Closed 1h 45m
Foolerie
Midtown W
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Foolerie NYC Reviews and Tickets

50%
(2 Reviews)
Positive
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Mixed
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Members say
Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious, Funny, Indulgent

About the Show

Part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, this new musical comedy sets two Elizabethan fools against each other as they compete to please the audience using parodies of Shakespeare.

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Member Reviews (2)

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Ambitious, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent, Thought-provoking

See it if You'd enjoy a surprisingly meta show that asks whether art should entertain or make you feel... while failing spectacularly at both.

Don't see it if You don't have the patience for jesters and existential debates about the nature of art.

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Funny, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like slapstick humor

Don't see it if you are actually looking for a Shakespearean Musical Comedy.

Critic Reviews (2)

July 24th, 2015

"The show harshly condemns pandering while it panders away, as it borrows melodies from shows by Sondheim, Schwartz and Kander & Ebb (the show in fact feels like Shakespeare meets 'Pippin,' meets 'Into the Woods'), artists whose works have very often dissected the nature of art, but who have always delivered their theories artfully."
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July 24th, 2015

"'Foolerie: A Shakespearean Musical Comedy,' is a tale of too many ideas...Clarity? Who needs it! 'Foolerie' prides itself on the comedy aspect of the world but to be a comedy, you gotta be funny...To say the plot was lacking is an understatement. It's a bad sign when the characters reference the lack of plot and confusion."
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