Why See Pippin?
Welcome to the circus
A young prince sets out on a journey to find the ultimate meaning of life in the vaudevillian spectacular of Pippin, from Godspell creator Stephen Schwartz. Told by a roving cast of an anachronistic acting troupe, the musical first wowed audiences in 1972, seducing them with an astonishing musical fable set to a rousing 1970's rock score, including the hits 'Magic to Do' and 'I Guess I'll Miss the Man.'
With elements of surrealism and naughtiness, there is a moving core to this quest for fulfilment, told through a medieval fable that still connects with contemporary audiences. Revived on Broadway by director Diane Paulus (Porgy and Bess and Hair) this new incarnation of Pippin won four 2013 Tonys, and is now hitting the road for a bombastic and vivid tour of the USA!
Roll up, Roll up, the story of pippin
A young and dreamy prince named Pippin is unhappy with his lot. Overlooked by his errant father King Charles, and mocked by his family, he wants to learn the meaning of life, and takes on a series of thrilling challenges to prove himself. He becomes involved in a war and switches sides to become a revolutionary, whilst leaving a trail of broken hearts all over the land. But perhaps excitement and freedom isn't the key to living, and maybe its modesty that will fill the void.
Did you know?
Patina Miller and Ben Vereen have both won a Tony for turns as Leading Player, and are the only two actors of different genders to win for the same role.
Performance date: 4 August 2017
This show may be inappropriate for children 8 and under
Two hours and 35 minutes including a 15-minute intermission
Cast and Creative
Sasha Allen as Leading Player
Lucie Arnaz as Bertha
Kyle Selig as as Pippin
John Rubinstein as Charles
Sabrina Harper as Fastrada
Kristine Reese as Catherine
Lyrics by: Stephen Schwartz
Music by: Stephen Schwartz
Book by: Roger O. Hirson
Diane Paulus (Direction)
Chet Walker (Choreography)
Gypsy Snider (Circus Creation)
Scott Pask (Scenic Design)
Dominique Lemieux (Costume Design)
Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design)
Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm (Sound Design)
Larry Hochman (Orchestrations)
Nadia Di Giallonardo (Music Supervision)
Charlie Alterman (Music Direction)
2013 TONY AWARDS Wins
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
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5 reviews, average rating: (4.0 Stars)
This is truly a stunning piece of musical. Theater. Life is a circus and... more
Pippin was colorful, delightful and totally entertaining! The singing and... more
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