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News Stephanie Pope Replaces Ziemba in Bay Street Pippin Stephanie Pope has joined the cast of the Bay Street Theatre production of Pippin. She will play the role of Pippin's sexy, scheming stepmother Fastrada.
Stephanie Pope
Stephanie Pope

Pope replaces the previously announced Karen Ziemba. Pope is known for her Broadway turns in the Fosse-inspired shows Chicago and Fosse.

David Larsen, most recently a sun-seeking teen in the Broadway musical Good Vibrations, will play the title role.

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. Larry Keith will be Charles, the king, Sebastian La Cause will play Lewis, the stupid and devious stepbrother of Pippin, and Alice Playten is Bertha. B.D. Wong, meanwhile, will be the Leading Player, the omniscient narrator part created by Ben Vereen on Broadway.

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. 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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