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Freud Playhouse ( Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles, CA

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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.



VIDEO: Betty Buckley Sings From STORY SONGS 2 at Joe's Pub!
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2017

On the heels of her nationally-acclaimed album, Story Songs, Betty Buckley returns to Joe's Pub with her band and another new collection of songs, Story Songs #2 (October 12-15), from the worlds of Rock, Pop, The American Songbook and The Musical Theater. (more...)

WICKED Announces $25 Lottery Seats for Grand Rapids Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is premiering in Grand Rapids at DeVos Performance Hall October 18-November 5. (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Tuesday, October 24, 2017
by - Oct 7, 2017

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, October 24, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Patrick Cassidy Led JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) opens its 2017-2018 season with Patrick Cassidy starring as the Pharaoh in a fresh new look at an all-time family favorite, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice, musical direction by Dr. Cassie Nickols, choreography by So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Dave Scott and directed by 5-Star Theatricals Managing Director Will North. (more...)

BWW TV: WAITRESS Is Opening Up Across the US! Find Out What's Inside in Rehearsal with the Cast!
by TV - On the Road - Oct 7, 2017

The upcoming National Touring Production of WAITRESS, the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture, will be led by Desi Oakley (Les Miserables, Evita) as Jenna, and Lenne Klingaman as Dawn with Bryan Fenkhart (Memphis) as Dr. Pomatter, Nick Bailey ('Red Oaks') as Earl and Ryan G. Dunkin ('Bull') as Cal. (more...)

Hennepin Theatre Trust Auditioning Local Kids for 'Lulu' in WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

WAITRESS, the Tony-nominated musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, will make its Minnesota premiere at the Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis) for a limited one-week engagement as part of the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season Nov. 21-26, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Original 'Eponine,' UK Star, Frances Ruffelle Talks LIVE(S) IN NEW YORK
by Steve Schonberg - Oct 6, 2017

Welcome back! Tony Award winner, and UK star, Frances Ruffelle recently moved to New York. On Sunday, she will remind the city why she's one of the theater's great stars with a special performance at The Green Room 42. Broadway's original Eponine in Les Miserables, Ruffelle's Live(s) in New York will treat fans to songs from her stage and recording career from 17th century torch songs to Sanskrit chants, and show covers to original penned tracks. (more...)

SCERA Theatre for Young Audiences presents CAPTAIN LOUIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The music of Stephen Schwartz, composer for such Broadway classics as Wicked, Pippin and Godspell, is one of the reasons director DeLayne Bluth Dayton is especially excited to bring Captain Louie to the SCERA Center for the Arts Oct. 16-Nov. 3. (more...)

Cast Announced For European Premiere Of LITTLE WOMEN At Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The cast has been revealed for the European premiere of Little Women The Musical when it comes to Manchester this Autumn. (more...)

Edward Watts to Go Green in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief October 6th, 2017: MY FAIR LADY Cast Announced, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 6, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: MY FAIR LADY cast announced, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, and more! (more...)

Harry Potter, Stephen Schwartz and King Crimson to Set for Halloween Season at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents three Halloween shows. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). Scroll down for details! (more...)

Lyric Stage Moves to the Majestic with THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Celebrate with Lyric Stage as it moves to the Majestic Theatre for its 25th season. For its first production at the historic Dallas venue, Lyric Stage has chosen THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo's epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero. (more...)

Cast Complete for John Owen Jones-Led TIGER BAY THE MUSICAL in Wales
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Wales Millennium Centre has announced the full cast for brand new production Tiger Bay the Musical which has its world premiere at the iconic venue from 13 25 November with opening night for press on Wednesday 15 November. (more...)

ABANDONED HEART: LIVE IN CONCERT Comes to New York City, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Abandoned Heart: Live In Concert opens on Monday, October 9 at 9 pm at The Cutting Room in NYC. (more...)

WAITRESS to Play the Ohio Theatre this November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

CAPA and Broadway in Columbus are has just announced that WAITRESS will play the Ohio Theatre for one week only, November 7-12. (more...)

VIDEO: Andrea Martin Spoofs Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Video on GREAT NEWS
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

This Thursday's episode of GREAT NEWS titled 'Squad Feud,' features a parody of Taylor Swift's star-studded 2015 'Bad Blood' music video courtesy of the show's stars, Nicole Richie and Tina Fey. (more...)

Cast Complete for West End Transfer of John McCrea-Led EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, directed by Jonathan Butterell and written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, which will play a limited season at the Apollo Theatre from Monday 6 November following a critically acclaimed run at Sheffield Crucible. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Month for FINDING NEVERLAND at The Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

The Orpheum Theatre has announced that individual tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND go on sale to the public on Friday, October 20th at 10am. FINDING NEVERLAND will play January 23-28, 2018. (more...)

TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL to Play The Carnegie
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

From a humble Midwestern childhood in Northern Kentucky to topping the charts for nearly five decades, the story of Rosemary Clooney's remarkable journey is the focal point of the next production in The Carnegie's 2017-18 Theatre Series, TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL, playing weekends Nov. 4 - 19, 2017. (more...)

Lenora Nemetz to Lead BRING BACK BIRDIE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below and the acclaimed Second Act Series will present the short-lived musical sequel Bring Back Birdie in concert for one performances only. The Second Act Series will welcome Broadway's Lenora Nemetz (Gypsy, The Rink, Chicago) to the company as Rose Peterson, Albert's beleaguered but devoted wife. Nemetz is no stranger to the role of Rose after touring in Bye, Bye, Birdie opposite Tommy Tune in 1991. (more...)

BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Wows Audiences at Le Petit
by Heidi Scheuermann - Oct 2, 2017

Alright y'all, here's the deal. Once in a while I have tickets to a show that I've only vaguely heard of before much less know what it's about. Sometimes I walk out of the theatre shaking my head, but then there's times I walk out of the theatre thinking, 'Ok, why have I never seen this before? Everyone needs to know about this!' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Le Petit Theatre prompted that second reaction out of me. (more...)

Photo Coverage: WAITRESS Gets Baking for National Tour- Go Inside Rehearsal!
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 2, 2017

The upcoming National Touring Production of WAITRESS, the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture, will be led by Desi Oakley (Les Miserables, Evita) as Jenna, and Lenne Klingaman as Dawn with Bryan Fenkhart (Memphis) as Dr. Pomatter, Nick Bailey ('Red Oaks') as Earl and Ryan G. Dunkin ('Bull') as Cal. (more...)

Atlantis Announces Full Cast For MATILDA The Musical; Show Runs 11/10-12/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (ATEG) is excited to announce the full cast for the internationally-acclaimed musical, MATILDA, inspired by Roald Dahl's beloved book. Composed of some of the finest musical theater talents of the country, the cast is currently deep into rehearsals gearing up for a November 10th opening night at Meralco Theater in Ortigas Center. (more...)

Doreen Taylor, Davis Gaines Set for Hammerstein Docu-Musical 'AN ENCHANTED EVENING' Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Fresh from the sold-out premiere at the Bristol Riverside Theatre in Philadelphia, the brand new, innovative docu-musical AN ENCHANTED EVENING: A NIGHT WITH OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II is coming Off-Broadway for a limited December 2017 engagement. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE, CINDERELLA and More Join Broadway In Chicago's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced its 2018 season line-up set to feature two new Pre-Broadway musicals: PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on the beloved Garry Marshall film, and THE CHER SHOW based on the life of the legendary Cher. (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Monday, October 2, 2017
by TV Scoop - Oct 2, 2017

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Monday, October 2, 2017! (more...)

Get Baking! WAITRESS to Hold Friendly 'ComPIEtition' at the Fox Cities P.A.C.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

In partnership with WFRV-TV and Woodward Communications, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center announces a friendly comPIEtition. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Launches Free Shout-Out Series in Shelby County
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company officially launches its tenth anniversary season this week when it brings Romeo and Juliet to the historic outdoor train depot and platform in Collierville Town Square on Saturday, October 7 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: PIPPIN at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is Magical!
by Emily Yorgey - Oct 17, 2017

Pippin at Broadway Palm is definitely a production you do not want to miss. From the amazingly strong acting, to the incredible singing, and, of course, the spectacular dancing and acrobatics, there is something for everyone in this show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephen Schwartz, Jason Gotay, Diluckshan Jeyaratnam and More Celebrate THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Opening in Silicon Valley
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its mission of developing new works in the Bay Area with the World Premiere of The Prince of Egypt, a soaring celebration of the human spirit and one of the greatest stories ever told: the saga of Moses, his Pharaoh brother Ramses, and the indomitable people who changed them both forever. The production runs now through November 5, 2017 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Four-Time Tony Award Winner PIPPIN Now Playing At Broadway Palm!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Experience the thrilling Tony Award-winning musical Pippin at Broadway Palm now through November 18, 2017. Described as An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, VISUALLY STUNNING extravaganza. THE THRILL OF THE SEASON! by NY1, Pippin is the not-to-be-missed musical at Broadway Palm this year. (more...)

Bake Up Your Mind to Go See WAITRESS, Tickets on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of WAITRESS, will go on sale to the public on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Following its debut at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA this new production comes straight from Broadway. WAITRESS will play a limited two week engagement at the Boston Opera House February 20 March 4, 2018 as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

BWW Review: PIPPIN at Broadway Palm
by Fran Thomas - Oct 14, 2017

Quadruple threat cast brings magic to Broadway Palm (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Tuesday, October 31, 2017
by - Oct 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, October 31, 2017! (more...)

WAITRESS to Bring a Little Slice of Heaven to Omaha
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Omaha Performing Arts is thrilled to announce WAITRESS will play Omaha's Orpheum Theater for a limited six-day engagement December 12-17, 2017 as part of Omaha Performing Arts' 2017/2018 Broadway season. (more...)

The Hanover Theatre to Offer Accessible Performances, Including Sensory-Friendly A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

In keeping with their mission to foster a love for the arts and to provide access to the performing arts to all persons, The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts has announced its schedule of accessible performances for their upcoming Broadway Series and additional shows. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (MUSICAL) rings in at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - Oct 13, 2017

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is not a typical Disney stage creation. It is a dark, brooding musical and probably not appropriate for children. While the first act is rather slow, the second act is strong. It is well worth seeing. (more...)

CSArts-SGV Presents Inaugural Play THE YELLOW BOAT in Partnership with Sierra Madre Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

In partnership with the Sierra Madre Playhouse, students within the California School of the Arts San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV) Acting Conservatory open the school's performance season with its inaugural play, The Yellow Boat, a story about family, creativity and community. (more...)

Photo Flash: Princess Cruises Celebrates BORN TO DANCE Premiere with Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Princess Cruises celebrated the New York premiere of 'Born to Dance,' the latest offering from its first-of-its-kind partnership with Stephen Schwartz, Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award-winning composer of 'Wicked,' 'Godspell,' and 'Pippin.' Joining Schwartz aboard Regal Princess for the premiere was director/creator Daniel C. Levine ('Les Miserables,' 'Mamma Mia!'). Scroll down for photos from the premiere! (more...)

THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE Travels to Musical Theatre of Anthem
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces their upcoming production of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a Dwayne Hartford adaptation based on the Newberry-winning novel by author Katie DiCamillo. (more...)

Candice Glover, Josh Kaufman and Bianca Ryan to Head HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Kathleen K. Johnson has announced that Home for the Holidays, Broadway's only Holiday show, will star Candice Glover, winner 'American Idol' Season 12; Josh Kaufman, winner of 'The Voice' Season 6; and Bianca Ryan, winner: 'America's Got Talent' Season 1. (more...)

Chilina Kennedy, Jenna Ushkowitz and More to Star in NAMT's 2017 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre announces additional casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

The Future Is Now! Meet the Full Company of TIME AND THE CONWAYS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Oct 10, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the new Broadway production of J. B. Priestley's Time and the Conways, directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent). The play returns to Broadway for the first time since its premiere in 1938 and opens officially tonight, October 10, 2017. This is a limited engagement through November 26, 2017 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus check out the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Kelli Rabke, Darius de Haas, and Jessica Hendy to Headline THE WIZARD AND I at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an intimate evening of music written by the GRAMMY- and Oscar-winning composer-lyricist behind some of the biggest hits on Broadway (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden) and the big screen (Pocahontas, Enchanted). (more...)

Ciara Renee and Ben Fankhauser to Lead Teen Jesus Musical at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Joe's Pub presents A.D. 16, a new musical from the writers of Despicable Me and This is Us, live in concert Monday, October 16 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at TUTS' Broadway-Aimed THE SECRET GARDEN in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Broadway-Aimed 5th Avenue Theatre Company and the Shakespeare Theatre Company co-production of THE SECRET GARDEN presented by Theatre Under The Stars. (more...)

Exclusive: Get A First Look At THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Musical at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Alan Henry - Oct 10, 2017

The first stage production of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, based on the Dreamworks animated feature, is now on stage at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at the production! (more...)

Soluna Studio to Produce HEATHERS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

SoLuna Studio will produce Heathers: The Musical 101 as a part their professional mainstage season, with performances running October 13th-29th. Performances will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets purchased in advance at www.SoLunaStudioNY.eventbrite.com are $20. At the door, all tickets are $25. Group rates are also available. For more information about the show and tickets, please visit SoLuna Studio's website at www.solunastudiony.com. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Shaina Taub, THIS ALIEN NATION and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from October 11-22, 2017, including This Alien Nation, Betty Buckley, Shaina Taub, Weimar New York and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

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