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Pippin Welcomes 75 Senior Citizens to Their First Broadway Musical

The production partners with community organizations to give seniors access to Broadway.

Carly Hughes as Leading Player in the Broadway revival of Pippin.
Carly Hughes currently stars as Leading Player in the Broadway revival of Pippin.
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The Broadway League, Art of Men, and Broadway's Pippin have partnered with Union Settlement to bring 75 New York City seniors to the Music Box Theatre for a performance of Pippin on Sunday, October 19, to see their first Broadway musical. Members of the cast will host a talkback with the seniors following the performance.

Art of Men is an organization of men over 50 seeking to improve their lives and the lives of others by engaging in community projects. Union Settlement Senior Services supports self-reliance and independent living for East Harlem’s senior community. The partnership with Pippin and the Broadway League aims to offer senior citizens access to the theater community as cutbacks impacting social support programs increase financial strain.

The revival of Pippin opened at Broadway's Music Box Theatre 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.

The cast is currently led by Carly Hughes (Leading Player), Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin), Charlotte d'Amboise (Fastrada), Rachel Bay Jones (Catherine), John Dossett (Charles), and Lucie Arnaz (Berthe).

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