Already closed | 2h 10m | Midtown W

Head Over Heels (NYC)

From 853 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great singing, Delightful

About the show

Tony Award winner Michael Mayer directs this new musical comedy set to the songs of the iconic rock act The Go-Go's, including  "We Got The Beat," "Our Lips Are Sealed," "Vacation," and many more. More…

"Head over Heels" is an unpredictable Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must prevent an oracle's prophecy of doom. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family embarks on an extravagant journey where they are faced with mistaken identities, love triangles, sexual awakening, and self-discovery.

2h 10m | Already closed | Hudson Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (853)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great singing, Delightful
79
Avg Score

85
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Romantic

See it if Shakespearean style comedy, spoken in verse, with gay/trans characters and Go-Go's music. Surprisingly clever and fun.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a silly comedy. Shepherd boy disguises himself as a girl to see the princess etc. Don't have to be a big Go-Go's fan.

Also My gay 21 year old daughter went nuts for trans/drag queen Peppermint,... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing, Joyful, Great writing

See it if you want to see a fun musical with an unabashedly queer aesthetic.

Don't see it if you're looking for something that takes itself too seriously.

81
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you want to escape with some comedy and familiar songs in well designed sets and great costumes. An energetic cast makes it entertaining.

Don't see it if if you are not up for some silliness or do not like the music of the Go Go's.

75
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you enjoy a light hearted gender bending musical with lively music and wonderful staging. Very entertaining with funny situations.

Don't see it if you do not like gender bending dialogue or you only like sophisticated musicals.

Also Talented cast. I loved the use of the lighting which I think can be ap... Read more Read less

75
Great singing and choreography, Fun-filled campy romp, Elizabethan iambic pentameter, The go go’s jukebox musical comedy

See it if Loosely based on The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia, a royal family pairs up their daughters, finds a successor, and keeps the beat.

Don't see it if You are not OK with non-binary and other gender expressions, or with a rather silly plot that mixes Greek mythology and Elizabethan English.

44
I saw my first broadway musical tonight

See it if You are looking for something fun

Don't see it if You want to think or be challenged

Also Sorry to make this about me but this was the first Broadway musical I ... Read more Read less

79
This is fine. not as unique as it "read", Ambitious, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You want to see several really wonderful performances couched within a rather predictable telling. A riot of color and movement.

Don't see it if Mundane repetitive dance moves which were not interesting 1st time. Small garage band "orchestra" with boring arrangements/orchestration.

Also The older generation here excels. The King and Queen inhabit their rol... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy Shakesperean like comedies with music from The Go-Go’s.

Don't see it if You prefer elaborate and serous productions.

81
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Enchanting

See it if A sweet adult gender bending fairy tale of a musical. Fun and well produced. The audience was dancing in the isles.Great entertainment.

Don't see it if Do not see if you prefer dramas or musicals with a message.

20
Disappointing, Dizzying, Overrated, Raunchy, Fluffy

See it if You love go go music. You also love silly shows.

Don't see it if you want to see a show with a better story line.

72
Cliched, Nice choreography, Fluffy

See it if you'd like a mashup of Go-Gos songs and Shakespeare with a flimsy plot.

Don't see it if You want an intelligent plot. This is fluff.

69
Ambitious, Clever, Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if you love musical comedy and are a fan of the music of the Go-Gos.

Don't see it if you love GREAT musical comedy and don't like the music of the Go-Gos.

Also LOVED hearing the music of the Go-Gos. Quite clever how the music of t... Read more Read less

74
Energetic choreography, Silly but fun, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You are a fan of the Go-Go's and want to hear their music performed by a cast that is clearly having fun.

Don't see it if You want a serious story, don't like fluff, and need substance. None of that here, but it was fun.

Also It was clear that the cast was having fun performing, which made it fu... Read more Read less

82
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Funny

See it if You want to have a fun time in the theater. This is a very entertaining musical,with actors who beautifully sing songs of the GO-GO's.

Don't see it if You prefer more serious fare.

75
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Fluffy, Hilarious

See it if You like the music of the Go-Gos, or you want a silly good time about LGBT relations in medieval times. The cast is great, staging is smart

Don't see it if You dislike the Go-Gos, want something profound, or don't like shows that preach their messages foo overtly.

80
Great fun & entertaining, Over-the-top, but works, Tongue in cheek, Delightful & refreshing, Timely & relevant

See it if You’re up for a campy, wry mash-up of the Go Go’s music, Elizabethan iambic pentameter and plot, with a five-woman kick-ass pit band.

Don't see it if A story that embraces love in all its gender fluidity, sexual identity, cross-dressing & feminist philosophy disturbs. Not a jukebox musical

Also Terrific lighting, sound & sets; musical arrangements & musicians; boo... Read more Read less

70
Confusing, Entertaining, Indulgent, Raunchy, Bizarre

See it if you love musicals. Or! you like the Go-Go's AND obscure Elizabethan fantasias AND gender politics (srsly, who is this show aimed at?)

Don't see it if you're expecting a boring jukebox musical; a coherent, linear musical. This is farcical and fun and full of stilted Shakespeare-style verse.

Also I had loads of fun, but I'm baffled at how this show ever got made. It... Read more Read less

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if Well written,...smart and witty use of English language ; well conceived ... NOT a juke-box musical. Silly with a big heart.

Don't see it if No reason not ... delightful

75
Joyful, Lgbtq, Shakespearean, Jukebox musical, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy shows that are very much targeted towards LGBTQ and drag audiences. You are a Go-Go's fan.

Don't see it if You dislike shows that are overtly didactic and a little predictable. Dislike the music of the Go-Go's.

Also "Thou better worketh!" -Pythio... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Funny

See it if Straight white cis men (patriarchy) realize their shortcomings and make space for the women and queer folx. Light progressive jukebox comedy

Don't see it if Writing is just ok. Queer / trans folx scare you. Don't like The Go-Go's.

Also Ticket from online rush via TodayTix for $42.50. Balcony front and cen... Read more Read less

45
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if Experiencing some good performances is enough to overlook a stupid and unfunny book.

Don't see it if you want theater to engage your mind.

81
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Fluffy

See it if Fizzy laughs, fun dialogue and Durand and Socha getting well-deserved originating roles amongst a talented cast makes for a fun theater slot

Don't see it if True to originating story so sudden seriousness almost implodes the fun; catchy Go-Gos tunes uneven in quality and relevance to story

58
Banal, Slow, Quirky

See it if you like anachronistic jokes made by people in period costume.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that overstay their welcome and can't seem to settle on a tone.

78
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like The Go-Go's music in a romantic comedy where love knows no gender. Singing, dancing and cavorting.

Don't see it if LGBTQ themes make you uncomfortable of you prefer drama.

70
Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy, Relevant

See it if you are looking for light entertainment that is current. It has a surprisingly political message which I appreciated.

Don't see it if you don't like the mistaken identity/Elizabethan farce genre.

Also I appreciate a jukebox musical that has an interesting plot. Although ... Read more Read less


July 26th, 2018
"Feels as timid and awkward as the new kid on the first day of school...'Head Over Heels' lacks the courage of its contradictions. It mutters deferentially when what you want is a rebel yell...What’s lacking in the musical performances here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so ...
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July 26th, 2018
"To enjoy 'Head Over Heels,' which offers quite a lot to enjoy, it is probably best to kick up your heels and put your head on hold. That’s not to say that this saucy, boisterous musical doesn’t have a brainy side, starting with its ambitious crossbreeding of four time periods...But at heart the ...
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July 26th, 2018
"If the premise of 'Head Over Heels' sounds a little nutso, that’s because the show is a lot nutso, in the most delightfully daffy, exuberantly heart-open way...'Head Over Heels' is joyfully queering the canon (which isn’t all that straight to begin with) and throwing a heady, hearty party while ...
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July 27th, 2018
“A bouncy, bizarro, occasionally didactic musical...The amalgam is so brazen as to be immediately disarming: it would take a truly bad sport not to get on board with ersatz Elizabethan verse side by side with eighties earworms, delivered with equal gusto by a game cast...Mayer’s production revels...
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