Running since March 2013 The magic-themed coming-of-age musical, featuring songs by "Wicked" composer Stephen Schwartz and direction by Tony-nominee Diane Paulus, is back on Broadway with a 40th anniversary revival. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical.
"Pippin" tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence, and features a beloved score including the favorites "Magic to Do" and Corner of the Sky."
Diane Paulus, director of the Tony-winning revivals of "Hair" in 2009 and "Porgy and Bess" in 2012, first staged this circus-inspired production at Boston's American Repertory Theater. In his Boston Globe review, Jeffrey Gantz said "contortionists sashay about, aerialists cavort overhead, performers juggle swords" and audiences discover "how magical the theater can be."
The original production of "Pippin" opened in 1973 and ran for nearly 5 years. It was staged by Broadway legend Bob Fosse, who earned Tony Awards for Best Direction and Choreography. Fosse's unmistakable fingerprints are all over this revival - in fact, the choreography is credited to Fosse protégé Chet Walker, "in the style of Bob Fosse."
2013 Tony Nominations: Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Patina Miller), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Terrence Mann), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Andrea Martin), Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography.
2013 Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Revival of a Musical or Revue, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin), Outstanding Director of a Musical, Outstanding Choreography.
2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards: Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical, Outstanding Choreographer, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Terrence Mann), Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin).