Head Over Heels (NYC)
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Head Over Heels (NYC)
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Head Over Heels (NYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(874 Ratings)
Positive
83%
Mixed
12%
Negative
5%
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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (874)

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81 Reviews | 7 Followers
100
Funny, Romantic, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You are looking for something different and unique

Don't see it if You don't like Jukebox Musicals

63 Reviews | 14 Followers
100
Must see, Riveting, Romantic, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love intelligent romantic musical comedies

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor. You don't like inventive, costume-y, period musicals. Read more

69 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy an upbeat performance based on some of best pop music of the Go-Gos.

Don't see it if You have any problems with things being more modern. Read more

135 Reviews | 18 Followers
100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You want to have fun and feel great leaving the theatre

Don't see it if You’re not tolerant and open

127 Reviews | 22 Followers
100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You like great, singing, acting and dancing done with a thoughtful and timely story and message. Fabulous costumes and staging.

Don't see it if You don't like fun.

63 Reviews | 9 Followers
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see

See it if The legendary music of the GoGo’s is used in what is an over the top funny story w great voices and acting.

Don't see it if If you hated the Go-Go’d music or if you don’t like musical comedies.

72 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Must see, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if you enjoy go-gos music, Elizabethan-style plays, and have the beat.

Don't see it if you are offended by transgenders

69 Reviews | 16 Followers
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Masterful

See it if You love the Go-gos & love musicals. This warm hearted and silly and just simply wonderful.

Don't see it if you don't like LGBT themes & are not into musicals or having a good time out!

Critic Reviews (52)

The New York Times
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 irresistible...Its audience might leave the theater less hungry if this oddly earnest show could really kick up its heels and let the message take care of itself."
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Time Out New York
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 show is a campy romp...Broadway traditionalists may not approve, but that feels like part of the point...A fantasy and celebration of nonconformity, and it puts its casting where its mouth is."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
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 it’s at it...Part of the appeal of 'Head Over Heels' is that while it’s got Broadway sparkle to it, it depends almost entirely on its ensemble to generate its goofy, big-hearted brand of magic."
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New Yorker
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 in postmodern whimsy...The familiar tunes give the tale a welcome infusion of nostalgia...but the catalogue is puddle-deep."
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The Wall Street Journal
July 26th, 2018

"The book is still a sophomoric mess, and the 17 songs, which are mostly either fast or rather less so, are lively but unvaried...Michael Mayer has done what he can to put a directorial shine on 'Head Over Heels'...Everyone else in the cast takes care of business, and if you really, really like the Go-Go’s, you might possibly find the results tolerable."
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Deadline
July 26th, 2018

"'Head Over Heels' just strikes as winking and self-satisfied, occasionally amusing, occasionally cloying...For a show that is so determined to transcend convention, 'Head Over Heels' feels predicable from start to finish...'Head Over Heels' offers up a few surprises...But the biggest surprise is an unfortunate one: The Go-Go’s songs don’t hold up all that well."
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Variety
July 26th, 2018

"An over-written, over-designed, and generally overdone production...Thanks, no doubt, to the Oracle of Delphi (played here by the impishly funny Peppermint), it’s a miracle that at least some of the wit in Jeff Whitty’s original book gets through...The show never recovers from the pervasive feeling of exhaustion. There’s the exertion of making the stilted Spencer Liff choreography seem vaguely vogue. There’s the constant struggle to push and shove songs into places where they don’t fit."
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The Hollywood Reporter
July 26th, 2018

"Relentlessly frothy musical...You'll either find the humor uproarious fun or, like me, an utter trial...The performers certainly give the material their all...Mayer's blithe staging keeps things moving at a fast pace...Despite the ample professionalism on display, the show comes across as painfully strained rather than pleasurably antic. 'Head Over Heels' may be admirably woke when it comes to gender fluidity, but as entertainment, it's strictly retrograde."
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