JANUARY 12, 2016
There will be magic to do when the cast of @Pippinthemuscial swings into the #AcademyofMusic February 23-28. Tix on sale at kimmelcenter.org
Broadway Philadelphia Presents the
Philadelphia Premiere of Four-Time Tony® Award Winner
National Tour of the Award-Winning Revival Comes to the Academy of Music
February 23-28, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, January 12, 2016) –– Broadway Philadelphia presents the Philadelphia Premiere of the 2013 Tony Award®-winning revival of time-honored musical Pippin for a limited engagement at the Academy of Music February 23-28, 2016. With a beloved score by Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. This captivating new production is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess).
“The Kimmel Center is honored to share the Philadelphia Premiere of Pippin with our audiences,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “This revival’s well-known songs, combined with eye-catching acrobatics, adds a new dimension to the artistry of modern-day Broadway productions.”
Described as “An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, visually stunning extravaganza” by NY1, this is the first revivial of Pippin since its original run on Broadway 40 years ago. The production features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse, and circus creation of breathtaking acrobatics by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers), the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces. Pippin is known for many Broadway standards including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”
With a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Pippin features music supervision and arrangements by Nadia DiGiallonardo, orchestrations by Tony Award-winner Larry Hochman, scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm. Pippin, the most nominated Broadway show of 2013, won four 2013 Tony® Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Best Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin).
For more information, visit www.PippinTheMusical.com
Academy of Music
Dates and times:
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:30 pm
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 28, 2016, 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Tickets are on sale to the public now and start at $55. Tickets can be purchased by calling (215) 893-1999, visiting www.kimmelcenter.org, at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts Merriam Theater. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of The Kimmel Center’s 2015-2016 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.
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