How To Steal an Election
How To Steal an Election

How To Steal an Election NYC Reviews and Tickets

(19 Ratings)
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Dated

About the Show

President Coolidge appears in 1968, and meets young protesters from the Democratic convention.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (19)

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143 Reviews | 34 Followers
Entertaining, Relevant, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if 6 talented triple treat ensemble singing political schemes from way back. Great directing and movements. Glad that Muftis are back at York!

Don't see it if The dirty American political maneuvering history in the past 150 yrs doesn’t interest you and it’s sung & danced in 85 minutes here.

266 Reviews | 30 Followers
Great dancing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like musicals. A relevant show that highlights the talented cast. Great direction of what a classic should be - timeless. Yay York!

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

117 Reviews | 25 Followers
Historically interesting, Relevant, Great dancing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Brisk moving musical chock full of election misdeeds and underhanded politics from the last 150 years. Talented cast keeps it entertaining.

Don't see it if You wouldn’t like a musical which is all over the map, both historically and in its POV. Read more

370 Reviews | 137 Followers
Clever, Such a talented cast, Entertaining

See it if you want to hear some great songs and see some terrific tapping performed by Jason Graae and this talented cast giving it their all.

Don't see it if you have no interest in political stories, especially those that focus on the seamy side. But then there's the great singing and dancing.

206 Reviews | 69 Followers
Fluffy, Great singing

See it if Fun staged reading of an obscure musical

Don't see it if Dated but amusing Read more

460 Reviews | 238 Followers
Relevant, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Delightful

See it if HTS is a fun Am history lesson mostly told w grt songs.A strng msg is in the final#'More of the Same"perf by terrific AGrayson&EDegersteldt*

Don't see it if Uninterested in a meandering book or in US history told with great singing & dancing. Read more

522 Reviews | 81 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if It's amazing how this dated show holds up to today's political scene. An absolute joy.

Don't see it if Only if you do not like musicals.

292 Reviews | 36 Followers
Another treat from musicals in mufti.first preview

See it if You like tongue in cheek humor about history with great singing and dancing. Delightful performances. A fun evening.

Don't see it if You don’t like intimate theatre musicals. If you re looking for a splashy musical, fancy costumes and aren’t interested in U.S. history.

Critic Reviews (6)

Lighting & Sound America
August 28th, 2023

In an era of presidential mug shots, Capitol riots, and the bizarre antics of Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, this fifty-five-year-old spoof struggles to keep up. If you're eager to be reminded of the Kennedy family's nepotistic practices or Lyndon Johnson's habit of picking up his pet beagles by their ears, this is the show for you. If you're bewildered by punch lines about Spiro T. Agnew and the credibility gap, you've dropped in at the wrong polling station. And remember: Eugene McCarthy has nothing to do with Kevin McCarthy.
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Talkin' Broadway
August 28th, 2023

“ ‘How to Steal an Election’ doesn't always court logic, and its 90 minutes feel a bit longer than that, but it's a valuable look at then and now, the political similarities and dis-, set to a most listenable score. Meanwhile, the 2024 election is already upon us, and there's every possibility that someone will try to steal it. Luckily, they won't learn much about how to do that here.”
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August 29th, 2023

While the misnamed "How to Steal an Election: A Dirty Politics Musical" is no lost masterpiece and at times seems long, it is a diverting political revue which offers an interesting take on the political campaigns of the last 180 years. With the charming Jason Graae at the helm, the rest of the talented cast keeps the show rolling merrily along. New faces Emma Degerstedt, Alex Joseph Grayson, Courtney Arango, Kelly Berman and Drew Tanabe demonstrate that they should have very successful and acclaimed careers before them from their work here.
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Theater Pizzazz
August 29th, 2023

“If you like your musical theater in the form of a history lesson then there’s a lot that a relic like ’How To Steal an Election’ can offer”
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Front Row Center
August 29th, 2023

“The script’s funny, with a plethora of quick one-liners, and laughs throughout the evening...The songs are wonderful, and everyone on stage is a powerhouse. Degerstedt and Grayson have the range and chemistry that made an audience member point out, as they left the theater...Yes, the show felt a little heavy-handed, and a little dated. But it’s a great effort, and for a great cause.”
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New York Theater
August 29th, 2023

With the subtitle “A Dirty Politics Musical,” the York’s latest revival certainly has a timely subject, and its fifteen musical numbers are an eclectic mix of old campaign ditties and original songs – ballads, Sousa-type marches, waltzes, jazzy tunes — by Oscar Brand, who was a folksinger-songwriter and celebrated radio host. But “How to Steal An Election” is largely a historic curiosity -- a polite way of saying dated.
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