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. More…
A faded ballerina, a cat burglar posing as a Count, a businessman facing certain ruin, and a young secretary all-too-eager to become a movie star are all trapped by history, as the world careens into a great depression, and the revolving door keeps turning. Book your reservation for the mysterious and luxurious 'Grand Hotel.'
See it if you like dark musicals. 1928 Berlin looks glittery, but it's grimy underneath. Well-paced, GH engrossed me, but it did not fully delight me.
Don't see it if you want memorable songs or to be touched. But GH was beautifully presented (w/only 2 wks rehearsal). Strong ensemble cast; chic dancing.
See it if If you like a big musical. One of Encore's very best production. Rhodes does a great job with this show.
Don't see it if If you do not like a bigger musical, or do not like musicals.
See it if High gloss staging & sensational dancing keeps focus away from clumsy book & uninspired songs Uranowitz & that Tango duet true showstoppers
Don't see it if Book strains for relevancy (#MeToo moments) while drug-addicted narrator is underutilized Ghost of Tommy Tune hovers despite Rhodes' efforts
See it if you love theater,, Great dance numbers. My favorites: Yorke, Snyder Uranowitz & the two Jimmys. This show shoud move to Broadway
Don't see it if you need a linear story, I still feel that the City Center is too big though the sound system has been improved mucho .
See it if you're a fan of the original show or of the film, like musicals that tackle serious matters, enjoy great music, dancing and voices
Don't see it if One act musicals are too long, Berlin 1928 doesn't interest you, don't like atmospheric shows, characters who do bad things, unhappy endings
See it if you are already very familiar with the material and are excited about the prospect of seeing it on stage with very talented performers.
Don't see it if you'd frustrated by seeing a show that really needs a point of view presented without a point of view.
See it if a hoot! marvelous choreography, incredible begin/ending tango, tenor brings down house, B. Uranowitz steals show w comic stylings
Don't see it if a little hokey; tunes not memorable; some performers don't understand acting has 2 be droll in send-up like this
See it if You want to see a revival of a 30-year old musical that still holds up. You want a sharp, entertaining musical w/great music & performers.
Don't see it if You want a new musical. You want a fully upbeat musical. You prefer lighter themes.
See it if you enjoy musicals. The score is lovely. There are a lot current themes women's rights, antisemitism, drugs issue, etc.
Don't see it if don't enjoy musicals. With enormous resources in people it lacks imagination about how they use them. None of the many themes are explored
See it if you enjoy ensemble musicals or are interested in the Roaring ‘20s. This is a quick show at under 2 hours with no intermission.
Don't see it if multiple storylines tend to confuse you, or you’re looking for a more contemporary story.
See it if You want to see a classic musical with multiple characters and songs that all land on target.
Don't see it if You don’t want to see an Encore musical revival.
See it if Great staging and choreography. The score is unusual and hypnotic. Snyder and Uranowitz were outstanding. I liked Dvorovenko, too.
Don't see it if What could be a jumble of disjointed stories is tied together by intersecting the ballerina, baron, accountant, mogul and typist. Well done!
See it if you are an Encores fan. The most elaborate & well staged production of theirs I have seen. Great choreography & direction by Josh Rhodes.
Don't see it if you don't care for multiple story lines. Few memorable songs, but all are performed beautifully.
See it if You love a well staged musical. Great costumes. Superior choreography. Super casting. Delightful.
Don't see it if You want junk cursing modern crap. This is an old fashioned solid musical.
See it if several figures united by their stay in Berlin's Grand Hotel appeals; a fan of the actors; seeking old-fashioned frolick, flair, and fun.
Don't see it if you dislike sometimes-dated material; moments of misogyny, sexuality, and assault; spare staging; dances that act as bridges between scenes.
See it if It's closed, but I'm hoping it will transfer! James Snyder's voice made the entire evening worth watching! A nicely trimmed rework.
Don't see it if You're looking for an upbeat comedy. It's based on the movie with John Barrymore & Greta Garbo. You want the 2 1/2 hour original.
See it if you like this show, or shows with a Brechtian/Weill touch to them. I don't like this show, but this is as good as it's going to get.
Don't see it if dark pieces reminiscent of the Weimar era disturb you.
See it if Heard great singing of musical numbers that people may not know to focus on the music/story instead of the overall concept
Don't see it if Want a more developed/cohesive storyline
See it if you want a stirring revival with glorious orchestrations. The moving story, almost sung-through, is beautifully staged, sung and danced.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals? I honestly can't think of another reason.