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Pippin is set to transfer to Southwark Playhouse
Stephen Schwartz's Tony Award-winning musical is coming to London...
It has been announced that Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical Pippin will transfer to Southwark Playhouse in spring 2018.
The score includes classics like "Magic to Do" and "Corner of the Sky" and has been composed by Grammy and Academy Award recipient Stephen Schwartz, well-known for devising the music for Wicked. Pippin was originally directed by Bob Fosse and recently completed a successful Broadway revival.
Pippin will be the third production from Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre to transfer to London’s Off-West End in under a year. Their production of Hair has recently opened at The Vaults.
The musical is a soul-searching exploration that charts one man's journey to find himself. This production is said to spread "a darkness over the innocent tale of the exciting life and adventures of young Prince Pippin".
Stephen Schwartz said: "I am so pleased that such a successful and well-received production of Pippin has finally happened in the UK, and I'm incredibly excited to be sharing it with a London audience."
This news comes a week after the announcement that Kander and Ebb's The Rink will run at Southwark Playhouse next May.