Pippin the Musical

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ASTONISHING. A PIPPIN for the 21st century. DAZZLING & AWE-INSPIRING."
–Ben Brantley

The New York Times

A musical miracle has landed at the Music Box Theatre. This brilliant new production is everything you could dream of in a musical. Diane Paulus has raised the bar on her work to dizzying heights of imagination and artistry. PIPPIN punctuates the Broadway season with a big, bold exclamation point. It is that extraordinary!" –Joe Dziemianowicz

Daily News

★ ★ ★ ★! PIP, PIP HOORAY! SENSATIONAL! A THRILLING PIECE OF EYE-POPPING RAZZLE DAZZLE! WHAT LOVER OF BROADWAY COULD COMPLAIN?” –Elisabeth Vincentelli

New York Post

★ ★ ★ ★ ★! Ladies and gentlemen, STEP RIGHT UP TO THE GREATEST SHOW OF THE BROADWAY SEASON: Diane Paulus’s SENSATIONAL cirque-noir revival of PIPPIN. Here, in all its glory, is MUSICAL-THEATER SHOWMANSHIP AT ITS BEST. A THRILLING EVENING!" –Adam Feldman

Time Out New York

FAR AND AWAY THE BEST MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF THE BROADWAY SEASON. A TRULY DAZZLING FEAT OF THEATRICAL ALCHEMY. An inestimably clever blend of Broadway tradition and raw risk! –Chris Jones

Chicago Tribune

★ ★ ★ ★! THE SEASON’S BEST MUSICAL, JAZZ HANDS DOWN! A combination of EPIC THEATER, BURLESQUE and SOULFUL SPECTACLE that recaptures the show’s SHINY ALLURE and its POIGNANCE while making it seem ENTIRELY FRESH! –Elysa Gardner

USA Today

THRILLING & WONDROUS! A DAZZLING VISUAL TREAT! The opening moments of PIPPIN are the MOST THRILLING since the humans and beasts of The Lion King spilled down the aisles to the onstage savannah more than 15 years ago. –Jeremy Gerard

Bloomberg News

THRILLING. A STROKE OF GENIUS. THIS NEW PIPPIN AMAZES! Director DIANE PAULUS hasn’t just slapped some fresh paint on this beloved tale of self-discovery, she’s rebuilt it. A STROKE OF GENIUS! –Mark Kennedy

AP

BY FAR THE BEST SHOW IN TOWN! Race to the box office and buy tickets to this show! Your kids, grandkids and you big kids are going to love PIPPIN. THIS SHOW IS SOMETHING YOU WILL NEVER FORGET! –David Richardson

WOR Radio

WONDERFUL! This eye-popping, jaw-dropping, VISUALLY STUNNING extravaganza is THE THRILL OF THE SEASON! This PIPPIN is sure to cast its enchantment over a new generation of youthful theatergoers. It has magic to do and BOY, DOES IT DO IT! –David Cote

NY1

PURE THEATRICAL BLISS! The time for PIPPIN has finally come. –Frank Rizzo

Variety

GRADE: A. AMAZING & EYE-POPPING! –Thom Geier

Entertainment Weekly

SENSATIONAL! A KNOCK 'EM DEAD EXTRAVAGANZA! –Terry Teachout

The Wall Street Journal

REMARKABLE! A WONDER TO BEHOLD! MASSIVELY, almost OVERWHELMINGLY ENTERTAINING! –David Rooney

The Hollywood Reporter

ANYONE WHO'S SEEN THIS PRODUCTION KNOWS HOW MAGICAL THE THEATER CAN BE. This production melds extraordinary circus acrobatics and magical illusions with "ordinary" virtues like accomplished acting, singing, and dancing."

The Boston Globe

DIANE PAULUS DELIVERS A WORTHY SPECTACLE. PIPPIN is like getting two shows for one. The audience gets the musical story of a young man's search for meaning, and a side show of Cirque du Soleil to boot."

The Boston Herald

A MUSICAL THAT IS 100% ENTERTAINING IN THE TRUEST SENSE. Many audience members will want to repeat their viewing experience just to catch every last breathtaking feat performed by the 7 Doigt gymnasts. PIPPIN HAS EVERYTHING ONE LOOKS FOR IN A MUSICAL, including A SUPERB CAST."

Theatre Mania

THE TIME FOR PIPPIN HAS FINALLY COME! Diane Paulus' Cirque du Showbiz production is FRESH, LIVELY AND IN MANY WAYS EXTRAORDINARY - and sure to create positive buzz prior to its just-announced spring perch on Broadway."

Variety

THIS IS AS FABULOUS AS PIPPIN WILL EVER GET. Diane Paulus's ingenious circus revamp of PIPPIN is indeed a magic to-do."

Boston Phoenix