This 2013 revival, inspired by circus and directed by Diane Paulus, received ten Tony Award nominations, winning several, including Best Revival of a Musical. More…
This new, circus-inspired production of 'Pippin' features an acrobatic troupe of performers, led by the charismatic Leading Player. The ensemble cast tells the story of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life.
See it if you like the show itself. Revival should have used Fosse's staging. Acrobatics didn't enhance, but it was good to have Pippin on Bway.
Don't see it if Worth seeing for the songs and insightful book (how to give life meaning). I missed the Fosse choreography, tho. Talented cast.
See it if Beautiful story. Engaging. Great Music. Fun sets. Endearing
Don't see it if you don't like poetic somewhat surreal retelling of a story. Not linear.
See it if first act was phenomenal. Fast paced, good acting, humorous to go with a good story.
Don't see it if second act falls flat on it s face, too campy, looking to hard for laughs.
See it if This Is one of the best things I've seen on Broadway. The acting, the music, the circus performers, the costumes, etc. Memorable!
Don't see it if If you don't like a big Broadway spectacle.
See it if You're interested in seeing a cute musical with highly athletic, acrobatic staging.
Don't see it if You've seen the show before and generally dislike it.
See it if A wonderful new take on a classic. Loved the circus elements.
Don't see it if At bottom, the play is weak. The spectacle, not the book, made it great.
See it if you enjoy circus elements and stellar production values. This was a great production made even better because of Patina Miller!
Don't see it if you don't like shows with dark undertones.
See it if epic traditional/old-school musicals entertain you. This historic show with new & edgy twists still works. "Voice" winner J Kaufman ROCKS!
Don't see it if a little hanky-packy, same-sex action, & PDA's turn you off. It's not for kids (never was). Priscilla Lopez is worth the price of admission.
See it if an inventive retelling of the Fosse’s classic. Stellar performances. Elaborate and raw at the same time
Don't see it if you don’t like the circus.
See it if Pippin! Fantastic prod, pulling out all the stops. Andrea Martin. Few revivals just do it! Patina Miller. Diana Paulus' magic!
Don't see it if Looking for Ben Vereen
See it if are looking to be entertained by a wonderful score & dance numbers with acrobatics.
Don't see it if are looking for a show with a deep story.
See it if first class revival of a Broadway classic. Updated "cirque" spin while maintaining Fosse style dance. Great cast and direction!
Don't see it if spectacle shows and deeper mean leave you sweeping up after the tent comes down.
See it if Wonderfully restaged production set in the arena of a circus; breathtaking to look at, with a great Stephen Schwartz score
Don't see it if you don't like spectacle or want a show where the featured characters have more depth.
See it if you're looking to see a fresh take on an older show. The staging is incredible. (Diane Paulus is the star here. Well, her & Andrea Martin.)
Don't see it if you were never a fan of Pippin... b/c it's still Pippin (i.e. dull, corny story).
See it if you like a well executed spectacle that doesn't compromise the story & enjoy metaphorical story telling.
Don't see it if you don't like the circus theme or a dash of magic/whimsy.
See it if you value style over substance in your musicals.
Don't see it if you have fond memories of the original which was a master class in how good performers can hide weak material. Skip if don't like circuses.