Marry Harry
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Marry Harry
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Marry Harry NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(114 Ratings)
Positive
83%
Mixed
14%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Fluffy, Great singing, Funny

About the Show

The York Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of this musical rom-com about two adults on the verge of 30 who need help loosening their parental ties.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (114)

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394 Reviews | 34 Followers
90
Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you want to see great acting and an interesting story,

Don't see it if .you don't like one man shows and only want new themes. Read more

254 Reviews | 86 Followers
90
Don't tarry. cast can parry!

See it if Lovely leading lady. Cowling is darling. Four leads quite charming. Dance number would have been nice.

Don't see it if Village Voices chorus too intrusive. Horrible costumes to boot. Very injudiciously used throughout. Read more

470 Reviews | 114 Followers
89
Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Fun romantic comedy/musical about love troubles, following your dreams, growing up. Great acting, fun songs.

Don't see it if You don't like romantic comedies.

332 Reviews | 41 Followers
88
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You want to see a great performance with great singing, staging and costumes. You want to laugh and smile.You want to have a good time

Don't see it if You do not want to hear some great singing. You do not want to see a great play. You don't want to see a feel good play with great staging

110 Reviews | 18 Followers
88
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if love a romantic story. Funny and entertaining.

Don't see it if you hate musicals.

812 Reviews | 132 Followers
87
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a witty funny musical with good singers. Very well staged. Realistic story with excellent character portrayal.

Don't see it if you like serious shows.

66 Reviews | 14 Followers
87
Romantic, in love with the theatre, want to laugh a lot? go!!!

See it if You like clever small scale musicals with great staging, clever use of ensemble, and a loving score with fun lyrics. Totally wonderful.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, don't like romance, and don't like to laugh. Otherwise, Go!! Read more

95 Reviews | 17 Followers
85
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you want a light hearted romantic show

Don't see it if you want to see something more substantial or serious

Critic Reviews (21)

The New York Times
May 8th, 2017

"The plot is one-note...Still, this production is fairly family-friendly...The show has welcome touches of whimsy...Jennifer Robbins’s book, Michael Biello’s lyrics and Dan Martin’s music have moments of wit, but mostly each song has one simplistic statement to make...In 'Newly Wed,' Francine is thrilled that her daughter is about to tie the knot; at one point she actually skips around the stage while singing, 'Tra-la-la.' The message doesn’t get any more nuanced."
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Time Out New York
May 4th, 2017

"Old-fashioned is too fresh an adjective for the musty musical rom-com...Sparks, complications and hoary humor fly, but it’s all de trop—or, more precisely, tropes...Dan Martin and Michael Biello’s songs are pleasant but unmemorable...Jennifer Robbins’s tepid, low-stakes book causes indigestion...Director-choreographer Castellino works hard to turn this TV dinner into a gourmet meal, but his swift and inventive staging can only do so much...Marry Harry? You won’t even want to swipe right."
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Theatermania
May 4th, 2017

"Everything about it looks great: the outfits, the decor, the lighting—but there's no avoiding the fact that Jennifer Robbins' book and Michael Biello's lyrics aren't worth the effort...The joy of this production is the way it embraces its ludicrousness...As a director, Castellino combines these various ingredients with zest..If only the material all this inventiveness is lavished on had the same charm. Instead, it clunks with clichés."
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Lighting & Sound America
May 8th, 2017

"The idea of a romance between two young people who are overly tied to their single parents is a decent jumping-off point, but Robbins' book is so slapdash that one quickly grows tired of these people and their contrived problems. That 'Marry Harry' is meant to be a light entertainment is no excuse...If everyone involved had written a show that was as witty and ebullient as the scenic design, the York might have had something really good on its hands."
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TheaterScene.net
May 8th, 2017

“‘Marry Harry,” which basically gives up its plot in its title, wants to be the latest wrinkle in romantic musicals. Unfortunately, its plot and its characters are a little too thin to sustain an entire show. It also uses one gimmick to death. On the other hand, it offers a good argument for proving that young people should not work for their parents and that when it is time to move out, they should work to change their lives.”
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CurtainUp
May 5th, 2017

"A frothy cappuccino of a musical...80 minutes of music, warmth and humor...Mostly catchy melodies and straightforward lyrics...The Village Voices serve as singing, dancing, comedic narrators, bringing creative verve to the traditional book and characters...The four talented leads are natural and believable...A fast-moving 'mangia bene' ('eat well') of simple laughs and charm."
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Theater Pizzazz
May 4th, 2017

"'Marry Harry' is a sweet story, but nothing new on the scene...Just about every song is mimicked-repeated by the Village Voices–the Greek Chorus who sing and dance their way through and provide some real amusing moments...There are some laughs, some pleasant songs, but there’s no edge to this story or ah-ha moments...Directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino, it’s a cute, feel-good story that will leave you wanting."
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Front Row Center
May 5th, 2017

"There are things to love about 'Marry Harry'...The music and lyrics were outstanding...Where 'Marry Harry' needs a little polishing is plot and character development...We don’t really learn very much about the characters...Added to that is the really unbelievable timetable of the plot...Both David Spadora and Morgan Cowling give good performances and make the most out of the material they’re given, but there’s no spark between them."
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