MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Oct 23, 1972
Closing Date
Jun 12, 1977
1st Preview
Oct 18, 1972
1st Preview
Oct 18, 1972
Previews
5
Performances
1,944
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Imperial Theatre
(Oct 23, 1972 - Mar 13, 1977)
Minskoff Theatre
(Mar 15, 1977 - Jun 12, 1977)

Setting
780 A.D. and thereabouts. The Holy Roman Empire and thereabouts.

Produced by Stuart Ostrow
Book by Roger O. Hirson; (Uncredited) Book by Bob Fosse; Music by Stephen Schwartz; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns; Dance arrangements by John Berkman; Musical Director: Stanley Lebowsky
Directed by Bob Fosse; Choreographed by Bob Fosse
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Hair Design by Ernest Adler
General Manager: Joseph Harris and Ira Bernstein; Assistant to the General Managers: Nancy Simmons
Production Stage Manager: Phil Friedman; Stage Manager: Lola Shumlin and Paul Phillips
Assistant to Ms. Zipprodt: Whitney Blausen; Assistant to Mr. Jacob: Dennis Purcell; Assistant to Mr. Adler: Romaine Green
Casting Consultant: Michael Shurtleff; General Press Representative: Solters / Sabinson / Roskin Inc.; Press Representative: Cheryl Sue Dolby; Advertising: Ingram Ash, Jeff Ash and The Blaine Thompson Company; Dance Captain: Kathryn Doby; Atwork logo by Tony Walton
Charles
Catherine
Fastrada
Oct 18, 1972 - Jan 05, 1974
Berthe
Leading Player
Player
Player
Noble
The Head
 
Field Marshall
Musician
Player
Peasant
Player
Standby: Northern J. Calloway (Leading Player), Lucie Lancaster (Berthe), Will McMillan (Theo) and Walter Willison (Pippin)
Understudies: Candy Brown (Fastrada), Gene Foote (Leading Player), Roger Hamilton (Charles) and Ann Reinking (Catherine)

Imperial Theatre (Oct 23, 1972 - Mar 13, 1977)

Musical Director: Rene Wiegert
Production Stage Manager: Edward Preston (Oct 1974 - Jan 1976); Assistant Stage Mgr: Roger A. Bigelow and Andy Keyser; Stage Manager: Herman Magidson
Keyboards: Sande Campbell; Woodwinds: Les Scott; Strings: Wendy Brennan
Press Representative: Milly Schoenbaum; Dance Captain: Ken Urmston; Press Assistant: Joshua Ellis

Cast

Catherine
Jun 11, 1973 - Feb 08, 1976
Leading Player
Feb 18, 1974 - ?
 
Leading Player
May 24, 1976 - ?
Fastrada
Jan 05, 1976 - ?
Catherine
Feb 10, 1976 - Jun 12, 1977
Fastrada
Aug 05, 1974 - Jan 03, 1976
 
Fastrada
Jan 31, 1976 - Jun 26, 1976
Berthe
Jul 1974 - ?
 
Berthe
Apr 1973 - ?
 
Berthe
Sep 01, 1975 - ?
Leading Player
Jun 1975 - Jan 10, 1976
Fastrada
Jan 07, 1974 - Aug 03, 1974
Pippin
Nov 1974 - Sep 1976
 
Pippin
Oct 19, 1976 - Jun 12, 1977
Berthe
Aug 18, 1975 - ?
 
Berthe
Dec 1975 - Jun 12, 1977
Berthe
Jun 11, 1973 - ?
Leading Player
May 07, 1974 - Dec 1974
Leading Player
Dec 1974 - Jun 1975
 
Field Marshall
Player
Lewis
Player
Player
Leading Player
Jan 12, 1976 - ?
Beggar
Beggar
Player
Player
Player
Fastrada
circa. Sep 1976 - ?
Lewis
Peasant
Player
Player
Sword Bearer
Peasant
Peasant
Standby: Matthew Douglas Anton (Theo), Danny Beard (Leading Player), Northern J. Calloway (Leading Player), David Dewlow (Theo), Dortha Duckworth (Berthe), Quitman Fludd III (Leading Player), Joy Franz (Catherine), Irving Lee (Leading Player), Verna Pierce (Catherine), Dean Pitchford (Pippin), J.C. Powell (Theo), Fay Sappington (Berthe) and Evan Turtz (Theo)
Understudies: Mitzi Hamilton (Fastrada), Virginia MacColl (Fastrada) and Louise Quick (Catherine)

Minskoff Theatre (Mar 15, 1977 - Jun 12, 1977)

music by Stephen Schwartz; lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Magic to Do
Leading Player and Players
Corner of the Sky
Pippin
Welcome Home
Charles and Pippin
War Is a Science
Charles and Pippin
Glory
Leading Player
Simple Joys
Leading Player
No Time at All
Berthe and The Boys
With You
Pippin and The Girls
Spread a Little Sunshine
Fastrada
Morning Glow
Pippin
On the Right Track
Leading Player and Pippin
Kind of Woman
Catherine and The Girls
Extraordinary
Pippin
Love Song
Pippin and Catherine
Finale
The Players

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1973 Nominee
Produced by Stuart Ostrow
 

Best Book of a Musical

1973 Nominee
Book by Roger O. Hirson
 

Best Original Score

1973 Nominee
Music by Stephen Schwartz
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Best Actor in a Musical

1973 Winner
Ben Vereen
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1973 Nominee
Leland Palmer
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1973 Nominee
Irene Ryan

Best Scenic Design

1973 Winner
Scenic Design by Tony Walton
 

Best Costume Design

1973 Nominee
Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt

Best Lighting Design

1973 Winner
Lighting Design by Jules Fisher

Best Choreography

1973 Winner
Choreographed by Bob Fosse

Best Direction of a Musical

1973 Winner
Directed by Bob Fosse

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Choreography

1973 Winner
Choreographed by Bob Fosse

Outstanding Costume Design

1973 Winner
Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt

Outstanding Set Design

1973 Winner
Scenic Design by Tony Walton

Outstanding Performance

1973 Winner
Ben Vereen

Outstanding Director

1973 Winner
Directed by Bob Fosse

Theatre World

Award

1973 Recipient
John Rubinstein
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