“A stroke of genius. This new Pippin amazes!” —Associated Press
Diane Paulus’ Pippin reinvents original director Bob Fosse’s Broadway classic as a boundary-pushing performance for the 21st century. With heart-in-stomach-inducing acrobatics, gripping storytelling, and a pop-powered score, this new Pippin is full of intrigue. The astonishing performers not only sing and dance, but stitch the story together with vertiginous style, hanging by their toes from perilous heights, flying through the air from stage-left to -right, balancing on towers of wobbling cylinders, and executing non-stop feats of unreal agility. In his journey to become extraordinary, Pippin, a young prince, goes to war in an attempt to prove his loyalty to his distracted father, King Charles. But when the Leading Player convinces Pippin to fight tyranny, Pippin kills his father and takes his throne. When Paulus’ production premiered in 2013, the musical earned four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival.
Programming is supported by endowments initiated through challenge grants from the Ford, Argosy, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundations and matched by generous support from the community.