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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(639 Reviews)
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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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866 Reviews | 898 Followers
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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.

841 Reviews | 1006 Followers
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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.

507 Reviews | 1867 Followers
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Entertaining, Fun, Cute

See it if A lighthearted and fun take on Little Shop. All performances were solid.

Don't see it if You don’t like Little Shop.

MJK
677 Reviews | 186 Followers
81
Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if u want to see a jaunty, sentimental, nostalgic, expertly staged, faithful revival of the feel-good horror cult classic (now a pop staple).

Don't see it if you expect a reimagining, updating or contemporizing of the material [This is strictly a by-the-numbers homage, albeit a skillful one.] Read more

612 Reviews | 269 Followers
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Little shop is one of the better post ww ii musicals & this revival reminds us how good it is

See it if entertainingly absurdist tale of murderous plant; hear Menken's fine music, Ashman's witty lyrics; Chris Borle masterful in various roles

Don't see it if fatuous plot; 2 much Borsht Belt humor; uneasy marriage of silliness & darkness; some music dated; anti-racism message too obscure/see below Read more

594 Reviews | 223 Followers
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Fun, Great writing, Classic, Great acting, Funny

See it if You love the show or have never seen it. It’s a terrific, traditional staging of a great show with a great cast (Borle especially).

Don't see it if You dislike the show or these actors, or are expecting a new staging.

474 Reviews | 714 Followers
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Clever, Quirky, Edgy, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy dark comedy and quirky, off-beat stories. The score is fun and you can’t beat Groff and Borle in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if you’re turned off by human sacrifice. Lol

501 Reviews | 127 Followers
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Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if great acting (Borle rocks all his characters/Grof is adorable), music, dance & song. Audrey 2 & puppeteers are terrific, intimate setting.

Don't see it if you want an Ellen Greene impersonator. Blanchard is vulnerable/lovable but doesn't have Greene's singing chops. Accept that & all is good.

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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