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Pippin

National Touring Premiere
Sep 6 - Sep 20, 2014
The Buell Theatre (View Map & Seating Chart)
• MUSICAL • DENVER DEBUT
Run Time: 2 hours 35 minutes including 15-minute intermission
Ticket Price: Starts at $25
Age Recommendation: Appropriate for children ages 8+
Advisory: This production uses atmospheric haze and fog.

Pippin is Broadway's high-flying, death-defying hit musical! Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, Pippin will lift you up and leave you smiling. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as “an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza” (NY1), it’s unlike anything Broadway has ever seen! Come experience Pippin, one young man’s journey to be extraordinary.

Direct from an acclaimed run at Boston’s American Repertory Theater, this captivating new production is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair and The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess). It features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces. Pippin is noted for many Broadway standards, including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.” Join us… for a magical, unforgettable new Pippin.


The cast of Pippin. Photo by Joan Marcus, 2013. Broadway’s Music Box Theatre; NYC.




The 'Pippin' Profiles: How Stephen Schwartz ran off with the circus
Our series of exclusive interviews with the 'Pippin' creative team continues with legendary composer Stephen Schwartz, who says that, ironically, "I have become the defender of Bob Fosse's vision." Read More
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Sep 9 | 9:30pm
Join a fun and engaging discussion with members of the Pippin creative team and cast after the show.
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Sep 20 | 5:30pm
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Sep 20 | 2pm

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See photos from the National Tour Launch of Pippin on flickr.
Roger O. Hirson
Roger O. Hirson, Book
Mr. Hirson has written extensively for the theater, movies and television. His Broadway credits include Pippin, Walking Happy, which starred Norman Wisdom, and Darling of the Day, featuring Patricia Routledge. He won the Emmy for his six-hour television mini-series A Woman Named Jackie. Mr. Hirson’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol, which starred George C. Scott, was honored by a Royal Command performance. He wrote the film Demon Seed, starring Julie Christie and the story for The Bridge at Remagen.
Stephen Schwartz
Stephen Schwartz, Music & Lyrics
Stephen Schwartz has contributed music and/or lyrics to Godspell, The Magic Show, The Baker’s Wife, Working (which he also adapted and directed), Rags, Children of Eden, My Fairytale, and the current Broadway hit,Wicked. He collaborated with Leonard Bernstein on the English texts for Bernstein’s Mass and wrote the title song for the play and movie Butterflies are Free. For children, he has written songs for two musicals, Captain Louie and My Son Pinocchio. For films, he collaborated with Alan Menken on the songs for Disney’s Enchanted, as well as the animated features Pocahantas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and wrote the songs for the DreamWorks animated feature The Prince of Egypt. He has released two CDs of new songs entitled “Reluctant Pilgrim” and “Uncharted Territory.” His first opera, Séance on a Wet Afternoon, premiered with Opera Santa Barbara in the fall of 2009 and was recently produced by New York City Opera. A book about his career, Defying Gravity, has recently been released by Applause Books. Under the auspices of the ASCAP Foundation, he runs musical theatre workshops in New York and Los Angeles, and is currently the President of the Dramatists’ Guild. Mr. Schwartz has recently been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Other awards include three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and a tiny handful of tennis trophies.

The 'Pippin' Profiles: How Stephen Schwartz ran off with the circus. Read our exclusive interview here.
Diane Paulus
Diane Paulus, Director
Diane Paulus serves as the Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University. Broadway: A.R.T.’s 2012 Tony winning revival of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and The Public Theater’s 2009 Tony winning revival of HAIR. A.R.T.: The Donkey Show, a disco adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s DreamPrometheus Bound, a new musical inspired by Aeschylus’s ancient Greek tragedy, written by Tony Award-winner Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) with music composed by Grammy Award-winner Serj Tankian; Tod Machover’s Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music; Best of Both WorldsJohnny Baseball. Her other recent work includes Amaluna, Cirque du Soleil’s newest creation which had its world premiere in Montreal in April 2012. As an opera director, her credits include The Magic FluteIl mondo della lunaDon GiovanniLe nozze di Figaro, and the Monteverdi trilogy L'incoronazione di PoppeaIl ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and Orfeo. Other work includes Kiss Me, Kate (Glimmerglass Opera) and Lost Highway (ENO co-production with the Young Vic). Diane is a Professor of the Practice in Theater in Harvard University’s English Department and was one of Boston Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Bostonians in 2012. She was awarded the 2012 Founders Award for Excellence in Directing from the Drama League. Read more about the A.R.T.

The 'Pippin' Profiles: Diane Paulus on directing without a net. Read our exclusive interview here.
Chet Walker
Chet Walker, Choreography

40 years in 50 words or less: Broadway: Fosse (Co-Conceiver/Co-Choreographer), Tony, Best Musical. As Broadway performer: On the Town, Lorelei, Ambassadors, Pajama Game, Dancin', Sweet Charity, Pippin. Other Director/Choreographer: Cole (Queens Theatre), Sweet Charity (West End). Upcoming: A Funny Thing…Forum (Tel Aviv). Awards: Joseph Jefferson Award, co-choreography, Pal Joey (Goodman).

The 'Pippin' Profiles: Bob Fosse protégé Chet Walker. Read our exclusive interview here.

Gypsy Snider
Gypsy Snider, Circus Creation

Gypsy Snider co-founded Les 7 doigts de la main (7 fingers) in Montreal in 2002. Daughter of the founders of the Pickle Family Circus, she has performed internationally. Director of Amuse, co-director of Traces and co-director and original cast member of Loft, by Les 7 doigts de la main.

The 'Pippin' Profiles: Circus Creator Gypsy Snider. Read our exclusive interview here.

Sasha Allen
Sasha Allen, Leading Player
Sasha was seen in the Top 5 on Season 4 of NBC’s hit competition show “The Voice” where her performances reached the top of iTunes charts every week. Previously, Sasha co-starred in the independent cult feature Camp. She made her Broadway debut as Dionne in Hair, reprising the same role that she played in London. TV credits include “ Power” and the CBS drama “Blue Bloods.” Sasha regularly tours with a number of pop stars, including Christina Aguilera. Follow Sasha at @SashaAllenMusic. Thank you to my manager at Soffer/Namoff, my supportive family, and children Sierra and Pheonix.
Matthew James Thomas
Matthew James Thomas, Pippin
Matthew created this role in the 2013 original Tony a ward winning production of Pippin on Broadway and at American Repertory Theater. He also appeared on Broadway as Peter Parker in Spider- Man. He dedicates his performance to the late Jack Abrahams, beloved friend and vocal coach. Matthew’s debut EP of original music No Sound At All is available wherever music is sold digitally online.

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Photo by Joan Marcus.
John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein, Charles
Broadway: originated title role in Pippin (1972), Children of a Lesser God (Tony, Drama Desk Awards), Caine Mutiny, Ragtime, Hurlyburly, M. Butterfly, Fools, Love Letters, Pippin (2014) . o ff-B’way/ regional: Counsellor-at- Law , Wicked (L. a .). 30 films; two TV series: “Family,” “Crazy Like a Fox,” 300 episodes. Stage and TV director; film composer and conductor; college professor (USC); narrator of over 100 audiobooks. Loves Bonnie and all five extraordinary children.

The 'Pippin' Profiles: John Rubinstein, the first prince, is now his father. Read our exclusive interview here.
Sabrina Harper
Sabrina Harper, Fastrada
Broadway: Pippin (swing, u/s Fastrada, Berthe, Catherine). European credits: Chicago (Roxie), A Chorus Line (Cassie), The Producers (Usherette, u/s Ulla), 42nd Street (Anytime Annie, u/s Peggy Sawyer), Marilyn The Musical (Marilyn Monroe), Man of La Mancha (Antonia), Phantom of the Opera (Meg). Thanks and love to my mom and rb for supporting my journey. This is for you Toto. www.sabrinaharper.com.
Kristine Reese
Kristine Reese, Catherine
Broadway/national tours: Wicked, (Nessarose), Mamma Mia! (u/s-performed Sophie), Les Misérables (’06 revival). Regional: Brigadoon (Fiona), Footloose (Ariel), among others. Featured vocal soloist with international symphony orchestras, including the Indianapolis and Cleveland Symphony Orchestras. CCM grad. Love and thanks to my boys, Billy and Buster. kristinereese.com. @kristinereese.
Lucie Arnaz
Lucie Arnaz, Berthe
Theater highlights: They’re Playing Our Song, Lost in Yonkers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Seesaw, Vanities, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Social Security, My One and Only, Witches of Eastwick, Master Class, Annie Get Your Gun, Cabaret, Mack & Mable, I Do! I Do!. 45 years more at luciearnaz.com. This show is a gift I am giving to myself. Thank you, God.

The 'Pippin' Profiles, Lucie Arnaz: At 63, it's time to start livin': 
Read our exclusive interview here.
Callan Bergman
Callan Bergman, Lewis/ understudy Pippin
Broadway: Cinderella. Off- Broadway/tour: Mary Poppins, Silence! The Musical, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Encores!), Lucky Guy. Film/TV: “Smash,” “Lovestruck The Musical,” “Late Show with David Letterman.” Proud graduate of Point Park University. Follow my adventures on Instagram/twitter: @callanjb. As always, for Mom and Dad!
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