Opens Sep 21 2h 0m
Little Shop of Horrors (Westside Theatre)
Midtown W
90

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

90%
(365 Reviews)
Positive
99%
Mixed
1%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Great acting

About the Show

"Little Shop of Horrors" returns to its off-Broadway roots in a new production starring Emmy winner Tammy Blanchard, Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan, and two-time Tony winner Christian Borle.

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Member Reviews (365)

35
Lacking comedy, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if Did not have any energy. Found the staging and singing disappointing.

Don't see it if You are looking for entertainment.

Critic Reviews (20)

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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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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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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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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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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October 17th, 2019

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

3.5/4 Stars "Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard get real"
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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November 3rd, 2019

"Mayer convincingly sells 'Little Shop of Horrors' as a near-perfect piece of musical theater writing."
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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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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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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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