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Peep Arrow is the new adventure of the artistic director Massimo Romeo Piparo who inherits the intense activity carried out since 1998 in Planet Musical: the production performances such as: “Jesus Christ Superstar” (in different several editions, among which the unforgettable ones starring Carl Anderson and Amii Stewart), “Tommy”, “My Fair Lady”, “Evita”, “La Febbre del Sabato Sera” (“Saturday Night Fever”), “Lady Day, la regina dello Swing” (“Lady Day”) with Amii Stewart, “Alta Società” (“High Society”) with Vanessa Incontrada, “Hairspray – grasso è bello” (“Hairspray”) and “Cenerentola” (“Cinderella”) with Roberta Lanfranchi.
The first PeepArrow production is the brilliant comedy “Smetti di piangere Penelope!” featuring Tosca D’Aquino, Nicoletta Romanoff/Roberta Lanfranchi and Samuela Sardo. Other PeepArrow landmark productions include: La Cage aux Folles”, before with Massimo Ghini and Cesare Bocci, and then with Enzo Iacchetti and Marco Columbro; “My Fair Lady” with Vittoria Belvedere and Luca Ward; “The Full Monty” with Paolo Calabresi, Gianni Fantoni, Sergio Muniz, Paolo Ruffini, Jacopo Sarno e Pietro Sermonti; “Sette spose per sette fratelli” (“Seven brides for seven brothers”), with Flavio Montrucchio and Roberta Lanfranchi. In 2014 the producing company is engaged in a special-event version of “Jesus Christ Superstar”, involving in the cast Ted Neeley – legendary Jesus interpreter in the original movie – supported by Simona Molinari, Shal Shapiro and the Italian rockband “I Negrita” with the frontman Pau in the role of Pilato. Later, the show has been mounted again and has visited the Arena of Verona, Rome and Milan with an exclusive cast that, besides Ted Neeley, features other 2 leading characters of the original movie: Yvonne Elliman as Maddalena and Barry Dennen as Pilato. Applauded even by Tom Rice, the version, still with Ted Neeley, in 2015 – 2016 opens a tour in both Italy and Europe, with sold-out encore performances. In season 2016-2017, another “Jesus Christ Superstar” tour has been launched, visiting Holland, Belgium and Italy, with the cast still starring Ted Neeley.
PeepArrow, in collaboration with Teatro Sistina, in December 2014 produces the musical “Tutti insieme appassionatamente” (“The sound of Music”), casting the experienced couple of actors Luca Ward and Vittoria Belvedere. In 2015, Elton John allowed PeepArrow to adapt and translate into Italian the musical “Billy Elliot”: this is the first time such musical has been produced entirely in Italy and the script hasn’t been written in English language. In the same year, Peep Arrow is also engaged for the executive production of the Italian musical “Il Marchese del grillo” featuring Enrico Montesano, a production by the Teatro Sistina in collaboration with MF Produzioni. In 2016 the first Italian version of the musical “Evita” has been staged, starring a special guest: the Italian singer Malika Ayane as Evita Peron. In 2017, PeepArrow is engaged in the production of the musical “Mamma Mia!”, starring Luca Ward, Paolo Conticini, Sergio Muniz, Sabrina Marciano, with an exceptional cast and a live orchestra, this top-grossing musical has been playing since July opening a successful tour that run until February 2018 in the most important Italian theatres.
In addition to many awards obtained, in 2016 Peep Arrow has won in Hollad the MUSICALWORLD AWARDS as Best International Musical with Jesus Christ superstar.
Massimo Romeo Piparo, since 2013, is also the Artistic Director of the Teatro Sistina in Rome, the most significant Italian venue for musical show.