Part of the New York Musical Festival: This new tuner is about a princess, her lover, and a story that could not be told. Featuring Tony nominees Donna McKechnie ('A Chorus Line') and Tony Sheldon ('Priscilla'). More…
It's 1928. The world is enthralled as American debutante, Constance Nielsen, marries into one of Europe’s ancient Royal Families. But just as her impassioned affair with her music teacher sparks uproar, news of her tragic death turns her from living legend into timeless icon. 40 years later, a young man in search of his grandfather's past finds more than he bargained for.
See it if you want to support new works in development; you want to see a poor man's mash-up of Evita-Anastasia-Les Miz-Aida.
Don't see it if you expect to see Donna McKechnie sing & dance. (She doesn't sing until the final number - sans choreography!)
See it if You like love stories between different classes in thinly disguised fictional European countries. Donna McKechnie&Tony Sheldon
Don't see it if You expect elaborate sets and Donna to sing a major portion of the show. You expect smooth transitions between acts one and two.
See it if you want a rare glimpse of the singular sensation that is Donna McKechnie, or want to reacquaint yourself with the terrific Tony Sheldon.
Don't see it if If you don't want every fiber of your being to hate you for wasting time on this amateurish, confused nonsense.
See it if you want to see a romantic story with up and coming performers, who are quite talented.
Don't see it if you can't handle imperfections, such as sound issues or a predictable story.
See it if you love beautiful music sung by extraordinary new talent (Charlotte Maltby & Sam Sinahk), elegantly costumed, wonderfully acted musicals
Don't see it if a disappointing final five minutes, easily correctable, can distroy two hours of pure pleasure
See it if you like melodramatic musicals. OK plot, but ending a little too cute. However, singing, dancing and acting are all pretty good.
Don't see it if don't like romantic musicals.
See it if want a bit of a throw-back show, very 1920's; a chance to see Donna McKechnie from a few feet a way. Really excellent singing
Don't see it if don't like seeing musicals in development; don't like jazz-orientated scores
See it if you like period shows a nice throw back to a golden age. Wonderful signing and songs. A full production would be a joy.
Don't see it if you want more depth in the book of a musical. Don't like period shows.
See it if You are excited to see Donna McKechnie, liked Evita, like a wonderful ensemble, enjoy seeing a work in progress
Don't see it if You are impatient with an undisciplined book
See it if you enjoy very flawed shows with gorgeous singing and costumes. The cast was very talented and I'd like to listen to the score again.
Don't see it if you can't appreciate the good parts of flops. This show is a mess of any princess story from Grace Kelly to Diana to Anastasia.
See it if you are looking for a totally original story- not inspired by pre-existing material. Strong cast with fun music. Donna McKechnie is a gem!
Don't see it if you are turned off by "princess" stories.
See it if a love story that crosses the years and makes you she'd a tear or two is something you like.
Don't see it if You are easily disappointed when you figure out the 'twist' in the first 15 minutes.
See it if You're interested in seeing a developing musical You prefer a good show over a good set
Don't see it if You want elaborate choreography You're a revolutionary
See it if You are a NYMF fan, love Donna McKechnie, enjoy an intimate theater experienc,
Don't see it if You are used to a short running time-story line drags a bit.
See it if You want to see some incredibly talented actors, singers, and dancers perform slightly uneven material that hits some brilliant high notes.
Don't see it if If you don't enjoy wickedly clever, high energy numbers or you'll be unhappy with a show that's not completely polished.
See it if You enjoy classic romantic musicals & want to see something new. You want to see 2 B'way stars + some VERY talented newcomers as the leads.
Don't see it if You only like contemporary styles of music/dance. You're not interested in period pieces. You need constant action to hold your interest.
See it if Donna McKechnie is a Star! Her singing voice was sooooo underused. Charlotte Maltby is worth the price of admission. My favorite of the NYMF
Don't see it if You dont like old fashion, often slow musicals.