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Grand Hotel, The Musical

From 145 member  reviews
Members say: 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. 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.'


Member Reviews (145)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting

65
Muddled, Uneven, Pointless, Great acting, Engaging

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.

69
Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you are feeling nostalgic to see that 1989 tony award winning musical.

Don't see it if if you were expecting the same level of depth of performance of that 1989 Broadway production, as you will be disappointed.

Also I had the good fortune to see the original Broadway production back in... Read more Read less

60
Slow, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if You are interested in a show where the chorus is more consistently appealing than most of the leads.

Don't see it if You have recently seen Carousel or Hello Dolly. You are looking for memorable songs or likeable leads.

Also I often don't agree with The NY Times but their review nails it. This ... Read more Read less

69
Ambitious, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You like revivals and want to see another production of Grand Hotel.

Don't see it if You are looking for an updated version of GH, exciting actors, a good production.

54
Dated, Great writing, Quirky, Overrated

See it if Eh. Don’t waste time!

Don't see it if Nah


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 th...
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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 origina...
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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 m...
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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 in...
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