Pan American Champion and World Championships competitor Olga Karmansky has shifted gears from rhythmic gymnastics and is now appearing on Broadway in the musical revival of “Pippin.“ Karmansky, who is also a rhythmic national champion, is cast as one of the players and can be found daily at the show’s performances at the Music Box Theatre (239 W. 45th St.) in New York City.
Everything has its season... and this season, “Pippin” returns to Broadway for the first time in 40 years ago. With new staging and the beloved score by Tony Award® nominee Stephen Schwartz (“Godspell,” Wicked”), “Pippin” tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. The musical score includes favorites "Magic to Do," "Glory" and "Corner of the Sky.”
Karmansky has been part of the U.S. tour for “Panic! At the Disco” and performed for the “Allora + Calzadilla” at the Venice Biennale. She has appeared in TV’s “Law & Order: SVU” and “Strange Beauty.” As a rhythmic gymnast, Karmansky was the U.S. all-around champion in 2005, as well as for rope, ball and ribbon. A two-time Pan American champion, she was the alternate for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team.
Recently performed at Boston's American Repertory Theater, “Pippin “is directed by Diane Paulus, director of the 2009 and 2012 Tony Award winners for Best Musical Revival (“Hair” and “Porgy and Bess”).
If you are in New York City don’t miss Karmansky in “Pippin.” For more information, go to pippinthemusical.com.