THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating Pippin From Jackson Five to Diana Ross, Broadway and Beyond (Video)

By Playbill Staff
April 25, 2013

The Broadway revival of Pippin, starring Matthew James Thomas and Patina Miller, opens April 25 at the Music Box Theatre.



This new incarnation of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's dark and groovy coming-of-age musical premiered at the American Repertory Theater, where Tony Award nominee Diane Paulus (Hair, Porgy and Bess) is artistic director, last fall. The staging incorporates circus choreography and acrobatics by Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (7 Fingers).

Playbill.com is celebrating Pippin's return with a collection of videos from various stage and concert performances.

Extended highlights from the Broadway revival.

 

 

Ben Vereen and company perform "Magic to Do."

The Jackson Five perform "Corner of the Sky."

Michael Rupert in the 1975 commercial.

Diana Ross sings "Corner of the Sky."

Stephen Schwartz performs "Corner of the Sky":

Chita Rivera performs "Spread a Little Sunshine."

Nick Blaemire sings "Marking Time," a cut song from Pippin:

William Katt - "Corner of the Sky."

Diane Paulus talks about Pippin:

More highlights from the Broadway revival.

 

 

William Katt sings "Corner of the Sky":

Martha Raye performs "No Time At All."

"Glory" from Fosse.

Gavin Creel sings "Corner of the Sky":

The original Pippin at the Tony Awards.