Original Broadway Cast of Pippin Reunites for 50th Anniversary Concerts February 6-7 | Playbill

Cabaret & Concert News Original Broadway Cast of Pippin Reunites for 50th Anniversary Concerts February 6-7

The February 7 concert will also be streamed live from New York's 54 Below.

John Rubinstein and cast

Members of the original cast of the Tony-nominated musical Pippin reunite February 6-7 at 54 Below for Pippin: The 50th Anniversary Original Broadway Cast Reunion Concert. Show times are 7 PM and 9:30 PM both evenings.

The 7 PM performance February 7 will be live-streamed. 

Produced and directed by original cast member Walter Willison, with musical direction by Michael Lavine, the concerts feature Tony winner John Rubinstein, who created the title role, plus Candy Brown (Chicago, Grind), Cheryl Clark (Chicago, A Chorus Line), Gene Foote (Sweet Charity, Chicago), Will D. McMillan (Pippin), Jennifer Nairn-Smith (Follies, All That Jazz), Pamela Sousa (Chicago, Fosse/Verdon), Tony nominee Willison (Two by Two, Grand Hotel), Tony nominee Leland Palmer (All That Jazz, Valentino), and Joy Franz (Into the Woods), who replaced in the role of Catherine, with additional surprises.

The cast members will share stories and songs from the Stephen Schwartz-Roger O. Hirson musical.

Bob Fosse directed and choreographed the original 1972 Broadway production of Pippin, imposing his conceptual vision onto composer Schwartz and librettist Hirson's bittersweet fairytale. Ben Vereen was the Leading Player ("Magic to Do," "Simple Joys"), Rubinstein played the searching Pippin ("Corner of the Sky," "With You"), Jill Clayburgh was his love interest ("I Guess I'll Miss the Man," "Kind of Woman"), Palmer his evil stepmother ("Spread a Little Sunshine"), and Irene Ryan was Pippin's feisty grandmother ("No Time At All"). The show ran 1,944 performances, closing June 12, 1977.

The original production won five 1972 Tony Awards: Best Actor in a Musical (Vereen), Best Scenic Design (Tony Walton), Best Lighting Design (Jules Fisher), and Best Choreography and Best Direction of a Musical, both for Fosse. The 2013 Broadway revival won four Tonys, including Best Revival of a Musical.

For ticket information, including the live stream, click here.

Production Photos: Pippin on Broadway in 1972

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