Pippin

(1981)
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Pippin is a 1972 musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious performance troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance.

In 1981, a stage production of Pippin was videotaped for Canadian television. The stage production was directed by Kathryn Doby, Bob Fosse's dance captain for the original Broadway production, and David Sheehan directed the video adaptation, with Roger O. Hirson in charge of the music. Ben Vereen returned for the role of Leading Player, while William Katt played the role of Pippin. However, this version was a truncated adaptation and several sections of the play were cut.

  1. Kathryn Doby

    Director

  2. David Sheehan

    Director

  3. Roger O. Hirson

    Writer

  4. Stephen Schwartz

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ben Vereen

    Ben Vereen

    Leading Player

  2. William Katt

    William Katt

    Pippin

  3. Martha Raye

    Martha Raye

    Bertha

  4. Chita Rivera

    Chita Rivera

    Fastrada

  5. Benjamin Rayson

    Benjamin Rayson

    Charlemagne

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Pippin

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Status Released

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  • January 1, 1981
    NR
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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 52m

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