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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 ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked," starring Durham native Laurel Harris as Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, from Jan. 7th to 25th (photo by Joan Marcus)

Blockbuster Broadway Musical “Wicked” at DPAC More Than Lives Up to Its Advance Billing

The national tour of the blockbuster Broadway musical Wicked has touched down at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) for a three-week run. If the Jan. 8th performance is any indication, it will be three weeks of sellouts for DPAC. The universally acclaimed musical tells the story of the Wicked Witch of the West from… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked," starring Durham native Laurel Harris as Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, from Jan. 7th to 25th (photo by Joan Marcus)

It May Only Be January, But “Wicked” Will Be Hard to Top for Show of the Year

The Wizard of Oz is one of those stories that all people think they know well. According to the musical “Wicked,” based on the book by Gregory Maguire, however, there’s a whole other side of the story- the side of the Wicked Witch of the West. For those ready to have their perceptions of the… Read More ›