While on the East Coast it was a priority of mine to see the new Broadway revival of Pippin. I haven’t been following Broadway since I moved west, but the reason I needed to see Pippin is that a friend of mine is in it. And can I just say that for a Broadway geek, seeing a friend of yours on the Broadway stage is magical. Whee!
And boy, am I ever glad I went to see it! I’ve never seen Pippin before, but my impression is that the circus elements are all new with the revival. And they work splendidly. The show is basically a cross between a circus show and a Broadway musical, starring half Broadway legends and half professional circus performers, which makes it pretty much my perfect show.
Thoughts, in no particular order: