Andrea Martin will reprise her Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning performance as Berthe in the L.A. premiere of the Pippin national tour. Martin, who will also return to the role on Broadway from September 2-21, will perform with the touring production at the Hollywood Pantages from October 21-November 9.
Los Angeles will be the tour's second stop, following a San Francisco engagement from September 23-October 19 at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre where the role of Berthe will be played by Drama Desk Award nominee Lucie Arnaz, daughter of the late comic actors Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The touring cast will also feature Sasha Allen (Broadway's Hair, a finalist on the 4th season on NBC's The Voice) as Leading Player; Kyle Selig (The Book of Mormon) as Pippin; Tony Award winner John Rubinstein (who created the role of "Pippin" in the 1972 original Broadway production) as Charles, original Broadway cast member Sabrina Harper as Fastrada, and Kristine Reese (Wicked) as Catherine.
The revival of Pippin opened at Broadway's Music Box Theater on April 25, 2013. The Tony-winning production of Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson's classic coming-of-age musical features the death-defying tricks of a contemporary circus with choreography by Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse, and circus creations by Gypsy Snider of the circus troupe Les 7 doigts de la main.