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It's Time to Start Livin'! The PIPPIN Circus Welcomes Tony Winner Andrea Martin Back to the Big Top

Andrea Martin garnered acclaim, mid-show standing ovations and a Tony Award for her gravity defying performance in PIPPIN now she's swinging back into the Tony-winning revival to dazzle Broadway audiences one more time! [read more]

PIPPIN Finds Its Next King! NEWSIES' John Dossett to Join Cast as 'Charles'

Beginning Tuesday, August 26th, John Dossett will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of PIPPIN in the role of "Charles." [read more]

Andrea Martin Returns to PIPPIN in September

Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for creating the role of Berthe, will reprise the role for 24 performances beginning Sept. 2 at the Music Box Theatre. [read more]

12 Reasons Why PIPPIN is the Show to See This Summer

It took its sweet time but summer finally arrived in NYC. Let’s celebrate by seeing a Broadway show, but something you can relate to on many levels. [read more]

Meet Your New Crush: Pippin's Orion Griffiths

BroadwayBox caught up with Broadway Beauty Pageant winner Orion Griffiths to talk PIPPIN, strip teases and growing up in a traveling circus. [read more]

Diane Paulus: Time's The Most 100 Influential people

Audra McDonald writes about the talents of PIPPIN's director, Diane Paulus. [read more]

PIPPIN's Massey, Renee Appear on Talks at Google

Google's office on Eight Avenue in New York hosted a conversation with Tony Award-winning musical revival PIPPIN's new lead stars Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin) and Ciara Renee (Leading Player), together with original cast members Bethany Moore and Orion Griffiths. [watch video]

A First Look at Kyle Dean Massey and Ciara Renée in PIPPIN

Get a first look at photos of Kyle Dean Massey and Ciara Renée in their new roles as Pippin and Leading Player, respectively, in PIPPIN at the Music Box Theatre. [view photos]

PIPPIN Celebrates One Year Under the Broadway Big Top

The cast of PIPPIN threw a party fit for a prince on March 26, when the hit musical revival celebrated their one-year Broadway anniversary. That’s 365 days of hula hooping, knife throwing, unicycle riding, flipping, jumping and trapezing! [view photos]

Sardi’s Celebrates PIPPIN! Thomas, d’Amboise, Miller and Jones Get Caricatures

Sardi’s Restaurant unveiled caricatures for PIPPIN stars Matthew James Thomas, Tony Award-winner Patina Miller, Tony Award-nominee Charlotte d’Amboise and Rachel Bay Jones. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration. [view photos]

Kyle Dean Massey and Ciara Renée to Join the Cast on April 1

The producers of PIPPIN just announced that Kyle Dean Massey (Next to Normal, Wicked) and Ciara Renée (Big Fish) will assume the roles of "Pippin" and "Leading Player" (respectively) in the production beginning Tuesday, April 1, 2014. [read more]

Annie Potts on "The Today Show"

Annie Potts is back on Broadway, playing a trapeze-swinging grandmother in PIPPIN. She says that despite breaking both her legs in a car accident years ago, she jumped at the opportunity to return to the theater in the high-flying role. [watch the video]

Photo Flash: First Look at Annie Potts in PIPPIN on Broadway!

Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Annie Potts ("Designing Women," God of Carnage) will assume the role of "Berthe" in the production beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2014 and we've got a first look at her in the show! [read more]

Photo Coverage: PIPPIN Celebrates New Partnership with Carlton Hotel!

Yesterday at 88 Madison Avenue, the cast of PIPPIN celebrated the show’s new partnership with Carlton Hotel with a live performance, nail art painting provided by Caravan Stylist Studio and circus-inspired refreshments provided by the Carlton hotel. [read more]

Exclusive Post-Show Talkbacks in January

Purchase tickets to PIPPIN through Audience Rewards to earn points and get an exclusive invite to attend a special post-show talkback with Diane Paulus (Director) on 1/8, Stephen Schwartz (Music/Lyrics) on 1/15, or the show's talented acrobats on 1/29. [read more]

Annie Potts Will Join Tony Award-Winning Broadway Revival of PIPPIN Jan. 21, 2014

Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Annie Potts ("Designing Women," God of Carnage) will assume the role of Berthe beginning Jan. 21, 2014. Four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh will play her final performance Jan. 19. [read more]

Cast of PIPPIN Featured in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The cast of PIPPIN joined the line-up for the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which was broadcast live on NBC Nov. 28. The company performe Stephen Schwartz's "Corner of the Sky" and "Magic to Do." [watch video]

PIPPIN Star Erik Altemus Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

Erik Altemus, who plays Lewis, shares the Broadway performances that affected him most in Playbill.com's feature series "Their Favorite Things." [read]

Tovah Feldshuh Will Take Over for Andrea Martin September 24

Four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh (Irena's Vow, Golda's Balcony) will assume the role of "Berthe" in the production beginning on Tuesday, September 24th. [read]

No Time at All: Andrea Martin Will Depart Broadway's PIPPIN in September

Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her high-flying performance as Berthe in the current Broadway revival of PIPPIN, will depart that production on Sunday, September 22, to star in the new Global TV series "Working the Engels", which will film in Toronto. [read]

Patina Miller’s Broadway Workout

Thanks to Broadway, Patina Miller is in the best shape of her life. Ms. Miller, 28, is front and center in one of the highest-energy shows on Broadway, the circus-inspired revival of PIPPIN, about a forlorn prince on a search to find meaning in life. In her role as the Leading Player, Ms. Miller swings from perilous heights in a trapeze, sings while dancing and hula hooping, and helps lead the cast through a dizzying array of acrobatics. [read]

PIPPIN's Newly Blond Star Matthew James Thomas on Going Shirtless, Ranting on Twitter & Falling for Jennifer Damiano

Matthew James Thomas, the title prince in the Tony-winning revival of PIPPIN, chats about getting knocked unconscious, $7,000 yogurt, and being “#shy” around his girlfriend Jennifer Damiano. Plus, he answers questions from fans! [read]

Terrance Mann & Charlotte d'Amboise of PIPPIN

Theater stars and real life husband and wife Terrence Mann and Charlotte d'Amboise share the stage in the hit production, PIPPIN. They sat down with "Good Day New York" to talk about life in the spotlight and at home. [read]

A Magical Two-Show Day at Broadway's PIPPIN With High-Flying Acrobat Viktoria Grimmy

Viktoria Grimmy, one of the acrobats who perform the dazzling feats wowing audiences in the new Broadway revival of PIPPIN, shares a day in her life. [read]

PIPPIN Star Matthew James Thomas Adores Sanding Floors and Dreams of Sunning in Saint Lucia

When he's not busy searching for his "Corner of the Sky" as the title role in the Tony-winning revival of PIPPIN, Matthew James Thomas is busy watching Family Guy, shopping at thrift stores and listening to Coldplay! [read]

Broadway in Bryant Park Performance July 11

The 2013 program will present the best of Broadway, FREE to the public, on six consecutive Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. on the Bryant Park Stage. Don't miss seeing PIPPIN in the park on July 11! [read]

PIPPIN Wins 4 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival

The 67th Annual Tony Awards, honoring the best of the 2012-13 Broadway season, were presented at Radio City Music Hall. PIPPIN won awards for Best Musical Revival, Best Director (Diane Paulus), Best Actress (Patina Miller) and Best Featured Actress (Andrea Martin). [read]

PIPPIN Cast Album Pre-sale Begins

CLICK HERE to pre-order the PIPPIN cast album on iTunes! Pre-orders of the CD are also available on the Ghostlight Records website. The album will be released in stores July 9, 2013. [read]

4 Drama Desk Awards for PIPPIN

Winners of the 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced last night and PIPPIN won four awards: Outstanding Musical Revival, Outstanding Director (Diane Paulus), Outstanding Choreography, and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin). [read]

PIPPIN Wins Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Revival

The winners of the 79th Annual Drama League Awards were announced today and PIPPIN took home the honor for Outstanding Musical Revival. Click the link for a full list of winners! [read]

PIPPIN Announces U.S. National Tour

PIPPIN will launch a U.S. national tour in September 2014, at the Buell Theatre in Denver, CO. Check back as more tour dates and cities are announced!

PIPPIN Cast Album Release Dates

Ghostlight Records will produce the new Broadway cast recording of PIPPIN! The album will be released digitally on June 4, 2013 and in stores July 9, 2013. [read]

PIPPIN Is Big Winner of 2012-13 Outer Critics Circle Awards

Winners of the 2012-13 Outer Critics Circle Awards were announced May 13. The critically acclaimed revival of PIPPIN, directed by Diane Paulus, earned seven awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, the most of any production of the season. [read]

Broadway sing-along: PIPPIN

In a once-in-a-blue-moon move, members of the public were given the chance to sing on the Broadway-revival cast recording for Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records of Stephen Schwartz’s beloved musical, adding their voices to those of the cast on the anthemic “No Time at All.” [read]

PIPPIN is the MOST NOMINATED SHOW of the year!

The 2013 Tony Award® nominations were announced this morning. PIPPIN scored 10 nominations including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Featured Actress, Best Featured Actor, Best Choreography, Best Costume Design, Best Scenic Design, Best Sound Design and Best Lighting Design. [read]

Photo Coverage: PIPPIN Cast Celebrates Opening Night Party!

After the opening night show, the cast and crew celebrated and BroadwayWorld.com was there to snap them, all glammed up! [read]

Photo Coverage: From Ben Vereen to Ricky Martin, It’s the Opening Night Red Carpet for PIPPIN!

Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's beloved coming-of-age musical comedy Pippin opened last night, April 25, 2013, at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). The stars came out, and so did BroadwayWorld.com! [read]

Glory! Ricky Martin, Ben Vereen, and More Join Broadway’s Pippin on Opening Night

Jane Krakowski, Jennifer Damiano, and Debra Messing were also on hand to welcome the revival to the Great White Way... [read]

Photo Coverage: Spread a Little Sunshine with PIPPIN’s Magical Opening Night Curtain Call!

Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's beloved coming-of-age musical comedy Pippin opened last night, April 25, 2013, at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). This all-new production is directed by Diane Paulus featuring choreography by Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers)... [read]

THE LEADING MEN: Matthew James Thomas Discovers His Corner of the Sky in Broadway's Pippin

British actor Matthew James Thomas, who made his Broadway debut as the Peter Parker alternate in Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark — going on twice a week for star Reeve Carney — steps into the limelight in Pippin, flying to new heights and discovering his very own "Corner of the Sky." [read]

2013 Drama League Nominations Announced – KINKY BOOTS, PIPPIN & More Lead with 3!

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced the 2013 Drama League Awards Nominees for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced at a ceremony hosted by Patina Miller and Michael Urie this morning at Sardi's Restaurant which were streamed live online at www.BroadwayWorld.com... [read]

PIPPIN Leads Outer Critics Circle Nominations with 11; KINKY BOOTS Follows with 9 and CHAPLIN & CINDERELLA with 8

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators covering New York theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, announced today (April 22, 2013) its nominees for the 2012-13 season in 24 categories. Broadway stars Robert Cuccioli (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) and Laila Robins (Dance of Death) presided over the (11AM) announcement ceremony at Manhattan's Friars Club... [read]

Making ‘Magic’ New in Pippin: Deconstructing a Broadway Opening Number

For the 1972 musical Pippin, Bob Fosse created one of the most famous images in Broadway history: brightly lighted hands splayed in the darkness, a visually arresting fit with the seductive first chords of Stephen Schwartz’s opening number, “Magic to Do.” In those few seconds he set the tone for a highly stylized show, about a young man grappling for meaning in life. Fosse’s direction and choreography won Tony Awards and became so sacred that after Pippin closed in 1977, no one tempted fate to remount the show on Broadway — until now… [read]

Pippin Broadway Revival Cast Album Will Hit Shelves in June

Ghostlight Records will release the new Broadway cast recording of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's coming-of-age musical Pippin, featuring material from the show never previously recorded, in June 2013... [read]

Patina Miller Follows Famous Footsteps as The Leading Player in Pippin

Sister Act's Patina Miller makes the footfalls of Bob Fosse and Ben Vereen all her own as part of the lineage of Pippin's famous Leading Player... [read]

BWW Interviews: Rachel Bay Jones, PIPPIN’s Catherine, On Being Unconventional

Rachel Bay Jones isn't new to Broadway, but merely to some of the fans of Pippin. She's a veteran of HAIR, of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (where as standby for Patti LuPone she did take the stage more than one night), and MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. Also a national tour and Berkshire Theatre Festival veteran, she's been ready for that close-up for a while; it was in Boston that the press declared her Catherine in Pippin her breakout role... [read]

Matthew James Thomas on His Journey From ‘Climbing Up Drainpipes’ in England to ‘Walking on Air’ in Pippin

Growing up in a small town outside of London, Matthew James Thomas spent his early days “climbing up drainpipes, running through endless fields and exploring old ruins.” An adventurer at heart, Thomas was encouraged by his artistic parents to try anything he set his mind to—including stage and screen acting... [read]

Q&A: Patina Miller Finds the Simple Joys in “Pippin”

With “Pippin," opening next month at the Music Box Theatre, Patina Miller has big shoes to fill: she’s taken on a role that earned Ben Vereen a 1973 Tony Award. Like her castmates (who include newcomer Matthew James Thomas and Andrea Martin), Miller is reprising a performance fine-tuned this winter at the American Repertory Theater outside Boston. Her “Leading Player” is the head of a mysterious theater troupe who narrates the story of a young prince on his search for meaning in life... [read]

Diane Paulus brings her magic to Pippin

The innovative director behind Hair and Porgy and Bess infuses the Broadway classic with circus thrills... [read]

Rush Ticket Policy Announced for Broadway Revival of Pippin

The producers of the Broadway revival of Pippin announced March 25 that a limited number of $37 rush tickets will be available for purchase in person at the Music Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) when it opens at 10 AM (noon on Sundays) for that day’s performance only... [read]

Pop Culture Expert Patrick Riley on Black Broadway

Pop culture expert and blogger Patrick Riley discusses Broadway productions featuring black actors, including "The Trip to Bountiful," "Motown," and "Pippin"... [read]

Sneak Peek at the New Broadway Pippin

The cast and creatives of the Broadway revival of Pippin met the press to preview the production fresh from its critically-acclaimed run at A.R.T. in Cambridge, MA. Directed by Diane Paulus, the classic Stephen Schwartz-Roger O. Hirson musical finds a troupe of medieval performers telling the story of Pippin, a monarch's son who longs for an extraordinary life... [read]

What You Need to Know About Broadway’s New ‘Pippin’ Revival

We all want to live an extraordinary life. It’s challenging when things like taxes, delayed subway trains, and burnt coffee exist, but we try. Starting March 23rd, Broadway’s 31st longest-running show Pippin is returning to Broadway since its 1977 close, and bringing with it a whole new surge of inspiration to live an extraordinary life – which means you’re totally not off the hook this year... [read]

BWW TV: PIPPIN Meets the Press – Sneak Peek at Patina Miller, Matthew James Thomas, and More in Action!

The Music Box Theatre will soon be home to The American Repertory Theatre production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's Pippin, directed by Diane Paulus. The cast met the press earlier today and gave a sneak peek of the show. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to interview Paulus, choreographer Chet Walker, circus creator Gypsy Snider, and cast members Patina Miller, Charlotte d'Amboise, Terrence Mann, Andrea Martin, Rachel Bay Jones and Matthew James Thomas... [read]

Step into the Center Ring with Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller & the Cast of Pippin in Rehearsal

Welcome to the circus! A new revival of Pippin is heading to Broadway, and on March 8, Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller and the high-flying cast met the press. Thomas, Miller, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d'Amboise, Andrea Martin, Rachel Bay Jones and the soaring ensemble previewed the new production at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, complete with acrobatics, death-defying stunts and lots of hula hoops... [read]

Patina Miller, Matthew James Thomas, Andrea Martin, and More Give a Sneak Peek of Broadway’s Pippin

The cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson's classic musical Pippin offered a preview of the musical on Friday, March 8 at Manhattan Movement Studios, where the production currently rehearses. The high-flying revival, which comes to Broadway's Music Box Theatre directly from the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is directed by Tony Award nominee Diane Paulus (The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess). Previews begin on March 23 in advance of an April 25 opening... [read]

Exclusive Video! Watch Patina Miller Bust a Move at Pippin Commercial Shoot

Pippin star Patina Miller shows off her Fosse moves while filming her first-ever commercial at Bravo Studios. See her live beginning March 23 at the Music Box Theatre... [read]

Tickets Now On Sale for the First-Ever Broadway Revival of Pippin

Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Broadway revival of Pippin, staring Matthew James Thomas as the musical's title prince. Fresh off its critically acclaimed run at the American Repertory Theater, this Broadway transfer begins performances on March 23 at the Music Box Theatre. Opening night is set for April 25... [read]

Diane Paulus Expands the Boundaries of Theater at the A.R.T

Having a conversation with Diane Paulus is a lot like watching one of her shows: a wholly immersive experience filled with side stories populated by acrobats, hippies, Shakespearean characters, and prisoners of conscience. Paulus has a curiosity about the world and a desire to explore as much of it as she can through the medium of theater... [read]

Broadway's "Pippin" Matthew James Thomas on Tackling a Musical Theater Icon

Matthew James Thomas doesn’t know if he’s equipped to play Pippin. “I’ve often felt like, ‘Am I good enough to play this role? Can I do this? Can I do this?” Thomas shared with Backstage. But luckily for the British actor, that’s the point of the character... [read]

"Pippin" Will Arrive on Broadway With Complete A.R.T. Cast, Including Patina Miller, Matthew James Thomas, Andrea Martin

The original cast of the American Repertory Theater production of "Pippin", featuring Patina Miller, Matthew James Thomas, Andrea Martin, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise and Rachel Bay Jones, will repeat their performances for the first-ever Broadway revival of the musical, which begins previews March 23 at the Music Box Theatre. [read]

BWW Interviews: Terrence Mann and Charlotte d'Amboise on "Pippin", Paulus' Vision, and Working Together

We caught up with actors Terrence Mann and Charlotte d'Amboise in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at a Starbucks near American Repertory Theatre, where they are currently starring as Charles and Fastrada in the Diane Paulus-directed production of Roger O. Hirson's and Stephen Schwartz's "Pippin". The couple, married in real life as well as in the show, is in Boston until the end of January, when the show prepares to transfer to Broadway... [read]

Up on the Marquee: "Pippin"

Producers Barry & Fran Weissler and Howard & Janet Kagan present the American Repertory Theater's 40th Anniversary production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's "Pippin", directed by Diane Paulus, on Broadway in the Spring of 2013. "Pippin" will begin preview performances on Broadway on Saturday, March 23, 2013 and officially open on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street)... [read]

"Pippin" Finds Its Corner of Broadway

The warmly received American Repertory Theater production of "Pippin," now ending its run in Cambridge, Mass., has been confirmed for a Broadway run this spring. The 40th anniversary staging of the uplifting coming-of-age musical -- you probably know someone who did it in high school -- will be directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, who was Tony-nominated for her last two Broadway shows, "Hair" and "The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess." [read]

"Pippin"Is Returning to Broadway

The memorably tuneful musical "Pippin", a staple of high school and college theater troupes, will return to Broadway this spring for the first time since its original five-year run ended on Broadway in 1977, the show’s producers announced on Thursday night. The approximately $8 million production – a transfer of the current "Pippin" revival running at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass. – will begin performances on March 23 at the Music Box Theater and open on April 25... [read]

First Broadway Revival of "Pippin" Sets Date at the Music Box Theatre

There will be magic to do on Broadway once more! The American Repertory Theater's production of "Pippin" will transfer to Broadway this spring, marking the first-ever Main Stem revival for the Stephen Schwartz musical. Directed by Diane Paulus, the production will begin performances on March 23 at the Music Box Theatre. Opening night is set for April 25..." [read]