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.
Did You Know?
The original Broadway production of "Pippin" opened at the Imperial Theater in New York on October 23, 1972, ran for 1944 performances and was nominated for the 1973 Tony Awards for the Best Musical, Book and Score. The 1973 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical was won by Ben Vereen
who recreated his stage role in this filmed production. See more
The Lead Player sings during the song "Simple Joys" that wouldn't you rather be... "a twig on a fig in Galilee." The line from the song that is supposed to be sung is "a fig on a twig in Galilee". See more
GLORY'S IN THE AIR! GLORY'S IN THE AIR! AND WHAT AM I DOING? I'm running around in a dark stage like an Idiot.
Additionally, in recent years, a rough cut containing all items deleted from the original broadcast version for issues of time has surfaced on the Internet, disappearing only to reappear numerous times. See more
Version of Pippin
Kind of Woman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Sung by Leslie Denniston
and The Players See more