Original Star of Broadway's Grease Swings Into National Tour of Pippin Tonight | Playbill

News Original Star of Broadway's Grease Swings Into National Tour of Pippin Tonight
Adrienne Barbeau, the Tony Award-nominated original Rizzo of Broadway's Grease, swings into the national tour of Pippin beginning March 31 in Ft. Lauderdale.

Adrienne Barbeau
Adrienne Barbeau Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Barbeau, who has also been seen on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof and in the classic sitcom "Maude," plays the role of Berthe. Priscilla Lopez played her final performance as Berthe March 29.

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 tour cast features Sasha Allen ("The Voice") as Leading Player, Sam Lips (Pippin) as Pippin, Tony Award winner John Rubinstein (created the role of Pippin in the 1972 original Broadway production) as Charles, Sabrina Harper (Pippin) as Fastrada and Kristine Reese (Wicked national tour) as Catherine.

With a book by Roger Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen 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?"

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