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Martin performs through Sept. 21; she succeeds Tony winner Priscilla Lopez, who starred as Berthe through Aug. 31.
Two-time Tony Award winner Martin can currently be seen in the new NBC comedy series "Working the Engels." She appeared on the New York stage most recently in Lincoln Center Theater's production of Act One, winning an Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance.
Pippin is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (7 Fingers).
The Broadway cast is currently headed by Kyle Dean Massey as Pippin, Ciara Renée as Leading Player, Tony Award nominee Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada, John Dossett as Charles and Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine.
Pippin is the recipient of 2013 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 (Paulus).
With a book by Hirson and music and lyrics by Schwartz, Pippin features music supervision and arrangements by Nadia DiGiallonardo, orchestrations by Tony Award winner Larry Hochman, scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by Tony Award nominee Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by Tony Award nominees Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm.
Pippin, according to press notes, "tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory?"
As previously announced, the national tour of Pippin, starring Sasha Allen ("The Voice"), will launch Sept. 6 in Denver at the Buell Theatre.