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Pippin - 2005 - Regional (US)

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.

Schedule

Freud Playhouse

( Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles, CA
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by E.H. Reiter - May 5, 2021
There is always a sense of magic in the art of theatre, and SDSU ‘s PIPPIN streaming through May 8th invites you into the theatre to join them. After all, they have “Magic To Do” and they can’t do it without you.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2021
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the return of live and in-person performances to its Mainstage with a production of Becoming Dr. Ruth, opening Friday, June 4, as part of the 30th anniversary summer season, Come Together.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2021
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) has announced its 22nd anniversary 2021-2022 season, with the Maya Angelou-inspired theme, “And Still We Rise.”
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2021
Dallas Summer Musicals has announced the 2021 nominees for the 10th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards (HSMTA).
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2021
A Wonderful Guy: Conversations with the Great Men of Musical Theater, Eddie Shapiro’s follow up to his popular Nothing Like a Dame, is available today in hardcover and digital formats on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. A Wonderful Guy is published by Oxford Press.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2021
Be their guest as Broadway’s Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, and Anna celebrate all the Disney Princesses in Disney Princess – The Concert, an unforgettable evening of story, animation, and song.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2021
A.R.T.'S May programming is set to includes the conclusion of Company One's “Hype Man” and the return of “The Conjurors Club” and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2021
Enjoy songs from musicals like: Sweeney Todd, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Company, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie, Grease, Pippin, Mack and Mabel, A Little Night Music, and so many more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2021
Central Florida audiences, rejoice! Godspell, an international hit for audiences of all ages, opens on the Garden Theatre stage this spring. The sensational 1971 musical features a diverse mix of rock, gospel, and pop interspersed with entertaining and heartfelt parables. Directed by Joseph C. Walsh, Godspell runs April 22 - May 23, 2021. Godspell is presented by the Morrissey Family.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2021
The lights of Broadway have been darkened since March last year. But as the saying goes, 'The show must go on,' starting with the Stepinac Theatre's production of the Tony-winning smash-hit musical, Pippin.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2021
Stages Theatre Company has announced its 2021-2022 season, featuring a diverse blend of plays and musicals focusing on friendships, adventures, and discoveries. The Imagine the Journey season's seven-show lineup includes five musical productions, three world-premieres, a dance collaboration with Escalate Dance & Theatre Studio and more.
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2021
In addition, 'Arrested Development' stars Tony Hale and Alia Shawkat have joined the cast.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2021
Spring has officially sprung, and the beautiful weather and longer days are giving us plenty to sing about! To celebrate, we've curated a complete playlist about springtime. From April showers to May flowers, sing along to get your spirits up just in time for June start bustin' out all over!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 27, 2021
If you had to commemorate Broadway with a seder plate full of its most emblematic symbols, what would that look like? What would that look like, especially, one year into the Broadway shutdown?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2021
ArtsEd has announced the appointment of Jonathan O'Boyle to the role of Director of the School of Musical Theatre, effective November this year. 
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 24, 2021
Julie Halston has brought some big-time guests to the chat show that has charmed everyone, but March 25th she will outdo herself when she welcomes Lucie Arnaz.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2021
In We Got Annie: Ann Reinking, co-hosts Jamie DuMont and Robert Russo continue their season-long theme of their 'favorite things' by paying tribute to the singular life and work of Broadway dancer, actor, choreographer, director, and Fosse muse Ann Reinking, who passed away in December 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2021
Weathervane Theatre has announced its guest directors for Season 56.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2021
American Repertory Theater at Harvard University announced today May and June “destinations” in Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Lagos,  London, and New York City in its A.R.T. Travels program featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and conversations with theater-makers. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced plans for its 50th Anniversary season, slated to begin in September 2021 with a grand reopening of its stages and campus and culminate in September 2022 with a fresh interpretation of the seminal work that opened the Center in 1971, Leonard Bernstein’s MASS.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 4, 2021
Looking for a way to pass the time while at home? BroadwayWorld has made a list of musicals and shows that you can watch from the comfort of your couch! Whether it's Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ or BroadwayHD, we have got you covered with all the must-watch titles! 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2021
The Early Night Show with Joshua Turchin- Virtual Edition Podcast has released a new episode today. Season six, episode fifteen stars Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin, A Christmas Story the Musical, and Mary Poppins, Trevor the Musical) and Bonale Fambrini (The King and I, Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes at Radio City, Oliver!).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2021
Celebration Theatre Company makes its Orlando Fringe debut with an original musical by the up and coming playwright, Andrew Barret Cox. HEXED: A Femme Rock Musical will take the stage for its first performance on May 19.
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 27, 2021
Stage Left was founded in 2016. It's first production was 'Exit Laughing' the show opened in May of 2016. Stage Left's first home was Ventana Lakes Yacht Club in Sun City where it performed for two years, then Stage Left also partnered with Paradise RV resort Ballroom. In 2018 Stage Left signed a lease and began construction on its current location in the Bell Mar Plaza. The first show to open in its new space was an Arizona Premiere of Steve Martin's Musical 'Bright Star' in May of 2019 Since its inception stage left has produced 41 productions both adult and kids. We have served 15000 patrons have worked with over 500 actors and crew and has performed almost 300 performances. This year's holiday show 'Tuna Christmas' will be stage left's 50th production.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2021
Based on the 1990 cult-classic John Waters (Hairspray) film, CRY-BABY The Musical will be presented in the Opera House's Drama Theatre from 22 July – 15 August, 2021. Highly subversive and proudly irreverent, CRY-BABY The Musical, which won four 2018 Sydney Theatre Awards during its season at the Hayes Theatre Co, is a tongue-in-cheek homage to the teen rebel genre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2021
Half Time is the incredible true story of ten ordinary seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. Only after making the cut do they learn they won't be dancing tap, salsa, or swing – instead, they will bring down the house with a style that is entirely new to them: hip-hop.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2021
Wicked will return to London's Apollo Victoria Theatre later this year, with performances resuming on Wednesday 15 September 2021.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 26, 2021
A special solo show has been turned into a special film and Benjamin Rauhala has a lot to say about it... and many other things, as well.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2021
On this day in 2013, Diane Paulus' high-flying revival of Stephen Schwartz PIPPIN opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theater!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2021
We've rounded up some of the top productions on stage this summer! Find something near you to see using our comprehensive guide below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2021
The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) today announced the nominees in all 11 categories of the 2021 CAPA Marquee Awards presented by American Electric Power Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2021
Central Florida audiences, rejoice! Godspell, an international hit for audiences of all ages, is now open on the Garden Theatre stage. The sensational 1971 musical features a diverse mix of rock, gospel, and pop interspersed with entertaining and heartfelt parables.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2021
Company star Kyle Dean Massey and his husband, fellow Broadway veteran Taylor Frey, have just announced that they are expecting their first child. 
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 BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2021
The American Theatre Guild has announced the Broadway Is Back In Thousand Oaks Series at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center. This season includes AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, WAITRESS, SOUTH PACIFIC and SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. This season will feature Add On/Swap A Show Option SPAMILTON: An American Parody.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 2, 2021
It’s no wonder “The Prince of Egypt” got a widely-acclaimed stage adaptation last year on the West End -- I can only imagine the powerful music is even more powerful live.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2021
Jagged Little Pill, the 15-time Tony Award nominated Broadway musical, inspired by the seminal rock album of the same name by Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette, will premiere at Theatre Royal Sydney in September this year.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2021
TONY-nominated actor Tovah Feldshuh discusses her new memoir with host Patrick Pacheco on this episode of “THEATER: All the Moving Parts”, premiering Friday, April 16 at 9:30PM on CUNY TV and streaming at THEATER: All the Moving Parts starting April 19.   
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2021
Season two of 'Why Women Kill' is set in 1949. It will explore what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society, and finally, the lengths one woman will go in order to finally belong.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2021
Do you want to work with one of the greatest storytellers in the theatre from anywhere in the world? Tony Award Winner, Theatre Hall of Fame honoree, and legendary Broadway star Betty Buckley will be offering her Song/Monologue Master Class ONLINE, at the T. Schreiber Studio. Betty will share her own unique spiritual philosophy and meditation techniques to help actors and singers not only connect passionately and truthfully to their material, but understand how to bring that connection to each and every audience member.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2021
Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris' Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation's largest LGBTQ organizations.
by Jim Munson - Apr 14, 2021
San Francisco’s revered 42nd Street Moon kicks off its 2021 “Moonbeams” season with Jason Graae in Perfect Hermany, a tribute to the late, great Jerry Herman, writer of such classic musicals as Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage Aux Folles. The title Perfect Hermany is an unusually apt one as Graae is the perfect interpreter of Herman’s work, having starred in a much-lauded production Herman’s The Grand Tour in LA and toured for years with Herman in Hello, Jerry!, a revue of Herman’s work. Perfect Hermany is available for streaming on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 2, 2021. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit 42ndStreetMoon.org. Among his many credits, Graae has appeared on Broadway numerous times, toured extensively as The Wizard in Wicked, performed with major symphonies across the country, recorded dozens of musical theater albums and has enjoyed a long association with 42nd Street Moon. He is known for the improbable combination of his antic, go-for-broke comedic style and the impeccable musicianship of his soaring tenor. He is the type of performer who can make you bust a gut one moment, and then melt your heart the next.   BroadwayWorld caught up with Graae last week from his home base in LA soon after he had completed filming Perfect Hermany. We talked about his long association with both Herman and 42nd Street Moon, his favorite Herman songs, a couple of key roles that somehow got away from him and a few he still hopes to have a go at. Graae is always a blast to talk to. It seems the guy just is incapable of not being funny, but he is also thoughtful and kind, and sort of a walking treasure trove of theatrical lore. The following conversation has been condensed and edited for clarity.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2021
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced its 2021–2022 Theater season featuring hit Broadway musicals, acclaimed plays, Kennedy Center productions, special programming for the Center’s 50th Anniversary, and more, beginning in October 2021.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Apr 12, 2021
Honestly, I was stumped for ideas on what to write this week, so I decided to share things that I enjoy: my personal favorite songs from a bunch of musicals--basically, recommending songs--one per musical. There’s no particular correlation to any of these other than that I like them all. I hope you enjoy!
by Joseph Harrison - Apr 11, 2021
“Everything has its season, everything has its time..” So goes one of the more recognizable songs, “Corner of the Sky” from Steven Schwartz’ musical, PIPPIN, which is currently playing through April 25th at Osceola Arts. This lyric illustrates well the solid, entertaining and quite unique production – one which serves, as the director, J. Marie Bailey notes in the program, as a “social mirror” to reflect back on the community.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
Southwark Playhouse has announced the world premiere of Philip Ridley's one-woman show Tarantula which will be streamed live from The Little on 30 April and 1 May 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces a special presentation: A Conversation with Producers Jack W. Batman and Bruce Robert Harris on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 3pm ET via Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
Eli Tokash, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, has announced this month’s guest on TAKE A BOW.  Broadway and Award winning circus performer Nicolas Jelmoni joins Take A Bow to share his story about being a dreamer and living every opportunity to the fullest of your ability.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
Osceola Arts continues into the Spring with another musical making its first appearance at the theater. Beginning Friday, April 9th and running through Sunday, April 25th Pippin will be live on the Main Stage. This musical, with music and lyrics by Steven Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson, is the fictitious telling of the young son of medieval French ruler, Charlemagne, who is in search of the secret to a life of fulfillment.