Broadway's high-flying, death-defying hit musical is BACK!
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," it’s unlike anything Broadway has ever seen!
“Everything you could dream of in a musical." – Daily News
"ASTONISHING. A PIPPIN for the 21st century.
DAZZLING & AWE-INSPIRING." – The New York Times
"Diane Paulus's ingenious circus revamp of
PIPPIN is indeed a magic to-do." – Boston Phoenix
This captivating new production directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair and The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess) features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse, as well as breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces, a contemporary circus-show that blew away WAC audiences in 2007.
So, what's the story? Led by the charismatic Leading Player, the ensemble cast tells the story of Pippin, a young prince who aspires to find passion and adventure in his life. To prove loyalty to his absent-minded father King Charles, Pippin goes to war. But when the Leading Player convinces the prince to fight tyranny, Pippin kills Charles and takes over his throne. Once realizing his mistake, Pippin begs the Leading Player to bring his father back to life, and she obliges. All the while, the prince is also falling in love with Catherine, a widow with a young son, and (much to the Leading Player’s chagrin), Pippin struggles to decide whether he should settle down and pursue a peaceful life in love or continue to make magic with the dazzling troupe of performers.
Walton Arts Center's very own Communications team had the privilege of meeting the cast while attending the show at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth! Here they are with the original star of Pippin, John Rubbenstein, who plays the father in this revival, as well as Brian Flores who currently plays Pippin.
Order your tickets now by visiting the Walton Arts Center Box Office,
calling 479.443.5600 or online.