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 want to see great choreography and strong acting in a show would a good musical score
Don't see it if You don’t like old-fashioned musicals.
See it if You appreciate great musical theatre. Grand Hotel belongs on Broadway for years. One of best I've ever seen.
Don't see it if You don't care about great musical theatre with incredible dance routines and amazing actors with powerful and beautiful voices.
See it if you like your comedy with a dramatic undercurrent, and if you like great songs and dances
Don't see it if you'd rather your drama come with comedic moments
See it if You appreciate well-thought Broadway musicals with wit, style, depth - and a bit of old-world schmaltz...
Don't see it if You can't empathize with humans
See it if good story with decent songs. engaging enough to entertain. lovely costumes and staging.
Don't see it if not for young children, rather adult themes throughout, not uplifting or a “happy ending” type show. serious
See it if If you love great voices, revivals, terrific choreography by Josh Rhodes and good old fashion music. If you want to feel uplifted.
Don't see it if you only like musicals on a large stage with lavish scenery and huge orchestra. If you only want a serious plot.
See it if You like fast-moving American musicals with wonderful choreography and an excellent orchestra-good singers.
Don't see it if You like authentic Weimar atmosphere and good character development
See it if you like musicals!! The setting is in an opulent Grand Hotel in Berlin. I posted my review on my instagram account _violet_hearts_
Don't see it if you are not into musicals!
See it if you like thought-provoking storytelling, brilliant performances, genius staging and a one-act show under 2 hours (that feels like only 1)
Don't see it if you're bringing the kids, if you like fluffy musicals without any depth, or you hate classic Broadway
See it if You're a diehard fan of the original Broadway production with David Carroll, Michael Jeter, Jane Krakowski, et al. (It was a HUGE cast.)
Don't see it if You're looking for Tommy Tune's seamless choreography and staging. It lacked in this respect. Otherwise, great production.