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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)


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

See it if You want to see a well-paced, beautiful musical with excellent dancing!

Don't see it if You expect it to be just like the film version.

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

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.

Entertaining, Enchanting, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You want to see first class acting at its best.

Don't see it if You have no class and can’t stand theater

Delightful, Entertaining, Classic, Enchanting, Great dancing

See it if you love a classic musical and want to have a great time.

Don't see it if you're looking for deep introspective theater.

Also Spectacularly staged! Really beautiful production with amazing dancing... Read more Read less

Delightful, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Great singing

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.

Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if great music, talented performances, well directed

Don't see it if you do not enjoy musicals that are not current

Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful, Absorbing

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

Absorbing, Clever, Dizzying, Great acting, Exquisite

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

Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You like crazy plots, good singing ,great ensembles

Don't see it if You think the show has to mimic the movie

Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing, James snyder-wow

See it if It comes around again

Don't see it if You do not like musicals

Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

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

Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You missed the original or want to revisit an old classic. Great performances all around.

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of musicals

Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny, 25 yr. old musical with fabulous choreography, beautiful scenery and wonderful musicality

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.

Dated, Great writing, Quirky, Overrated

See it if Eh. Don’t waste time!

Don't see it if Nah

Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Good choreography

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

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

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!

Great staging, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if For people who love classical musical comedy. Since its encore it is not possible to seeit

Don't see it if Since it is Encores you can't see it.

Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Great staging

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

Entertaining, Great singing, Masterful

See it if You are a fan of concerts and live music. Excellent mix of rock and classical music with the choir and Orchestra.

Don't see it if You are looking for a regular Broadway show

Absorbing, Edgy, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Great acting

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.

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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