The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical PIPPIN are pleased to announce that Tony Nominated, ADRIENNE BARBEAU will play the role of “Berthe” in the national tour of PIPPIN in select cities! PIPPIN comes to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on April 28 – May 3, 2015. Tickets are on sale now.
ADRIENNE began her career in 1963 with the San Jose Civic Light Opera. After graduating high school, she traveled with a musical comedy revue, entertaining our servicemen on Army bases throughout Southeast Asia. In 1965, she moved to New York and made her Broadway debut as Hodel, in “Fiddler on the Roof ”. A Tony nomination and a Theatre World Award for her creation of Rizzo in the original Broadway production of “Grease” led her back to California and the role of Bea Arthur’s daughter, Carol, in the hit series “Maude”.
Since then she has become a best- selling author, recording artist, and star of numerous features, films for television, concert performances, musicals and plays. Movie fans know her best for her performances in ”The Fog”, “Escape from New York”, “Creepshow”, “Swamp Thing”, “Back to School”, and ”Cannonball Run”. Her recent films include the Academy Award winning ”ARGO”, and the soon to be released ”Divine Access”, ”In Extremis”, “Malevolence 3”, and ”The Second Chance Sanctuary”.
ADRIENNE has a Golden Globe nomination and over 450 screen performances to her credit – “Maude” and HBO’s “Carnivale” among her favorites. Her recent appearances include ”Criminal Minds”, “Sons of Anarchy”, and the Hallmark film ”The Memory Book”.
Off camera, ADRIENNE is the voice of Catwoman in “Batman, The Animated Series”, Ms. Simone in “Scooby-Do on Zombie Island”, and Scooter’s Mom in the 3-D animated film “Fly Me to the Moon”. She can be heard in a myriad of video games: God of War and Halo 4 among them.
ADRIENNE is the author of three books: the best-selling memoir “There Are Worse Things I Could Do”; the comedic thriller “Vampyres of Hollywood” and its comedy romance sequel, “Love Bites”. She is currently at work on the third in the series.
PIPPIN is back for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago… With a beloved score by Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory. This captivating new production is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Finding Neverland). It features sizzling choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation of breathtaking acrobatics by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers) the creative force behind the nationwide sensation “Traces”. PIPPIN is noted for many Broadway standards including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”
This thrilling production continues to dazzle audiences across the US.
+ “Pure Magic! What a cast, what a show, what a thoroughly terrific time you’ll spend in the theatre.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
+ “Paulus’ production reels the audience in from the first song of the show” (LA Weekly)
+ “Don’t Miss it.” (Charles McNulty, LA Times)
+ “Packed with sassy, nearly nonstop stunts – trapeze, aerial, balancing, juggling, climbing, tumbling, jump roping – executed seamless by nearly two dozen versatile performers, to Schwartz’s melodic, groovy, still appealing ’70s-era score.” (San Francisco Examiner)
+ “PIPPIN leaves you shaking your head in wonder!” (The Washington Post)
PIPPIN, the most nominated Broadway show of 2013, won four 2013 Tony® Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Best Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin). PIPPIN won four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diana Paulus), Outstanding Choreography (Chet Walker and Gypsy Snider) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin). PIPPIN won seven Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Outstanding Choreographer (Chet Walker), Outstanding Lighting Design (Kenneth Posner), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Terrence Mann) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin). PIPPIN also won the Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical.
PIPPIN was recently nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Visiting Production, and received 4 nominations for the LA Drama Critics Award: McCulloh Award for Revival, Featured Performance (Andrea Martin), Costume Design (Dominique Lemieux) and Sound Design (Jonathan Deans & Garth Helm).
With a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, PIPPIN features music supervision and arrangements by Nadia DiGiallonardo, orchestrations by Tony Award-winner Larry Hochman, scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm.
Barry & Fran Weissler and Howard & Janet Kagan present the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) production of PIPPIN with Lisa Matlin, Kyodo Tokyo, A&A Gordon/Brunish Trinchero, Tom Smedes/Peter Stern, Broadway Across America, Independent Presenters Network, Norton Herrick, Allen Spivak, Rebecca Gold, Joshua Goodman, Steve McManus, David Robbins/Bryan S. Weingarten, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Jim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Hugh Hayes/Jamie Cesa/Jonathan Reinis, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Ben Feldman, Square 1 Theatrics, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg, Bruce Robert Harris/Jack W. Batman, Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, Michael A. Alden/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney.
Join us… for this magical, unforgettable production the New York Times declared “Astonishing! A PIPPIN for the 21st Century.”
Kravis On Broadway is sponsored by Mr. George T. Elmore and Mr. and Mrs. George W. Weaver. PIPPIN soars into the Kravis Center April 28 – May 3. Show times are Tuesday, April 28 at 8 pm; Wednesday, April 29 at 2 pm and 8 pm; Thursday, April 30 at 8 pm; Friday, May 1 at 8 pm; Saturday, May 2 at 2 and 8 pm; and Sunday, May 3 at 2 pm. Tickets are on sale now and start at $25. Seats may be purchased on-line at the Official Kravis Center website www.kravis.org; in person at the Box Office located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach; or by phone at 561-832-7469. Group orders of ten or more receive a discount by calling 561-651-4438 or 561-651-4304.
Beyond the Stage – Musical Presentation: Please join us for a free pre-show musical performance by “Traditions” from Palm Beach Central High School Tuesday, April 28.