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PIPPIN to Launch US National Tour September 2014 in Denver, Co

“The Best Musical of the Season!” – USA Today, Time Out NY, NY1 News, Chicago Tribune, WOR Radio

10 Tony Nominations Including Best Musical Revival

PIPPIN

TO LAUNCH US NATIONAL TOUR
SEPTEMBER 2014 IN DENVER, CO

Now Playing on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre

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Producers Barry & Fran Weissler and Howard & Janet Kagan are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed and Tony-nominated Broadway musical PIPPIN will launch a US national tour in September 2014, at the Buell Theatre in Denver, CO. Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz’s beloved coming-of-age musical comedy PIPPIN 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). The production is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street).

PIPPIN leads the winners of the 2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards with 7 wins including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Outstanding Choreographer (Chet Walker), Outstanding Lighting Design (Kenneth Posner), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Terrence Mann), Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin).

PIPPIN has received 10 Tony Nominations including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Patina Miller), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Terrence Mann), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Andrea Martin), Best Direction of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Best Choreography (Chet Walker), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Scott Pask), Best Costume Design of a Musical (Dominique Lemieux), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Kenneth Posner), and Best Sound Design of a Musical (Jonathan Deans & Garth Helm); 6 Drama Desk Nominations including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Outstanding Choreography (Chet Walker & Gypsy Snider), Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin), Outstanding Costume Design (Dominique Lemieux), and Outstanding Lighting Design (Kenneth Posner) and 3 Drama League nominations including Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical and the Distinguished Performance Award (Andrea Martin and Patina Miller).

The Broadway cast features Matthew James Thomas as Pippin, Tony and Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller as Leading Player, Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann as Charles, Tony Award nominee Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada, Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine and Tony Award winner Andrea Martin as Berthe. Other members of the company include Erik Altemus, Grégory Arsenal, Andrew Cekala, Lolita Costet, Colin Cunliffe, Andrew Fitch, Orion Griffiths, Viktoria Grimmy, Sabrina Harper, Olga Karmansky, Bethany Moore, Brad Musgrove, Stephanie Pope, Philip Rosenberg, Yannick Thomas, Molly Tynes, Anthony Wayne, Ashton Woerz.

With a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, PIPPIN features music supervision and arrangements by Nadia DiGiallonardo, orchestrations by Tony Award-winner Larry Hochman, scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm.

Royal heir Pippin is spurred on by a mysterious group of performers to embark on a death-defying journey to find his “corner of the sky.” The original production of PIPPIN, directed by Bob Fosse, premiered on Broadway in 1972. It won five Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards, and ran for close to 2000 performances before closing in 1977. This production of PIPPIN made its debut at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA, where Diane Paulus serves as Artistic Director; December 5, 2012 to January 20, 2013. PIPPIN is noted for many Broadway standards including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”

The production opened on Thursday, April 25, 2013 to critical acclaim:

A musical miracle! Everything you could dream of in a musical.” – New York Daily News

FAR AND AWAY THE BEST MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF THE BROADWAY SEASON. A truly dazzling feat of theatrical alchemy.” – Chicago Tribune

4 STARS OUT OF 4. THE SEASON’S BEST MUSICAL, JAZZ HANDS DOWN!’ – USA Today

BY FAR THE BEST SHOW IN TOWN! You simply won’t believe what you see!” – WOR Radio

pure theatrical bliss! The time for PIPPIN has finally come.” – Variety

OUTSTANDING!” – The New Yorker

FOUR STARS. PIP, PIP HOORAY!” – New York Post

SENSATIONAL! A THRILLING PIECE OF EYE-POPPING RAZZLE DAZZLE!”– New York Post

An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, VISUALLY STUNNING extravaganza. THE THRILL OF THE SEASON!” – NY1

The greatest show of the Broadway season!” – Time Out New York

THRILLING! A STROKE OF GENIUS.” – Associated Press

THRILLING & WONDROUS! A DAZZLING VISUAL TREAT! The opening moments of PIPPIN are the MOST THRILLING since the humans and beasts of The Lion King spilled down the aisles to the onstage savannah more than 15 years ago.” – Bloomberg News

BRILLIANT! A WONDER TO BEHOLD!” – The Hollywood Reporter

Barry & Fran Weissler and Howard & Janet Kagan present the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) production of PIPPIN on Broadway with Lisa Matlin, Kyodo Tokyo, A&A Gordon/Brunish Trinchero, Tom Smedes/Peter Stern, Broadway Across America, Independent Presenters Network, Norton Herrick, Allen Spivak, Rebecca Gold, Joshua Goodman, Steve McManus, David Robbins/Bryan S. Weingarten, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Jim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Hugh Hayes/Jamie Cesa/Jonathan Reinis, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Ben Feldman, Square 1 Theatrics, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg, Bruce Robert Harris/Jack W. Batman, Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, Michael A. Alden/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for PIPPIN are available through www.telecharge.com/pippin, by calling 212-239-6200, and in person at the Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street). Tickets range in price from $148 to $59 (all prices include a $2.00 facility fee). Premium seating is available.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Tuesday - Saturday @ 8pm, Wednesday & Saturday @ 2:30pm (note the curtain time), Sunday at 3pm

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