Pippin BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
April 25, 2013
Closing:
January 4, 2015

Theater: Music Box Theatre / 239 West 45th Street, New York, NY, 10036

Synopsis: 

The American Repertory Theatre’s production of Pippin is now on Broadway. Royal heir Pippin is spurred on by a mysterious group of performers to embark on a death-defying journey to find his “corner of the sky.” Pippin has a book by Roger O. Hirson, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, is directed by Diane Paulus with circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company “Les 7 doigts de la main”(also known as 7 Fingers) and choreography by Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Pippin

    The Old Razzle-Dazzle, Fit for a Prince

    Ben Brantley

    April 25, 2013: What do I have to do to make you love me? This plea throbs as a subtext in every musical that’s made it to Broadway. That is, after all, the impulse that gets actors out of bed in the morning. But the question has seldom been posed as nakedly and aggressively as it is in Diane Paulus’s revival of “Pippin,” which opened on Thursday night at the Music Box Theater.

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  • ASSOCIATED PRESS REVIEW OF Pippin

    Review: New 'Pippin' mixed with circus amazes

    Associated Press

    April 25, 2013: The last show to open this season on Broadway comes with plenty of bang, lots of flips and real value for money: A ticket buys you not just a musical but also a trip to the circus.

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  • HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW OF Pippin

    Pippin: Theater Review

    David Rooney

    April 25, 2013: A medieval fable that makes a giddy hodge-podge out of Candide and Faust, bulging with sexy circus acts, magic tricks, tuneful early-‘70s pop-rock songs, elementary existentialism and comedy that runs the gamut from goofy and campy through grotesque and bawdy, Pippin shouldn’t work, but it does. Up to a point. Diane Paulus’ Broadway revival of the 1972 musical is massively, almost overwhelmingly entertaining, even if its audacious razzle-dazzle doesn’t mask the limitations of its book. Still, fans of this much-loved show couldn’t ask for a more energized production.

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  • USA TODAY REVIEW OF Pippin

    'Pippin': Season's best musical, jazz hands down

    Elysa Gardner

    April 25, 2013: When director Diane Paulus led a tribe of happy hippies to Broadway in 2009, in her gorgeous revival of Hair, they shattered the fourth wall and invited viewers to join their journey from innocence to knowledge -- a trip that encompassed extremes of decadence and heartache, but somehow left you exhilarated and full of joy.

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  • ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY REVIEW OF Pippin

    Stage Review: Pippin

    Thom Geier

    April 25, 2013: There was always something a little corny about Pippin. The original 1972 musical boasted an ebullient pop score by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), a breakout star turn by Ben Vereen as the emceelike Leading Player, and distinctively Fossean choreography by Bob Fosse. It was the quintessential ''jazz hands'' show, with an inherent theatricality born from its premise: A troupe pulls into town to tell a simple allegory about a young medieval prince and his search for life's meaning.

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  • ACCESS ATLANTA REVIEW OF Pippin

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