A young man’s journey to be extraordinary

PIPPIN is a high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical! Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, PIPPIN will lift you up and leave you smiling. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival. Come experience PIPPIN, one young man’s journey to be extraordinary.

Following its acclaimed run at Boston’s American Repertory Theater, this captivating new production comes straight from Broadway, directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair and The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess). It features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces. PIPPIN is noted for many Broadway standards including Corner of the Sky, Magic To Do, Glory, No Time at All, Morning Glow and Love Song.

Join us… for a magical, unforgettable new PIPPIN.

Beverage Service available at Concessions. Click to learn more.

PIPPIN may be inappropriate for children 12 and under. 

nea-lockup-B-WEBAudio description (AD) is available for this performance. AD provides access to the visual elements of a performance, like action, costumes, sets and gestures. Pick up a headset from the patron services desk at the Lied Center to access this service. For more information, visit reader.ku.edu/audio-description.

KU-Osher-Logo--VerticalAdditional event: Pre-performance preview

Thursday, FEB 2, 6:00 pm | Lied Center Pavilion

Before the show, join us for an exclusive PIPPIN sneak preview featuring the inimitable Dr. Paul Laird, KU professor of musicology, as he sets the stage for an evening of music and magic. Dr. Laird literally wrote the book on PIPPIN composer Stephen Schwartz, The Musical Theater of Stephen Schwartz: From Godspell to Wicked and Beyond.

Enjoy delicious petit fours and wine or beer as Dr. Laird shares his up-close-and-personal insight into Stephen Schwartz’s life, music and what to expect from PIPPIN, one of Schwartz’s most popular musicals. You won’t want to miss this exclusive preview because with PIPPIN, there’s magic to do!

Visit KU Osher’s website for more information.

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