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Napoleon

Members say: Absorbing, Great writing, Ambitious, Riveting, Exquisite
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Part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, this new version of the 1994 musical reimagines the original as a behind-the-scenes political drama that chronicles the rise of Napoleon - and those who orchestrated it.

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There are icons, and there are those who help make them. Talleyrand is a master politician operating in the shadows. He thinks he can manage Napoleon, whom he’s grooming for greatness. But there’s one thing Talleyrand can't control – Napoleon's obsession with Josephine. In the battle to come, two of the three will be known forever. One will emerge as the devil incarnate.

 

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Original, Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You like seeing little-known historical figures come alive in musicals, you like an epic-sounding score with lots of drums.

Don't see it if History bores you; repeat use of drums gives you feelings of boredom rather than epicness, you didn't like "The Pirate Queen"

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Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great writing

See it if want the plot from Evita mixed with music from Les Mis. Its a terrifically composed and engaging show about the life and passion of Napoleon

Don't see it if you have a hard time with shows that jump around in time, or if you want a family show. Its very dark and has lots of mature themes.