The story of a young prince who makes a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence returns to two South Florida stages in April and May.
Pippin runs March 31 through April 12 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts; the curtain rises later at Kravis Center in West Palm Beach April 28 through May 3.
Pippin is Broadway’s high-flying, death-defying hit musical. Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, critics say Pippin will lift you up and leave you smiling.
This new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.
Sam Lips stars in the title role as Pippin, the young man in search of himself. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? A recent review in the Greenville (S.C.) News says the production features a “show-within-a-show where a troupe of actors telling the story of Pippin relay in a rhapsodic, over-the-top style, full of pratfalls and sublime silliness.”
The production also features Sasha Allen in the role of Leading Player, who is the show’s emcee (the role in which Ben Vereen won a Tony Award in 1973). Allen until now is probably best known as a finalist in the 2013 TV season of The Voice.
Direct from an acclaimed run at Boston’s American Repertory Theater, this captivating new production is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair and The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess). It features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.
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.