Pippin Will Open at Japan's Tokyo Theatre Orb | Playbill

News Pippin Will Open at Japan's Tokyo Theatre Orb The international tour of Pippin will play the Tokyo Theatre Orb Sept. 4-20.

Pippin features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. This production is directed by Diane Paulus, with choreography by Chet Walker, circus creation by Gypsy Snider and music supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo.


The cast of the international tour is led by Gabrielle McClinton as The Leading Player and Brian Flores as Pippin. John Rubinstein, who originated the role of Pippin on Broadway in 1972, appears as Charles. Priscilla Lopez reprises her role as Berthe, and Erik Altemus reprises his role as Lewis.

The cast also includes The cast also includes Sabrina Harper, Bradley Benjamin, Sascha Bachmann, Jake Berman, Keven Langlois Boucher, Mark Burrell, Mathew deGuzman, Sammy Dinneen, Laura Hall, Nicolas Jelmoni, Anna Kachalova,
Alan Kelly, Ben Krieger, Charlotte O'Sullivan, Anna Schnaitter, Katie Smith,Mackenzie Warren, Aléna Watters, Kate Wesler and Borris York.

Pippin is described as such: "The young son of the medieval French ruler Charlemange is encouraged by a flashy troupe of strolling players to try his hand at war, love, and other joys before settling down."

Following Pippin will be the world premiere of Prince of Broadway, a show celebrating the career of director and producer Harold Prince. The cast includes Josh Grisetti, Shuler Hensley, Ramin Karimloo, Nancy Opel, Bryonha Marie Parham, Emily Skinner, Mariand Torres, Kaley Ann Voorhees, Tony Yazbek, Reon Yuzuki and Masachika Ichimura. The production will run Oct. 23-Nov. 22. 

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