Musical 'Pippin' to transfer to Broadway

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 3 at 9:06 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — There's magic to do on Broadway — "Pippin" is coming back.

Producers of the Diane Paulus-led revival that is currently playing at the American Repertory Theater outside Boston said late Thursday that "Pippin" will transfer to the Music Box Theatre this spring.

Performances begin March 23 with an official opening on April 25.

A whimsical coming-of-age story about the son of the first Holy Roman Emperor, "Pippin" boasts pop-rock music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Schwartz's other hits include "Wicked" and "Godspell."

"Pippin" opened in 1972 under the direction of Bob Fosse and ran for five years, winning five Tonys. It became a favorite with schools, summer stocks and community theaters across the country.

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