Jerry's Girls
76

Jerry's Girls NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(66 Ratings)
Positive
82%
Mixed
17%
Negative
1%
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Refreshing, Disappointing

About the Show

The York Theatre Company presents this all-female tribute to Jerry Herman, featuring the songwriter's iconic showstoppers for Broadway actresses.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (66)

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88 Reviews | 26 Followers
90
Joyous, lively, stylish & ruminative

See it if you want to revel in Jerry Herman's outstanding catalogue of songs. I'm beginning to believe that "I Don't Want to Know" is one of his best.

Don't see it if you're okay on missing a marvelous evening. Read more

110 Reviews | 18 Followers
90
Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you love the great American tunesmith Jerry Herman. Don't let this parade pass you by!

Don't see it if you hate musical theater.

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
87
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Must see

See it if You want a recur of Jerry Herman's greatest hits sung by a trio of fantastic singers. You want light, joyful entertainment.

Don't see it if You don't like the revue format. You don't like concert-style shows. You want fancy costumes & sets.

101 Reviews | 16 Followers
85
Funny, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You love Jerry Herman music!

Don't see it if You do n't love big time, over the top, Jerry Herman musicals.

297 Reviews | 78 Followers
85
Entertaining, Great singing, Extraordinary accompanist, Nostalgic / sweet, Heart-warming

See it if you enjoy old-school musicals. Whether you saw the original or not, you will enjoy this MUFTI production, sans scenery and costume changes.

Don't see it if you expect to see a big-time epic revival. MUFTI rocks, and this staged-concert performance of an old classic is endearing & heart-warming. Read more

184 Reviews | 30 Followers
85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Clever

See it if you're a fan of Broadway musicals or just want an a couple of hours of enjoyable singing. These 3 ladies are masters at delivering it.

Don't see it if you hate Broadway musicals or are looking for a story line. It's all singing and only a word or two of dialog.

137 Reviews | 32 Followers
85
Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if you like Herman and want to hear some fantastic showtunes by three talented women, you enjoy music for the sake of music.

Don't see it if You don't like cabaret style revues, you want full production numers - this is a piano, music stands and not much else.

545 Reviews | 82 Followers
85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you want to hear 3 terrific singers and an extraordinary pianist perform the best of Jerry Herman.

Don't see it if you are looking for a book musical with production values. This is Musicals in MUFTI with books in hand.

Critic Reviews (12)

BroadwayWorld
August 12th, 2017

“Director Pamela Hunt's mounting is, by necessity, simply staged. But a knockout trio of performers, accompanied on piano by music director Eric Svejcar, keep the evening frothy and fun…Pedi masterfully handles the bulk of the comedy numbers…Displaying a vibrant belt and a showbiz spirit, D'Abruzzo really digs into numbers like ‘Wherever He Ain't’…Stephanie Umoh brings touching sentiment and graceful phrasing to ballads such as ‘It Only Takes A Moment.'
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Talkin' Broadway
August 7th, 2017

"The appealing show, featuring a talented trio, breezily glides through Herman's musical catalogue…The numbers largely proceed without historical context or thematic linkage. As a result some songs in the parade of ballads and anthems begin to generically blur together...A modest, yet authoritative, reminder of the additional riches penned by the composer/lyricist. While not everything gleams in this jewel box of a revue, it is worth sampling the treasures anew.”
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TheaterScene.net
August 8th, 2017

“Composer/lyricist Jerry Herman's greatest hits are back in a gorgeously sung revival of ‘Jerry's Girls’ as part of The York Theatre Company's ‘Musicals in Mufti’ series, ‘musical theatre gems in staged concert performances.’ Led by a cast of three talented song stylists, Stephanie D'Abruzzo (‘Avenue Q’), Christine Pedi (‘The Lady of a 1000 Voices’) and Stephanie Umoh (‘Ragtime’), the score is as melodic and buoyant as one could wish.”
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Theater Pizzazz
August 7th, 2017

"Svejcar’s arrangements of Jerry Herman’s tunes astounded the theatergoers, lifted their spirits and put everyone in the happiest of summer moods...Director Hunt has successfully encouraged and allowed Christine Pedi and a pair of Stephanies–D’Abruzzo and Umoh–to do justice to Herman’s style, wit and lyrics, each in her own inimitable way...Only one drawback. I felt 'Movies Were Movies'...needed to be sung by the baritone voice for whom it was composed."
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Broadway Blog
August 11th, 2017

"With a few exceptions, director Pamela Hunt does little to celebrate Herman’s songbook. Part of the problem is the show’s construct, which feels like a Jerry Herman repertory company audition...These standalone numbers, while melodic and beautifully written, need the backbone of the stories from which they are taken...Umoh is by far the most successful at interpreting the material...If you’re a superfan, you might enjoy the evening despite its inconsistencies."
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Times Square Chronicles
August 6th, 2017

“A joyous and infectious tribute to a song catalog that made Broadway sing…These melodies remind us of a time when theatre gave us lush ballads and up-tempos that lasted more than the show. In other words hummable melodies…The discovery of Stephanie Umoh is worth the whole show. This showstopper excels…Ms. Pedi was hilarious…Herman’s lovely melodies made the show easy to listen to especially under musical director and pianist, Eric Svejcar.”
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Wolf Entertainment Guide
August 7th, 2017

“There is absolute delight in the concert revival of ‘Jerry’s Girls’…Director Pamela Hunt has built in a steady supply of movement that keeps the show zipping along…The expertise of D’Abruzzo, Pedi, Umoh and pianist Svejcar provide sparkling entertainment and do justice to Herman…Apart from the striking solos, the three work beautifully together in creating a charming ambiance.”
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W
August 8th, 2017

“A robust revival...Christine Pedi shows her comic chops with a great rendition of ‘Gooch’s Song’…Equally fine is the wry, distressed ‘Nelson’…‘It Only Takes a Moment’ shows off Stephanie Umoh’s pretty vibrato…‘I Am What I Am’ arrives a stirring anthem eliciting audience applause. Director Pamela Hunt skillfully moves her cast around, but does nothing to rein in either ham or a tendency toward allowing eleven o’clock numbers when the song doesn’t indicate them.”
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