Pip, Pip, Hooray!

I realize that if I were to ask you what your favorite Broadway musical is, you’re likely to tell me it’s Wicked, The Lion King, Newsies or Annie, yeah?

There are some instant-classic current hits rocking out on the Great White Way these days.

But let’s not forget about the great shows of the past.

In fact, let’s bring them back!

Matthew James Thomas as Pippin and Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine in a production of Pippin at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA. (Photo credit: AP Photo/American Repertory Theater, Michael J. Lutch)

Beginning March 23 (and officially opening April 25), you can catch Pippin, back on Broadway! (Yes, the musical. Not to be confused with my favorite little dancer ever.) Plus, it’s being directed by Diane Paulus, who did the revivals for Hair and The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess. And those both won Tony Awards. Just saying.

The revival is currently playing at the American Repertory Theater near Boston, but it will move to the Music Box Theatre in NYC this spring.

Not familiar with the ol’ tale? Here’s what you’re in for: Fosse.

Oh I’m sorry, did you want to know more? Why does it even matter? This is a Bob Fosse show, people. He directed and choreographed the original when it opened in 1972. And that man could do no wrong.

But if you really did want to know more, I’ll tell you that Pippin is about the soul-searching son of the first Holy Roman Emperor and it’s all pop-rocky and whimsical and fun. There are also circus-y elements.

I’m excited. Join me!

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