Prince of Broadway
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Prince of Broadway
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Prince of Broadway NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(515 Ratings)
Positive
82%
Mixed
16%
Negative
2%
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Disappointing, Great staging

About the Show

Manhattan Theatre Club presents a musical celebration of director and producer Harold Prince. Featuring Tony winners Chuck Cooper and Karen Ziemba, and nominees Brandon Uranowitz and Tony Yazbeck. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (515)

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281 Reviews | 28 Followers
100
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Delightful

See it if A really entertaining show great songs great sets great history great time

Don't see it if Your jaded and you hate musical numbers, hate hits, your board with great sets great singing and hits from A multitude of great shows

65 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Masterful

See it if You love Sondheim and Harold prince shows

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

70 Reviews | 14 Followers
100
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You want to hear great singers and the best of the best show songs

Don't see it if You want to miss the best "history" of musicals from Harold Prince

61 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You love broadway show tunes sung by the best voices on Broadway. Especially Hal Prince's !

Don't see it if You don't like songs from Broadway shows Read more

96 Reviews | 27 Followers
95
Clever, Masterful, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you're a theatre lover and want a night to enjoy many of the amazing highlights of Harold Prince's career. Reminded me why I love theatre.

Don't see it if You're not majorly invested in a lot of different types of musicals. You might be confused if you don't know the context of these songs.

276 Reviews | 47 Followers
95
Great singing, Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Refreshing

See it if You love Broadway shows!

Don't see it if You are a cranky curmudgeon!

209 Reviews | 77 Followers
95
Delightful, Great staging, Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You have ever seen a musical. This was not a revue, it was a re-creation of each of the musicals. It will whet your appetite to see a full

Don't see it if production of these shows. You don't like musicals or you don't like parts of shows. Read more

200 Reviews | 24 Followers
93
Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You are a fan of anything Harold Prince. Extremely talented cast and great music!

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Harold Prince musicals. But just try it and you will NOT be disappointed!

Critic Reviews (72)

The New York Times
August 24th, 2017

"Watching this production’s overtaxed ensemble perform vignettes from different musicals...is like hearing a rushed raconteur drop name after famous name, without bothering to explain their significance...They’re a likable group, and I don’t fault them for the impression I often had that I was at a dinner theater...I recalled how often in my years of theatergoing performances in Prince’s shows have evoked similar shivers. If only such reminders came more frequently in this motley production."
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Time Out New York
August 24th, 2017

"There’s little insight into Prince’s craft or his vision...The songs wind up in an awkward space: divorced from the dramatic context that gave many of them their power, yet too tethered to their first incarnations to enjoy the interpretive mobility they might have in a straightforward concert...'Prince of Broadway' does provide a fine showcase for several of the artists...It’s a pleasant collection of beloved and familiar Broadway songs, but there isn’t much to it."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
August 24th, 2017

"Though the music soars, the show’s central figure remains a bit generic, a bit out of focus...The company truly comes alive when they are freed from the task of walking us through Prince’s polished-up biography and allowed to do what they do best: break into song. The beauty lies in this tour through an astonishing array of musical gems...'Prince' is attempting something unique and admirable. but...the revue form doesn’t actually lend itself to demonstrating directorial brilliance."
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The Wall Street Journal
August 24th, 2017

"Modest though it is, 'Prince of Broadway' looks and sounds fabulous...The weak link is David Thompson’s book, in which Mr. Prince’s cliché-prone first-person reminiscences are placed in the mouths of the actors, always to unilluminating, momentum-killing effect. For the most part, though, 'Prince' adds up to a pleasingly intimate musical revue full of shining moments, albeit one that feels rather more like a pledge-week TV special than a full-fledged Broadway show."
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Deadline
August 24th, 2017

"'Prince of Broadway' bristles with the joyful noise of familiar songs delivered by a gifted and versatile cast...But what’s the through-line connecting one Hal Prince show with another?...That’s why 'Prince of Broadway' is, despite the warm bath of the Broadway songbook, such a colossal disappointment...The show fails to make the case for one of the greatest showmen of our time."
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New York Daily News
August 24th, 2017

"You couldn’t wish for a more ideal place than Broadway to honor Prince. But you could wish for a better, more illuminating show in which to do it...One can’t help but be impressed by the scope and breadth—but at the same time feel left in the dark about Prince’s precise contributions...It’s not a deep dive into the mind of a master—more like Shallow Hal. If you’re okay with that and want to luxuriate in moments from some wonderful shows, you’ll be entertained by the cast."
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Variety
August 24th, 2017

"The best 16 shows on Broadway are all playing in 'Prince of Broadway,' a sumptuous revue...Watching the hits flash by, like diamonds on a necklace, is sure to make you cry–with tears of joy if you saw that particular show, and tears of regret if you missed it...The talent that went into this show is out of this world...Unbeatable as an ensemble, cast members also get their individual moments to soar...You may wish 'Prince of Broadway' were twice as long, but you won’t go away hungry."
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The Hollywood Reporter
August 24th, 2017

"Sample-size nuggets that touch on the magic while leaving you craving more...This recap of an illustrious career leaves no doubt about the validity of Prince's exalted status, even if it’s thin on illuminating detail...What buoys 'Prince' is the polished presentation and elaborate design elements. But even more so it's the depth of characterization achieved...There's generally enough vitality in the staging and performances to help overcome the shortage of personal insights."
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