Patina Miller, who won a Tony Award for her gender-swapped performance as The Leading Player in Diane Paulus’ Tony Award-winning 2013 Broadway revival of Pippin, will join the American Repertory Theater’s upcoming retrospective ExtraOrdinary for three performances: from November 16 (the first public performance), 17, to 18. The production runs through November 30.
Paulus’ dazzling circus-inspired take on Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson’s 1970s musical began life at American Repertory Theater prior to its celebrated Broadway transfer. Miller made history as the first woman to portray Pippin’s Leading Player on Broadway. The role was originated by fellow Tony winner Ben Vereen.
ExtraOrdinary celebrates ten years of musical theatre at the American Repertory Theater, which includes Waitress, The Great Comet, and Jagged Little Pill.
The cast will also feature Kathryn Gallagher (Jagged Little Pill), Melody Betts (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert), Brandon Michael Nase (The Black Clown), and Bryonha Marie Parham (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess).