Burbank NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(43 Reviews)
Positive
67%
Mixed
26%
Negative
7%
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Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant

Union workers rally against poor conditions at the struggling Disney studio of years past.

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Member Reviews (43)

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998 Reviews | 410 Followers
87
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great writing, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if Like most of us, you have a curiosity about Disney, this will scratch that itch nicely. Just enough fact and TMZ material to be exciting.

Don't see it if You don’t care about the working man…Disney…or small productions. This is well written and acted with very little pomp and fluff. Simple. Read more

1040 Reviews | 251 Followers
65
Banal, Entertaining, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if This is a show that never goes deep enough into the plot.

Don't see it if Needs better direction and writing.

861 Reviews | 243 Followers
78
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you would enjoy a character study of a historical figure that you may know - you certainly know of his work, and this shows some troubles.

Don't see it if you do not like small productions that still could use some fine tuning. This is not a happy Disney story.

754 Reviews | 124 Followers
69
Well made play, Cliched, Banal, Slow, Simply staged

See it if you are interested in the story of unionization at Disney studios presented by competent actors on an almost bare stage.

Don't see it if you want a theatrical experience that exceeds broadly presented facts based on a script that depends on monologs rather than interactions.

509 Reviews | 106 Followers
61
Some really nice scenes, Great acting

See it if You are interested in seeing a side of Walt Disney that you have probably not seen before

Don't see it if You are expecting a fluffy and happy piece of theater about Disney Read more

438 Reviews | 111 Followers
73
Characters or caricatures?, Interesting, Direction is mixed

See it if you want to see show about the labor movement in a creative industry

Don't see it if you want a fully developed show. There are problems here that might have been corrected. Read more

433 Reviews | 66 Followers
75
Intelligent, Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if The actors are main reason to see this play.

Don't see it if Small, lean production with many monologues might not be you thing. Read more

404 Reviews | 59 Followers
73
Rambling, Confusing, Slow, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a mildly interesting show with good actors but a script that did not seem to have a clear path. Too many long monologues.

Don't see it if you want a show that has some degree of suspense or at least a definitive plot with an outcome you care about.

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
September 13th, 2022

"Warm and alive, it’s layered with nuance as it captures the anxiety that can grip a workplace amid a labor struggle — and the ruthlessness that can ensue on all sides."
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TheaterScene.net
September 11th, 2022

Although "Burbank: Walt Disney in Crisis" occasionally has its actors delivering monologues out to the audience, the most compelling drama occurs from the interactive scenes between the actors themselves; more of this would have absolutely been welcome. Nevertheless, the play does entertain and inform, revealing the financial struggles Disney went through to make such iconic films as "Pinocchio," "Fantasia," and "Bambi," even in the wake of "Snow White"’s success.
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Theater Pizzazz
September 17th, 2022

"'Burbank,' provides a brief glimpse into a man who lived to tell stories, with a storytelling all its own that makes for bracing entertainment."
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Front Row Center
September 9th, 2022

"'Burbank' is fun, thought-provoking, and insightful as it examines Walt Disney’s perhaps unintentional societal contributions during an employee strike in wartime America."
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New York Theater
September 10th, 2022

a low-key play with low production values. The set is little more than an office desk and drawing table…In one way, the minimalism is wonderful; a refreshing (even thought-provoking) contrast to the behemoth that Disney has become. But, even though it’s a full eighty minutes, it somehow doesn’t feel like a complete, self-contained play. Maybe that’s because it isn’t: It’s part of an ambitious project about Disney workers
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T
September 12th, 2022

"Thirdwing's latest shows that new offices can still mean the same old story when it comes to art and labor relations. But with 'Burbank', it's unquestionably a story worth seeing again."
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