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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
87
Avg Score

93
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate a plot with entwined characters, great dancing and ensemble work; if you enjoy musicals with drama and comedy.

Don't see it if you're looking for a modern musical - this is charmingly classic.

92
Great staging, Great dancing., Refreshing, Entertaining, Dynamic

See it if You want to see some amazing tangos and Charleston dances. You'd enjoy a beautifully staged, rarely seen Tony winner.

Don't see it if You prefer your musicals to have more individualized characters. You don't like overlapping dialogue/songs.

Also I'd never seen this musical before and I was delighted with the stagin... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great singing

See it if you want to see the best musical staged this season--and yes, it was staged, not really a concert at all

Don't see it if you don't like gorgeous sets, costumes and people; Snyder was a standout but the cast was uniformly terrific

Also Seriously, don't miss it. You only have two more days!

85
Enchanting, Funny, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like a fine musical that has all the components you expect.

Don't see it if If you don’t like musicals and are looking for a serious play.

91
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if You liked the Tommy Tune version years ago. Encores did a wonderful job mounting thks show.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals - dancing, singing, etc.

99
Ambitious, Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You adore great musical theater, beautiful singing, great dancing, fine acting, brilliant staging.

Don't see it if You only enjoy straight plays.

Also Encore's finest, most elaborate and most fully realized production. Th... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if You love great singing and a visionary reenactment of a classic!

Don't see it if You need a story that makes sense.

92
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Must see

See it if you wish to see a terrific revival of the musical. The casting is spot-on, the set, direction, choreography perfect. Broadway bound, I hope

Don't see it if No reason not to see it unless you don't like musicals. I loved it!

84
Delightful, Great staging

See it if you enjoy great choreography and staging

Don't see it if you are so imbued with memories of Tommy Tune in the original as there is only one Tommy Tune

84
Great dancing, Dramatic, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy shows that are bittersweet, dramatic, and at times over the top, with impressive singing and dancing.

Don't see it if you're not interested in a show that takes itself pretty seriously.

Also Set in Weimar Berlin, I found the tone of this show in some ways simil... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Usual outstanding production, fabulous dancing, excellent singer/actors are your cup of tea

Don't see it if You don't like old fashioned musicals

90
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Masterful

See it if you want to see a masterclass on performance by James S. & Brandon U. They are BRILLIANT. They rest of the cast is amazing as is the dancing

Don't see it if you want something flashy with a simple plot, or if you don't like dark plots.

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Whirlwind, Dizzying

See it if You love classic musical theater, want something fun that will also sneak up on you and make you feel things

Don't see it if You don't enjoy rich people shenanigans or shows with lots of plotlines

100
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?"

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful, Great staging

See it if Want to see yet another masterful production by Encores! They are at their best with this show - gets close to a full production -no scripts

Don't see it if You want a light show - this show has a dark theme (although light moments). Or if you don’t enjoy Encore! style productions.

Also Terrific production all around . And the glorious Encores! Orchestra i... Read more Read less

98
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Masterful

See it if You like shows with catchy songs, well written dialogue, great acting and singing, eye popping dance numbers, romance, humor and tragedy

Don't see it if Everyone should see it if you don't like this show you just do not enjoy theater.

75
Great staging, Quirky, Slow

See it if Beautifully staged production of a fairly weak musical. Some good performances and gorgeous dancing

Don't see it if A musical with an strong book and score. The show is more style over substance.

85
Absorbing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy really innovative staging and appreciate good choreography.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy extended dance numbers or abstract staging.

83
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you want an entertaining musical with an interesting storyline.

Don't see it if You want memorable songs.

Also Was surprised it was on for such a short time and now closed. Found it... Read more Read less

90
Enchanting, Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You crave a show where the music heightens the emotions of the story. Terrific staging and acting/singing that defines every character.

Don't see it if You don’t like slower, thoughtful material that is character driven. If you need splashy staging not for you. In this show emotions rule

80
Great singing, Unpolished production, Great choreography, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see some fantastic singing and dancing; you're interested in catching a glimpse of what might have made Grand Hotel a hit

Don't see it if you want to see a completely polished production; you don't like multiple plot lines/character arcs; you're uncomfortable with dark material

Also Strong performances particularly from Brandon Uranowitz, Helen Yorke, ... Read more Read less

91
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Riveting

See it if well it's over now, but if you want to see a masterful combination of stories with great singing and dancing

Don't see it if you are looking for a lot of speaking, this is mostly sung through

86
Clever, Great singing, Great staging

See it if The staging and dancing are extraordinary. Improves on Tommy Tune’s brilliant staging.

Don't see it if Remember hearing it was a disappointment. It’s not!

91
Exquisite, Great staging, Riveting, Enchanting, Masterful

See it if you like an authentic musical. Tango dancing is extremely beautiful and sensual.

Don't see it if you are not interested in musicals at all.

100
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 onl... Read more Read less


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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