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  • Seattle Review: Pippin (May 15, 2006)
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    Seattle Review: Pippin
    by Robbie Wachs - May 15, 2006

    Though it features a solid Stephen Schwartz score, the principal success of Pippin was the dynamic staging provided by Bob Fosse. Fosse was able to elevate Roger O. Hirson's paper-thin book far above its mediocrity with inventive movement and a heavy dose of style. 5th Avenue Theatre's gaudy new staging, under the direction of David Armstrong, is further proof that Fosse shows are not to be tinkered with. Much like the recent revival of Sweet Charity, this production suffers greatly when Fosse's influence is removed. (more...)