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North Carolina Theatre Conservatory’s Pippin Is Delightful, Vibrant, and Fun

Ever since it first opened on Broadway in 1972, the extravaganza that is Pippin has been known for its vibrancy, life, and charm. And, what better way to perfectly embody these characteristics than to cast the show with a host of talented young actors? That is exactly what North Carolina Theatre has done. As the… Read More ›

On June 13th, Broadway Voices for NC Will Raise Funds to Fight House Bill 2

At 8 p.m. on Monday, June 13th, The Cutting Room in New York City will present Broadway Voices for NC, an all-star concert to raise fund to combat the pernicious effects of House Bill 2, North Carolina’s infamous “Bathroom Law.” NYC-based Filipino-American model, TED speaker, and activist Geena Rocero will host the event, which will… 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 ›