There's magic to do at 54 Below this February, and to ensure that everyone gets to experience it, the venue will be offering a live streaming option for the February 7 performance of Pippin: The 50th Anniversary Original Broadway Cast Reunion Concert. The live stream will begin at 7 PM.
Members of the original cast are reuniting for the 54 Below concert series, which will run February 6-7. Showtimes are 7 PM and 9:30 PM both evenings.
Produced and directed by original cast member Walter Willison, with musical direction by Michael Lavine, the concerts will 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.
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