Tony-Winning Pippin Star Will Return to Broadway Revival

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24 Jul 2014

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Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for creating the role of Berthe in the Tony Award-winning revival of Pippin, will reprise the role for 24 performances beginning Sept. 2 at the Music Box Theatre.

Producers announced July 24 that Martin will perform through Sept. 21 and that Tony winner Priscilla Lopez (who currently stars as Berthe) will now perform the role through Aug. 31. Lopez was originally scheduled to remain with the Broadway production through Aug. 27.

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, original Pippin star John Rubinstein as Charles and Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine.

Other members of the company include Erik Altemus, Eli Tokash, Ashton Woerz, Sascha Bachman, Dmitrious Bistrevsky, Colin Cunliffe, Ariana DeBose, Andrew Fitch, Sabrina Harper, Lauren Joy Herley, Nael Jamal, Nicolas Jelmoni, Sam Lips, Bethany Moore, Brad Musgrove, Charlotte O'Sullivan, Masha Terentieva, Molly Tynes and Anthony Wayne.

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 (Miller), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Andrea 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?"

A U.S. national tour will launch in September at the Buell Theatre in Denver, CO. Productions are also planned for London, Australia and Amsterdam in 2015.

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