In a last hurrah, the creative team behind the Tony Award-winning revival of Pippin have pulled out some interesting star power. Taking over the title role is Josh Kaufman, season six winner of NBC’s The Voice.
This is Kaufman’s Broadway debut, and though he may not be as boyishly intriguing as the role’s originator Matthew James Thomas, he brings a crystal clear voice to the role, as exemplified in this acoustic version of “Corner of the Sky.”
And for another ’70s throwback. Priscilla Lopez joins the cast. She was in the original production, taking over for the role of Fastrada in 1974, and most noted for originating the role of Morales in A Chorus Line. She returns to Pippin as Berthe, Pippin’s acrobatic grandmother.