Look Back at Ben Vereen and John Rubinstein in the Original Production of Pippin on Broadway

Archival Photos   Look Back at Ben Vereen and John Rubinstein in the Original Production of Pippin on Broadway
 
The show opened October 23, 1972 at the Imperial Theatre.
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Ben Vereen and John Rubinstein Martha Swope/©NYPL for the Performing Arts

Pippin opened October 23, 1972 at the Imperial Theatre. Ben Vereen, John Rubinstein, Irene Ryan, Jill Clayburgh, and Leland Palmer led the cast of the show about accepting oneself for who you are. The story follows Pippin, son of Holy Roman Empire patriarch Charlemagne, as he realizes he is just not the hero he is or wants to be. Instead he learns to settle down and live life with a hearth and home. The legendary Bob Fosse directed and choreographed the show, which won him rave reviews and a Tony Award. The show had a very successful run of 1,944 performances.

Flip through photos of the production below:

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