The acrobats dazzle in Diane Paulus’s dynamic, high-flying revival."
ASTONISHING. A PIPPIN for the 21st century. DAZZLING & AWE-INSPIRING."
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
★ ★ ★ ★! PIP, PIP HOORAY! SENSATIONAL! A THRILLING PIECE OF EYE-POPPING RAZZLE DAZZLE! WHAT LOVER OF BROADWAY COULD COMPLAIN?” –Elisabeth Vincentelli
★ ★ ★ ★ ★! 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
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
★ ★ ★ ★! 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
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
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
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
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
PURE THEATRICAL BLISS! The time for PIPPIN has finally come. –Frank Rizzo
GRADE: A. AMAZING & EYE-POPPING! –Thom Geier
SENSATIONAL! A KNOCK 'EM DEAD EXTRAVAGANZA! –Terry Teachout
REMARKABLE! A WONDER TO BEHOLD! MASSIVELY, almost OVERWHELMINGLY ENTERTAINING! –David Rooney
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."
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."
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."
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."
THIS IS AS FABULOUS AS PIPPIN WILL EVER GET. Diane Paulus's ingenious circus revamp of PIPPIN is indeed a magic to-do."