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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

87
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You're looking for a beautiful and traditional performance. The design was gorgeous and the band was great

Don't see it if you're looking for a big dance show or a reimagined revival. It's very traditional.

92
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to see a classic show with some wonderful tunes and surprisingly good choreography. Wonderful cast!

Don't see it if You are looking for something modern with celebrities.

80
Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to see a well-realized production of an under-produces musical, performed by a top-notch ensemble cast.

Don't see it if musical revivals are not your cup of tea, or you are looking for more staging than a concert presentation can offer.

100
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.

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.

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Dizzying

See it if you are a fan of the story, or want to experience a lesser-known (nowadays) show that has some brilliant moments and is always entertaining.

Don't see it if you can't divide your attention several ways at once and follow several different stories; or if you require top-notch songs and script.

81
Fantastic dancing, lovely voices, different than originsl.

See it if You love super dancing and a provocative story without a total fairy tale ending.

Don't see it if You like fully staged musicals.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like grand old musicals with great singing and dancing

Don't see it if You like more cutting edge fare

85
Roll out the red carpet

See it if The most amazing dancing...especially the 2 tango dancers. Dramatic set with the opening scene of a red carpet on a grand staircase. Songs.

Don't see it if A concert type musical that doesn't have an intermission is not your type. If you do not like singing and dancing then don't go.

88
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Raunchy

See it if you love big musicals

Don't see it if you're triggered by sexual assault

81
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Dated, Great staging

See it if You like old musicals

Don't see it if You want only current content

100
Absorbing, Great singing, Romantic, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if you love great music, great singing, and a hidden musical theater gem

Don't see it if musicals are not your forte

Also The cast was perfect and full of energy. This is truly one of Broadway... Read more Read less

85
Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing, Riveting, Exquisite tango dancing

See it if you’ve never seen an Encores! revival, or you enjoy darker, romantic & decadent musicals reminiscent of “Cabaret” by Kander and Ebb.

Don't see it if you prefer lighter musicals, or you don’t like multi-character plots with Brechtian overtones & haunting music reminiscent of Kurt Weill.

Also I’d never been able to see an “Encores” presentation before because th... Read more Read less

87
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Some amazing performances (Brandon Uranowitz, James Snyder, and Heléne Yorke are the standouts), a really fun score, and amazing dancing.

Don't see it if The book and lyrics were a little weak, but it barely registered because I enjoyed the whole experience so thoroughly.

100
Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy a good re-mounting

Don't see it if You don’t like a sad ending

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You love great singing and dancing in a beautiful art deco setting

Don't see it if you do not like frothy musicals

71
Ambitious, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if You like game energetic performances in grand splendid set design

Don't see it if Music was mostly forgettable, but had its fun moments thanks to a great cast

83
Original, Honest, Inspiring

See it if You loved The Vagina Monologues and aren't afraid of a one-woman show that touches on cancer, sex, and the struggle of women in the Congo.

Don't see it if You aren't prepared to cry, laugh, and open yourself to crazy joy and agonizing sorrow.

86
Absorbing, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Delightful

See it if You have an interest in Europe between the wars, good musicals and great choreography.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, demand that all your music be melodic or don't like sad stories, although in the end it was life affirming.

94
Exquisite, Great singing, Masterful, Must see, Intense

See it if You care anything about ignored musicals of our past...gloriously staged with vision and clarity. A splendid revisit.

Don't see it if you need fluff and frivolity in your musicals...or big name stars...or big hit numbers!

97
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Riveting, Masterful

See it if They bring it to Broadway. A masterful staging, with exceptional performances.

Don't see it if you don’t like musicals.

94
Great singing, Dizzying, Exquisite

See it if You love musicals with great choreography, lush scores opulent costumes and fluid staging.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional plot lines and staging.

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic

See it if you love more traditional musicals.

Don't see it if you want an edgy night at the theater.

95
Masterful, Delightful

See it if It's over now - Encores is 1 week-end only - you missed a reminder of what Musicals are all about

Don't see it if You would be bothered by a corny set-up. It is set in 1928 and characters are not real people. But you know that going in.

Also This show is what Encores is all about. Getting to see wonderful perfo... Read more Read less

95
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if ...you want some Broadway dazzle with a dose of arsenic -- you love first rate staging and performance -- you love that score

Don't see it if ...you want a strong story and main characters ... you like to be very familiar with the material ahead of time


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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