From Bring It On to Pippin, A Look at the 2012-13 Season: The Musicals
04 Apr 2013
Matthew James Thomas in Pippin, the final musical of the season
Photo by Michael J. Lutch
With the 2012-13 Broadway season coming to a close this month (April 25 is the cut-off date for eligibility for the 67th Annual Tony Awards), Playbill.com offers a four-part look at the current season. First up are the musicals.
From the high-flying cheerleading musical Bring It On: The Musical to the first Broadway revival of Pippin, which will open on the last day of eligibility, here is an overview of the 13 musicals that have opened or will open in time for the 2013 Tonys, which will take place June 9 at Radio City Music Hall.
Look out for future roundups of new plays, play revivals and special engagements.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.