Pippin plays at Music Box Theatre
239 West 45th St, New York, NY 10036
Between Broadway and 8th Ave- Map
Seating chart & directions
? What to expect? Pippin is a circus inspired Broadway revival about a young prince searching for adventures and fulfillment. Pippin goes to war in order to regain the favor of his father, King Charles but discovers a bit more about life.
The show features many acrobatic feats performed by a troupe of performers lead by the Leading Player, who convinces Pippin to fight tyranny instead of going to war, mentioning King Charles as a perfect example of an unenlightened tyrant to fight. Will Pippin choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory?
This is the first Broadway revival of Pippin since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. Pippin performed 1944 times between October 1972 and June 1977! With a beloved score by Tony Award ® nominee Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked
) it includes the favorites songs such as "Magic to Do," "Glory" and "Corner of the Sky".
The show comes directly from an acclaimed run at Boston's American Repertory Theater, Pippin is directed by Diane Paulus, director of the 2009 and 2012 Tony Award winners for Best Musical Revival (Hair and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess). This captivating production features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.
Pippin Broadway Cast
Pippin Creative Team
- Matthew James Thomas as Pippin
- Patina Miller as 'The Leading Player'
- Terrence Mann as King Charles, Pippin's father
- Charlotte d'Amboise as Fastrada
- Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine
- Andrea Martin as Berthe
Author: Roger O. Hirson
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
Director: Diane Paulus
Choreographer: Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse
Circus Creation: Gypsy Snider
Set Designer: Scott Pask
Costume Designer: Dominique Lemieux
Lighting Designer: Kenneth Posner
Sound Designer: Clive Goodwin
Orchestrations: Larry Hochman
: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission
Is Pippin adequate for children?
: Unlike the versions performed in schools, Pippin on Broadway includes mature themes, allusions to sex and violence and skimpy costumes that are OK for teens, but you might consider seeing the show before taking younger kids.
2013 Tony Nominations for 'Pippin'
Pippin has been nominated for 10 Tony Awards
- Best Revival of a Musical
- Patina Miller nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
- Terrence Mann nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
- Andrea Martin nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
- Scott Pask nominee for Best Scenic Design of a Musical
- Dominique Lemieux nominee for Best Costume Design of a Musical
- Kenneth Posner nominee for Best Lighting Design of a Musical
- Jonathan Deans & Garth Helm nominee for Best Sound Design of a Musical
- Diane Paulus nominee for Best Direction of a Musical
- Chet Walker nominee for Best Choreography
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