Julie Madly Deeply
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Julie Madly Deeply
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Julie Madly Deeply NYC Reviews and Tickets

65%
(12 Reviews)
Positive
50%
Mixed
33%
Negative
17%
Members say
Entertaining, Disappointing, Banal, Slow, Insipid

About the Show

This cabaret weaves songs from musicals including "Mary Poppins," "The Sound of Music," and "My Fair Lady" as Sarah-Louise Young shares stories and anecdotes about Julie's Andrews’s life.

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Member Reviews (12)

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70
Escapism, Fluffy, Julie fans abound, Goofy charm, Entertaining

See it if you love JA. Not deep bio, but some greatest hits. Young tries hard, but is a bit manic, esply in audience interaction. Consciously cheesy.

Don't see it if you want JA's singing voice. Young has a nice quality, but is pitchy. Many meh jokes. Still, gd-natured; silly sing-along chases away blues.

66
Cabaret style, Excruciating sound design, High energy performance, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if You are an uber Andrews fan.

Don't see it if Mediocre singing will wreck it for you. Read more

Critic Reviews (11)

Talkin' Broadway
June 16th, 2019

"Young is a charming, audience-friendly performer and singer, all right, but she decidedly isn't Julie Andrews. So don't go expecting something like one of those touring tribute bands that emulate the real thing. What defines her show is a complete eschewing of pretense as she shares biographical anecdotes and some familiar and some less familiar tunes from Ms. Andrews' songbook...Feel free to set aside your New York cynicism and do join in without embarrassment the audience sing-along."
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New York Stage Review
June 16th, 2019

"You needn’t be as big of a fan as Young—frankly, I don’t think anyone is—in order to appreciate her 110-minute musical tribute...Though she sings beautifully (her 'Feed the Birds' is gorgeous), Young doesn’t sing like Andrews and she doesn’t try; all she has is as an undying admiration for the star...Her enthusiasm carries 'Julie Madly Deeply'—and it’s genuine. If she’s backstage eating schnitzel with noodles after the show, I wouldn’t be one bit surprised."
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TheaterScene.net
June 19th, 2019

"Somewhere between a tribute and a cabaret show, 'Julie Madly Deeply' is a hardcore fan's presentation of songs made popular by Julie Andrews as well as anecdotes about Andrews' life. The charming Sarah-Louise Young isn't trying to impersonate Andrews--nor does she--as much as she becomes a fan personified."
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CurtainUp
June 17th, 2019

"It is this modesty and good-humor that makes Young almost as attractive as the subject of her show...Young is also a gifted actress and mime. Her warmth establishes an almost immediate liaison with the audience. And 59e59's Theater B provides all the intimacy this show needs...She is such a natural that one suspects she needed little guidance from director Russell Lucas who keeps the show rolling along at a steady pace."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
June 17th, 2019

"A cabaret show about Julie Andrews that needs more than a spoonful of sugar to make it go down…Young fills her hour and 55 minutes with familiar biographical facts, anecdotes, and songs. Occasionally, Young is joined in duets with Roulston, a fine baritone who stays on key more consistently than she…Young overdoes her physical business and gestures. Still, for fans of Andrews, even less than perfectly performed versions…are entertaining enough to help paste over the show's obvious cracks."
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C
June 17th, 2019

"If you adore Dame Julie Andrews, you must see the Brits Off Broadway offering in its US Premiere...Young’s talents with comedy, singing and movement, keep the production engaging and lively as she lovingly riffs on her favorite icon...Throughout, 'Julie Madly Deeply' remains ebullient and informative thanks to Young’s clever working of the material and interspersing the humorous bits with songs and anecdotes which Andrews’ fans will enjoy."
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L
June 19th, 2019

“Absolutely delightful...Even with the warmup music setting the mood, few could be prepared for the sheer over-the-top glee that was ahead for them in this superb musical comedy tribute to one of entertainment’s most beloved leading ladies...Young channeled our Ms. Andrews with supreme vocals and an energy level that never wavered throughout the show’s robust running time. Young also inserted her own smart, often laugh-out-loud humor throughout."
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Epoch Times
June 17th, 2019

"A vital part of the show is the connection that Young works to establish with her audience...In a role that calls for part actress, part singer, and part host, Young is able to convey an infectious amiability and an unbridled awe in what Andrews has accomplished in her career...An enjoyable, if not all that deep, piece about a show-business legend and someone on whom that legend made a lasting impression."
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I
June 21st, 2019

"In essence, the work is a well-informed love letter to one of entertainment’s biggest icons, Dame Julie Andrews...Ms. Young is a lovely presence, and she possesses a pleasant, bright soprano voice, which she skillfully wields throughout the evening. Even if the show, tidily directed by Russell Lucas, perhaps doesn’t dig as deep as it should, Ms. Young’s genuine love and benign obsession over Ms. Andrews is infectious, handily winning over the audience."
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Plays to See
June 18th, 2019

“’Julie Madly Deeply’ is many things: a cabaret, a history, and a celebration...Young has crafted her narrative around the songs quite organically – the lyrics hearken to whatever life event Young recounts without feeling forced. The narration is inventive as well...The show may be scripted, but it’s clear that Young’s own enthusiasm from the star comes from a genuine place.”
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F
June 19th, 2019

“The show is not an impersonation, but rather a loving homage from a lifelong fan...She impersonates many of the people or prototypes in Julie’s life...There’s a little too much extraneous Liza Minnelli...The script does cram a good deal of biographical incident in its breezy way, so Young clearly knows her idol...Young is extremely personable, and her enthusiasm for her subject is infectious. She expresses what registers as genuine awe and excitement."
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