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From porch swinging on Sunday afternoons, to researching the roots of her hometown, to ordering her tofu fried, Rachel Parker is proud to be a southern girl. Homegrown in beautiful Tennessee, Rachel has worked for the past seven years as a professional dancer in various theaters along the east coast and visited over 25 countries as a performer with Princess Cruise Line Productions. Graduating from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a B.A. in English, emphasis in Creative Writing, she is currently writing and editing for a variety of freelance projects. Rachel loves Nashville’s beautifully eclectic art, music, and theater scene, as well as its deep appreciation for history through touring exhibitions and preservation of historic buildings.

PIPPIN to Play The Tennessee Performing Arts Center

The New York Times named Nashville’s next theatrical visitor a “dynamic, high flying revival.”  PIPPIN will make its

Photo credit: PIPPIN the Musical

Photo credit: PIPPIN the Musical

Nashville debut at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Tuesday, March 10 through Sunday, March 15, 2015. This new production was the recipient of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival, and is considered “Broadway’s high-flying, death-defying hit musical.”

Mark Kennedy of the Associated Press says, “Director Diane Paulus hasn’t just slapped some fresh paint on this beloved tale of self-discovery, she’s rebuilt it. A stroke of genius!”
Music and lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz, who also composed WICKED and GODSPELL, with book by Roger O. Hirson.  Fronted by the Leading Player, the musical’s plot is spun by a mysterious performance troupe who tell the story of Prince Pippin and his quest for significance.
The original 1972 Broadway production was directed and choreographed by theater legend, Bob Fosse, and earned eleven Tony Award® Nominations, performing almost two thousand performances in a five year run.
Ben Vereen won the Tony Award® for his portrayal of the Leading Player in the original cast, as did Patina Miller for the 2013 revival.  This marks the first time different gender actors have won Tony Awards® for the same role.
The new production’s choreography sizzles in the iconic Fosse style, with acrobatics performed by Les 7 Doigts de la Main. “Astonishing,” says Ben Brantley of the New York Times.  “A PIPPIN for the 21st century. Dazzling and awe-inspiring.”
Photo credit: PIPPIN the Musical

Photo credit: PIPPIN the Musical

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10 – Sunday, March 15, 2015

WHERE: 

Andrew Jackson Hall: Tennessee Performing Arts Center
505 Deaderick St.
Nashville, TN 37219
Ph. 615-782-4040
TICKETS: Please click here for ticket info.

 

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