(Hedy Weiss’s article appeared in the Chicago Sun-time, 7/23.)

John Rubinstein was 26 when he made his Broadway debut and created the title role in the original 1972 production of “Pippin” — a somewhat unconventional musical for its time, that featured a score by a very young Stephen Schwartz (who would pen “Wicked” nearly three decades later), a book by Roger O. Hirson, and show-defining direction and choreography by Bob Fosse.


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