Already closed | 2h 40m | Midtown W

Falsettos

From 1,016 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Funny

About the show

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.

2h 40m | Already closed | Walter Kerr Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (1016)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Funny
85
Avg Score

During previews
99
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy thought-provoking stories in your entertainment.

Don't see it if You have any prejudice against LGBT individuals.

During previews
89
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Must see

See it if You love to laugh

Don't see it if You don't like musicals

During previews
78
Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing, Intense, Riveting

See it if You liked the original, you like sad shows, and you like to laugh.

Don't see it if If don't want to cry in the theater and you want to see chemistry between the leads.

During previews
94
Resonant, Great writing, Absorbing, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like beautiful and moving theatre with smart lyrics and great music. Great production of a wonderful show.

Don't see it if You don't like to think and feel.

Also A few people here wrote that they thought the show was dated and I cou... Read more Read less

During previews
57
Disappointing, Slow, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You have free tickets

Don't see it if You have to pay

During previews
89
Exquisite, Absorbing, Hilarious, Intense, Must see

See it if you enjoy shows such as next to normal

Don't see it if you have issues with gay and lesbian relationships

During previews
98
Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Insipid, Masterful

See it if You want to be impacted by a show in a way where life means more after.

Don't see it if if you are not a fan of LGBT story lines and harsh content

During previews
92
Riveting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You have a brain and care about the theatre.

Don't see it if you're a homphobe from the Kremlin.

During previews
92
Absorbing, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You have a brain. You are a compassionate human being. You love great theatre.,

Don't see it if If you typically think that any revival of a show could be called "dated"!

During previews
85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if You are open to a different musical theater style and experience. Also if you're okay with crying A LOT!

Don't see it if You don't like "weirder" musicals with non-linear storytelling.

During previews
36
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Cliched, Dated

See it if ,

Don't see it if left at intermission....

During previews
77
Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever, Cliched

See it if you like musicals that address the trials of hetero- and homo- sexual relationships

Don't see it if you don't like musicals

During previews
79
Entertaining, Resonant, Great staging

See it if You love Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block, Tracie Thoms and Betsy Wolfe. See it if you believe love is love is love.

Don't see it if You expect it to be as well-sung as the original production. It isn't. Don't see it if you expect changed lyrics to be an improvement.

Also The staging is really interesting and the actors are REALLY working ha... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Entertaining, Dated, Great singing, Intense, Great acting

See it if You're ready for an emotional journey.

Don't see it if You're voting for Drumpf.

During previews
70
Dated, Disappointing, Slow, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you are looking for a top-notch cast performing a very important musical

Don't see it if you are not a true student of the history of musical theatre

During previews
88
Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You don't mind crying

Don't see it if You don't like crying in public


October 27th, 2016
"There’s hardly a moment in the exhilarating, devastating revival of the musical 'Falsettos' that doesn’t approach, or even achieve, perfection...Directed by Mr. Lapine—whose work is so sharp it’s as if he were seeing the show with a new pair of eyes...Mr. Borle shines here as he has never before...
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October 27th, 2016
"Few musicals have the range, idiosyncrasy and emotional punch of this profoundly unconventional and personal work...As enjoyable as the snaggletoothed and biting first half can be, it hardly prepares you for the extraordinary second...Finn pushes musical theater to the limits of what we can ask ...
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October 27th, 2016
"A heartbreaking revival...It’s hard to get through the last half hour intact...If this Lincoln Center Theater production, directed by Lapine, has any serious faults, they arise from that agenda. As written, Marvin is so nasty and erratic in the first act ...Christian Borle can’t resolve that con...
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November 7th, 2016
"One of the most dishonest musicals I have ever seen...What can you do with a show that opens with a song called 'Four Jews in a Room Bitching,' and uses AIDS to endow it with seriousness? The rot at the center of 'Falsettos' is slathered in self-congratulation. Finn and Lapine use Jews, AIDS, an...
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