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We’ve been waiting for this since the season previews! The 2013 Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN will be at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts November 11th through 23rd! It combines musical theater with circus acrobats – Can’t wait!!
|Segerstrom Center – Sasha Allen as Leading Player and the cast of the national tour of PIPPIN – Photo credit Terry Shapiro|
PIPPIN is back on Broadway, and it has never been revived until now. With music by Tony Award nominee Stephen Schwartz (best known for Godspell and Wicked), PIPPIN is about a prince who goes on a dangerous journey to find the meaning of life. This new production directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess), features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker, and circus acrobatics by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 Doigts de la Main (also known as 7 Fingers).
|Segerstrom Center – Sasha Allen and the cast of the national touring production of PIPPIN – Photo credit Terry Shapiro|
“The most nominated Broadway show of 2013!”
- PIPPIN won four 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Best Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin).
- PIPPIN won four Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diana Paulus), Outstanding Choreography (Chet Walker and Gypsy Snider) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin).
- PIPPIN won seven Outer Critic Circle Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Outstanding Choreographer (Chet Walker), Outstanding Lighting Design (Kenneth Posner), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Terrence Mann) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin).
- PIPPIN also won the Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical.
PIPPIN is recommended for ages 13+. (There will be mild violence, mature themes and dialogue.) For more information about PIPPIN, please visit their website at www.PippinTheMusical.com.