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Pippin - 1972 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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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Minskoff Theatre (Broadway)


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(New York, NY)
200 W. 45th St.
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by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022
New Bedford Festival Theatre and Executive Producer Wendy Hall have announced the casting for their production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast which will be presented July 22-31, 2022 at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center at 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022
The Green Room 42 has announced their June line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022
A near sold-out crowd gathered at the Benedum Center as Pittsburgh CLO and The Michael J. Kara Family honored Allegheny County’s finest high school performers at the 31st Annual Pittsburgh CLO Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater on Saturday, May 28, 2022. View the full list of winners
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022
The 2022 Tommy Tune Awards from Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) held virtually once again this year, premiered at 7 p.m. tonight on the musical theatre company’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022
Complete casting has been announced for year four of the Tony Award-winning musical’s North American Tour. Find out who is in the cast, the tour schedule and how to get tickets.
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2022
Under direction of Jeff Whiting and Executive Director Chuck Still, the 85th Season of The Lost Colony will feature brand new theatrical technology (3D projections, dynamic lighting) to transform the experience for audiences attending the longest-running outdoor symphonic drama of the Tony Award recipient, beginning performances on May 27th.
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022
Marriott Theatre has announced the appointments of their new Executive Producer, Peter Blair, and Artistic Director, Peter Marston Sullivan. Both have been affiliated with this theatre since the early 2000s and will now lead this iconic venue with their combined 40+ years in the industry. ​​​​​​​
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022
Meet the Broadway bound cast of INTO THE WOODS for Summer 2022, which includes Sara Bareilles, Brian D'Arcy James, Patina Miller, Phillipa Soo, and more!
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2022
Broadway's Ken Page attended the Wednesday matinee performance of 'Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn.'  The cast and director Justin Ross Cohen were thrilled to meet and chat with him after the show.  Check out the photos!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022
Pittsburgh CLO's 2022 Summer of Musicals at the Benedum Center will be highlighted by Broadway and TV stars, as well as beloved Pittsburgh favorites.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022
The Kennedy Center engagement of To Kill a Mockingbird, Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Tony® winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, will play the Kennedy Center’s Opera House, June 21–July 10, 2022. Find out how to get tickets, who is in the cast and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022
Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway presented a benefit concert - Broadway Workshop - LIVE at SONY HALL. Broadway Workshop - LIVE at SONY HALL took place at the famed Sony Hall (235 West 46th Street, New York, New York 10036) on Sunday, May 15, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced the 2022-2023 TRUST Cabaret Series.  Now in its 10th season, the Series continues to offer patrons a rare opportunity to see Broadway’s stars and today’s world-class leading vocalist on stage in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2022
Get ready for a big summer full of big plans and big fun. Big Idea Committee, co-created by veteran professional performers Christine Petrini and Melissa Brun, blends musical theatre vocals and live cello instrumentals to create an interactive and theatrical experience for kids ages 3-8.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022
MCC Theater announced today an extension for the digital broadcast of Miscast22. Originally scheduled to conclude streaming tomorrow, May 25, the broadcast will now be available via Broadway Unlocked through Saturday May 28, 2022 at 11:59pm ET.  
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
Broadway and Vine, intersecting the best of Broadway with the best of Wine Country opened its second season with Lea Michele (GLEE, Spring Awakening). 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2022
The 2022/23 Mirvish Theatre Season features 14 shows – 6 Main Season shows; 3 Off-Mirvish Season shows, and 5 Bonus shows. See the complete schedule and find out how to get tickets.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022
Algonquin Arts Theatre (Pamela Ward-Executive Director) has announced the cast and creative team for its first production of the 2022/2023 season, Mary Poppins.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022
The full cast has been announced for 'Identical', the new musical adaptation of Erich Kästner's novel 'The Parent Trap', directed by Olivier & Tony award-winning Trevor Nunn, including three sets of identical twins and two new star dogs!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022
The Minty Organization celebrated its second decade at the historic St. George Theatre Sunday night, as over 800 students, faculty, families, friends and dignitaries were in attendance at the 11th Annual Minty Awards, Staten Island's revered answer to the Tony Awards for Catholic High School musical theater programs.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022
Beloved psychologist Dr. Ruth Westheimer celebrates her 94th birthday this June, and in celebration, six-time Tony- and Emmy-nominated actor Tovah Feldshuh and the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will present a special virtual broadcast of the one-woman Off-Broadway show, Becoming Dr. Ruth.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022
On June 20, 2022, Arts for Autism will return to the Gershwin Theatre – home of the blockbuster Wicked – for a one-night-only concert featuring a constellation of the biggest names on Broadway performing with the stars of tomorrow – student groups from across the nation.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2022
Miller Auditorium has announced its 2022-23 Zhang Financial Broadway in West Michigan Series. Kicking off the series is the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA! Miller plays host to the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Hairspray; the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, THE BOOK OF MORMON; and audience-favorite, CATS. The 2022-23 Broadway season culminates with the exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette's hit album, JAGGED LITTLE PILL. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2022
Tuesday June 28th, 2022, marks the 120th Anniversary of the birth of legendary Broadway composer Richard Rodgers, Rob Morrison's Musical Theatre Melodies will commemorate the occasion with the broadcast and streaming premiere of the Museum of the City of New York's A CELEBRATION OF RICHARD RODGERS, recorded live at The Imperial Theatre, New York City, on March 26th, 1972.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
Bob Gunton, a two-time Tony nominee, Drama Desk and Obie winner (Sweeney Todd, Evita, How I Got That Story) will return to the New York area stage after a thirty-year hiatus to star in the acclaimed drama The Soap Myth by Drama Desk winner Jeff Cohen Aug 10-28 at Southampton Cultural Center.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
Programming has been announced for the 2022/2023 season at the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum. Find out all of the shows in the season, how to get tickets & more. 
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.  
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2022
BroadwayWorld has a first look at video from Pittsburgh CLO's production of The Drowsy Chaperone starring Clay Aiken (Man in Chair), who returns to Pittsburgh CLO after hosting the 75th Anniversary Broadway Musical Celebration at Heinz Field. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
Tony Awards host Ariana DeBose has taken to Instagram to share a behind the scenes look at her road to the Tonys! Watch here!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater proudly presents Marry Me a Little, with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by Craig Lucas & Norman René. Performances are July 1-22 at 8:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays on the Julie Harris Stage.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022
Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn is now running off-Broadway. We chatted with Nikita Burshteyn about his experience originating the role of Romeo, his favorite memories working on the show, and much more!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2022
Actionplay, a neurodivergent theatre company, is proud to announce they will be performing alongside Broadway talent at 6th Annual Arts for Autism Concert at the Gershwin Theatre on Monday, June 20th at 7:30pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022
Milwaukee Rep will bring back Rep Lab in the Stiemke Studio June 24-26, 2022.  Featuring Milwaukee Rep’s Emerging Professional Residents (EPRs), actors, directors, stage managers and designers, Rep Lab is an opportunity to showcase the skills that the EPR’s have learned throughout their time this past season at Milwaukee Rep.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022
Transport Group has announced that Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Broadway Celebration will be the next installment in its Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series on Monday, June 27, 2022, at 8pm in Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67 Street.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 18, 2022
Prior to last night's performance, producer Eric Krebs announced a five-week extension of the critically-acclaimed hit Off-Broadway production of Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn, with book and lyrics by Mark Saltzman, music adapted from classic Italian melodies, directed and choreographed by Justin Ross Cohen.
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 18, 2022
Rachel Bay Jones brings her special brand of storytelling to her new show at 54 Below.
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.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022
Syracuse Stage has announced casting for the world premiere of How to Dance in Ohio, a new musical inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name. How to Dance in Ohio’s fourteen-member cast includes Tony Award-winning RENT star Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Broadway veterans, and seven autistic actors. Learn all about the production here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022
Hot on the heels of Audra McDonald’s sold-out show at Town Hall over Memorial Day Weekend, Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale will kick-off his Provincetown Art House & Town Hall regular summer season with his largest and most ambitious lineup to-date of music and comedy superstars for summer 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2022
New Bedford Festival Theatre and Executive Producer Wendy Hall have announced the casting for their production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast which will be presented July 22-31, 2022 at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center at 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022
The Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor, MI has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Godspell.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022
59E59 Theaters and Less Than Rent Theatre have announced the cast for The Panic of ’29 by Graham Techler (The Moderators) and directed by Max Friedman (Midnight at the Never Get).
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022
The Music Conservatory of Westchester is holding its 21st Annual Golf & Tennis Classic and Gala at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase on Monday, June 27, 2022. Tony Award winner Santino Fontana, (Tootsie) and the voice of Prince Hans in Disney's Frozen, will emcee the event celebrating the incredible careers of the recipients of this year's awards:
by Larry Blank - Jun 14, 2022
Larry Blank writes a touching tribute to his longtime friend, Don Pippin, who passed away last week a the age of 95 years old.
by Shelley Dean - Jun 13, 2022
Stephen Schwartz will join Long Island Musical Theatre Festival this year as a guest artist, where the students will put on productions of PIPPIN and GODSPELL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022
Artistry will welcome audiences back to the Bloomington Center for the Arts, launching its 2022-2023 Season of theatrical and musical entertainment. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2022
Something's coming at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston! From July 8-16, 2022, West Side Story takes to the main stage, opening Reagle's 53rd summer season (Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452).
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 10, 2022
Musical Theatre West has announced the return of one of the world's most popular musicals, Grease, to its stage this summer! Fifty years after the original show hit Broadway, MTW's 2022 production of Grease will tell the classic love story of Danny and Sandy, featuring a talented cast that reflects the diversity of a typical Long Beach high school.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022
Broadway music director, conductor, arranger, and songwriter Donald Pippin has passed away at 95. Pippin's work included his notable collaborations with Jerry Herman, including Mame and La Cage aux Folles. 
by Michael Major - Jun 10, 2022
Patina Miller sat down with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on LIVE! this morning to discuss starring in Into the Woods on Broadway. Miller looked back on her time in Pippin on Broadway and discussed Into the Woods rehearsals and why she has a new understanding of the musical as a mother.