PHOTO CALL: Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller, Andrea Martin, Terrence Mann Rehearse A.R.T.'s Pippin
By Krissie Fullerton
03 Dec 2012
Spider-Man cast member Matthew James Thomas will star in the title role of Diane Paulus' re-conceived revival of Pippin, which will premiere at the American Repertory Theater December 5. The cast also boasts Tony Award winner Andrea Martin, as well as Tony nominees Patina Miller, Terrence Mann and Charlotte d'Amboise.
Much of A.R.T.'s cast returns from participating in a workshop of Pippin last summer. The new production of the Stephen Schwartz-Roger O. Hirson musical will incorporate circus choreography and acrobatics by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (7 Fingers). Thomas will lead the cast as Pippin, with Miller (Sister Act, Hair) as the Leading Player, Martin (My Favorite Year) as Berthe, Mann (Les Miserables, The Scarlet Pimpernel) as King Charles, 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 Gregory Arsenal, Stephanie Pope Caffey, Lolita Costet, Colin Cunliffe, Andrew Fitch, Orion Griffiths, Viktoria Grimmy, Olga Karmansky, Rachelle Rak, Philip Rosenberg, Yannick Thomas, Molly Tynes and Anthony Wayne.