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Pippin: His Life and Times (1981)

At the goading of the ominous and omnipresent Leading Player, Pippin, the eldest son of King Charlemagne, samples life's pleasures to discover his place in the world and the meaning of his life.

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Player
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Player
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Player
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Charles Lee Ward ...
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Lee Mathis ...
Beggar
Frank Mastrocola ...
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At the goading of the ominous and omnipresent Leading Player, Pippin, the eldest son of King Charlemagne, samples life's pleasures to discover his place in the world and the meaning of his life.

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The first Broadway musical to be videotaped in live performance for television broadcast. The Mary Martin version of "Peter Pan" was broadcast live in 1955 and 1956, and videotaped in 1960, but all these telecasts were done at the NBC television studios, not in a theatre before a live audience. See more »

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Pippin: I know this is a musical comedy, but I want my life to have meaning!
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Simple Joys
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Sung by Ben Vereen
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A Masterpiece
20 October 1998 | by (Barrington, RI) – See all my reviews

This is one of the finest videos of a musical available anywhere. In addition to being an unbelievable musical, this top notch cast brings PIPPIN to an astounding level.

Particularly amazing is Ben Vereen... his singing, acting, and dancing abilities are on full display. Broadway legend Chita Rivera is also spellbinding in her small but show-stopping performance.

This is a musical not to miss!


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