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Facts about Pippin the Musical

Published August 12. 2013 05:04PM

The Broadway musical Pippin has been in the spotlight for just over four decades.

According to the official Pippin the Musical's website, "Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence."

Since its opening performance at the Imperial Theater on Oct. 23, 1972, the production has won a number of awards and accolades. Here are some facts about Pippin.

• The show ran 1,944 times before closing on June 12, 1977.

• The music was composed by Stephen Schwartz, who also worked on the revival.

• Pippin's Broadway revival began on March 23, when the production began previews at the Music Box Theatre, and opened on April 25.

• Currently, the revival's cast stars include Matthew James Thomas as Pippin; Patina Miller as Leading Player; Andrea Martin as Berthe; Terrence Mann as King Charles; and Charlotte d'Amboise as Fastrada. Diane Paulus again directs, with circus choreography and acrobatics by Chet Walker and Gypsy Snider.

• Since opening on Broadway, the revival has won four Tony awards, including for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance of a Leading Actress in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical and Best Direction of a Musical.

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