You can’t keep a good prince down. This current revival of the Tony Award-winning 1972 musical Pippin comes to Las Vegas on a wave of glowing reviews (“Dazzling and awe-inspiring,” wrote Ben Brantley in The New York Times) and audience goodwill (“So glad to have chosen @PippinMusical as my first Broadway show. I would put it in my pocket and take it to Spain with me,” tweeted @TaylahGinger).
What’s the secret of its success? Stephen Schwartz’s timeless songbook? The choreography, inspired by the work of the director of the original production, Bob Fosse? The rock-solid traveling cast, which includes Kyle Dean Massey and the acrobatics troupe Les 7 Doigts de la Main? I wish I knew. Truth is, I’m reading this stuff at the same time you are. But I’d sure like to go to The Smith Center to see Pippin and discover its magic touch for myself. Nov. 25-30, $39 and up, 702-749-2000.