Morning Glow! National Tour of Pippin Takes Flight for Broadway Balances America

News 10/23/14

It's time to spread a little sunshine! Broadway Balances America, a special six-part series airing on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act, returns on October 29 with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the touring production of the Tony Award-winning revival of Pippin. Tune in as The Balancing Act introduces viewers to the strong women behind Pippin and how they balance their lives in the demanding theater industry.

In this episode, Tony-winning director Diane Paulus, who was named one of TIME's most influential people in the world, and circus creator Gypsy Snider highlight the creative process of developing a fresh, new Pippin for modern audiences. Viewers will get an exclusive look on-stage with Snider working with the show’s Leading Player and various acrobats that make this Pippin truly extraordinary.

Pippin, Broadway's high-flying hit musical, is now playing at Broadway's Music Box Theatre and across the U.S. on national tour. With a beloved score by Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), 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, directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess), features sizzling choreography by Tony 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).

Pippin won four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Paulus), Best Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin).

Visit the official Broadway Balances America website to discover more about this exciting new series and to find out which Broadway musicals will also be featured!

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