Broadway's 'Pippin' to go on national tour

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — The thrilling Broadway revival of "Pippin" will be taking its magic on the road.

Producers of the Tony Award-nominated show said Wednesday that a national tour will kick off in September 2014 at the Buell Theatre in Denver. No other cities were immediately announced.

"Pippin," which heads into the Tony Awards with 10 nominations, will join the revival of "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" on the road in 2014. The updated fairy tale has nine nominations, including the same best revival trophy that "Pippin" hopes to win.

The Broadway League recently found that 21 percent of theater-goers in a recent survey said a show snagging a Tony or a nomination was a reason they attended a touring show, compared to 18 percent in the 2009-2010 season.