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Pippin

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 - Jan 31, 2020
Broadway Theatre Project has announced that internationally-renowned casting director Duncan Stewart will be a visiting artist at BTP's summer 2020 intensive: BTP AT LAND AND SEA! At the project, Stewart will be working with pre-professional students to hone their audition skills. He will be sharing his extensive knowledge of how to acquire and maintain work in the Broadway, West End, regional theatre, and TV industries.
by BroadwayRadio - Jan 31, 2020
On this episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini is joined by one of the most thrilling stage performers of the past decade, Tony winner Patina Miller. After bursting onto the theatrical scene in the 'Sister Act' musical a?"first in London, and then in her Tony-nominated performance on Broadway a?" Patina became a bonafide Broadway star while winning the Tony in the 2013 revival of 'Pippin.' 
by Review Roundups - Jan 31, 2020
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway Center Stage production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Next to Normal, starring Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin) as Diana with Tony and Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Shuffle Along) as Dan.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2020
Today's top stories: Hadestown, To Kill a Mockingbird, and more win Artios Awards, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway Center Stage production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Next to Normal.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
One of Broadway's most decorated composers is giving an accolade of his own: The Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Award will represent the highest level of achievement for a middle or high school theatre teacher, with the winner receiving $5,000 and travel to the International Thespian Festival for the announcement and recognition.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
The hosts of the next Waitress London Cast Album Karaoke Night taking place on 24 February will be the show's composer and 2020 Grammy® Award winner Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave) and Olivier and Tony Award winner Gavin Creel (The Book of Mormon, Hello Dolly!) who are now starring in the roles of Jenna and Dr Pomatter for six weeks only until 7 March.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
One of Broadway's most decorated composers is giving an accolade of his own: The Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Award will represent the highest level of achievement for a middle or high school theatre teacher, with the winner receiving $5,000 and travel to the International Thespian Festival for the announcement and recognition.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
On Monday, March 16 at their annual Broadway Beacon Awards Gala at The JW Marriot Essex House (160 Central Park South), leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway (Executive Director, Michael Presser) will honor Tony Award-winning actor, dancer & singer Ben Vereen with a Lifetime Achievement Award (last year, stage icon Chita Rivera received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award).
by Stephi Wild - Jan 29, 2020
Today's top stories: Next to Normal begins performances at the Kennedy Center, and more!
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 28, 2020
Now in the middle of their spectacular fourteenth season, the John W. Engeman Theatre continues to dazzle with an excellent rendition of Million Dollar Quartet. It is a dramatization of a real jam session between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. The Engeman's terrific incarnation of the jukebox musical by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott runs through March 1st at the exquisite Northport venue.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
From Hello, Dolly! and Mame to La Cage aux Folles, no one has written 'showtunes' with as much exuberance as Jerry Herman whose musicals offer an optimistic approach to the human condition, finding common ground with his audience by showing us that the differences between us are, in fact, what unite us. Lyrics & Lyricists 2020 season continues with a celebration of the composer, lyricist and songwriter whose joyful scores have sent us from the theater humming for more than 50 years. Singing them at L&L are Quentin Earl Darrington (Once on This Island), Cady Huffman (The Will Rogers Follies, Chicago, The Producers), Bryonha Marie Parham (The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Prince of Broadway), and Ryan Vona (Once, Beautiful).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
ROMEO & BERNADETTE opened this week at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres. Check out photos from opening night!
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Make sure to set your DVRs because the cast of Jagged Little Pill is set to perform on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday, January 27.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Geva Theatre Center presents Once, with a book by Enda Walsh; Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney and directed by Mark Cuddy, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from February 19 through March 22.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
The Adult in the Room,” a new play by Bill McMahon about the life of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, will receive its world premiere Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater's Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, starring acclaimed Broadway, television and film actress Orlagh Cassidy.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2020
The national tour of HELLO, DOLLY! will play at PPAC Tuesday, March 3 through Sunday, March 8. The National Tour stars Carolee Carmello as a?oeDolly Gallagher Levi.a??
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2020
PAWS/LA, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit agency serving people and pets in need, has announced a one night only benefit event a?" Barrett Foa Has Friends! a?" on Monday, February 24, at 8pm. This very special evening of cabaret at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood will feature performances by Foa and some of his most talented friends, including Broadway favorites Laura Bell Bundy, Alex Ellis, Carly Hughes, Chris Mann, and Adam Pascal, with more to be announced. Musical director is Doug Peck, Andrew Carlberg is producer, and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the presenting sponsor.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Your Kids, Our Kids (Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, Founding Directors) presented the 6th Annual VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS: Stars For Foster Kids, an event that brings together the very best performers from the American stage and screen to raise awareness about the plight of kids in foster care, particularly those aged 13 and older who are in danger of aging out of the foster care system alone, last night, Thursday, February 6th at 7pm at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street, NYC).
by Chris Struck - Feb 7, 2020
Seth Rudetsky and Patina Miller share some backstage stories as well as some of her backstory on the way to becoming an incredible stage and screen actress. In between, she sang a few songs at a nearly peerless level.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Let the storm rage on because we're getting a look inside rehearsals as Ciara Renée, McKenzie Kurtz, and Ryan McCartan prepare to join the Broadway company of the smash-hit musical Frozen. Head to Arendelle by checking out the photos of the show's newest Elsa, Anna, and Hans!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 5, 2020
Today's top stories: Plaza Suite, starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, begins its pre-Broadway run in Boston, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Earlier this week, New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) celebrated its 2020 Gala, honoring NYTW Usual Suspect & Tony Award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Three Pianos at NYTW) and Tony Award-winning producer Jordan Roth (Producer of Hadestown; President of Jujamcyn Theaters). 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
GRETEL!, a new folk rock musical developed as part of the First Stage Foundry Stage Series, combines the tale of HANSEL AND GRETEL with VASILISA THE BRAVE (the Russian Cinderella) into a story family audiences will find both compelling and inspiring.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
On Saturday, Feb. 29 at 3pm at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1 (194 Allen Street), singer/songwriter and Broadway performer Adam Roberts (Pippin, Spider-Man) will offer a solo show of his heartfelt and soulful original music; songs about life, love and vulnerability in a style unique to his own. Admission for 2/29 is free (with a suggested donation of $10).
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
On Saturday, Feb. 29 at 3pm at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1 (194 Allen Street), singer/songwriter and Broadway performer Adam Roberts (Pippin, Spider-Man) will offer a solo show of his heartfelt and soulful original music; songs about life, love and vulnerability in a style unique to his own. Admission for 2/29 is free (with a suggested donation of $10).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
World renowned classical guitarist Milos takes the stage of MPAC on Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $29-$49.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
As BroadwayWorld reported last month, Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jerry Herman passed away at 88 years old. Just yesterday, Broadway united to remember the legend. Michael Feinstein produced a memorial event at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, featuring performances by: Kristin Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, Sutton Foster, Kelli O'Hara, Bernadette Peters, Betty Buckley, Klea Blackhurst, Alice Borden, Jane Dorian, Lewis Stadlen, Lorna Luft, Ron Raines, Jason Graae, Marilyn Maye, Jeremy Jordan, Don Pippin, Lee Roy Reams, and Debbie Gravitte, with special video tributes from Angela Lansbury and Paul McCartney. Marc Bruni directed the event with Larry Blank serving as music director.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 4, 2020
Michael Feinstein produced a memorial event at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, featuring performances by: Feinstein ('I Won't Send Roses'), Kristin Chenoweth ('If He Walked Into My Life'), Sutton Foster ('I Don't Want to Know'), Kelli O'Hara ('Before the Parade Passes By'), Leslie Uggams ('I Am What I Am'), Bernadette Peters ('Time Heals Everything'), Betty Buckley ('Hello, Dolly!'), Klea Blackhurst and Tyne Daly ('Bosom Buddies'), John Bolton ('It Takes a Woman'), Lorna Luft ('Gooch's Song'), Ron Raines ('Mame'), Jason Graae ('You I Like'), Marilyn Maye ('It's Today'), Jeremy Jordan ('It Only Takes a Moment'), Lee Roy Reams ('The Best of Times'), and Debbie Gravitte ('Wherever He Ain't'), with Alice Borden, Jane Dorian, and Harvey Fierstein, and special video tributes from Angela Lansbury and Paul McCartney. Marc Bruni directed the event with Larry Blank serving as music director, and Don Pippin (guest conductor).
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2020
Today's top stories: Lin-Manuel Miranda reveals the Hamilton film will be released in October 2021, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Amas Musical Theatre's Off-Broadway premiere of Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn is underway at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street). With book and lyrics by Mark Saltzman, music adapted from classic Italian melodies, and directed and choreographed by Justin Ross Cohen, performances continue through February 16, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2020
Today's top stories: Broadway gathers to remember Jerry Herman tonight, and more!
by BWW Special - Feb 3, 2020
Now available from Harper Collins is Richie Jackson's Gay Like Me- a poignant and urgent love letter to his son. In the new book, the award-winning Broadway, TV and film producer reflects on his experiences as a gay man in America and the progress and setbacks of the LGBTQ community over the last 50 years.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
Full casting is announced today for the new spectacular production of Zorro The Musical which will run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester from 14 March a?" 18 April 2020, with opening night for press on 18 March, directed by Christian Durham. The show will be brought to life by a cast including Antony Costa as Garcia, Alex Gibson-Giorgio as Ramon, Emma Kingston as Luisa, Genevieve Nicole as Inez, Kit Orton as Don Alejandro and Benjamin Purkiss as the masked hero, Zorro. The cast is completed by Ajjaz Awad, Amy Bastani, Isobel Bates, Ben Boskovic, Maxwell Griffin, Matthew Heywood, Jessica Pardoe, Thomas Ping, Seren Sandham-Davies and Stylianos Thomadakis.
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2020
Next to Normal is now playing at the Kennedy Center, starring Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin) as Diana with Tony and Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Shuffle Along) as Dan. Get a first look at the production with a clip of the cast singing I Am The One in the video!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2020
The cast of Romeo & Bernadette had a special guest at a recent performance! Billy Porter came to the show, sat in the front row, and greeted the cast backstage after!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2020
Original stars of Frozen, Caissie Levy and Patti Murin, play their final performance as Elsa and Anna tonight, February 16.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
SIX is officially in previews on Broadway! Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, SIX the wives of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse-remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) are thrilled to announce Berkshire Theatre's 2020 Summer Season, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Romeo & Bernadette welcomed Edward Hibbert to the show this weekend. He congratulated Director and Choreographer Justin Ross Cohen after the show.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
A new block of tickets is now on sale for JAGGED LITTLE PILL, the new hit Broadway musical playing at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W 44th St., NYC). Tickets are now on sale through December 20, 2020 at Telecharge.com.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2020
Today's top stories: Audra McDonald and Bobby Cannavale will lead A Streetcar Named Desire at Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Producer Eric Krebs, has announced today that the 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, and directed and choreographed by Justin Ross Cohen will move from the 99-seat Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres to the 199-seat Theatre 3 (formerly The Acorn) at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th and Dyer Avenues) for an open-ended engagement.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
As told by a traveling troupe of actors led by the cunning and charming Leading Player, Pippin is the story of a young prince, heir to the throne, who returns from university certain that he will find a fulfilling purpose in life. He dabbles in bloody battle, licentious and lusty entanglements, and savvy political maneuvers, only to discover that true happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but in the ordinary moments that happen every day. As part of their February Festival, Gainesville Theatre Alliance will present Pippin Feb 11-22 at Brenau University's Hosch Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Your Kids, Our Kids presented the 6th Annual VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS: Stars For Foster Kids on Thursday, February 6th at 7pm at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street, NYC).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Your Kids, Our Kids presented the 6th Annual VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS: Stars For Foster Kids on Thursday, February 6th at 7pm at The Town Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The musical theatre came roaring back in the 1990s and began a new Golden Age for the art form. And there's a new book that takes you on a guided tour.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Performing Arts Fort Worth has announced its 2020-2021 Broadway at the Bass Season at Bass Performance Hall! The seven-show series features exciting new titles direct from Broadway, freshly revamped revivals and multiple Tony Award-winners. Current 2019-2020 Broadway at the Bass season ticket holders have until March 6 to renew and keep their seats. New season tickets go on sale April 15. Patrons can sign up for the new season ticket waitlist now by visiting www.basshall.com/waitlist.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The 2020 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications through March 2, 2020 for its Los Angeles and New York programs. The acclaimed workshops give participating composers and lyricists the rare chance to present selections from original, musical works-in-progress for professional critique. The Los Angeles workshop, presented in partnership with Universal Theatrical Group (UTG) and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis), returns to The Wallis's Beverly Hills campus on April 6 & 7, marking the fifth consecutive year of the creative collaboration.
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 1, 2020
High energy, fun family entertainment!
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