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Spotlight On: Pippin

A new production of Broadway’s coming-of-age musical about a royal heir spurred on by a mysterious group of performers to embark on a death-defying journey to find his “corner of the sky.”

Pippin

ABOUT THE SHOW

Royal heir Pippin is spurred on by a mysterious group of performers to embark on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? Pippin features a score by Stephen Schwartz, choreography in the style of Bob Fosse, and acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main (Traces).

DETAILS

Spotlight on: Pippin (musical revival)
Opening Night - April 25 2013
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TRIVIA

  • The show’s protagonist and title character is based very loosely on a real-life individual--Pippin, a son of the first Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne, from the early Middle Ages.
  • The score contains many Broadway standards including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “l Guess I’ll Miss The Man,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”

CAST ALBUM

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SHOW SCRIPT

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HISTORY

Pippin first opened on Broadway in 1972, winning 5 Tony Awards and playing nearly 2,000 performances. This production began at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2012.

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Revised April 21, 2013

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