The Verdict: Critics Review Pippin Broadway Revival

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26 Apr 2013

Patina Miller
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The first Broadway revival of the Tony Award-winning 1972 pop musical Pippin opened April 26 at the Music Box Theatre in a new, circus-inspired staging from Tony Award-nominated director Diane Paulus and circus artist Gypsy Snider.

This new incarnation of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's dark and groovy coming-of-age musical premiered at the American Repertory Theater, where Tony Award nominee Diane Paulus (Hair, Porgy and Bess) is artistic director, last fall. The staging incorporates circus choreography and acrobatics by Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (7 Fingers).

Pippin has a score by Academy Award winner and Tony nominee Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, "The Prince of Egypt") and a book by Tony nominee Hirson.

The critics have filed their reviews, and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

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Associated Press

Backstage

Bloomberg News

The Chicago Tribune

Entertainment Weekly

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The Hollywood Reporter

The Huffington Post

NBC New York

Newsday

New York Daily News

New York Magazine

New York Post

The New York Times

Time Out New York

USA Today

Variety

The Village Voice

The Wall Street Journal

For tickets visit Telecharge.com. The Music Box Theatre is located at 239 West 45th Street.

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