I Can Get It For You Wholesale
Closed 2h 30m
I Can Get It For You Wholesale
86

I Can Get It For You Wholesale NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(258 Ratings)
Positive
94%
Mixed
4%
Negative
2%
Members say
Great singing, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

About the Show

The classic dark comedy musical set in the 1937 NYC Garment District.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (188)

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102 Reviews | 35 Followers
100
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want to enjoy a wonderful show in an intimate space. The cast is amazing. So much talent!! Loved the minimalism of the show. Thanks CSC!

Don't see it if Go see it! Don’t miss it!

555 Reviews | 285 Followers
98
Riveting, Intelligent, Edgy, Great acting, staging, and singing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a musical from Broadway's Golden Age. This is rarely revived. It boasts a stellar cast & inventive direction.

Don't see it if musicals with an unhappy ending aren't your thing. Go see it anyway. Thank you CSC for reviving this classic musical.

145 Reviews | 19 Followers
97
The harder they fall.

See it if serious musicals appeal to you--especially if they also include 1) a few laughs, and 2) a distinctly Jewish vibe.

Don't see it if you think tragedy and comedy--particularly in a Broadway musical--don't mix. Read more

ERF
112 Reviews | 60 Followers
97
Moving, Complex, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a first-rate Broadway cast perform this forgotten gem in an intimate setting. Wonderful songs, great acting and singing.

Don't see it if You want a happy ending.This play is about the rise and fall of a complex character who, while striving to get ahead, abandons his morality. Read more

354 Reviews | 95 Followers
97
Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Part musical comedy, part searing morality tale, this is a thrilling work of musical theater that discomfits AND thrills.

Don't see it if Not a match if you’re against an antihero or averse to criticism of toxic capitalism. Read more

58 Reviews | 7 Followers
96
Entertaining, Resonant, Relevant, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you want to have an intimate theatrical experience that is also a musical.

Don't see it if you're looking for a show with lots of spectacle. Read more

304 Reviews | 37 Followers
95
Edgy, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if The best thing I've seen all year: intelligent, many layered, excellent music, wonderful performances.

Don't see it if you want to think or need a sugary feel good, mindless musical.

145 Reviews | 42 Followers
95
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Dark Musical Comedy reenacts chasing the American Dream in the New York City Jewish Garment District in 1937. Stellar Acting. A Must See!

Don't see it if You don't like shows about ruthless Trump-like Entrepreneurs who will walk over anyone to achieve what they want. Yiddish / Jewish theater. Read more

Critic Reviews (15)

The New York Times
October 30th, 2023

“In trying to achieve a balance among its various styles, the musical’s book never solved the problem of being too many things at once...That’s pretty much the dichotomy of ‘Wholesale,’ runny then hard-boiled. It’s hard to know how to crack it.”
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New York Theatre Guide
October 31st, 2023

“Weidman’s book (now revised by his son, John Weidman) and Rome’s score often seem at odds with each other, and the show's intended tone is frequently unclear. While the show is increasingly aware of Bogen’s dubiousness, there’s a jovial quality to the music that doesn’t gel with the seriousness of a story about misplaced racial and class trauma fueling cutthroat ambition.”
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Theatermania
October 30th, 2023

“No, we’ll probably never see ‘I Can Get It for You Wholesale’ again after this, and certainly not with a cast like the one Cullman has assembled. And you know, that’s probably fine. Because this one? Dayenu.”
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Lighting & Sound America
October 31st, 2023

“For all its original qualities, Harold Rome's rangy, ambitious score sometimes feels caught between a sour, trenchant reality and those bright Broadway lights...Still, it's hard not to be grateful for Trip Cullman's driving production with its cast of Broadway regulars (here giving their regards to 13th Street, home of CSC)…This new, rather more intimate, version bids fair to give the show a berth in the musical theatre repertory, where it rightfully belongs. If all musical also-rans were this good, the theatre would be a much, much happier place.”
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Talkin' Broadway
October 30th, 2023

“With astute direction by Trip Cullman, this ‘Wholesale’ deftly balances the exceedingly dark overtones with the lighter musical comedy conventions.”
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New York Stage Review
October 30th, 2023

“The current bittersweet backward glance, as directed by Trip Cullman and choreographed by Ellenore Scott, is so keen-eyed that it instantly qualifies as a rediscovery to reckon with. That’s not only because it looks like a billion bucks when compared to some of the low-standard musicals unfurled these days but because it has the musical goods by the clothing-rackful.”
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New York Stage Review
October 30th, 2023

“A final, potentially controversial note: Color-blind casting is clearly here to stay, and with very good reason. But the casting of two Black performers as Harry’s love interests, one of whom is clearly Jewish, proves more distracting than productive in this show depicting a very distinct ethnic milieu. Discuss among yourselves.”
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Theater Pizzazz
November 3rd, 2023

“ A crosscurrent of compelling themes run fast and deep in the turbulent, terrific revival of ‘I Can Get It For You Wholesale’...this 1962 musical boasts a passionate ensemble of thirteen actors, a vigorous six-piece orchestra, and a protagonist you’ll absolutely love and loathe at the same time.”
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