominees competing in the 7th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 20, at Belk Theater.
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 3, 2019
Fountain Hills Theater announces the opening of the extra-ordinary musical by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) Pippin. Pippin will play April 19 - May 5, 2019. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30PM and Sundays at 2PM. Individual tickets are $30.00 for Adults and $12.00 for Youth 17 and under.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2021
Each year, thousands of high school students across the Kansas City metro wait in anticipation for the revelation of the annual Blue Star Awards nominations.
by Linnae Medeiros - Apr 10, 2019
The doctor is in, as Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan stepped into the role of Dr. Pomatter in the hit musical Waitress this week! To celebrate the star's return to Broadway, we asked our BroadwayWorld readers to name what other roles they'd love to see him step into. Now we've compiled some of the most popular answers for you to enjoy! Check out all the dream casting below!