The Japanese-language production of the Tony-winning revival of Pippin, directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus, reopened August 30 at the Tokyu Theatre Orb, continuing through September 19.
The cast of Pippin is led by Win Morisaki as Pippin, Crystal Kay as Leading Player, Kiyotaka Imai as Charles, Hiromu Kiriya as Fastrada, Ayu Manaka as Catherine, Ryosuke Okada as Lewis, Mie Nakao, and Beverly Maeda as Berthe.
Watch Morisaki perform Stephen Schwartz's "Corner of the Sky" in the video above. (Watch the company perform "Magic to Do" here.)
The ensemble includes Ryota Takahata, Shintaro Oide, Masato Kagaya, Naoki Kamiya, Hiromitsu Sakamoto, Kenta Chatani, Tomihiro Tsunezumi, Asami Ishii, Chihiro Nagaishi, Rena Hasaya, Yua Hishiro, Aimi Hasegawa, Tsumugi Masui, Roman Khayrullin, Joel Herzfeld, Orion Griffiths, Mohamed Bouseta, and Amy Nightingale-Olsen.
The production will subsequently play the Orix Theater in Osaka September 23–27.
Pippin has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Roger O. Hirson, choreography by Chet Walker, and circus creation by Gypsy Snider.
The 2013 revival of Pippin won four Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.
The musical is presented in Japan by Fuji TV, Kyodo Tokyo, and Watanabe Entertainment in association with Barry and Fran Weissler and Howard and Janet Kagan. For tickets, click here.