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Pippin

Pippin

by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson

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Pippin

Pippin




The Stephen Schwartz coming-of-age musical that helped put Bob Fosse on the map.


Story:

Pippin becomes a soldier for his father's army, but is upset by the killing and murders his father to stop the war. Now King, he is even more lost and unsure about what he wants in life and turns away from everything, including love, before discovering that what he has been searching for has been there all along.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Stephen Schwartz

Librettist

Librettist
Roger O. Hirson



  • Premiere
  • 2013
  • 1981 TV

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Imperial Theatre, Minskoff Theatre
Opening Night
Oct 23, 1972
Total Performances
1,944
Original Cast
Ben Vereen, John Rubenstein, Eric Berry, Christopher Chadman, Leland Palmer, John Mineo, Roger Hamilton, Irene Ryan, Jill Clayburgh, Shane Nickerson
Director
Bob Fosse
Choreographer
Bob Fosse
Producer
Stuart Ostrow
Musical Director
Stanley Lebowsky
Orchestrations
Ralph Burns
Scenic Design
Tony Walton
Costume Design
Patricia Zipprodt
Lighting Design
Jules Fisher

2013 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Music Box Theatre
Opening Night
April 25, 2013
Total Performances
709
Original Cast
Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d'Amboise, Rachel Bay Jones, Andrea Martin, Erik Altemus, Gregory Arsenal, Andrew Cekala, Lolita Costet, Colin Cunliffe, Andrew Fitch, Orion Griffiths, Viktoria Grimmy, Olga Karmansky, Bethany Moore, Brad Musgrove, Stephanie Pope, Philip Rosenberg, Yannick Thomas, Molly Tynes, Anthony Wayne
Director
Diane Paulus
Choreographer
Chet Walker
Circus Creation
Gypsy Snider
Producer
Barry & Fran Weissler, Howard & Janet Kagan
Musical Director
Charlie Alterman
Orchestrations
Larry Hochman
Scenic Design
Scott Pask
Costume Design
Dominique Lemieux
Lighting Design
Kenneth Posner
Sound Design
Clive Goodwin

1981 TV Version

Movie Name
Pippin: His Life and Times
Type
Filmed Live on Stage, Made for TV Musical
Director
David Sheehan
Starring
Ben Vereen, William Katt, Leslie Denniston





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
2013 Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections: Original Version

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections: 2013 Version

Sheetmusic
Vocal Score


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


Other

Merchandise




1973 Tony Award Nominations

Best Actor in a Musical - Ben Vereen
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography
Best Scenic Design
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Actress in a Musical - Leland Palmer
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Irene Ryan
Best Costume Design

1973 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Performance - Ben Vereen
Outstanding Director

1973 Theatre World Award Nominations

John Rubinstein

2013 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Patina Miller
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Andrea Martin
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Terrence Mann
Best Choreography
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical

2013 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Andrea Martin
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lighting Design

2013 Drama League Award Nominations

Distinguished Revival of a Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - Andrea Martin
Distinguished Performance Award - Patina Miller

2013 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Choreographer
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Patina Miller
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Terrence Mann
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Andrea Martin Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Matthew James Thomas
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Charlotte d'Amboise

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