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Stars (from left) are Lenne Klingaman, Desi Oakley, and Charity Angél Dawson (photo by Joan Marcus)

The Waitress Women Command Center Stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center May 1-6

With an all-female creative team that includes the singer-songwriter and six-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (who created the original music and lyrics), Adrienne Shelly (screenwriter for the 2007 film), Jessie Nelson (who created the book for the Broadway musical), Lorin Latarro (choreographer), and Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (director), the Broadway hit Waitress the Musical… Read More ›

The cast of the National Tour of Waitress the Musical, playing May 1-6 at DPAC, includes (from left) Charity Angél Dawson, Desi Oakley, and Lenne Klingaman (photo by Joan Marcus)

Female-Led Creative Team Transforms Waitress the Movie into Waitress the Hit Broadway Musical, Which Plays May 1-6 at DPAC

Waitress the Musical, which will play eight performances on May 1-6 at the Durham Performing Arts Center as part of DPAC‘s ultra-crowding-pleasing 2017-18 SunTrust Broadway Series, made Broadway history on April 24, 2016, when it opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, with women occupying all four top positions on its creative team: director, choreographer, composer,… Read More ›

Diane Paulus’ Re-Imagined Version of “Pippin” Is Pure Magic

Since it first premiered in the early 1970s, Pippin, written by Roger O. Hirson and with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, has been a favorite among audiences, and it’s easy to see why. The story of young Pippin (Kyle Dean Massey), who longs to do something meaningful with his life, even though he’s not… Read More ›

Diane Paulus’ Bold Reimagining of “Pippin” Is a Fantastical Blend of Song-and-Dance and Cirque

2013 Broadway Revival and tour director Diane Paulus’ bold reimagining of Pippin, playing tonight through Sunday at the Durham Performing Arts Center as part of DPAC‘s SunTrust Broadway Series, is a fantastical blend of dark comedy, song-and-dance, and Cirque Nouveau. Broadway and tour choreographer Chet Walker’s dazzling dance routines, in the style of the 1972… Read More ›

Sasha Allen (center) stars as the Leading Player in the National Tour of "Pippin" (photo by Terry Shapiro)

“Pippin” Has Magic to Do at DPAC on May 12-17

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present the sensational National Tour of the multiple Tony Award®-winning 2013 Broadway Revival of Pippin on May 12-17, as part of its ultra-popular SunTrust Broadway Series. The show features a stellar cast and kinetic choreography in the style of the 1972 Broadway musical’s original director and choreographer, Bob Fosse,… Read More ›