Broadway legend Chita Rivera stars in the historical final collaboration between Kander and Ebb and book writer Terrence McNally in this musical adaptation about greed and revenge. More…
Claire Zachanassian, the world's richest woman, returns to her financially depressed hometown to find the man who captured her heart, cast her aside and shattered her dreams. What Claire does next shocks the town to its core: offering them a new leave on life and a return to their prosperity of old, if they kill the man who abandoned her years ago. This is the tale of the lengths one woman goes to win back lost love, proving that revenge is truly the best revenge.
See it if you enjoy non-traditional musicals. This is dark, weird, intense. The fascinating story engrosses for the short run-time. Chita is stunning.
Don't see it if you are squeamish. The music is not K&E's best, but there was much to like. Excellent use of yellow! Imposing set. Insight into the psyche.
See it if you've never seen Chita Rivera on stage (she's a legend and it's her final Broadway performance) and you like dark material.
Don't see it if you're in the mood for something light and fluffy.
See it if something different and darker from most Broadway musicals would fit the bill. This is a tale of karma twisted into a cruel comeuppance.
Don't see it if you want a popcorn show for your viewing pleasure. This unique take on consequences when there is no forgiveness is compelling, not fluffy.
See it if You want to see Chita Rivera (she still has some moves) in a role where she acts far more than she sings and dances.
Don't see it if Want to see a deep story with some relevance. The storyline was a bit disappointing.
See it if ever get the opportunity to see Chita Rivera on stage in this again or an equivalent great & enjoy musicals with a dark story.
Don't see it if are looking for a light hearted musical with huge dance numbers.
See it if you're a fan of Chita Rivera, Kander & Ebb, &Terrence McNally. Also if you enjoy people who have wronged others getting their just desserts
Don't see it if don't like Chita Rivera or plot lines moving back and forth between the past and the present
See it if you like intense dark musicals. This is the last great Kander and Ebb score and based on a great play of German symbolism. Brilliant!
Don't see it if you are looking for happy light hearted fare. This is a difficult work and not for everyone but worth the effort.
See it if So it's definitely a unique theater experience-- the story was a bit slow but the set and Chita ( in the lead) were amazing. Story is DARK
Don't see it if You are looking for high energy and light theater experience
See it if This is 1 of those shows that U like cause it allows Chita Rivera to return to the Bdwy stage. The plot & the songs are ok, but CHITA is all
Don't see it if No Chita?? Why bother. A revenge plot may be entertaining to mean-spirited folks, maybe even longtime fans of Kander & Ebb, but beyond that?
See it if You want to see Chita still somehow killing it in a jazzy and eerie musical. This was very thought-provoking.
Don't see it if You don't like Kander and Ebb scores or if you want to have a light night at the theatre.
See it if you're excited by Kander and Ebb and Chita Rivera, you like John Doyle's stripped-down style you like bitingly satiric comedy
Don't see it if Joyous sadism will bother you
See it if CHITA! Also, if you love Kander & Ebb. It has its flaws, but so worthwhile to see their last collaboration. Beautiful dance number w/Chita
Don't see it if you expect a fun, fluffy evening of musical theatre.
See it if If you're looking for a unique, dark musical where the mostly-string score is haunting along with the tale and its well-toned characters;
Don't see it if If you don't like dark musicals with a great amount of music; May be inappropriate if under 12;
See it if If you want to see a very well thought out show by a great writing team and starring a true legend.
Don't see it if If you don't like really deep shows that can be confusing to follow.
See it if you like Kander and Ebb musicals. They like dark themes. This is no exception. Uneven but story and performances were strong. Chita!
Don't see it if you like light, syrupy musicals or happy endings.