Already closed | 2h 15m | Midtown W


From 749 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious, Cliched, Delightful

About the show

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

'Paramour' spins the tale of a beautiful young actress forced to choose between love and art in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood. Featuring eye-popping acrobatics and sumptuous music and dance, this one-of-a-kind spectacle transports audiences to a sublime world of emotion and awe as it walks the exhilarating tightrope of the heart.

2h 15m | Already closed | Lyric Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (749)


Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious, Cliched, Delightful
Avg Score

Excruciating, Disappointing, Baffling

See it if you must see every single Cirque Du Soleil show.

Don't see it if just don't. This is a real mess. Neither a real, good or skillful Cirque, nor a Broadway show. Writing is embarrassingly cliched & dated.

Also It really doesn't deserve to be in the amazing Cirque legacy. The Cirq... Read more Read less

Excruciating, Cheesy, Messy, Really bad

See it if If you're a tourist who has never seen a broadway show or a Cirque Du Soleil show you might be entertained since you have nothing to compare

Don't see it if Just don't. The show is a total mess. Acting/Writing is horrible. The circus tricks weren't even very impressive. Don't waste your money

Busy, Incohesive, Banal, Uneven, Great acrobatics

See it if two amazing circus acts that take up about 20 minutes of the show are enough to satisfy your need for entertainment for over 2 hours.

Don't see it if you're expecting a musical that has compelling storytelling or an emotional arc that is earned. Or an ending that makes sense.


See it if The first half was very poor but the second half had better stunts.

Don't see it if If you like sophisticated shows

Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You love a spectacular Cirque du Soleil show with amazing acrobatic feats that had the audience enthralled, plus a Broadway storyline

Don't see it if You want a playbill, as a 2-sided card is the only "playbill" you'll receive (no bio for any of the actors, etc).

Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Insipid, Indulgent

See it if You want to see amazing acrobatics. You are a huge fan of Cirque du Soleil and can't miss any of their world famous spectacles.

Don't see it if You are looking for a plot that makes sense ! This plot is beyond ridiculous ! You want to see a traditional Broadway musical, Paramour = NO

Frenetic, Entertaining in part, Cliche script, non-existent plot, Indulgent, Cast has talent but staging is unfocused

See it if hmm.You like acrobatics and some big sets. You like "everything tossed in but the kitchen sink" with your musical numbers, some clever bits.

Don't see it if You're expecting usual Cirque du Soleil (it's not) or classic musical (it falls short). You don't fret someone will fall (they almost did.)

Entertaining, Quirky, Dizzying, Busy

See it if you like Cirque de Solei, and do not mind long acrobatic routines, or grandiose, colorful and busy staging.

Don't see it if you want a strong storyline and traditional staging or do not like acrobatics.

Entertaining, Cliched, Ambitious, Dizzying, Great staging

See it if you can ignore a weak plot to enjoy the spectacular acrobatics and impressive theatricality, plus the eminently watchable Jeremy Kushnier.

Don't see it if you require any sort of story worth investing in. There simply isn't one here (unless "who will the bland girl choose?" qualifies.) Yawn.

Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You get free or super cheap tixs, You love acrobatics; have no need for coherent story driven by music, love Cirque

Don't see it if You want a musical, this is a cirque show loosely tied together with a few songs; action constantly stops for performers to bow

Also Only see if you have gone to every other bway show first; singers/lead... Read more Read less

Cliche, Trivial-story-telling, Mesmerizing performances, Entertaining, Mindless-froth

See it if you've seen everything on Broadway and want to put your mind away and enjoy the physical feats of the performers. Don't come for a story.

Don't see it if you're seeking something remarkably thought-provoking or even new in story-telling. It's all about the spectacle. The Cirque troupe stuns.

Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You like spectacle with no substance.

Don't see it if You expect good cirque or good B'way.

Ambitious, Dizzying, Indulgent, Quirky, Cliched

See it if you get a free ticket

Don't see it if you are looking for a well crafted new Broadway musical, because you will be DISAPPOINTED.

Also When it was announced that Cirque du Soleil was creating a Broadway mu... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Surprising

See it if you love non-stop visual old-Hollywood fantasy escapism. The singing's pretty great too. Open you mind, sit back/relax, enjoy the spectacle.

Don't see it if you like the usual cirque-de-so-blah stuff. There's a story here so if you don't want to pay attention, this ain't for you.

Clever, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you love the Cirque Du Soleil shows mixed in with traditional Broadway story, songs and dances

Don't see it if you want a traditional Broadway style musical with a great story and less acrobatics.

Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You want a Cirque du Soleil show -- but aren't really interested in theater with a compelling plot or interesting music and dance.

Don't see it if You want to save money.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow

See it if you want to see the ultimate marriage of Broadway and Cirque du Soleil. Though not the greatest show, it was entertaining.

Don't see it if you prefer more traditional and classic Broadway shows or the acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil make you nervous!

Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if Want 2 hours of escapism.

Don't see it if Want musical that rivals the finest

Delightful, Entertaining, Cliched, Great staging, Family friendly

See it if Not much of a story, but the Cirque du Soleil performers were at the top of their game. Great staging and very entertaining and enjoyable.

Don't see it if If you do not like acrobatic acts or if you find it hard to concentrate on simultaneous multiple stage activity.

Entertaining, Great staging, Original, Delightful, Dizzying

See it if You're a Cirque fan, a fan of old Hollywwod, like musicals and great costumes.

Don't see it if You expect pure Cirque du Soliel. It's not their regular show. If you don't like musicals, this is not for you.

Cliched, Entertaining, Disappointing, Exciting, Awful

See it if You would go see a Cirque show had you visited Las Vegas instead of NYC; 3 leads are very good; Cirque components are spectacular

Don't see it if Cirque-first action makes pulls focus from a forgettable score and paper-thin throwback B-movie plot

Great staging, Disappointing, Overrated, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you are new to Broadway & Cirque. If you are a fan of either, this show does not live up to what it could have been. Songs and Acts are good

Don't see it if you are expecting a mystical journey that Cirque is known for. When they introduce realism into the story, it becomes slow and boring.

Dizzying, Original, Riveting, Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if You like Cirque du Soleil, the dizzying heights and acrobatics. There was actually a romatic story, but slight.

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical. You want a story with meat.

Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious, Exciting, Great staging

See it if You like Cique du Soleil, enjoy intricate and elaborate staging, enjoy circus acts.

Don't see it if You need a musical with a strong story.

Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Disappointing

See it if If you like acrobatics and great singing.

Don't see it if If you want a strong story line

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 s...
read more
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 lea...
read more
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 to...
read more
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 ...
read more