Actors with local ties return to Binghamton for tour of "Pippin"

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Cast members of the touring Broadway show "Pippin" stopped by the Rod Serling School of Arts to talk about the industry with students.

Imani Williams, a 2015 Binghamton University graduate and Housso Semon, who was raised in Ithaca, discussed their roles in Pippin and how they got started in theatre.

Housso plays "Lead Player" in Pippin, which is playing at the Forum Theatre, and Williams is her understudy, but injured her achilles during a rehearsal.

They discusses how to break into Broadway and the importance of staying committed and always improving your craft.

"Work hard and have fun. If you don't do the work, you will never get where you want to go and you won't reach your highest potential. If you don't have fun, what's the point?" said Semon.

Students inquired about maintaining relationships with friends and family on the road along with keeping up with busy schedules and time management.

You can catch Pippin Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Broome County Forum.


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