Wed, June 25
Casting Announced for the U.S. National Tour of PIPPIN
(June 24, 2014) The producers of the Tony Award® winning hit Broadway musical PIPPIN are pleased to announce casting for the U.S. national tour which launches on September 10, 2014 at the Buell Theatre in Denver, CO. PIPPIN will take the stage at DPAC from May 12 through 17 as part of the SunTrust Broadway at DPAC, 2014 / 2015 Season.
Tickets for PIPPIN start at $30. Individual tickets will go on sale September 13 at 10am.
• Online at DPACnc.com
• DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
• Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.982.2787
• Group tickets are now available through email at [email protected]
Tickets for PIPPIN at DPAC are currently available as part of the SunTrust Broadway, 2014 / 2015 Season package. Prices for the season will vary depending on titles and seats selected, and whether choosing the full eight-show or flexible seven-show package. Tickets for individual shows will go on sale this fall. For more information on SunTrust Broadway at DPAC benefits, visit SunTrustBroadway.com.
The national tour will feature Sasha Allen (a finalist on the 4th season on NBC’s “The Voice”) as Leading Player, Kyle Selig (The Book of Mormon on tour) as Pippin, and the Tony Award® winner John Rubinstein, who created the role of “Pippin” in the 1972 original Broadway production, as Charles. Sabrina Harper (Pippin, original Broadway Revival cast) will be Fastrada and Kristine Reese (Wicked on tour) will be playing Catherine.
Additional casting, including the role of Berthe, will be announced soon.
The company of PIPPIN also includes Skyler Adams, Sascha Bachman, Bradley Benjamin, Dmitrious Bistrevsky, Mark Burrell, Mathew deGuzman, Fernando Dudka, Mirela Golinska, Kelsey Jamieson, Preston Jamieson, Lisa Karlin, Alan Kelly, Melodie Lamoreux, Tory Trowbridge, Mackenzie Warren and Borris York.
Directed by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus, PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince 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? The show is noted for many Broadway standards including “Magic To Do,” “Corner of the Sky,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”
The show will run the following performance schedule at DPAC:
• Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 7:30 PM
• Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 7:30 PM
• Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 7:30 PM
• Friday, May 15, 2015 - 8:00 PM
• Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 2:00 PM
• Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 8:00 PM
• Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 1:00 PM
• Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 6:30 PM
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 debuted at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA where it ran December 5, 2012 to January 20, 2013. It opened on Broadway on April 25, 2013 and went on to win four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical. This production also received Best Revival of a Musical honors from the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League. The New Broadway Cast Recording for PIPPIN is available on Ghostlight Records.
This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz’s PIPPIN features choreography by Tony Award® nominee 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).
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 Tony Award® nominee Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Tony Award® winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by Tony Award® nominees Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm.
Join us… for this magical, unforgettable production the New York Times declared “Astonishing! A PIPPIN for the 21st Century.”
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