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If you were to revive Pippin.. 
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Post If you were to revive Pippin..
Who would you cast...

my picks:

Leading Player: Jesse L. Martin
Pippin: Jason Danielly
Fastrada: Ruthie Henshall
Charles: Johnathan Freeman
Berthe: Elaine Stritch
Catherine: Kerry Butler
Lewis: ?

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I wouldn't mind seeing this show done a la "Little Me," with the leading player doubling the roles of Charlemagne, Berthe, The Head, and other small speaking parts. It would add to the "phoniness" of the situation as well, and show Pippin's confusion.

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he cant double as charlamagne..too much dialouge between them, charles is a huge role. but ...i can see it done with Berthe..the head and even creepily..Theo. it may work even better that way if the lead player were female.

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I'm working on writing an "experimental draft" of teh Pippin script, revised, adapted somewhat, and made into a new show stylistically, using all the selections thrown around on this board. It's shaping up interestingly.

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Very tightly, very soon.
So wave one bachelor goodbye,
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Than have her daddy ossify
In my sordid saloon..."


Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:13 pm
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Man, if I were to revive Pippin myself...

I'd set it in a completely flexible performance space and make it like a HUGE black-box so the stage meets the audience and the orchestra would be masked throughout the stage. Also, there would be rotating scenery and boards and pipes that would be able to make new levels every scene. It'd be a very amazing, industrial set which after "Magic to Do" the cast would themselves decorate it with "magic tricks" and different techniques.

The ending: No Theo-ending. Just "Trapped, but happy" and the stage-light would go out and Pippin and Cat would make their way out. House-lights up and end of show. No curtain-call...remember, Pippin, Catherine and Theo ruined everything so why would they return? I want to the show to take its self seriously.

Oh, and two amazing dancers, seductresses would be The Leading Player's "Lovely Assistants" and would do his bidding in leading Pippin the right way while he uses his words and dance to direct it all.

My cast? Well...

The Leading Player - Raul Esparza
Pippin - Chris Hanke
Catherine - Lea Michelle (AMAZING in Spring Awakening)
Fastrada - Patti LuPone
Berthe - Mary Louise Wilson
Charlemagne - EH!? I don't know...

OH! And...

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Leading Player: Jesse L. Martin
Pippin: John Gallagher, Jr.
Fastrada: Helena Bonham Carter
Charles: Corin Redgrave
Berthe: Mary Louise Wilson
Catherine: Laura Benanti
Lewis: Kevin Cahoon

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Amber I adore you!!!..Corin Redgrave=Heaven!!!!!!

(although i ---- hate laura benanti lol)

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Ruthie Henshell is a terrible idea for Fastrada!

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Ruthie would be the perfect Fastrada.. wonderful actress, wonderful singer,wonderful dancer..and sexy as hell.

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She's a horrible actress and singer!

Voice makes me cringe!

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youve obviously confused her with elaine paige. :roll:

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TylerMcMahon wrote:
She's a horrible actress and singer!

Voice makes me cringe!


You mean the Fantine in the TAC?

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