By Adam Hetrick
and Michael Gioia
09 Jul 2013
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
The new Ghostlight Records Broadway cast recording is co-produced by composer Schwartz and Kurt Deutsch, and executive-produced by Howard and Janet Kagan.
A track listing for the album follows:
2. Corner Of The Sky
3. War Is A Science
5. Simple Joys
6. No Time At All
7. With You
8. Spread A Little Sunshine
9. Morning Glow
11. On The Right Track
12. Kind Of Woman
14. Love Song
15. I Guess I'll Miss The Man
"Sing Along With the Pippin Orchestra" tracks:
17. Corner Of The Sky
18. Simple Joys
19. Kind Of Woman
This new cirque-inspired revival of Roger O. Hirson and Schwartz's dark and groovy coming-of-age musical — which won the 2013 Best Musical Revival Tony Award — premiered at the American Repertory Theater, where Tony-winning director Paulus (Hair, Porgy and Bess) is artistic director, last fall. The staging incorporates circus choreography and acrobatics by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (7 Fingers). Broadway previews began March 23, prior to an official opening April 25, at the Music Box Theatre.
Pippin retains much of Bob Fosse's iconic moves thanks to Chet Walker, who choreographs in Fosse's original style. Pippin has a score by Academy Award winner and Tony nominee Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, "The Prince of Egypt") and a book by Tony nominee Hirson.
British actor Matthew James Thomas, who is no stranger to high-flying stunts on Broadway, having starred as the Peter Parker alternate in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, takes on the title role in the modern classic. He is joined by Miller (Sister Act, Hair) as Leading Player, the show's singing, dancing and charming ringmaster, with Tony Award winner Andrea Martin (My Favorite Year) as Berthe, Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann (Les Miserables, The Scarlet Pimpernel) as King Charles, Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise (Chicago, Carrie) as Fastrada, Erik Altemus (The Fantasticks) as Lewis, Andrew Cekala (Marie Antoinette) as Theo and Rachel Bay Jones (Women on the Verge..., Hair) as Catherine.
The cast is completed by Grégory Arsenal, Lolita Costet, Colin Cunliffe, Andrew Fitch, Orion Griffiths, Viktoria Grimmy, Sabrina Harper, Olga Karmansky, Bethany Moore, Brad Musgrove, Stephanie Pope, Philip Rosenberg, Yannick Thomas, Molly Tynes, Anthony Wayne, Ashton Woerz.
Pippin has set design by Tony Award-winning designer Scott Pask, costume design by Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Tony Award-winning designer Kenneth Posner, sound design by Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm, illusions by Paul Kieve, fire effects by Chic Silber and flying effects by ZFX, Inc.
Pippin features such songs as "Corner of the Sky," "Magic To Do," "With You," "Glory," "No Time at All," "Morning Glow" and "Love Song."
Watch Playbill Video's highlights from Pippin: