Contents 1 Background 2 Synopsis 2.1 Act 1 2.2 Act 2 2.3 Extended ending 3 Songs 3.1 Original Run 3.2 2013 Revival 3.3 Licensed Version 4 Productions 4.1 Broadway 4.1.1 Broadway revival (2013) 4.2 London 4.3 Other productions 4.3.1 Los Angeles Civic Light Opera (1978) 4.3.2 Paper Mill (2000) 4.3.3 Concert (2004) 4.3.4 Bay Street Theatre (2005) 4.3.5 Los Angeles (2009) 4.3.6 London (2011) 4.3.7 Kansas City (2012) 4.3.8 Cambridge/A.R.T. (2012–13) 4.3.9 Caracas, Venezuela (2013) 4.3.10 US and international tour (2014-2016) 4.3.11 Manchester, UK (2017) 5 Major awards and nominations 5.1 Original Broadway production 5.2 2013 Broadway revival 6 Film 6.1 1981 video 6.2 Feature film 7 Cover versions of songs 8 References 9 External links

Background[edit] Pippin was originally conceived as a student musical titled Pippin, Pippin and performed by Carnegie Mellon University's Scotch'n'Soda theatre troupe.[1] Stephen Schwartz collaborated with Ron Strauss, and, when Schwartz decided to develop the show further, Strauss left the project. Schwartz has said that not a single line nor note from Carnegie Mellon's Pippin, Pippin made it into the final show we see today.[2]

Synopsis[edit] Act 1[edit] The musical begins with the Leading Player of a troupe and the accompanying actors in various costume pieces of several different time periods, establishing the play's intentionally anachronistic, defamiliarized, unconventional feel. The Leading Player and troupe, throughout the performance, metafictionally channel the Brechtian distancing effect and immediately break the fourth wall, directly speaking to the audience and provocatively inviting their attention ("Magic to Do"). They begin a story about a boy prince searching for existential fulfillment. They reveal that the boy who is to play the prince, named Pippin, is a new actor. Pippin talks to scholars of his dreams to find where he belongs ("Corner of the Sky"), and they happily applaud Pippin on his ambitious quest for an extraordinary life. Pippin then returns home to the castle and estate of his father, King Charles (known by the epithet "Charlemagne"). Charles and Pippin don't get a chance to communicate often, as they are interrupted by nobles, soldiers, and courtiers vying for Charles' attention ("Welcome Home"), and Charles is clearly uncomfortable speaking with his educated son or expressing any loving emotions. Pippin also meets up with his stepmother Fastrada, and her dim-witted son Lewis. Charles and Lewis are planning on going into battle against the Visigoths soon, and Pippin begs Charles to take him along so as to prove himself. Charles reluctantly agrees and proceeds to explain a battle plan to his men ("War is a Science"). Once in battle, the Leading Player re-enters to lead the troupe in a mock battle using top hats, canes, and fancy jazz to glorify warfare and violence ("Glory"), with the Leading Player and two lead dancers in the middle (performing Bob Fosse's famous "Manson Trio"). This charade of war does not appeal to Pippin, and he flees into the countryside. The Leading Player tells the audience of Pippin's travels through the country, until he stops at his exiled grandmother's estate ("Simple Joys"). There, Berthe (his paternal grandmother, exiled by Fastrada) tells Pippin not to be so serious and to live a little ("No Time At All"). Pippin takes this advice and decides to search for something a bit more lighthearted ("With You"). While he initially enjoys many meaningless sexual encounters, he soon discovers that relationships without love leave you "empty and unfulfilled." The Leading Player then tells Pippin that perhaps he should fight tyranny, and uses Charles as a perfect example of an uneducated tyrant to fight. Pippin plans a revolution, and Fastrada is delighted to hear that perhaps Charles and Pippin will both perish so that her beloved Lewis can become king. Fastrada arranges the murder of Charles, and Pippin falls victim to her plot ("Spread a Little Sunshine"). While Charles is praying at Arles, Pippin murders him, and becomes the new king ("Morning Glow"). The Leading Player mentions to the audience that they will break for now, but to expect a thoroughly thrilling finale.[Note 1] Act 2[edit] Act 2 begins with Pippin trying his best to grant the wishes of as many people as possible. But he realizes that it is impossible to keep everyone happy. Pippin realizes that neither he nor his father could change society and seemed forced to act as tyrants. He begs the Leading Player to bring his slain father back to life, and the Leading Player does so as Charlemagne nonchalantly comes back to life and mildly scolds Pippin. He feels directionless until the Leading Player inspires him ("On the Right Track"). After experimenting with art and religion, he falls into monumental despair and collapses on the floor. Widowed farm-owner Catherine finds him on the street, and is attracted by the arch of his foot ("And There He Was") and when Pippin comes to, she introduces herself to Pippin ("Kind of Woman"). From the start, it is clear that the Leading Player is concerned with Catherine's acting ability and actual attraction to Pippin — after all, she is but a player playing a part in the Leading Player's yet-to-be-unfolded plan. At first, Pippin thinks himself above such boring manorial duties as sweeping, repairs, and milking cows ("Extraordinary"), but eventually he comforts Catherine's small boy, Theo, on the sickness and eventual death of his pet ("Prayer for a Duck") and warms up to the lovely Catherine ("Love Song"). However, as time goes by, Pippin feels that he must leave the estate to continue searching for his purpose. Catherine is heartbroken, and reflects on him (much to the Leading Player's anger and surprise) ("I Guess I'll Miss the Man"). All alone on a stage, Pippin is surrounded by the Leading Player and the various troupe members. They all suggest that Pippin complete the most perfect act ever: the Finale. They tell Pippin to jump into a box of fire, light himself up, and "become one with the flame." Pippin is reluctant at first, but slowly loses resistance ("Finale"). He is stopped by his natural misgivings and also by one actress from the troupe—the woman playing Catherine. Catherine and her son Theo stand by Pippin and defy the script, the Leading Player, and the Troupe. Pippin comes to the realization that the widow's home was the only place where he was truly happy ("Magic Shows and Miracles"). Having experimented with every possible path to fulfillment, he feels humbled, and realizes that maybe the most fulfilling road of all is a modest, ordinary life. He comes to the conclusion that, while "settling down" may at times be mundane and boring, "if [he's] never tied to anything, [he'll] never be free." The Leading Player becomes furious and calls off the show, telling the rest of the troupe and even the orchestra to pack up and leave Pippin, Catherine, and her son alone on an empty, dark and silent stage, yelling at Pippin, "You try singing without music, sweetheart!" Pippin realizes that he has given up his extraordinary purpose for the simplest and most ordinary life of all, and he is finally a happy man. When Catherine asks him how he feels, he says he feels "trapped, but happy." Extended ending[edit] Some newer productions of Pippin, including the 2013 Broadway revival, have featured an extension to the original ending. The "Theo ending" was originally conceived in 1998 by Mitch Sebastian. After the troupe shuns Pippin for not performing the grand finale, and he avers his contentment with a simple life with Catherine, Theo remains alone onstage, and sings a verse of "Corner of the Sky," after which the Leading Player and the troupe return, backed by the "Magic to Do" melody, implying that the existential crisis at the heart of the play is part of a cycle and will now continue, but with Theo as the troupe's replacement for Pippin. Current productions vary between the two possible endings, though Schwartz himself has expressed his preference for the newer ending.[3] ^ The first act originally ended after Charles came back to life before "On the Right Track" until the Broadway revival. The original ending showed the Troupe attempting to perform the finale before Pippin unexpectedly exits the stage. The Leading Player then angrily reassures the audience that the performance would continue.

Songs[edit] Though Pippin is written to be performed in one act and its single-arc structure does not easily accommodate an intermission, many performances are broken into two acts. In the two-act version currently licensed by Musical Theatre International, the intermission comes after "Morning Glow," with an Act I finale – an abridged version of "Magic to Do" – inserted after Charles's murder. As with the new ending, the intermission can be added at the director's discretion without additional permission required.[4] The 2013 Broadway revival is performed with an intermission. Original Run[edit] "Magic to Do" – Leading Player and Ensemble "Corner of the Sky"† – Pippin "Welcome Home" – Charlemagne and Pippin "War Is a Science" – Charlemagne, Pippin, and Soldiers "Glory" – Leading Player and Ensemble "Simple Joys" – Leading Player "No Time at All" – Berthe and Ensemble "With You" – Pippin "Spread a Little Sunshine" – Fastrada "Morning Glow"* – Pippin and Ensemble "On the Right Track" – Leading Player and Pippin "And There He Was" – Catherine "Kind of Woman" – Catherine and Ensemble "Extraordinary" – Pippin "Prayer for a Duck" – Pippin, Theo, and Catherine "Love Song" – Pippin and Catherine "I Guess I'll Miss the Man"‡ – Catherine "Finale/Magic Shows and Miracles" – Leading Player, Fastrada, Pippin, and Ensemble 2013 Revival[edit] ACT I "Magic to Do" – Leading Player and Ensemble "Corner of the Sky"† – Pippin "War Is a Science" – Charlemagne, Pippin, and Soldiers "Glory" – Leading Player and Ensemble "Simple Joys" – Leading Player "No Time at All" – Berthe and Ensemble "With You" – Pippin "Spread a Little Sunshine" – Fastrada "Morning Glow"* – Pippin, Leading Player and Ensemble ACT II "On the Right Track" – Leading Player and Pippin "And There He Was" – Catherine "Kind of Woman" – Catherine and Ensemble "Extraordinary" – Pippin "Prayer for a Duck" – Pippin, Theo, and Catherine "Love Song" – Pippin and Catherine "I Guess I'll Miss the Man"‡ – Catherine "Finale/Magic Shows and Miracles" – Leading Player, Fastrada, Pippin, and Ensemble "Corner of the Sky (Reprise)"§ – Theo Licensed Version[edit] ACT I "Magic to Do" – Leading Player and Ensemble "Corner of the Sky"† – Pippin "Welcome Home" – Charlemagne and Pippin "War Is a Science" – Charlemagne, Pippin, and Soldiers "Glory" – Leading Player and Ensemble "Simple Joys" – Leading Player "No Time at All" – Berthe and Ensemble "With You" – Pippin "Spread a Little Sunshine" – Fastrada "Morning Glow"* – Pippin, Leading Player and Ensemble Act I Finale – Pippin, Leading Player, and Ensemble ACT II "On the Right Track" – Leading Player and Pippin "And There He Was" – Catherine "Kind of Woman" – Catherine and Ensemble "Extraordinary" – Pippin "Prayer for a Duck" – Pippin, Theo, and Catherine "Love Song" – Pippin and Catherine "I Guess I'll Miss the Man"‡ – Catherine "Finale/Magic Shows and Miracles" – Leading Player, Fastrada, Pippin, and Ensemble "Corner of the Sky (Reprise)"§ – Theo † Introduced by John Rubinstein in the title role on Broadway and performed by Paul Jones in the London production. The song was covered by The Jackson 5 in 1972, and is included as a bonus track on the 2000 CD release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording. A duet by Dusty Springfield and Petula Clark, whose vocals were recorded more than 30 years apart, is included on Clark's 2007 CD Duets. * The song was covered by Michael Jackson (from his 1973 album Music & Me), and is included as a bonus track on the 2000 CD release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording. ‡ The song was covered by The Supremes in 1972, and is included as a bonus track on the 2000 CD release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording. In the original 1972 production, Fosse planned to use Stephen Schwartz's song "Marking Time," but before the show opened on Broadway the song was replaced with "Extraordinary."

Productions[edit] Broadway[edit] The show premiered at the Imperial Theater on October 23, 1972, and ran for 1,944 performances before closing on June 12, 1977. It was directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. Original cast: Ben Vereen – Leading Player John Rubinstein – Pippin Christopher Chadman - Lewis Eric Berry – Charles Jill Clayburgh – Catherine Leland Palmer – Fastrada Irene Ryan – Berthe (until Ryan's stroke in March 1973; Ryan died six weeks later in Santa Monica) Clive Barnes commented for The New York Times, "It is a commonplace set to rock music, and I must say I found most of the music somewhat characterless...It is nevertheless consistently tuneful and contains a few rock ballads that could prove memorable."[5] Advertising for the Broadway production broke new ground with the first TV commercial that actually showed scenes from a Broadway show.[6] The commercial, which ran 60 seconds, showed Ben Vereen and two other dancers, Candy Brown and Pamela Sousa who were in the chorus of the show, in the instrumental dance sequence from "Glory". The commercial ended with the tagline, "You can see the other 119 minutes of Pippin live at the Imperial Theatre, without commercial interruption."" Musical theatre scholar Scott Miller said in his 1996 book, From Assassins to West Side Story, "Pippin is a largely under-appreciated musical with a great deal more substance to it than many people realize...Because of its 1970s pop style score and a somewhat emasculated licensed version for amateur productions, which is very different from the original Broadway production, the show now has a reputation for being merely cute and harmlessly naughty; but if done the way director Bob Fosse envisioned it, the show is surreal and disturbing."[7] Notable Broadway replacements include: Samuel E. Wright, Northern J. Calloway, Ben Harney, and Larry Riley[8] as Leading Player; Michael Rupert and Dean Pitchford as Pippin; Betty Buckley as Catherine; Dorothy Stickney as Berthe; and Priscilla Lopez as Fastrada. Broadway revival (2013)[edit] The American Repertory Theater's recent production of Pippin transferred to Broadway in March 2013. The production began previews on March 23, 2013 at the Music Box Theatre, with an opening on April 25. The same cast that performed at the A.R.T. transferred to the Broadway production: Matthew James Thomas as the title prince, Patina Miller as Leading Player, Andrea Martin as Berthe, Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine, Erik Altemus as Lewis, Terrence Mann as King Charles, Charlotte d'Amboise as Fastrada and Andrew Cekala as Theo. Diane Paulus again directed, with circus choreography and acrobatics by Chet Walker and Gypsy Snider.[9] This revival won 4 Tony Awards at the 67th Tony Awards out of 10 nominations including the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Miller, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for Martin, and Best Direction of a Musical for Paulus. As of April 1, 2014, the roles of Pippin and Leading Player were taken over by Kyle Dean Massey and Ciara Renée, respectively. The role of Berthe was taken over by Tovah Feldshuh, Annie Potts, and then Priscilla Lopez. On June 19, 2014 John Rubinstein, the original Pippin in 1972, replaced Terrence Mann in the role of Charles. From September 2, 2014 through September 21, 2014, the role of Berthe was played again by Andrea Martin, who won the Tony for her portrayal of Berthe in 2013. In September 2014, Carly Hughes replaced Ciara Renee in the role of The Leading Player. In November, Josh Kaufman, winner of the sixth season of U.S. television series The Voice, took over the role of Pippin from Kyle Dean Massey. The Broadway revival closed on January 4, 2015. London[edit] The show opened in the West End at Her Majesty's Theatre on October 30, 1973, and ran for 85 performances. Bob Fosse again was director and choreographer. London cast: Northern Calloway – Leading Player Paul Jones – Pippin John Turner – Charlemagne Patricia Hodge – Catherine Diane Langton – Fastrada Elisabeth Welch – Berthe It was later revived at the Menier Chocolate Factory in December 2011 starring Frances Ruffelle. Other productions[edit] Los Angeles Civic Light Opera (1978)[edit] Starring Michael Rupert as Pippin, Larry Riley (actor) as Leading Player, Eric Berry as Charles, Thelma Carpenter as Berthe Paper Mill (2000)[edit] In June 2000, the Paper Mill Playhouse in Milburn, New Jersey staged a revival with director Robert Johanson, choreographer, set design Michael Anania, costume design by Gene Meyer and Gregg Barnes, lighting design Kirk Bookman, and orchestrations by David Siegel. The cast starred Jim Newman (Lead Player), Ed Dixon (Charlemagne), Jack Noseworthy (Pippin), Natascia Diaz (Catherine), Sara Gettelfinger (Fastrada), Davis Kirby (Lewis), and Charlotte Rae (Berthe).[10] Concert (2004)[edit] In 2004, the first major New York revisitation of the show was featured as the second annual World AIDS Day Concert presented by Jamie McGonnigal. It featured Michael Arden as Pippin, Laura Benanti as Catherine, Julia Murney as Fastrada, Terrence Mann as Charlemagne, Charles Busch as Berthe, and the role of the Leading Player was split up among five actors including Rosie O'Donnell, Darius de Haas, Billy Porter, Kate Shindle and a surprise guest appearance by Ben Vereen, making his first New York stage appearance in over a decade. Bay Street Theatre (2005)[edit] In 2005, the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, New York staged a production starring BD Wong (Leading Player), Stephanie Pope (Fastrada), Anastasia Barzee (Catherine) and James Stanek (Pippin). The production ran from August 9, 2005 through September 4, 2005. Los Angeles (2009)[edit] The show was produced in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum, from January 15, 2009, through March 15, 2009, in a radically different form. The play's setting was changed to reflect a modern tone and was subtly modified to include deaf actors using American Sign Language. The production was choreographed and directed by Jeff Calhoun for actors from both the Deaf West Theatre Company and the Center Theatre Group. The title character was played by Tyrone Giordano, who was voiced by actor Michael Arden.[11] The New York Times noted that the duality was required by the situation, but effectively showcased the character's "lack of a fixed self" in an exciting new fashion.[12][13] Cast: Ty Taylor (Leading Player) Michael Arden and Tyrone Giordano (Pippin) Dan Callaway (Voice of Charles/Soldier) Bryan Terrell Clark (Voice of Theo/Noble) Nicolas Conway/José F. Lopez Jr. (Theo) Rodrick Covington (Voices of Torch Bearer Noble and Couriers No. 2 and No. 3/Courier No. 1) James Royce Edwards (Lewis) Sara Gettelfinger (Fastrada) Harriet Harris (Berthe) Troy Kotsur (Charles) John McGinty (Noble/Courier No. 2/Peasant) Anthony Natale (Torch Bearer/Petitioner/Courier No. 3) Aleks Pevec (Voices of Petitioner and Peasant/Visigoth Head) Melissa van der Schyff (Catherine) Alexandria Wailes (Visigoth Arm) Brad Pitt (Willy) London (2011)[edit] The Menier Chocolate Factory opened a revival of Pippin on November 22, 2011 The cast included: Frances Ruffelle Ian Kelsey Matt Rawle Carly Bawden Ben Bunce Louise Gold Bob Harms Harry Hepple Holly James Anabel Kutay David McMullan Stuart Neal David Page Kate Tydman The creative team was led by director/choreographer Mitch Sebastian. Kansas City (2012)[edit] The Kansas City Repertory Theatre produced and performed a version of Pippin that opened on September 14, 2012, and closed on October 7, 2012.[14] The score was adapted to reflect a punk-rock style by Curtis Moore and featured Mary Testa. The cast included (in alphabetical order):[14] Wallace Smith (Leading Player) Utah Boggs (Theo) Sam Cordes (Lewis) Claybourne Elder (Pippin) Katie Gilchrist (Catherine/Ensemble) Jennie Greenberry (Female Ensemble) John Hickok (Charles) Katie Kalahurka (Fastrada/Ensemble) Gil Perez-Abraham Jr. (Male Ensemble) Mary Testa (Berthe) The creative team was headed by Director Eric Rosen, Production Stage Manager Samantha Greene, Music Director/Orchestrator/Arranger Curtis Moore, Choreography Chase Brock, Scenic Design Jack Magaw, Costumes Alison Heryer, Lighting Design Jason Lyons, and Sound Design Zachary Williamson. Cambridge/A.R.T. (2012–13)[edit] A new production was developed for the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The production was directed by Diane Paulus, with choreography by Chet Walker, scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Clive Goodwin, orchestrations by Larry Hochman, music supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo, and music direction by Charlie Alterman. Notable in this new production are its integration of illusions by Paul Kieve and circus acts created by Gypsy Snider and performed by the Montreal-based troupe Les 7 Doigts de la Main. Composer Stephen Schwartz was present to oversee the sitzprobe.[15] The production omits the first act number "Welcome Home."[16] The A.R.T. production opened on December 5, 2012 and ran through January 20, 2013. This production transferred to Broadway with an opening on April 25, 2013. The cast featured: Patina Miller (Leading Player) Matthew James Thomas (Pippin) Terrence Mann (Charlemagne) Charlotte d'Amboise (Fastrada) Andrea Martin (Berthe) Rachel Bay Jones (Catherine) Erik Altemus (Lewis) Andrew Cekala (Theo) The players are Gregory Arsenal, Lolita Costet, Colin Cunliffe, Andrew Fitch, Orion Griffiths, Viktoria Grimmy, Olga Karmansky, Bethany Moore, Stephanie Pope, Philip Rosenberg, Yannick Thomas, Molly Tynes, and Anthony Wayne.[17] Caracas, Venezuela (2013)[edit] Pippin Venezuela 2013 A Spanish-language version of Pippin, produced by the Lily Alvarez Sierra Company in Caracas, Venezuela, directed by César Sierra, opened on December 12, 2013. The cast featured: Ruthsy Fuentes (Leading Player) Wilfredo Parra (Pippin) Anthony LoRusso (Charlemagne) Marielena González (Fastrada) Rebeca Herrera Martinez (Catherine) Orlando Alfonzo and Gerardo Lugo (Lewis) Violeta Alemán (Berthe) US and international tour (2014-2016)[edit] Pippin commenced a US national tour in September 2014, at the Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado with Sasha Allen as Leading Player, Kyle Selig as Pippin, John Rubinstein as Charles, Sabrina Harper as Fastrada, Kristine Reese as Catherine, and Lucie Arnaz as Berthe. The company also includes Skyler Adams, Sascha Bachman, Bradley Benjamin, Dmitrious Bistrevsky, Mark Burrell, Mathew deGuzman, Fernando Dudka, Mirela Golinska, Kelsey Jamieson, Preston Jamieson, Lisa Karlin, Alan Kelly, Melodie Lamoureux, Tory Trowbridge, Mackenzie Warren and Borris York. Due to Kyle Selig being on vocal rest during the Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles engagements, Matthew James Thomas will be playing the role of Pippin.[18] Andrea Martin will reprise her role as Berthe for the last two weeks of the San Francisco engagement and the entire Los Angeles engagement of the tour.[19][20] In Dallas in summer of 2015 the role of the grandmother, Berthe, was played by Adrienne Barbeau[21] and Pippin by Sam Lips.[22] Gabrielle McClinton[23] (who performed the role on Broadway as Tony Award Winner Patina Miller's [24] understudy) replaced Sasha Allen as Leading Player on July 29, 2015 in Chicago, and Brian Flores replaced Sam Lips as Pippin.[22] Both McClinton and Flores are expected to remain as the title players throughout the rest of the national/international tour with the final performance in Amsterdam, Netherlands.[25] The remaining 2015 cast is John Rubinstein (Charles), Sabrina Harper (Fastrada), Bradley Benjamin (Catherine), Adrienne Barbeau (Berthe), Erik Altemus (Lewis), Jake Berman (Theo), Keven Langlois Boucher (Player), Stephen Brower (Swing), Mark Burrell (Swing), Mathew deGuzman (Player), Fernando Dudka (Player), Laura Hall (Player), Nicolas Jelmoni (Player), Anna Kachalova (Player), Alan Kelly (Player), Roman Khayrullin (Player), Ben Krieger (Theo), Charoltte O'Sullivan (Player), Aléna Watters (Player), Kate Wesler (Swing), Anna Schnaitter (Player), and Katie Smith (Player).[22] Manchester, UK (2017)[edit] A scaled-down production is set to begin performances August 2017 at the Hope Mill Theatre. It will feature a cast of ten and feature a scaled down set and production to focus more on the story; something that worked to positive effect with recent productions of Hair and Yank!, which were met to critical acclaim and received a transfer to the West End.[26]

Major awards and nominations[edit] Original Broadway production[edit] Year Award Category Nominee Result 1973 Tony Award[27] Best Musical Nominated Best Book of a Musical Roger O. Hirson Nominated Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Ben Vereen Won Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical Leland Palmer Nominated Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical Irene Ryan Nominated Best Original Score Stephen Schwartz Nominated Best Direction of a Musical Bob Fosse Won Best Choreography Won Best Scenic Design Tony Walton Won Best Costume Design Patricia Zipprodt Nominated Best Lighting Design Jules Fisher Won Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director Bob Fosse Won Outstanding Choreography Won Outstanding Set Design Tony Walton Won Outstanding Costume Design Patricia Zipprodt Won 2013 Broadway revival[edit] Year Award Category Nominee Result 2013 Tony Award Best Revival of a Musical Won Best Actress in a Musical Patina Miller Won Best Featured Actor in a Musical Terrence Mann Nominated Best Featured Actress in a Musical Andrea Martin Won Best Direction of a Musical Diane Paulus Won Best Choreography Chet Walker Nominated Best Scenic Design of a Musical Scott Pask Nominated Best Costume Design of a Musical Dominique Lemieux Nominated Best Lighting Design of a Musical Kenneth Posner Nominated Best Sound Design of a Musical Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm Nominated Drama League Awards Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical Won Distinguished Performance Award Andrea Martin Nominated Patina Miller Nominated Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical Won Outstanding Director of a Musical Diane Paulus Won Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Andrea Martin Won Outstanding Choreography Chet Walker and Gypsy Snider Won Outstanding Costume Design Dominique Lemieux Nominated Outstanding Lighting Design Kenneth Posner Nominated Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical Won Outstanding Actor in a Musical Matthew James Thomas Nominated Outstanding Actress in a Musical Patina Miller Won Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Terrence Mann Won Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Andrea Martin Won Charlotte d'Amboise Nominated Outstanding Director of a Musical Diane Paulus Won Outstanding Choreographer Chet Walker Won Outstanding Set Design Scott Pask Nominated Outstanding Costume Design Dominique Lemieux Nominated Outstanding Lighting Design Kenneth Posner Won Fred & Adele Astaire Awards Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show Charlotte d'Amboise Won Patina Miller Nominated Andrea Martin Nominated Stephanie Pope Nominated Outstanding Choreographer of a Broadway Show Chet Walker Won

Film[edit] 1981 video[edit] In 1981, a stage production of Pippin was videotaped for Canadian television. The stage production was directed by Kathryn Doby, Bob Fosse's dance captain for the original Broadway production, and David Sheehan directed the video adaptation, with Roger O. Hirson in charge of the music. Ben Vereen returned for the role of Leading Player, while William Katt played the role of Pippin. However, this version was a truncated adaptation and several sections of the play were cut.[28] In the Broadway version Pippin describes his emotions as "trapped, but happy," but in the video he says only "trapped." Originally, Catherine sings "I Guess I’ll Miss the Man" after Pippin departs, but this song does not appear in the video.[29] Cast: Ben Vereen – Leading Player William Katt – Pippin Leslie Denniston – Catherine Benjamin Rayson – Charlemagne Martha Raye – Berthe Chita Rivera – Fastrada Christopher Chadman – Lewis Feature film[edit] In 2003, Miramax acquired the feature film rights for Pippin, following the success of the film version of the musical Chicago. It was announced in April 2013 that The Weinstein Company has set director/screenwriter James Ponsoldt to pen and adapt the film.[30][31] In December 2014, Craig Zadan announced that his next project with coproducer Neil Meron would be "Pippin", to be produced for The Weinstein Company.[32]

Cover versions of songs[edit] Several cover versions of Pippin''s songs have been recorded. Shortly after the show's debut, The Supremes covered "I Guess I'll Miss the Man" (with Jean Terrell singing the lead) and Michael Jackson covered "Morning Glow." The Jackson 5's single of "Corner of the Sky" reached #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972. "Corner of the Sky" also became a staple of Diana Ross's solo concerts in the 1970s. "No Time At All" was featured on the 2014 season finale episode of Glee. 1970s portal

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