Harmony (Broadway)
Open run 2h 15m
Harmony (Broadway)

Harmony (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(293 Ratings)
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Great singing, Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant, Great acting

About the Show

The musical about The Comedian Harmonists' rise to fame, with music by Barry Manilow, hits Broadway.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (293)

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67 Reviews | 8 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You love great musicals with incredible singing and Broadway royalty. Such amazing voices and such a relevant story right now

Don't see it if You don’t like incredible productions Read more

82 Reviews | 10 Followers
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Great singing

See it if You want to see a musical with exceptional music and singing but is also provocative and is going to strike a chord (no pun intended).

Don't see it if You want a feel good show that has you grinning ear to ear. There will be those moments, but it’s going to challenge your comfort level.

201 Reviews | 25 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Wonderful young talent and the mature guy is also a gem. Uplifting and sad at the same time. If you think it can't happen here, wake & C it.

Don't see it if Obtuse and blind to historical tragedies that again may be at our doorstep.

60 Reviews | 17 Followers
Great acting, Profound, Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a great show that is sadly relevant, especially now. Great music, great cast, entertaining. Loved it!

Don't see it if you are triggered by antisemitism and the holocaust, if you want a feel good show or a comedy

287 Reviews | 66 Followers
Quirky, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like yet another story about Nazis and prosecution of Jews in Europe. The vocals are amazing. Julie Benko and Sierra Boggess are gems.

Don't see it if you expect Copacabana and Barry Manilow standards

126 Reviews | 12 Followers
Intelligent, Great acting, Exquisite, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love a moving and powerful story that forces you to confront the wrongs of the past

Don't see it if You are looking for a happy show

72 Reviews | 5 Followers
Riveting, Resonant, Intense, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a great story about real people who should definitely be better known

Don't see it if You are disinterested in stories centered around the Holocaust.

182 Reviews | 30 Followers
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever

See it if This show captures the history of how the Nazi party changed the joys of entertainment in Europe. Filled wonderful music and singing.

Don't see it if I can’t think of a reason not to see it unless you are a part of the Nazi party.

Critic Reviews (27)

The New York Times
November 13th, 2023

“Like a lot of current theater that hitches a ride on the Holocaust for dramatic propulsion, ‘Harmony’ makes guilt and anguish its through line, unintentionally suggesting that survival and the solace of music are somehow undeserved. Luckily, after a rough ride of an evening, the finale — offers exquisite evidence to the contrary.”
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Time Out New York
November 13th, 2023

“The problem with the train story is that, like other plot points, it is underdeveloped: It seems to have been added for extra weight. And that reflects the fundamental problem that Harmony struggles to overcome...As enjoyable and affecting as ‘Harmony’is—and as timely, with antisemitism on the rise worldwide—it doesn’t make the case that, among all that we must never forget, the Comedian Harmonists merit quite this degree of remembrance.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 13th, 2023

“Lines in ‘Harmony’ about the recurrence of hate against Jews and state oppression in general, fashioned as generalities, are suddenly much more charged. The show — basically a fable — doesn’t meet the moment as much as the moment crashes over it.”
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Entertainment Weekly
November 13th, 2023

“Despite its caveats, ‘Harmony’ is a powerful musical that, by its conclusion, makes one's heart break for the Comedian Harmonists and all those who were lost to time because of hatred and cruelty, the echoes of which are still ringing out to this day...’Harmony’ will continue to sing out in the minds of audiences long after they leave the theater, too.”
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November 14th, 2023

“Most of characters come off as fairly hackneyed — the rabbi, the doctor, the whorehouse piano player — but all the voices are beautiful. Manilow can write a good love song, and there are a few.”
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The Wall Street Journal
November 13th, 2023

“The superabundance of characters, narratives and context combine to make for the show’s Achilles’ heel. What is unfortunately missing from ‘Harmony’ is a lyrical melding of the varied elements that should be smoothly combined to create a captivating, and harmonizing, whole.”
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The Observer
November 14th, 2023

“A story this compelling could have made a good musical—with less narration, more character development, and a finale that milked the nostalgia less. Needless to say, a tale of innocent people caught in a nauseating wave of antisemitism hits harder in our present moment...You might leave humming the title tune, but also unsatisfied. “
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November 13th, 2023

“...’Harmony’ is nonetheless steadily compelling and not infrequently stirring, attributes that speak as much to the Manilow-Sussman craftsmanship as to an intriguing tale long-lost to history.”
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