Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood
Opens Sep 13
Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood
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Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(53 Reviews)
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Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great dancing

A musical evening featuring an variety of Irving Berlin songs from his classic collection of films.

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965 Reviews | 339 Followers
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No plot, Great dancing, Great singing, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you want 90 mins of pure escape. Songs are Berlin-lovely, great Skinner choreog (esply MMoore), great lavish band, nice costumes, polished.

Don't see it if you want a plot. Songs are tied by a slender bio thread. A few songs are silly excuses for dancing. But, nice venue w/ good Covid protocols.

968 Reviews | 226 Followers
78
Slow, Fluffy, Enchanting, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if Great sets, choreography and singing. If you like Berlin.

Don't see it if It gets repetitive... music, dancing becomes to familiar

794 Reviews | 215 Followers
91
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you'd enjoy a pleasant trip through many of Berlin's movie songs, with great choreography, pleasant projections and good background info.

Don't see it if you cannot appreciate the brilliance of these lyrics and music brought to life by a hard working cast and orchestra.

741 Reviews | 123 Followers
87
Educational, Wonderful music, Fabulous dancing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you've ever hummed a tune. There are a lot of hummables here that will make you want to join the all singing, all dancing, totally fab cast

Don't see it if traditional ballroom dance seems old fashioned and annoying.

608 Reviews | 121 Followers
90
Great singing, Great tap/dancing, Entertaining

See it if Love/Like Berlin music going thru his music in movies with great dancing.

Don't see it if If you dont like the music. Read more

645 Reviews | 94 Followers
80
Great dancing, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like a delightful show with Irving Berlin's music. There is singing with wonderful dance numbers using Berlin's great music.

Don't see it if you like a show with a plot or do not like music of Berlin. Read more

504 Reviews | 56 Followers
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Mediocre production on every level

See it if You like anything Irving Berlin

Don't see it if You want good Irving Berlin.

430 Reviews | 115 Followers
86
A tap dancing delight

See it if A tap dancing delight. The music and the singing are great, too. A pleasure to hear some Berlin film favorites - and some little-known songs

Don't see it if A wonderful revue with some narration about Berlin's career in Hollywood. A cast of six talented actor/singers and five on-stage musicians

Critic Reviews (6)

Theatermania
December 2nd, 2021
For a previous production

"Despite its propagandistic flourishes, Cheek to Cheek is a fine tribute to America's most influential songwriter. Even if you don't know his name, you know Berlin's songs, and you probably start humming along when you hear them in the shopping mall."
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Lighting & Sound America
December 3rd, 2021
For a previous production

A fleet, effortlessly entertaining eighty minutes. Above all, there is the sheer astonishment that Berlin, who had no formal training -- he could compose in one key only -- and a minimal education, became such a master of his craft -- fluent with syncopated rhythms, seamlessly blending many influences into a distinctive musical language, and gifted at rhymes marked by an understated wit…As Cheek to Cheek repeatedly demonstrates, a remarkable sophistication is sheathed in an apparent simplicity; to quote another lyricist, it's nice work if you can get it.
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Talkin' Broadway
December 2nd, 2021
For a previous production

"Cheek to Cheek covers a lot of familiar ground, and there are times one fears for the metatarsals (and facial muscles; good Lord, do they smile a lot) of these fast-stepping, hard-working young people. But you know what? It's comfort food, a dish that suits both the holiday season and these difficult times. How welcome are 80 well-done minutes of Irving Berlin? How deep is the ocean, how high is the sky?"
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TheaterScene.net
December 6th, 2021
For a previous production

This show is conceived, directed, and choreographed by Randy Skinner, and his four-time Tony Award-nominated talents shine throughout the production. The choreography is inventive, interactive, fun and impressive. His staging is well-balanced and keeps the transitions moving. The opening number, “Let Yourself Go” (Follow the Fleet, 1936), sets the bar high with dynamic tapping that leaves the audience exhilarated and ready for more.
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Front Row Center
December 3rd, 2021
For a previous production

"The story by Barry Kleinbort is laid out smoothly between the songs in a chronological sweep from 1927 to 1954 – nearly 4 decades of delivering the simple songs that caught the ear of people who loved to dance. That would be folks born in the 20’s – like my parents. Those people knew how to dance while holding each other. None of this jumping up and down in one place that passes for dancing today. And this brilliant cast knows from dancing. Randy Skinner’s choreography is a wee bit more fancy than what my parents pulled off. What a pleasure it is to be in a theater where the dancing is not ancillary to the story as in most Broadway shows. Here the dancing IS the story."
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Off Off Online
December 2nd, 2021
For a previous production

Do we really need another Irving Berlin revue? Considering America’s recent cultural reckoning, this salute to a dead white guy does feel out of touch. That might have been overcome by a more imaginative presentation. The musical numbers are endearing, but veteran book writer Barry Kleinbort didn’t come up with anything more exciting than “And then this happened”–type narration.
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