Show Credits: Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Book by Roger O. Hirson
With an infectiously unforgettable score from the four-time Grammy-winner, three-time Oscar-winner, and musical theatre giant Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children Of Eden), Pippin has been successfully produced on stages ranging from High School to Broadway. Sweeping the New York Awards circuit (TONY, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle) in 2013, Pippin continues to captivate and appeal the young at heart throughout the world. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippinis in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day.
Equally as poignant as a black-box production as a splashy, spectacle-driven extravaganza, Pippin'smessage is universal and will connect with audiences across the age spectrum.
Accolades/ Awards: Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, winning 5 Tonys, including Best Direction and Choreography for Bob Fosse (who went onto win a Best Director Academy Award and Emmy the same year- making him the only man in history to win the showbiz T
Insight from the experts Staging Tip: Appropriate for a black box. Suggetive sets and costumes are more than enough. Special prop: a duck (may be fake)