Little Shop of Horrors (Westside Theatre)
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Little Shop of Horrors (Westside Theatre)
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Little Shop of Horrors (Westside Theatre) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Great acting

Returning to its Off-Broadway roots, this new production stars Jeremy Jordan and Christian Borle.

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Nostalgic, Great music, Entertaining

See it if you're like the show/movie. Great sets, amazing puppet.

Don't see it if Talent was uneven. Some gave great acting some gave great singing. No one did both. Regardless it was great fun with beloved story & tunes.

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Great music, Fun, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of Little Shop or have never seen it before. Very polished production. Great puppet. Incredible songs. Very fun.

Don't see it if Vocals from some of the cast were a little disappointing but not a reason to not see it.

Critic Reviews (20)

The New York Times
October 18th, 2019

"CRITIC’S PICK "Jonathan Groff Feeds the Beast: Michael Mayer’s revitalizing revival of this genially gruesome classic becomes a sly morality tale for the age of universal celebrity."
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Time Out New York
October 17th, 2019

4/5 Stars "Mayer has wrangled a marvelous cast…Groff's Seymour is a likable klutz with just a hint of deadpan creepiness…Christian Borle solidifies his status as the preeminent musical-theater clown of his generation...And Blanchard is a revelation...She's the heart of the production."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 17th, 2019

"The show’s most charming quality is its feeling of having been put on for the hell of it. I’m sure it’s going to make money. It’s a dream cast of consummate pros. But — and my eyes look like hearts while I type this — the infectious energy is pure amateur."
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The Hollywood Reporter
October 17th, 2019

"Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's cult musical about a bloodthirsty alien plant returns to its roots with Tony winner Michael Mayer's off-Broadway revival starring Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle."
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Variety
October 17th, 2019

"Directed at a quick clip by Michael Mayer, this 'Little Shop' is played out on the small, tight stage of the Westside Theater with an ever-growing, masterfully manipulated plant. The close confines give this 'Little Shop' the intimacy of home viewing."
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Deadline
October 17th, 2019

"Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard Bring The Off-Broadway Classic Home"
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New York Post
October 17th, 2019

3.5/4 Stars "Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard get real"
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New York Daily News
October 17th, 2019

"You get the sense here that the scale of the production comes with utter intentionality — an honoring of great material more than a quest for profit. And, therefore, that feeling of determined mission permeates everything that’s happening. You’ll get all the feels you need."
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NY1
October 17th, 2019

"The secret to this production's success, though, is Michael Mayer's boffo staging. It's as though he directed with a magnifying glass, amplifying all the best parts. Of course, it helps to have a company this gifted."
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Theatermania
October 17th, 2019

"'Little Shop of Horrors' is Back Off-Broadway With an All-Star Cast: Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard, and Christian Borle star in a revival of the camp classic musical."
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Lighting & Sound America
October 18th, 2019

"Everyone in Michael Mayer's production is on their best behavior, handling these bizarre goods with a welcome delicacy…Mayer and company preserve the show's oddball double vision, in which slapstick murder and honest yearning keep company, with results that are both charming and amusingly sordid."
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New York Stage Review
October 17th, 2019

4/5 Stars "Anyone who's been wondering if Jonathan Groff is too handsome to play the schlubby Seymour in 'Little Shop of Horrors' can stop worrying right now. He's ideally cast as theater's most famous green-thumbed geek"
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New York Stage Review
October 17th, 2019

4/5 Stars "Audrey II is back, and the talking topiary is just as primed for conquest as ever. This new production is a delightful reminder of just how charming and weird and funny and sweet the 1982 mock-horror musical is"
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Theater News Online
October 17th, 2019

"This extraordinarily smart musical...may well be the best argument that one doesn't need a happy ending to leave the theater with a smile on your face. All you actually need is two hours of Alan Menken's ear-catching tunes, a ton of supremely clever lyrics and a host of beautifully drawn characters."
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TheaterScene.net
November 5th, 2019

"In a counterintuitive casting coup, handsome Jonathan Groff stars as the nebbish Seymour Krelborn who works at Mushnik's (a funny, kvetchy Tom Alan Robbins) failing flower shop on Skid Row. Although it is difficult to forget Groff's physical attributes, he delivers a brilliantly realized sad sack Seymour."
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Theater Pizzazz
October 18th, 2019

"You can practically taste the pleasure coursing through the audience’s veins during this first-rate revival of Howard Ashman (book and lyrics) and Alan Menken’s (music) cult classic, with excited squeals and applause at each familiar song and line."
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CurtainUp
November 3rd, 2019

"Mayer convincingly sells 'Little Shop of Horrors' as a near-perfect piece of musical theater writing."
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Front Mezz Junkies
October 21st, 2019

"One of the most delicious casting choices of the season, placing Seymour on to the tensed up shoulders of Groff...He soars as the uncomfortable nerd who most certainly has to grow up as "big and strong"...'A Little Shop' that will keep its flower shop doors open for business long into the years ahead, just like the original."
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T
October 17th, 2019

"What seems to be missing is the down and out, dirty, grimy feel of its characters on skid row...Even with the fore mentioned problems this production manages to provide a good evening of entertainment mostly due to the book, lyrics and music of a legendary team of musical theatre aficionados."
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Off Off Online
October 17th, 2019

"More than 35 years later, 'Little Shop of Horrors' stands among a handful of great musicals with roots Off-Broadway. It still works as a sci-fi satire of American aspirations during the 1950s, as it did for the audiences who made their way to Third Avenue in the 1980s."
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