See it if Cute old fashioned musical with nice music. Great talent. Enjoyable and entertaining.
Don't see it if Old fashioned. The main premise of love is really tough to understand and buy into. Muisc is not great.
See it if You like classic musicals, Hollywood stories and are interested in seeing a show that is rarely revived.
Don't see it if You want something more modern or edgy.
See it if You enjoy old musicals. This was fun to look at, done almost entirely in black and white. Great singing and dancing. Large talented cast.
Don't see it if You’re looking for something new or some out of the box interpretation. This is an old style musical done in old style. Read more
See it if you'd like a Brdway-quality prodn of JHerman show. Some gr performances, esp'ly Socha/Cooper. Gr orchestra. After, google Sennett/Normand!
Don't see it if you want upbeat; M&M is dark. Sills disappoints (grating, pitchy); 30 yrs older (59) than Socha (29). IRL, 12 yrs diff. Romance fizzles.
See it if fan of Jerry Herman, enjoy the OBC cast album of the show & want to see how it is staged, wonder if Douglas Sills still has it (he does)
Don't see it if It's not one of your favorite scores, don't like the Mabel Normand story & fact that the book isn't that accurate about her career
See it if Early movies & complex lives of their stars intrigue you. Dark musical offers fabulous singer dancers illustrating lives of Sennet & Norman
Don't see it if You’re willing to miss the chance to see the show that ran 56 performances then inspired decades of controversy.
See it if you want to see a rarely performed musical by late great Jerry Herman. Wonderful lyrics and great character portrayal by actors.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals although in many ways this is a drama with music. Read more
See it if wonderful score by Herman; fine choreo & dancing; w performance as Mabel, Alexandra Socha emerges as one of NY’s leading musical stars
Don't see it if weak book/show fades as relationship between M&M fades; never brings 2 life Mack making comedies or Zeitgeist of silent film era Read more
"Lights! Camera! Passion! Jerry Herman’s buoyant score is the highlight of this Encores! production about a troubled silent-movie-era romance."
"‘Mack & Mabel’ balances bright music with layers of sadness and regret"
"Great Songs, Great Stars, Weird Show: Alexandra Socha and Douglas Sills star in Jerry Herman's Broadway flop at New York City Center."
"Encores! is doing what it does best with this first-class production of Jerry Herman's foray into darkness."
4/5 Stars. "A fond, agreeable interpretation of Jerry Herman's imperfect darling of a musical."
4/5 Stars. "Brushed off and spiffed up, the cult favorite 1974 musical finally gets the Encores! treatment"
"MUSICAL MAKEOVER: Jerry Herman’s 1974 flop has been reborn and reformed into a splendid show."
"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."