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All I Want is One Night

From 53 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Ambitious, Edgy

About the show

Jessica Walker returns to 59E59 Theaters for an new play-with-songs centering on noted French actress and cabaret sensation, Suzy Solidor. More…

Paris: 1935. Suzy Solidor steps onto the tiny stage of her cramped nightclub, ready to wow the hippest crowd in town with her lesbian erotic songs. She is surrounded by her 225 portraits and high on success, both from her best-selling records and from her status as most painted woman in the world. Suzy Solidor may be the most famous woman you've never heard of. 


Member Reviews (53)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Ambitious, Edgy

9
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Banal, Ambitious

See it if and ONLY if a tribute to cabaret star Suzy Solidor, whose sensual sapphic chansons titillated Paris in the 1930s interest you.

Don't see it if you find yourself saying who the fuck is Suzy Solidor and then asking yourself the question why is it relevant to me. SKIP THIS MESS!!!!!!!

Also I hated it from the moment it began. Apparently the play was originall... Read more Read less

30
Forgettable, Slow

See it if You're a huge fan of the singer and her life or really into cabarets.

Don't see it if You're looking for a memorable production.

11
Ambitious, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Intense

See it if You enjoy moulin rouge type cabaret dreams gone awry

Don't see it if You aren’t into the nostalgia of 1940’s Paris.

35
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you're a fan of this era or want a historical insignt.

Don't see it if you wont a good cabaret show or night at the theater. Was disappointing.

During previews
48
Incoherent

See it if You are a fan of Jessica Walter.

Don't see it if If you want a coherent play.


June 15th, 2018
“A curious mixture of low camp, high drama, and cabaret that shines some perfumed wattage on one of the world’s once-illustrious, now-forgotten icons from the same nightclub world as Édith Piaf, Josephine Baker, and Mistinguett...Walker never achieves the sultry throatiness of the flamboyant Suzy...
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June 15th, 2018
“Uneasily stranded between nightclub act and full-out biographic drama. The dialogue scenes play like a highlight reel from a vintage film melodrama...Strains to maintain a steamy atmosphere of intrigue. But when the commanding Walker, with her silvery soprano, takes the stage, all is well...Has ...
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June 14th, 2018
"If there is a touch of Édith Piaf in Solidor, there's even more of Marlene Dietrich in her...She does not seem right for the role that she has created. While she bears a resemblance to photos of Solidor, she is too soft in her delivery, too cautious with her interactions, and too sweet in her si...
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June 14th, 2018
"An interminable 65-minute bore...Obviously, Solidor led quite an interesting existence. It’s a pity that 'All I Want Is One Night' is such a drag...Solidor scarcely flickers to life. Painted in fragments by Walker in wordplay that alternately seems precious or stiff, this portrait of the artist ...
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