Rachel York and David Larsen Added to Cast of Bay Street Pippin

News   Rachel York and David Larsen Added to Cast of Bay Street Pippin
David Larsen, most recently a sun-seeking teen in the Broadway musical Good Vibrations, will play the title role in the Bay Street Theatre's summer staging of Stephen Schwartz's musical about one Medieval prince and his comical search for identity, Pippin.

Also cast is Rachel York as Catherine, the devoted woman who invites Pippin to try domestic life with her. York was seen last season in Dessa Rose at Lincoln Center Theater.

As previously announced, Larry Keith will be Charles, the king, and Alice Playten is Bertha. B.D. Wong, meanwhile, will be the Leading Player, the omniscient narrator part created by Ben Vereen on Broadway. And Karen Ziemba will play Pippin's sexy, scheming stepmother Fastrada.

The show will play the Sag Harbor, Long Island, theatre Aug. 9-Sept. 4.

Jack Hofsiss will direct the musical, which will conclude the season. Joey McKneeley (The Boy From Oz) will choreograph. John McDaniel will be music director.

Bob Fosse directed and choreographed the original 1972 Broadway production of Pippin, imposing his conceptual vision onto the bittersweet fairytale that Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson created. John Rubinstein played the searching Pippin ("Corner of the Sky," "With You"), Jill Clayburgh was his love interest ("I Guess I'll Miss the Man," "Kind of Woman"), Leland Palmer his evil stepmother and Irene Ryan was Pippin's feisty grandmother ("No Time At All"). The show ran 1,944 performances.

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