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"Pippin" Heads for New York With Original A.R.T. Cast

By Robert Kahn
|  Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013  |  Updated 12:28 PM EDT
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"Pippin" Casting Complete

Michael J. Lutch

Andrea Martin and Matthew James Thomas, pictured in the recent A.R.T. production of "Pippin," have magic to do

The entire original cast of the American Repertory Theater’s “Pippin" will recreate their performances for the first-ever Broadway revival of the Stephen Schwartz musical, which begins previews March 23 at the Music Box Theatre.

The cast members, all of whom appeared in the premiere of Diane Paulus’ “Pippin” in Cambridge, Mass., features Matthew James Thomas (“Spider-Man”) as Pippin, Patina Miller (“Sister Act,” “Hair”) as Leading Player, Terrence Mann (“Les Miserables”) as Charles, Charlotte d’Amboise (“Chicago”) as Fastrada and Andrea Martin (“My Favorite Year”) as Berthe.

In the spirited musical, the royal heir of the title is spurred on by a mysterious group of performers to embark on a journey that will lead him to his “corner of the sky.” Circus creation for the revival is by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers).

Choreography is by Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse, who staged the original 1972 production.

"Pippin" is noted for many Broadway standards, including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “l Guess I’ll Miss The Man,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow” and “Love Song.”

Opening night is April 25. Tickets, $59 to $142, are available through Telecharge by calling 212-239-6200, and in person beginning March 2 at the Music Box Theatre box office, 239 West 45th St.

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