A.R.T. Season
December 5, 2012 to January 20, 2013


A bold new staging of the dark and existential musical you thought you knew. Pippin, on a death-defying journey to find his "corner of the sky," must choose between a life that's ordinary or a flash of singular glory.

Pippin Promo Video: 

"Pippin" at the A.R.T.

Creative team
Book Roger O. Hirson
Music and Lyrics Stephen Schwartz
Director Diane Paulus
Circus Creation

Gypsy Snider of Les 7 Doigts de la Main


Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse

Scenic Design Scott Pask
Costume Design Dominique Lemieux
Lighting Design Kenneth Posner
Sound Design Clive Goodwin
Orchestrations Larry Hochman
Music Supervisor Nadia DiGiallonardo
Music Director Charlie Alterman
Associate Music Director Sonny Paladino
Illusions Paul Kieve

Duncan Stewart and Co.
Duncan Stewart CSA/Benton Whitley CSA

Associate Director/PSM Nancy Harrington
Lewis Erik Altemus
Theo Andrew Cekala
Fastrada Charlotte d'Amboise
Catherine Rachel Bay Jones
King Charles Terrence Mann
Berthe Andrea Martin
Leading Player Patina Miller
Pippin Matthew James Thomas
Player Gregory Arsenal, Lolita Costet, Colin Cunliffe, Andrew Fitch, Orion Griffiths, Viktoria Grimmy, Olga Karmansky, Bethany Moore, Stephanie Pope, Philip Rosenberg, Yannick Thomas, Molly Tynes, Anthony Wayne
Conductor/Keyboard 1 Charlie Alterman
Keyboard 2 Sonny Paladino
Violin/Viola Emily Dahl
Cello Kevin Crudder
Bass Anthony D'Amico
Giotar Scotty Johnson
Reed 1 Mark Pinto
Reed 2 Rod Ferland
Orchestra Contractor/Trumpet Rick Hammett
Trombone Walt Bostian
Percussion Joe DeMarco
Drums/Percussion Kenny Hadley
Music Preparation

Donald Oliver and Paul Holderbaum/Chelsea Music, Inc.

Keyboards and Programming

Randy Cohen, Cohen Keyboards

Additional staff
Assistant Stage Manager Julie Baldauff, Stephen R. Gruse
Voice and Speech Coach Nancy Houfek
Assistant Director Mia Walker
Drama League Assistant Director Christopher Windom
Assistant Choreographer/Dance Captain/Male Swing Brad Musgrove
Assistant Circus Creation Jeslyn Kelly
Assistant Equipment Engineer

Alex LeMay

Circus Rigger

Michael Cecchini

Assistant Rigger

Evan Hyde

Assistant to Gypsy Snider

Katie Naka

Associate Scenic Design Jeff Hinchee
Assistant Scenic Design

Warren Stiles

Assistant Costume Design

Ameera Ali

Assistant Sound Designer

Erik Skovgaard

Mic Tech

Sam Sewells

Music Librarian

Kevin Lin

Music Intern

Haley Bennett

Production Assistant

Sara Sahin


Brian Choinsky, Emily Damron

Additional Run Crew

Benjamin Saint Louis

Acrobat Costumes by Costume Works

Liz Perlman (Owner), Therese Beck (Head Draper), Lynn Jeffries, Rita Scavulnos, Erin Butcher, Kendra Bell, Gail Buckley, Heidi Hermiller, Martha Palaza, Susanne Miller


Caroline Errington


Susanna Brown, Lisa Dezmelyk, Sally Ravitz, April McCoy

Wig and Make Up Artisan

Rachel Padula Shufelt

Assistant Wig and Make Up Artisan

Jason Allen


Fabian Aguilar, Jen Bennet, Jill Thibault

Props Craftspersons

Rebecca K. David, Bill Hawkins

Props Painter

Julie Talty

Props Intern

Irene Yee

Scenic Shop Buyer

Ryan Anderson


Sam Cournyn, Evan DelGaudio, Megan Doughty, Tim Jones, George Kane, Keelia Liptak, Dan Lincoln, Adam Medlyn, Matthew Meeds, Kyle Moore, Ray Reyes, Jon Seiler, Nick Shelton

Carpenter Intern

Vinca Merriman

Scenic Painters

Brian Crete, Elizabeth Johnson, Heather Morris

Scenic Paint Intern

Richard Oullette


Duncan Stewart CSA, Benton Whitley CSA,
Andrea Zee

Harvard 2012 Summer Interns with support from the Office of the President and Provost and in partnership with the Office of Career Services: Madeleine Bersin, Rachel Gibian, Heather Mauldin, Civry Melvin, Anise Molina, Benjamin Moss, Ryan Smillie, Susanna Wolk



Original choreography for “Manson Trio” by Bob Fosse
“Spread a Little Sunshine” dance arrangement by Zane Mark



Barry and Fran Weissler, Howard and Janet Kagan
Jill Johnson, Christine Bennett, Marin Orlosky, Harvard Dance Center;
Dana Knox, Andrew Gitchel, Farkas Hall;
Jack Megan, Eric Engel, and the entire Office for the Arts at Harvard University


Bobby Hedglin-Taylor, Director of Espana Streb Trapeze Academy at the STREB lab for Action Mechanics. www.BobbyHedglinTaylor.com


Liz Perlman, Costume Works; Larry Lelli, Shannon Ford, Rehearsal Drummers; Stephen Gabis, NYC Dialect Coach; Johnathan Carr, Flame Video; Margaret Cotter, Union Square Theater; Jit Seneviratne, Gibney Dance; Steve Routh, Pearl Studios; Circus Warehouse, Event Illuminations and Cat Entertainment Services; Christi Tisdale, Stephanie Sine, and Polly Solomon, Assistants to Mr. Hedglin-Taylor; Bonnie Baggesen, Emerson College; Tony Robillard, BU Track and Tennis Center; Alecia Parker; B.J. Holt; Clint Bond; Mhari Sandoval; Triney Sandoval; Bryce Gilifillian; Megan Jones.



First performance at the Loeb Drama Center on December 5, 2012
Originally produced on the Broadway stage by Stuart Ostrow
Directed on the Broadway stage by Bob Fosse


PIPPIN Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), New York, NY. www.MTIShows.com


Matthew James Thomas, Gregory Arsenal, Lolita Costet, Orion Griffiths, and Yannick Thomas are appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association.  The A.R.T. gratefully acknowledges Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance on this production.

Staying atop what’s called a “rolling globe” also offers a handy metaphor for the balancing act that ART artistic director Paulus is attempting with “Pippin,” much as she did with her Tony Award-winning revivals, “Hair” and “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.” She has to honor the 1972 Broadway hit, with its iconic songs by Stephen Schwartz and its Tony Award-winning choreography and direction by Bob Fosse, while at the same time appealing to a new generation of theatergoers. More

Life is a circus, not only for the characters in “Pippin,” the musical revival that opens Dec. 5 at American Repertory Theater, but also for the actors preparing the show. More

“The main purpose [of 'Pippin'] is to thrill, to re-establish a sense of mystery in the world. This show hits home with every single person,” he said. More

Michael Jackson didn't invent the moonwalk. Bob Fosse did. More

Press Releases

  For Immediate Release: June 10, 2013 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668 kati_mitchell@harvard.edu    A.R.T. PRODUCTION OF PIPPIN WINS FOUR TONY AWARDS  23 Total Awards Won by the Production  ...
  For Immediate Release: May 13, 2013 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668 kati_mitchell@harvard.edu   A.R.T.’s PIPPIN Receives 7 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Revival of a Musical  ...
  For Immediate Release: May 13, 2013 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668 kati_mitchell@harvard.edu   A.R.T.’s PIPPIN Receives 7 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Revival of a Musical  ...
  For Immediate Release: May 13, 2013 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668 kati_mitchell@harvard.edu   A.R.T.’s PIPPIN Receives 7 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Revival of a Musical  ...
The run-away hit musical Pippin has received 10 Tony Award Nominations. This news comes alongside several other announcements including 6 Drama Desk Awards nominations, 11 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, 3 Drama League Award nominations, and 2 Elliot Norton Award nominations.
Tickets for Pippin on Broadway are on sale now visit: www.pippinthemusical.com
  For Immediate Release: December 19, 2012 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-496-2000x8841 kati_mitchell@harvard.edu     ASL Interpreted and Audio Described Performances Scheduled for Pippin   Plus ASL...
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) is pleased to announce casting has been completed for its production of Pippin, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Roger O. Hirson, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus. Previews begin at the Loeb Drama Center (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge) on December 5, with press opening on January 3, and running through January 20, 2013. Tickets will go on sale on October 23, the 40th Anniversary of the opening of Pippin on Broadway.
For Immediate Release: March 8, 2012Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668kati_mitchell@harvard.edu American Repertory Theater to presentPippinmusic and lyrics by Stephen Schwartzbook by Roger O....

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Run time

2 1/2 hours with one intermission


64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668


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Need to know

We recommend Pippin for grades 6 and up as it contains mature themes, sexually provocative scenes, and some cursing, but a really fun score. Parental discretion is advised.


 ASL Dates:

January 8, 7:30PM
January 13, 2:00PM



 Audio Described Dates: 

January 9, 7:30PM*
January 12, 2:00PM*

*Touch tour 1 hour prior


Assistive Listening Devices
Large Print Programs

There will be post-show discussions with the cast after the 2:00PM performances:

Saturday, 1/5; Wednesday, 1/9; Saturday, 1/12; Wednesday, 1/16; Saturday, 1/19

Performance sponsors:

Alison and Bob Murchison