Matthew James Thomas
Matthew James Thomas
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Matthew James Thomas – best known for starring in Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark as the primary alternate for Peter Parker/Spider-Man – will play the title role in the American Repertory Theater production of Pippin. Diane Paulus directs the musical, which plays the Loeb Drama Center, December 5-January 20, with an opening on January 3.

Patina Miller, who starred in Broadway's Sister Act, will be the Leading Player, with the cast also including Erik Altemus as Lewis, Andrew Cekala as Theo, Charlotte d'Amboise as Fastrada, Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine, Terrence Mann as King Charles, and Andrea Martin as Berthe. Other members of the company include Gregory Arsenal, Stephanie Pope Caffey, Lolita Costet, Colin Cunliffe, Andrew Fitch, Orion Griffiths, Viktoria Grimmy, Olga Karmansky, Rachelle Rak, Phlip Rosenberg, Yannick Thomas, Molly Tynes, and Anthony Wayne.

In the Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson musical, royal heir Pippin is spurred on by a mysterious group of performers to embark on a death-defying journey to find his "corner of the sky."

The production will feature choreography by Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse, as well as set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, and sound design by Clive Goodwin. Orchestrations will be by Larry Hochman, music supervision by Nadia Di Giallonardo, and music direction by Charlie Alterman.

For more information and tickets to Pippin, click here.