Two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle stars in Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway revival of William Finn's groundbreaking musical about a gay man, his wife, his son, his lover, and their psychiatrist. More…
Set in 1979-1981, 'Falsettos' focuses on Marvin (Borle), who struggles to create a nontraditional family out of an eclectic array of core relationships, including his ex-wife (Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block), his new boyfriend (Tony nominee Andrew Rannells), his adolescent son, and his psychiatrist. Amidst a series of monumental life changes, he is forced to reckon with his own views on love, responsibility, and what it means to be a man. This production reunites the original creative team of producer André Bishop, Tony-winning composer/lyricist William Finn, and Tony-winning playwright/director James Lapine.
See it if You want to see one of the best ensembles assembled on Broadway. The material is tolerable enough to sit through, cast is worth it.
Don't see it if You're not a huge fan of the cast, and don't care to see them campaigning for Tonys in a watered down Rent with shitty music.
See it if you love Borle and Rannells [I do] enough to sit through a show that now looks weak and patched-together. The women, esp, are poorly drawn.
Don't see it if It hasn't held up well; music and lyrics are only okay. great performers but they have little to work with in this show.
See it if uh well it's too late to see it but the staging was really wonderful and the actors did well with this very strange and weirdly paced show
Don't see it if you are looking for something a little less strange but also you kinda have no choice anyway because you can't see it because it's closed
See it if you love the material which has been done regularly for 30 years. Cast works hard, Rannells is aces, set is clever, ending is very moving.
Don't see it if sung through musicals are not your thing and this one lasts almost three excruciating hours. I found it all so old hat. Why this revival?
See it if You like the (admittedly Uber talented) cast or are already a fan of the score.
Don't see it if You're looking for originality, modern relevance... or if you're prone to doze off.
See it if you want to see the great cast, and catch this revival before it closes
Don't see it if you know nothing about the show, I didn't and I was very disappointed by this very dated show, coming away asking, why?
See it if You won't enter the theater until the second act. The first act is self indulgent and excruciatingly long.
Don't see it if You want a traditional musical and not one endless recitative.
See it if The show is disappointing. It is static, with no forward movement. It feels very dated. I did not care about the characters. Self indulgent.
Don't see it if You like a musical with an engaging plot, characters, or songs.
See it if You're a fan of the original musical or you need to relive memories of doing this show in college or are student of musical theatre.
Don't see it if You can't handle non melodic music with a very dated, poorly constructed script.
See it if You love Betsy Wolfe or Stephanie J block... it's got some terrific & heart wrenching moments but the rest falls FLAT
Don't see it if If you like typical musical theatre with linear stories... Most of it is not good but some of it is seriously wonderful
See it if you haven't seen a major musical since about 1990.
Don't see it if you're looking for something fresh. The cast is great, but the material has been outclassed many times over since its debut.
See it if you are nostalgic for a show that mattered when it first appeared but has not aged well.
Don't see it if You have expectations to love this as much as the hype promises you will.
See it if I had a hard time following this show. Fast lyrics/songs. Lots of movement and transitions. Stephanie Block is a joy to watch
Don't see it if You're looking for a traditional musical. This show is a modern musical.Fast pace, fast songs, quirky. It failed to connect with me.
See it if Well performed. A couple of good numbers.
Don't see it if Tedious, minimalist presentation. Under-developed characters with little chemistry,
See it if you're looking for an "edgy" or "different" musical that's "intelligent".
Don't see it if the thought of a "non-traditional" musical terrifies you. Or if analyzing quirky musical sequences for a deeper meaning is not your thing.
See it if This show was more relevant 20 yes ago. The kid-actor 's voice was flat too often, but there a few show-stopping numbers that save the day.
Don't see it if You saw it more than once before.
See it if You want to see a great cast, but not used to their full potential. Block is fabulous. Staging is innovative. 2nd act is more substantial
Don't see it if You want fresh material. The opener and march of the falsettos are both head scratchers--as in, "why???"
See it if if you like Stephanie J Block. She almost steals the show. A brilliant, effortless performance.
Don't see it if you don't like small off B'way shows that should have remained there.
See it if You want to see a fantastic ensemble cast, you enjoy William Finn, enjoy smaller domestic issue shows, you like quirky dramedies.
Don't see it if You're looking for a relevant to today show (this screams early 90s), you want an unpredictable show, you don't like sing-through shows.