Mack & Mabel NYC Reviews and Tickets

(102 Ratings)
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Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Great acting

About the Show

The Encores! season opens with Mack & Mabel, which tells the story of one of silent film’s first great pioneers, Mack Sennett. Starring Douglas Sills ("War Paint") and Alexandra Socha ("Head Over Heels").

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Show-Score Member Reviews (102)

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226 Reviews | 36 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy beyond fabulous actors with terrific voices backed up by a gorgeous orchestra. This show deserve a Bway run.

Don't see it if you don't like touching musicals that tug at your heartstrings. Read more

55 Reviews | 12 Followers
Must see, Funny, Exquisite, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if The score is gorgeous, the cast superb and the dancing, you just want to tap along. You'll laugh and cry. And the orchestra!

Don't see it if There's no happy ending, it's dark.

134 Reviews | 13 Followers
Entertaining, Romantic, Masterful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like Jerry Herman and you miss him

Don't see it if you don't like musicals Read more

104 Reviews | 11 Followers
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You like musicals based on real people that take your emotions on a journey.

Don't see it if You don’t like sweet stories.

151 Reviews | 24 Followers
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You love Encores! and classic musicals and Harmon . . .

Don't see it if You do not like musical theatre.

248 Reviews | 36 Followers
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you love vintage musicals with heart.

Don't see it if the silent movie era is not something you care about to see depicted on the stage. Read more

206 Reviews | 42 Followers
Entertaining, Great choreography, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you like Jerry Herman musicals, you love the Mack and Mabel score, you are a fan of Encores series at City Center

Don't see it if you don't like classic musicals, you don't want to hear one of the great musical scores live Read more

150 Reviews | 19 Followers
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy clever lyrics sung by talented singers backed up by amazing dancing and a great band.a Jerry Herman delightf

Don't see it if You have no recollection of the era or no idea who Mack and Mabel were . Although I would say run don't walk to this limited encore producti

Critic Reviews (9)

The New York Times
February 20th, 2020

"Lights! Camera! Passion! Jerry Herman’s buoyant score is the highlight of this Encores! production about a troubled silent-movie-era romance."
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AM New York
February 20th, 2020

"‘Mack & Mabel’ balances bright music with layers of sadness and regret"
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February 20th, 2020

"Great Songs, Great Stars, Weird Show: Alexandra Socha and Douglas Sills star in Jerry Herman's Broadway flop at New York City Center."
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Talkin' Broadway
February 20th, 2020

"Encores! is doing what it does best with this first-class production of Jerry Herman's foray into darkness."
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New York Stage Review
February 20th, 2020

4/5 Stars. "Brushed off and spiffed up, the cult favorite 1974 musical finally gets the Encores! treatment"
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New York Stage Review
February 20th, 2020

4/5 Stars. "A fond, agreeable interpretation of Jerry Herman's imperfect darling of a musical."
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Theater News Online
February 20th, 2020

"MUSICAL MAKEOVER: Jerry Herman’s 1974 flop has been reborn and reformed into a splendid show."
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February 23rd, 2020

"This production also has its problems, but it was enormously entertaining and worth seeing, mostly because of the Herman score and the delicious musical numbers."
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