By Playbill Staff
17 Mar 2013
Sneak Peek at the New Broadway Pippin
The cast and creatives of the Broadway revival of Pippin met the press to preview the production fresh from its critically-acclaimed run at A.R.T. in Cambridge, MA. Directed by Diane Paulus, the classic Stephen Schwartz-Roger O. Hirson musical finds a troupe of medieval performers telling the story of Pippin, a monarch's son who longs for an extraordinary life. Chet Walker (a member of the original Broadway company) choreographs the production in the style of Bob Fosse, flavored with circus-movement from Gypsy Snider (Cirque du Soleil, Off-Broadway's Traces). Here, Matthew James Thomas (Pippin), Patina Miller (the Leading Player), Terrence Mann (Charles) and the cast run though several of the show's numbers, including "Corner of the Sky," "Glory" and "Simple Joys."