Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Pippin

From 756 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great staging, Clever, Enchanting, Delightful

About the show

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.

2h 30m | Already closed | Music Box Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (756)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great staging, Clever, Enchanting, Delightful
88
Avg Score

85
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Missed fosse, Over-the-top

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.

Also I'm catching up on plays I saw before joining S-S. Pippin was very goo... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Fun, Whimsical

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.

78
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like whimsical magical musicals

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals or abstract staging.

76
Disappointing, Great acting, Fluffy

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.

75
Clever, Disappointing, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if you're looking to be mildly entertained with lots of color and movement on stage, or are into fairy tales.

Don't see it if you like a solid ending.

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky

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.

94
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

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.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing

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.

90
Ambitious, Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining

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.

70
Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if you are a fan of Pippin already or want some excellent singing or dancing

Don't see it if you want a well crafted book

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Dizzying

See it if you love a little Cirque Du Soleil with your fun-loving coming-of-age musicals.

Don't see it if you hate acrobats.

85
Enchanting, Great singing, Edgy, Great staging, Dazzling

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.

86
Must see, Original, Refreshing, Dated, Delightful

See it if you love acrobats and great music.

Don't see it if ...............

89
Energetic, Fun, Great singing

See it if you want a fresh take on this classic Schwartz musical. The circus was a great backdrop for this story.

Don't see it if Can't think of a reason

Also I have always thought the music to Pippin was better than the show, bu... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Riveting

See it if you're into gymnastics or acrobatics, you want to have a good time.

Don't see it if you don't want to accept it at face value.

100
Enchanting, Great staging, Masterful, Delightful

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

89
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

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.

91
Enchanting, Ambitious, Funny, Great staging, Masterful

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.

89
Clever, Entertaining, Dizzying, Great staging, Riveting

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.

92
Ambitious, Entertaining, Dizzying, Great staging, Intelligent

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.

100
Delightful, Great singing, Masterful, Must see, Exquisite

See it if you want to see a great classic and a great revival.

Don't see it if saw the original and don't like revivals.

Also For me it is one of the best plays Ive seen in my life.Great acting, s... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Acrobatic, Great staging

See it if you enjoy circus acts and razzle dazzle

Don't see it if you want a meaningful and coherent story

100
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging, Masterful

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.

83
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Dated

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).

70
Disappointing, Overrated

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.


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