Errol and Fidel (NYMF)
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Errol and Fidel (NYMF)
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Errol and Fidel (NYMF) NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(15 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
7%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing

About the Show

Part of the New York Musical Festival: Cuba, 1958. In his final year Errol Flynn has one last adventure. The dashing star of so many Hollywood blockbusters yearns to be a real hero, and Fidel Castro fits the bill.

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Member Reviews (15)

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80
Exuberant, Extraordinary dancing, Wonderful singing, Absorbing, A delight from start to finish

See it if you enjoy fictionalized historical stories. Also, if you enjoy dancing in your musicals—here we have six of the best dancers in town!

Don't see it if you want high production values. The set design and staging are both witty and clever. Read more

78
Exuberant, Well performed, Clever staging, Wonderful choreography, Ambitious

See it if you'd like an imaginary encounter among Errol Flynn, Fidel Castro, & a cast of CIA agents that's well performed, staged, & choreographed.

Don't see it if expect a fully produced Broadway musical, although this show has a large cast and 6 superb dancers. Read more

92
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you like intelligent musicals

Don't see it if if you dislike latin music

86
Not finished but well worth seeing

See it if Excellent Choreography, very good Music (but too much of it) Sydia Cedeno's in it she's wonderful, as is the rest of the cast. They Tap too

Don't see it if a finished production is your aim...Great Sets they don't have (Great Costumes they do). Book needs trimming, lyrics need tweaking, Read more

52
Quirky, Great singing, Confusing, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You are limited to thinking of musicals as they were in the 40s and 50s and that follows a formula.

Don't see it if You are expecting well-written historical musical. Read more

80
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see some bumbling CIA Agents and a GREAT version of Fidel Castro

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh

91
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Clever, Delightful

See it if You enjoy great dancing and song!

Don't see it if you do not enjoy musicals

100
Clever, Quirky, Must see, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You like sharp, witty dialogue!

Don't see it if You don't like fun.

Critic Reviews (5)

Theatermania
July 17th, 2017

"This hodgepodge of influences has resulted in an uneven and tonally confused musical...'Errol and Fidel' jumps chaotically from political thriller to slapstick comedy to swashbuckling melodrama...Its music...remains the most consistently strong element. And in the hands of compelling actors...the text too has occasional moments of wit...If 'Errol and Fidel' could mediate its swagger with a little self-editing, the result just might be a musical worth fighting for."
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TheaterScene.net
July 15th, 2017

"A quite entertaining musical fantasia when it features its well-played central characters. Its pointless tangents mar its effectiveness...Though the book is cluttered, the score is lively...Anderson’s lyrics have a modest flair. The game cast acquits themselves very well with the erratic material...Bello holds all of the production elements together with his swiftly paced and forceful staging...This exploratory presentation of 'Errol and Fidel' reveals it to have a good deal of potential."
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T
July 16th, 2017

"The book is interesting as are the lyrics; however, neither are remarkable. The lack of Latino performers is somewhat appalling...There are three songs that stand out...The remainder are of a variety of musical genres and pleasing enough. The choreography by Justin Boccitto is adequate but derivative...A work in progress...The musical simply did not engage me in any significant way."
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Times Square Chronicles
July 14th, 2017

"Has possibilities, but needs some major work...Michael Bello’s direction keeps the show moving, but the book drags and has one too many convoluted moments...The music is by three different composers and it shows, as there are different styles that do not mesh...What fails completely are the lyrics by Boyd Anderson...This is a show with possibilities, but they need to go back to the drawing board and make sure the book and lyrics are coherent, then add the music."
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T
July 16th, 2017

"Stewart captures the look and charm of Errol, but the maudlin reminiscing in the script might work better played for laughs...The music is great, and the choreography is breathtaking in both style and restraint thanks to Justin Boccitto. The lyrics take risks and serve up some excellent punch lines. The show is a B-movie starring Errol Flynn with song and dance."
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