Pippin

Musical - Original

Imperial Theatre (October 23, 1972 - March 13, 1977)
Minskoff Theatre (March 15, 1977 - June 12, 1977)
  • First Preview: October 18, 1972
  • Opening Date: October 23, 1972
  • Closing Date: June 12, 1977
  • Previews: 5
  • Performances: 1944

Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz

Music: Stephen Schwartz

Book: Roger O. Hirson

Synopsis

The young son of the medieval French ruler Charlemange is encouraged by a flashy troupe of strolling players to try his hand at war, love, and other joys before settling down.

 

Opening Night Cast

Eric Berry Charles
Jill Clayburgh in Pippin Jill Clayburgh Catherine
Leland Palmer Fastrada
John Rubinstein in Pippin John Rubinstein Pippin
Irene Ryan Berthe
Ben Vereen in Pippin Ben Vereen Leading Player
Shane Nickerson Theo
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Roger O. Hirson Book
Bob Fosse Bob Fosse (Uncredited) Book
Stephen Schwartz Stephen Schwartz Music
Stephen Schwartz Stephen Schwartz Lyrics
Bob Fosse Bob Fosse Director
Bob Fosse Bob Fosse Choreographer
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1972 - 1973

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Outstanding Choreography Bob Fosse Winner
1973 Outstanding Costume Design Patricia Zipprodt Winner
1973 Outstanding Director Bob Fosse Winner
1973 Outstanding Performance Ben Vereen Winner
1973 Outstanding Set Design Tony Walton Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Best Musical Stephen Schwartz
Bob Fosse
Roger O. Hirson
Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Outstanding Director of a Musical Bob Fosse Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Theatre World Award John Rubinstein Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Actor in a Musical Ben Vereen Winner
1973 Actress in a Musical Leland Palmer Nominee
1973 Book of a Musical Roger O. Hirson Nominee
1973 Choreography Bob Fosse Winner
1973 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Patricia Zipprodt Nominee
1973 Direction of a Musical Bob Fosse Winner
1973 Featured Actress in a Musical Irene Ryan Nominee
1973 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Jules Fisher Winner
1973 Musical   Nominee
1973 Original Score Stephen Schwartz Nominee
1973 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Tony Walton Winner
 
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