Lucie Arnaz: Why Her Addition to the Pippin Cast Stands Out

September 22, 2014 7:51 PM

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Lucie Arnaz: Why Her Addition to the Pippin Cast Stands Out

Let's face it, the first national touring production of 2013's Tony-winning hit Pippin (Best Musical Revival), didn't need all that much to lure in the masses. But now that the indelible Lucie Arnaz has come on board to play Berthe, the sassy grandmother to the show's befuddled protagonist, it gives us all the more reason to experience the production, which opens at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre this week, before venturing onward.

Arnaz is just one of countless castmembers reinvigorating the revival with its cirque-like makeover. In its current incarnation, the show boasts mesmerizing acrobatics, fueled by Les 7 Doigts de la Main ("Trances"). And in the hands of Tony-winning director Diane Paulus (Hair, The Gershwin's Porgy &...

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