The Little Prince (Broadway)
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The Little Prince (Broadway)
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The Little Prince (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

63%
(110 Reviews)
Positive
45%
Mixed
30%
Negative
25%
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Disappointing, Confusing, Enchanting, Slow, Ambitious

An immersive adaptation of the classic French novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

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Member Reviews (110)

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1002 Reviews | 412 Followers
88
Exquisite, Enchanting, Glorious, Great dancing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a gorgeous modern dance interpretation of The Little Prince. Has a Cirque de Soliel feel to it. Beautiful projections.

Don't see it if You expect an ordinary Broadway show. This is all dance. If you aren’t familiar with the book you might not appreciate the beauty of it. Read more

1048 Reviews | 254 Followers
67
Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Dizzying, Absorbing

See it if If you want more of a performance than a musical. It is piecing it together yourself.

Don't see it if With all the good theater on Broadway, this one can be missed.

477 Reviews | 128 Followers
69
Dance concert, Many beautiful moments, Non-connected, Obscure, Abstract

See it if know story well & want to provide all the connective tissue yourself, like interpretive dance, expect a CirqueDuSoleil type event

Don't see it if expecting song & storyline, expect charm or humor to leaven its over seriousness, want traditional song & dance, don't already know story

Nic
457 Reviews | 87 Followers
67
French, Weird, Disappointing, Boring, Slow

See it if you like napping in a theater. The performers are good, but the material is slow and leaves you counting the minutes until you can leave.

Don't see it if you hate boredom.

455 Reviews | 51 Followers
49
Insipid, Slow, Disappointing

See it if never seen Cirque de Soleil or anything theatrical.

Don't see it if want to see good dancing (repetitive), music (boring), staging (bad acrobats).

424 Reviews | 99 Followers
68
Gorgeous but without soul.

See it if Beautiful lighting, colors. Perfunctory but appropriate costumes. Bare stage.

Don't see it if It is sterile. I found the narrator difficult to understand and was never sure who was speaking.

400 Reviews | 76 Followers
68
Good try, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like cirque de soleil, acrobatic movements, and swinging in the air. Pleasant. Watchable. Not a musical, not a play…an event.

Don't see it if If you want an easy to follow story. This is confusing. Narrator has French accent so supertitles on wall..distracting.

267 Reviews | 598 Followers
35
Hypnotic - but not in a good way, Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if love cirque du soliel. Don't care about character or plot. Like trance music

Don't see it if Want more than a poor man's Cirque - without the gorgeous inovative costumes. Had the Hypnotic music that had a lot of the audience asleep. Read more

Critic Reviews (19)

The New York Times
April 11th, 2022

"The show is trying to juggle theater, dancical, circus, cabaret and everybody’s favorite: philosophical musing. It’s a mix that Cirque du Soleil, especially with the shows directed by the mastermind Franco Dragone, has fine-tuned into cohesive spectacles. And the company’s achievements seem even more remarkable in comparison to this underwhelming mishmash, which opened on Monday at the Broadway Theater."
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Time Out New York
April 11th, 2022

"The talented dancers deserve better, and so does the audience. Despite a last-ditch downpour of red hearts and (finally!) some decent aerialism at the finale, the question lingers: What the hell was that? The answer is unclear. The Little Prince is neither here nor there nor anywhere, really. It’s lost in space, and a waste of time."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 11th, 2022

"Once that drop goes up, the restrained watercolor charm of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s children’s book is nowhere. And if you don’t know the story already, bonne chance. Saint-Exupéry’s eccentric plot sloshes around inside this dance-theater container, recognizable only to the initiated. By the time our petite hero has shuffled off the mortal coil (reminder: The Little Prince is terrifying!), I would wager only those of us who remembered the book had the faintest idea what was going on."
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Variety
April 11th, 2022

"And yet, for all the blur, faux-modernity, wrongheaded bluster and maladroitness of the first half of “The Little Prince,” the second half is brilliant, better paced, hewing to tradition without eschewing its future-forward, dreamlike qualities. It never comes across as a mishmash of influences."
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Deadline
April 11th, 2022

"Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s elegantly humble 1943 children’s novella The Little Prince is transformed into a visually spectacular, dramatically overblown meld of dance, music, video and, best of all, breathtaking aerial acrobatics in Anne Tournié’s international staging opening on Broadway tonight at the Broadway Theatre."
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New York Post
April 11th, 2022

"Nothing in “The Little Prince” wakes you up so much as those flying follicles, and all of it is swallowed up by one of the theater district’s largest houses at 1,761 seats...The lack of a thrilling adventure, the middling spectacle, canned songs and a corny CGI landscape make for a “Prince” that’s much too petit for Broadway."
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New York Theatre Guide
April 11th, 2022

"For better or for worse, this Little Prince feels like something plucked from a kid’s haphazard imagination, but if such a kitschy quality flies (no pun intended) anywhere, it’s in a story like this. After all, de Saint-Exupéry’s best-known words are, “One sees clearly only with the heart; that which is important is invisible to the eye.” Look at The Little Prince with the eye and see an enjoyable, if flawed, dance show. Look with the heart and you’ll see a beautiful, fun-loving, deeply affectionate tribute to de Saint-Exupéry's book and the child that lives in all of us."
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Theatermania
April 11th, 2022

"Those who love the book will take pleasure in hearing famous lines like, "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." But sadly, Mouron's sometimes booming narration feels more like an intrusion, particularly in later dance sequences involving the Aviator and the Fox (Dylan Barone). In a smaller venue, the dance and the acrobatics might have been all the narration The Little Prince needed, letting what was essential be unheard by the ear."
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