Thinking about attending a Broadway show? If you are, then you are in luck. Pippin is coming to Portland’s Keller Auditorium (SW 3rd and Clay) for a limited engagement from September 22nd – 27th. 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. According to the press material, Pippin is the most nominated Broadway show of 2013 with four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, four Drama Desk Awards, seven Outer Critic Circle Awards, and the Drama League Award.
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 and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess). 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.
Pippin Portland Schedule
- Tuesday, September 22, 7:30pm
- Wednesday, September 23, 7:30pm
- Thursday, September 24, 7:30pm
- Friday, September 25, 7:30pm
- Saturday, September 26, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
- Sunday, September 27, 1:00pm and 6:30pm
Tickets to see Pippin can be purchased online, Portland Opera Box Office (503- 241-1802 or toll free at 866-739-6737), Portland’s Box Office (800-273-1530), and or at any TicketsWest locations.