Ciara Renée will take on the role of Leading Player in Pippin on Broadway when Patina Miller, who won a Tony for the role, exits the production in March.
Ciara Renée will take on the role of Leading Player in Pippin on Broadway when Patina Miller, who won a Tony for the role, exits the production in March.

The Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin has announced that Kyle Dean Massey (Next to Normal) and Ciara Renée (Big Fish) will take over the roles of Pippin and Leading Player, respectively, beginning April 1. The musical's current stars, Matthew James Thomas and Tony winner Patina Miller, will play their final performance on Sunday, March 30, at the Music Box Theatre.

Pippin is helmed by Diane Paulus. The revival 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 features circus creations by Gypsy Snider of the circus troupe Les 7 doigts de la main.

In addition to Thomas and Miller, the current cast features Tony nominee Terrence Mann as Charles, Tony nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Fastrada, Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine, and Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Annie Potts as Berthe.

Other members of the company include Erik Altemus, Colin Cunliffe, Fernando Dudka, Andrew Fitch, Orion Griffiths, Viktoria Grimmy, Sabrina Harper, Kelsey Jamieson, Preston Jamieson, Olga Karmansky, Richard Maguire, Luke Kolbe Mannikus, Gabrielle McClinton, Bethany Moore, Brad Musgrove, Billy Harrigan Tighe, Molly Tynes, Anthony Wayne, and Ashton Woerz.

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