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Closed January 4, 2015

A ticket buys you not just a musical but also a trip to the circus.

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Why See Pippin?

They've got Magic to Do on Broadway!

In 2013 Broadway's favorite high-flying, circus-inspired musical, Pippin, finally returned! This This acclaimed revival opened over 35 years after the original Broadway production closed, but managed to match its predecessor's success by scooping up an impressive TEN 2013 Tony Award nominations of which it won four, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Direction of a Musical.

Set to a toe-tapping pop-rock score, Pippin is one musical that doesn't just ask its cast to act, sing and dance but sees them performing acrobatics right on stage as they tell the inspiring story of the young Prince struggling to make his life his own. The original Pippin ran on Broadway for almost five years, winning five Tony Awards in 1973. This revival premiered at the American Repertory Theater before making the move to the Great White Way.

What is Pippin about?

A flamboyant group of travelling performers introduce us to Pippin, a young prince who is determined to break free from the expectations of his father, Emperor Charlemagne, and discover his own destiny. Together with the Leading Player, who narrates Pippin's tale, we learn of his struggles with family, duty and love to carve the right path for this future.

Did you know?

The song 'Morning Glow' was covered by Michael Jackson and included in his 1973 album, Music & Me!

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Additional Information


Previews from: 23 March 2013

Opening night: 25 April 2013


May be inappropriate for eight and under. Please note that children under the age of four are not permitted in the theatre.

Run time

Two hours and 35 minutes, which includes a 15-minute intermission

Cast and Creative


Josh Kaufman as Pippin until January 4th
Carly Hughes as Leading Player
John Dossett as King Charlemagne
Charlotte d'Amboise as Fastrada
Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine
Lucie Arnaz as Berthe
Eli Tokash as Theo
Ashton Woerz as Theo
Mike Schwitter as Lewis


Lyrics by: Stephen Schwartz
Music by: Stephen Schwartz
Book by: Roger O. Hirson
Diane Paulus (Direction)
Chet Walker (Choreography)
Gypsy Snider (Circus Creation)
Scott Pask (Scenic Design)
Dominique Lemieux (Costume Design)
Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design)
Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm (Sound Design)
Larry Hochman (Orchestrations)
Nadia Di Giallonardo (Music Supervision)
Charlie Alterman (Music Direction)


2013 Tony Awards

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical

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Linda Johnsom: “The most amazing musical I have seen”

I have had the most amazing experience. The fusion of music, singing,... more

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