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Feldshuh stepped into the role of Berthe from Aug. 9-11 and from Aug. 20-25. Martin returns to the production full-time Aug. 27. Read the Playbill magazine feature with Martin, who won a Tony Award for her performance as Berthe in Pippin.
Martin is also a Tony Award winner for her performance in My Favorite Year and was Tony-nominated for Candide, Oklahoma! and Young Frankenstein.
The cirque-inspired revival took home Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Patina Miller), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Martin) and Best Direction of a Musical (Diane Paulus).
This new revival of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's dark and groovy coming-of-age musical premiered at the American Repertory Theater, where 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). Broadway previews began March 23, prior to an official opening April 25, at the Music Box Theatre.
Watch Playbill Video's highlights from Pippin: