Grand Hotel, The Musical
Grand Hotel, The Musical

Grand Hotel, The Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

(145 Ratings)
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Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting

About the Show

New York City Center's Encores! presents a new staging of the 1989 Broadway hit, a kind of fever dream of life at the end of the Weimer Era at Berlin’s most glamorous crossroads.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (145)

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60 Reviews | 4 Followers
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if if you want to be thoroughly entertained and to have a wonderful evening of song and dance.

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

174 Reviews | 23 Followers
Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love good stories woven together with wonderful music and great tango dancing.

Don't see it if you like more elaborate staging and set design.

74 Reviews | 10 Followers
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You like great theater, great performances and inventive staging.

Don't see it if You are only into old fashioned musicals. This is inventive and stirs the imagination.

Also Excellent revival which should immediately transfer to Broadway if only to get Brandon Uranowitz a well deserved Tony. Everyone shines in this production . James Snyder's voice is gorgeous. Helen Yorke tugs at your heartstrings. But Brandon shines. This paid tribute to the original while adding a new perspective.

142 Reviews | 20 Followers
Exquisite, Dizzying, Masterful, Must see, Classic

See it if you grew up on Bway classics and want to see an impressive, stellar, completely off-book, dizzying Encores spectacle recreation!

Don't see it if you just don't "get" audiences obsessed with musicals and wonder "why are they clapping before the # is over?"

778 Reviews | 148 Followers
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great dancing, Must see

See it if Great dancing/singing, stories of life at the Grand Hotel.

Don't see it if If you do not like musical, dancing, want one story.

Also The dancing and singing was excellent. They had the tango dance and it blow you away. The audience love the show and you could hear everyone letting the cast know. The time went by so fast watching this great show. The whole cast on stage and back, did a great show.

167 Reviews | 51 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Must see, Masterful

See it if You like musicals. This was exponentially better than I ever thought it could be from growing up with the album.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals. The thing is perfect.

212 Reviews | 66 Followers
Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoyed the original Bway production or if you didn't do check in to Grand Hotel Encores

Don't see it if You like more contemporary musicals

273 Reviews | 36 Followers
Exquisite, Great staging

See it if You want to see a gorgeous, glamorous, nearly perfect musical. The music, singing and dancing were superb. The orchestra was wonderful.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals

Critic Reviews (16)

The New York Times
March 22nd, 2018

"One of the most sumptuous pieces of eye candy ever to glitter from the City Center stage. As for what churns beneath its opulent surface, it’s still a rather dreary slog...Rhodes’s production isn’t grim, but it’s oddly uninvolving, and only some of the cast members emanate the vivid magnetism that is a musical’s life blood...Rhodes is a skilled traffic cop, and his choreography is appropriately stylish throughout...Think of it as a glossy tabloid set to swelling violins."
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The Hollywood Reporter
March 22nd, 2018

"A triumph...Rhodes delivers a smoothly polished production that blends near-constant choreographed movement and dazzling dance with seamless grace. Many of the visually arresting stage pictures are clearly indebted to Tune but not so slavishly that it feels like a mere carbon copy of the original...The cast may not be star-studded, but they are all first-rate...One of the finest Encores! productions in the organization's 25-year history."
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March 22nd, 2018

"A fully polished production with a showstopper at every turn...Josh Rhodes, who directs and choreographs this production, embraces the spectral forces to pay a loving homage to the original, while still creating his own stylish version...The direction doesn't always escape the trappings of the material...But what Rhodes managed to bring out of his cast sets a new high bar. They make up for any failings of material in spades, turning out highlight after highlight."
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March 25th, 2018

"The visuals supplied by Tune acted as an additional method of authorship, enhancing material that might not be as effective without such a strong directorial hand. The score to 'Grand Hotel' is generally a good one...The book succeeds in the difficult task of presenting numerous characters in intertwining plots...The dramatic impact doesn't hit quite as hard as it might with more time. But nevertheless, this week's City Center mounting is a lovely showcase for some fine performances."
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New York Stage Review
March 22nd, 2018

"Not to be missed. The evening benefits from a number of main performances but the true star is most decidedly director-choreographer Josh Rhodes. This relative newcomer, has staged up a storm here; this 'Grand Hotel' is always afoot...The written material seems to play considerably better than it did back in 1989...What had been a disjointed score now sounds more of a piece...The cast is not star-filled, as these things go, but the performers impress."
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March 25th, 2018

"Taking up Mr. Tune’s mantle is Josh Rhodes whose direction and choreography energizes the patchy material in his own distinctive and arresting fashion. With a lackluster score and a stilted book, to succeed the show requires and receives theatrical razzle-dazzle...Rhodes incorporates creates several riveting balletic sequences including a sensational Bolero...Overall, he offers an inventive reconception...A triumph of physical staging, performance, and design over its weak elements."
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Front Row Center
March 26th, 2018

"A sumptuous, haunted revival...The cast is quite good, and if a few of the performances here and there cannot outrun the memory of those who came before, for the most part the company is able to put their own indelible stamp on things...The director and choreographer Josh Rhodes has retained so many elements of Tommy Tune’s original staging that this is not so much a revival as un hommage."
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Front Mezz Junkies
March 25th, 2018

"As wonderfully and decrepitely good in that first unveiling...This surprisingly Broadway-ready production, thrown together in the shortest of time frames...looks as polished and ready for its close-up as any show that has graced this series...It’s a gloriously lush production, dark but life-affirming...It deserves a longer life, but I’m not so sure this story has a desperate need to be told."
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