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By Scott Roberto / February 1, 12:00 AM
The Circus Comes to Town


The home-grown, Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Pippin returns to town February 2–14. Taking the stage at the Boston Opera House, this acclaimed revival got its start at Cambridge’s American Repertory Theater under the direction of heralded auteur Diane Paulus. This version of Stephen Schwartz’s 1972 musical is enhanced by the Bob Fosse-influenced choreography, as well as by breathtaking acrobatics created by Montreal-based circus troupe Les 7 doigts de la main. The play—which features the show-stopping numbers “Magic to Do,” “Corner of the Sky” and “Glory”—tells the story of the title character, a prince who goes on a journey of self-discovery and encounters characters from various strata of society, including his grandmother, played in the Boston engagement by screen legend Adrienne Barbeau.

Photo: Joan Marcus

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