Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Book by Roger O. Hirson. Based on The story of Pippin, son of Charlemagne.
The Leading Player tells us the tongue-in-cheek story of Pippin, son of the 8th-Century King Charlemagne, who is on a quest to find his true calling in life. He goes through war, love, politics and other pursuits before settling down with Catherine and her son