Gabriel Barre will direct the new production of composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz's coming-of-age musical, which has a book by Roger O. Hirson.
Andre Ward (Broadway's Saturday Night Fever) has been cast as the Leading Player, a role originated by Ben Vereen.
Pippin will begin at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT, July 14. It ends there Sept. 24. Opening is Aug. 9.
After its run at the Goodspeed Opera House, the show will immediately begin a national tour.
"Mischievous, magical, humorous and captivating — Tony Award-winning Pippin is the lively coming of age story of Charlemagne's oldest son," according to Goodspeed. "A surprise waits around every corner as Pippin wanders through the worlds of politics, love and war before finding his true calling." The score includes "Magic to Do," "Corner of the Sky" and "No Time at All."
The cast also includes Jason Blaine as Theo, James Royce Edwards as Lewis, Shannon Lewis (Broadway's Contact, Fosse and Candide) as Fastrada and Barbara Marineau (Broadway's Beauty and the Beast, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Shenandoah) as Berthe.
Teal Wicks will play Pippin's love interest, Catherine.
The rest of the company includes Sara Antkowiak-Maier, Stephen Brotebeck, Molly Tynes Corkern, Jason Dougherty, Dell Howlett (Broadway's Aida), Ryan Kelly, Karl Maier, Lauren Marshall, Candy Olsen, Vincent Rodriguez III (first national tour of 42nd Street), and Dana Winkle (Goodspeed Musicals' Mack & Mabel, national tours of 42nd Street and Chicago).
Swings for this production are Ashley Arcement and Brandon Tyler Fields.
Park's credits include the title role of Broadway's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Off-Broadway's Streets of New York, plus Sarah, Plain and Tall at The O'Neill Theatre and Master Harold… at the Westport Country Playhouse. This will be Park's first appearance at the Goodspeed Opera House.
Music direction for Pippin is by Michael O'Flaherty, Goodspeed's resident music director.
Mark Hartman (Broadway's Miss Saigon, 1776 ) will serve as music director/conductor. Michael Croiter and David Chiapeta will orchestrate.
Pippin is produced for Goodspeed Musicals by Michael P. Price.
For more information, visit www.goodspeed.org.