Priscilla Lopez Enters the High-Flying Cast of Pippin
Original Pippin John Rubinstein extends his run with the Broadway revival.
Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez will join the Broadway cast of Pippin from July 22-August 27, taking over for Annie Potts in the role of Berthe. Potts will play her final performance in the role on Sunday, July 20.
Lopez joined the cast of the original Broadway production of Pippin in 1974, taking over the role of Fastrada. She earned her first Tony nomination in 1976 for her performance as Diana in the original production of A Chorus Line and won the award in 1980 for her role in A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine. She most recently appeared on Broadway in 2008 in In the Heights.
Tony Award winner John Rubinstein, who originated the role of Pippin in 1972, has extended his stay with the revival production in the role of Charles through August 17. He was originally slated to perform with the show from June 20-July 27.
Helmed 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 current cast features Kyle Dean Massey as Pippin, Ciara Renée as Leading Player, Tony Award winner John Rubinstein as Charles, Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Fastrada, Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine, and Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Annie Potts as Berthe.
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