Hello Dillie!
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Hello Dillie!
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Hello Dillie! NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(18 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
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Negative
6%
Members say
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting

About the Show

Part of 59E59's Brits Off Broadway fest, this solo show by comedic singer/songwriter Dillie Keane (of Fascinating Aïda fame) features new tunes and old favorites that showcase her quirky take on life.

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Member Reviews (18)

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430 Reviews | 127 Followers
90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if you enjoy chanteuse style entertainment, full of humor, witty and engaging story telling, lots of laughs.

Don't see it if you don't like female entertainers.

226 Reviews | 33 Followers
87
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like English humor cabaret style. Dillie Keane is a very talented composer and performer. Her songs were personal & funny. Refreshing.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate British humor.

124 Reviews | 27 Followers
93
Great entertainment, Clever, Great acting, Loved it., Great singing

See it if you enjoy well-done cabaret. I enjoyed her in Fascinating Aida so I got a ticket to her solo show. Glad I did. Wonderful.

Don't see it if you don't like cabaret. Otherwise you'll have a great time.

104 Reviews | 103 Followers
82
Funny, Resonant, Relevant

See it if Intimate setting. Funny, witty and life-affirming anecdotes. Unsentimental and warm tone. Refreshingly crude and cynical.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy cabaret shows.

60 Reviews | 12 Followers
87
Cliched, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love Bette Midler

Don't see it if You dont like musicals

32 Reviews | 7 Followers
87
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious

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17 Reviews | 13 Followers
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10 Reviews | 4 Followers
75
Fluffy, Overrated, Romantic, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you like musicals

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

Critic Reviews (10)

The New York Times
June 23rd, 2016

“Ms. Keane can be very silly, but it is always with a purpose. Despite that twinkle, she could never be called fey. In her underlying toughness, she is closer to Elaine Stritch. Accompanied on piano by Michael Roulston, Ms. Keane regaled the audience with personal stories and songs that didn’t stint on comedic self-deprecation while avoiding self-abasement. Ms. Keane writes literate story songs in a traditional musical-comedy style. Their wit and rhyming facility sometimes echo Cole Porter.”
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Lighting & Sound America
June 17th, 2016

"If you're looking for a cabaret entertainment with the fizz and bittersweet kick of a gin and tonic, consider Dillie Keane's intimate get-together...If her show is sometimes deeply felt, it is never maudlin, and her wicked, coruscating sense of humor is never out of reach...Dillie Keane has a style and sensibility all her own. She's like an exotic cocktail that, at first taste, shocks a bit. A few sips later, you can't believe you've been missing out on it so long."
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Theater Pizzazz
June 16th, 2016

"Take a pinch of Noel Coward’s patter, a soupcon of Elaine Stritch’s sass blended with a dash of Tallulah Bankhead’s slurry growl, a twinkle of Anthony Hopkins’s acting chops, and a smidgen of Lotte Lenya’s world weariness. Mix them all together and what you get is Dillie Keane...Keane demonstrates how charm, warmth, insight, intelligence, and acting talent can go a long way toward making even a voice ranging between a low buzz and a loud roar sound musically palatable."
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Front Row Center
June 28th, 2016

"Keane is a brilliant performer who takes no prisoners…With a voice that stretches from gravely to lilting, Keane scoops us up into each story with grace…On and on the stories flow–and Deane is as excellent a storyteller as she is a chanteuse, so every moment is a delicious morsel. Her connection to the roots of English Music Hall never waivers…Seeing her is like having a Vitamin B shot. You will leave the theatre feeling like a Roman Candle."
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Stage Buddy
June 14th, 2016

"Keane showcases the talent, wit, and brilliance that have sustained her career for decades...Keane’s sound and lyrics are truly one-of-a-kind…She is unabashedly honest and fearless….Her songs leave audiences nodding in agreement and provide a sense of comfort, as your troubles no longer seem so bad...Keane really does bare her soul in the material and an underlying tenderness is found within the melodies, providing a sense of healing not only to herself, but to all humans."
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The Huffington Post
June 14th, 2016

“One of the funniest items is ‘Shattered illusions,’ a reflection on how she’s too often been taken in by men’s dishonesty...Presenting her highly amusing tirade in two acts...Throughout it, Keane gives a bravura performance...Once or twice Keane pulls back on the rib-tickling vitriol...At the piano and occasionally singing along is Michael Roulston, and he’s a decided asset. Simon Green, the accomplished cabaret performer in his own right, directs.”
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W
June 14th, 2016

"Scrappy, witty, and warm…Keane packs more measured feeling into a phrase than that with which many vocalists imbue a whole song. She can be as delicate as snow in a snowglobe, broad-vaudeville funny, or incisively arch…The well written piece has a vertebrae which serves. Stories bridge and introduce, each specific, none manufactured to fit....Except for a few more obviously concocted numbers, the show is sheer delight."
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The Huffington Post
June 16th, 2016

“It is a rare performer who can produce sharp, piercing satire and deliver heartbreaking songs with élan. Happily, such versatility is Dillie Keane’s calling card...One moment you’re wiping away tears, the next you’re doubled over with laughter...It’s personal - an intimate appraisal of the human condition: the tragic to the sublime...For those who demand a sophisticated understanding of the heart, coupled with a healthy dollop of world-weary cynicism, Keane’s latest act is just the ticket.”
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