The Tony Award® winning Broadway musical PIPPIN is now playing at the Sydney Lyric.
Starring Ainsley Melham (Aladdin on Broadway and across Australia) as the young and confused protagonist Pippin and Gabrielle McClinton (Pippin Broadway and US National Tour) as the charming and manipulative Leading Player. Returning to the stage after an extraordinary award-winning career in television Kerri-Anne Kennerley plays Berthe, Pippin’s saucy grandmother. Simon Burke (Sydney Theatre Company; Les Misérables) plays Pippin’s demanding father Charles, Lucy Maunder (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Beautiful) takes on the widow and mother role of Catherine; Leslie Bell (Broadway’s Chicago; Ragtime) will play Fastrada; and Euan Doidge (Les Misérables; Kinky Boots) is Pippin’s half-brother Lewis.
Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from Stephen Schwartz, the composer of WICKED and Godspell, PIPPIN has been lovingly crafted to become Broadway’s high-flying, death-defying musical. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and was hailed as “Astonishing. A PIPPIN for the 21st century. Dazzling and awe-inspiring.” by Ben Brantley of The New York Times.
It is unlike anything Australia has seen on stage and now Sydney audiences have the opportunity to experience PIPPIN!
PIPPIN is noted for many Broadway standards including “Corner of the Sky”, “Magic To Do”, “Glory”, “No Time At All”, “Morning Glow” and “Love Song”.