Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical
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Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical

Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

(759 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Fluffy, Enchanting

About the Show

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new musical inspired by the beloved 1942 film, featuring songs by the legendary Irving Berlin. Starring Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham and Corbin Bleu of 'High School Musical' fame.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (759)

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76 Reviews | 25 Followers
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You love classic musicals

Don't see it if You don't like musicals that are big and splashy Read more

302 Reviews | 99 Followers
Absorbing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You want to catch a light-hearted, sweet, keep you fully-entertained musical.

Don't see it if you don't like jazz hands!

209 Reviews | 150 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Must see, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if You love tap dancing. Live band. Great staging. Fabulous costumes and choreography. Met Danny Rutigliano and Corbin Bleu. Irving Berlin

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or Irving Berlin music and lyrics. Read more

76 Reviews | 17 Followers
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you love a good musical!

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the quintessential feel good musical!

54 Reviews | 11 Followers
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Clever

See it if You miss the days of a good old fashioned musical. Wonderful adaptation of Holiday Inn. Amazing dancing. A wonderful night at the theater

Don't see it if I can't even imagine why someone wouldn't enjoy this play! So I guess ,don't see it if you never leave your home or your 25 cats.

72 Reviews | 11 Followers
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Great staging

See it if You want to see a great show with great singing, dancing, and acting. Especially if you like the holidays!

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

63 Reviews | 27 Followers
Delightful, Enchanting, Must see, Refreshing, Funny

See it if You want to see a classic Broadway musical presented exquisitely.

Don't see it if You want something deep, controversial or edgy.

201 Reviews | 21 Followers
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You like great tap dancing, or if you're a fan of Irving Berlin's music

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

Critic Reviews (59)

The New York Times
October 6th, 2016

"All of the performers are skilled singers and actors, filling in the generic contours of their characters with proficient professionalism...The interpolated songs are integrated into the plot smoothly enough, without lifting the show’s mild temperature...'Holiday Inn' wore out its welcome for me well before the inevitable reprise of 'White Christmas' that comes toward the close...It’s polished and pleasant. But a great gift to the theater season aborning it’s not."
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Time Out New York
October 6th, 2016

"Bleu has a winning muscularity and grace in various tap and ballroom sequences. Pinkham generates some chemistry with Gayer. They duet sweetly on 'White Christmas,' one of the two dozen-odd Irving Berlin ditties jukeboxed into a jazzy-elegant score. And let’s hear it for the chorus—an adorable, charmingly diverse bunch. Sure, there’s more corn and cheese served in this earnest, sweater-vested affair than any nutritionist would approve, but what harm in a cup of early eggnog?"
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 6th, 2016

"Holiday Inn' is less a 'New Irving Berlin Musical' than a new Irving Berlin medley. But that seems to have been the intention, using the cover of old-fashioned family entertainment to excuse the let’s-throw-it-all-on-the-stage aesthetic. The emphasis on brightness and speed is so extreme that the show too often feels paradoxically dim and tiresome. (The sets are flat, the lights are glare-y, and the costumes are garish.) Certainly the dialogue, which is mostly backfill, doesn’t help."
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The Wall Street Journal
October 6th, 2016

"It’s slick, synthetic and soulless, a musical full of robotic jokes and devoid of genuine romance. The uncharismatic leading men, Bryce Pinkham and Corbin Bleu, are to Crosby and Astaire what a Whopper is to a New York strip. The only noteworthy thing about 'Holiday Inn' is Megan Lawrence, who makes something extra-special out of the thankless part of the smart-ass second banana who doesn’t get the guy."
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October 6th, 2016

"An endorphin assault, inducing warm-bath pleasure like no other show since '42nd Street.' The dancing is spectacular, the singing sublime, the visuals are ingenious and, almost incidentally, there’s the cataract of Irving Berlin songs...Corbin Bleu is the discovery, tapping up a storm that recalls the young Sammy Davis Jr...Above all, Denis Jones deploys a smallish troupe of dazzling hoofers with a perfect mix of precision and abandon."
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New York Daily News
October 7th, 2016

"If you’re in the mood for show that's light-on-its-feet and wall-to-wall Irving Berlin, check into Broadway’s 'Holiday Inn'...It’s familiar and vanilla-flavored fluff, but with tasty sprinkles: a fine cast, tap-happy hoofing and colorfully witty costumes."'
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October 6th, 2016

"Greenberg and Hodge have significantly rethought, reshaped and revitalized the script, giving the show more heart, a slightly modern sensibility and a joyful spirit. Engaging performances, dynamic dancing and a lively orchestra make it the feel-good show of the fall...The lead performers are smashing, especially Pinkham...Bleu is a spark plug of energy, and his hoofing in 'You’re Easy to Dance With' and 'Let’s Say It With Firecrackers' are two of the musical’s dance delights."
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The Hollywood Reporter
October 6th, 2016

"So sweetly wholesome that you experience a sugar rush while watching it, the show is corny and predictable. But it will surely provide a happy diversion for stressed-out theatergoers during the holiday season...Pinkham and Gayer prove an appealing romantic duo, while Bleu displays his formidable singing and dancing chops in his underwritten role...There may be lulls in between, but this is a 'Holiday Inn' you'll want to check into."
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