Broadway's 'Pippin' recoups $8.5M investment



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NEW YORK (AP) - The current revival of "Pippin" has proved magical at the box office and now comes proof: The show has recouped its $8.5 million costs.

Producers said Monday the show is now earning a profit less than eight months after it opened.

A whimsical coming-of-age story about the son of the first Holy Roman Emperor, "Pippin" boasts pop-rock music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. The revival is led by director Diane Paulus and won the best revival Tony.

"Pippin" opened in 1972 under the direction of Bob Fosse and ran for five years, winning five Tonys. It became a favorite with schools, summer stocks and community theaters across the country.

A national tour of the revival kicks off in September 2014 in Denver.

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