Magic to Do: Bay Street Pippin, With Larsen and Wong, Begins Aug. 9

News   Magic to Do: Bay Street Pippin, With Larsen and Wong, Begins Aug. 9 The Bay Street Theatre production of Pippin, Stephen Schwartz's musical about a medieval prince looking for his corner of the sky, begins its run Aug. 9.
B.D. Wong
B.D. Wong Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Jack Hofsiss will direct the musical, which will conclude the Bay Street season. Joey McKneeley (The Boy From Oz) will choreograph. John McDaniel will be music director. David Larsen, most recently a sun-seeking teen in the Broadway musical Good Vibrations, will play the title role.

B.D. Wong, meanwhile, will be the Leading Player, the omniscient narrator created by Ben Vereen on Broadway.

In other casting, Anastasia Barzee will play Catherine, the devoted woman who invites Pippin to try domestic life with her. Stephanie Pope is Pippin's sexy, scheming stepmother Fastrada. Larry Keith will be Charles, the king; Sebastian La Cause will play Lewis, the stupid and devious stepbrother of Pippin; and Alice Playten is Bertha.

The show will play the Sag Harbor, Long Island, theatre through Sept. 4.

Bob Fosse directed and choreographed the original 1972 Broadway production of Pippin. John Rubinstein played the searching Pippin ("Corner of the Sky," "With You"), Jill Clayburgh was his love interest ("I Guess I'll Miss the Man," "Kind of Woman"), Leland Palmer his evil stepmother and Irene Ryan was Pippin's feisty grandmother ("No Time At All"). The show ran 1,944 performances.