Paramour
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Paramour NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(749 Ratings)
Positive
69%
Mixed
21%
Negative
10%
Members say
Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious, Delightful, Cliched

About the Show

World-renowned circus company Cirque du Soleil makes its Broadway debut with this brand-new musical extravaganza.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (749)

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86 Reviews | 16 Followers
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like this extraordinary acrobat theater and great music.

Don't see it if you don't like acrobats.

65 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Clever

See it if You like a great love story, great music and amazing trickes. Loved everything about the show.

Don't see it if If you don't like a love story and tricks.

77 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if As a cirque fan, this is a must see.. Your love for Cirque meets Broadway and this will have you at the edge of your seat trough the set

Don't see it if if don't agree with a love triangle

62 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Clever, Entertaining, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you love the circus, musical and drama. This is a wonderful combination of all three, exceptionally done.

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

55 Reviews | 23 Followers
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny, Cliched

See it if You like a great show for all ages. The "circus meets broadway" in 1 show. Amazing & really risky stunts. Simple storyline but worth seeing.

Don't see it if You don't like or "get" Cirque du Soleil. Or if you don't like acrobats and gymnasts and jugglers.

84 Reviews | 17 Followers
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if a very exciting show loved it

Don't see it if no reason not to say it

121 Reviews | 23 Followers
100
Entertaining, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if like musicals dancing singing and and a good story

Don't see it if if you dont like musicals

166 Reviews | 42 Followers
100
Delightful, Dizzying, Great acting, Exquisite, Must see

See it if You love a classic musical feel with great theatrics, acrobatics, singing, and something refreshing.

Don't see it if Don't like being at the age of your seat due to dangerous acrobatics. Must see really.

Critic Reviews (43)

The New York Times
May 25th, 2016

"Simultaneously frenetic and tedious…The athletic circus acts that are laced throughout the show provide the real entertainment, and make the surrounding book scenes and songs feel even more bogus and synthetic…There’s no denying the breathtaking magic of seeing bodies swim through the air with such apparent weightlessness. Too bad the musical surrounding them feels just as weightless, and far more forgettable."
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Time Out New York
May 26th, 2016

“A desperately mediocre (if extravagant) song-and-dance affair tricked out with specialty acts that are far more engaging than the dopey romantic triangle meant to hold our attention...The real fun (and beauty) happens when the hokey dialogue ends and the artists get to show their wares...You leave wishing the creative team had hired proven talents from real Broadway musicals or else, like shrewd moviemakers, left half of the material on the cutting-room floor.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
May 25th, 2016

“A bizarre mutant entertainment bred from the worst traits of Vegas circus shows and Broadway musicals. If you love either of those things, you’ll hate this...A series of clichés about humanoids accompanied by sounds...The daring acts are performed with evident skill. For Cirque fans there are too few of them. For the rest of us, the problem is that with only one exception they have nothing to do with the ‘narrative.’”
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The Wall Street Journal
May 25th, 2016

"Alas, only the circus acts soar, sometimes literally, as the show’s musical and film elements play, at best, dutiful and uninspired parts…The lyrics are frequently lost in mushy diction and unreliable amplification, which is sometimes just as well for rhymes like 'poet' with 'know it.'...Of course, Indigo will still live on the silver screen, even if—as the star of 'Paramour'—that screen is lackluster and only occasionally brightened by the odd tumble or flying act."
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Deadline
May 25th, 2016

"This is the show with which the Montreal-based global franchise plants its standard on Broadway, promising—and, in spades, delivering—a mashup of '42nd Street' backstage romance, non-stop 'Ziegfeld Follies' and Cirque’s brand of acrobatic arts. It’s as eye-popping as Christmas at Radio City, if not quite as intimate or touching...Audiences may wonder why that annoying story kept stopping the action dead in its computer-assisted tracks...We’ve come for the visuals."
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New York Daily News
May 28th, 2016

"Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever Broadway spectacle boasts high-flying aerialists and acrobatic flippers — but the show still flops...Disposable songs, a schizophrenic tone and nonsensical scenes don't help matters. This hapless hybrid of Cirque and the Great White Way does something unexpected: it makes you want to run away and not join the circus."
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Variety
May 25th, 2016

"The show has a book (corny), a score of show tunes (mindless), and a cast of singing and dancing actors...More happily, it also has those aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, and tumblers we love—and plenty of spectacle...On occasion, smart connections are made between the stage acts and the movie romance...A jaw-dropping high-wire act performed by the phenomenal twin aerialists is more authentically beautiful and sensually alluring than any of the claptrap going on below.”
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The Hollywood Reporter
May 25th, 2016

“They seem to have gone out of their way to produce as banal and generic a musical as possible. Featuring atrocious dialogue and forgettable songs, it feels more like a parody than the real thing...The show does have some imaginative, thrilling sequences...But no matter how many times the action spills out over the stage and into the auditorium, it's not enough to draw you into the mess.”
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