Broadway’s Pippin Set to Close At the End of Josh Kaufman Run

Josh Kaufman - Pippin

After The Voice 6 winner, Josh Kaufman, finishes his titular role in the Broadway musical Pippin on January 4th, the musical revival will end its current run.

According to Billboard, the 1972 musical, written by Roger O. Hirson, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, was a “strong seller right off of the bat.”  The production made back it’s $8.5 million capitalization in nine months, moving into profit in December 2013.  While early grosses frequently topped 1 million a week, box office has fallen recently, reaching a low point, of just $377,838 for the week ending Nov. 2.  Josh took over the lead role on October 31.

Directed by Diane Paulus, Pippin won 2013 Tony Awards for best musical revival, direction, lead actress Patina Miller and featured actress and comedian, Andrea Martin.

The North American tour of Pippin is currently playing the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles through Nov. 9, with international productions planned for London, Australia and Amsterdam. The show will have played 37 previews and 709 regular performances when it closes on Broadway.

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