Only an Octave Apart (St. Ann's Warehouse)
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Only an Octave Apart (St. Ann's Warehouse)
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Only an Octave Apart (St. Ann's Warehouse) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(10 Reviews)
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Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Clever

A series of theatrical concerts with cabaret powerhouses Justin Vivian Bond & Anthony Roth Costanzo.

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Member Reviews (10)

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928 Reviews | 379 Followers
87
Exquisite, Great singing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You’re a fan of either Bond’s cabaret style or Costanzo’s opera, together they are glorious! A clever, witty, almost profound evening.

Don't see it if You’re homophobic or transphobic. These two let their freak flags fly in all their glory and we are all the better because of it! Read more

942 Reviews | 225 Followers
66
Indulgent, Great singing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if If you like a cabaret show that has vast costumes. Cabaret/ operatic. Great lighting, sound makes art of it enjoyable.

Don't see it if Can be wearing at times, gender identity and other issues digress from the vocals and the show in general.

399 Reviews | 45 Followers
72
Slow, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if enjoy either/or Justin Vivian Bond or Anthony Roth Constanzo. good to see these artists expand outside their comfort zones

Don't see it if want more synergy between the two art mediums - cabaret and opera. not until the end did it really work. felt under-rehearsed.

363 Reviews | 60 Followers
69
Quirky, Slow, Indulgent, Edgy, Confusing

See it if and ONLY if you are a huge Justin Vivian Bond fan or if you just like sitting inside the theater at St. Ann's Warehouse.

Don't see it if you were expecting a revelation moment like you experienced the last time you saw Justin Vivian Bond at Joe's Pubs YEARS AGO.... Read more

246 Reviews | 57 Followers
79
Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you like innovative and uplifting cabaret performances with great costumes, sets, and lighting. It's a feel-good delightful show.

Don't see it if if you don't like cabaret, operatic voices, or creatives who explore gender identity. Also, Dumbo is really crowded & touristy these days...

163 Reviews | 33 Followers
90
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you're under the misconception, you can resist the sizable charms of Justin Vivian Bond. You will find you are wrong and will exit a convert

Don't see it if you don't like camp or cross-pollination or covers or cabaret or corny costumes or opera or pop music or reinvention or buddy movies or life

158 Reviews | 37 Followers
75
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you enjoy drag caberet mashed up with opera.

Don't see it if do not like a counter tenor voice or bitchy humor. Read more

108 Reviews | 12 Followers
80
Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if If you like "downtown" performers, caberet, and opera. Both performers are great...and the costumes are eye popping! Great music selections!

Don't see it if Don't like opera, music, no real plot...

Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
September 25th, 2021

"The show finds both obvious humor and a dissonant beauty in combining sounds. Under Thomas Bartlett’s brilliantly agile music direction, nimble arrangements by Nico Muhly and Daniel Schlosberg flit seamlessly from plucked strings to erotic disco beats."
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Theatermania
September 24th, 2021

"Bond has similarly inspired me with their artistic fearlessness and unapologetic individuality. It shouldn't surprise us that these two artists are defying genres to create a show that is entertaining, sophisticated, and completely original. There should be more collaborations like this."
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New York Stage Review
September 24th, 2021

"Somewhat late in the dizzying program Bond and Costanzo take solo turns. Bond does a grand and heartfelt job joining “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” (the melody derived from Frederic Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu Op. 66, of course) to “Rainbow Sleeves.” Costanzo throws himself into a challenging bit of Mozart, singing both male and female parts."
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