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Carly Hughes Is Broadway's Newest Leading Player in Pippin

Hughes was last seen in Beautiful and The Book of Mormon.

Carly Hughes is the latest Leading Player in Pippin.
(© David Gordon)

Broadway gypsy Carly Hughes will take on the role of the Leading Player in Broadway's Pippin beginning September 19. She takes over from Ciara Renée, who played her final performance in the role on Sunday, September 14.

Hughes recently appeared in the ensemble of Beautiful — The Carole King Musical, as well as The Book of Mormon, Ghost, Ragtime, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

The current cast includes Kyle Dean Massey as Pippin, Tony Award nominee John Dossett as Charles, Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Fastrada, Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine, and two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin as Berthe (through September 21). Other members of the company include Mike Schwitter, Eli Tokash, Ashton Woerz, Mackenzie Bell, Colin Cunliffe, Ariana DeBose, Andrew Fitch, Orion Griffiths, Lauren Joy Herley, Naël Jammal, Nicolas Jelmoni, Sam Lips, Richard Maguire, Brad Musgrove, Charlotte O'Sullivan, Adam Roberts, Masha Terentieva, Kristen Beth Williams, and Lara Seibert Young.

Directed by Tony Award winner 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. The production opened at the Music Box Theater in 2013.

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