Closed 1h 45m
Road Show
Midtown W
82

Road Show NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(50 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
6%
Negative
2%
Members say
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Great staging

About the Show

Encores! Off-Center presents a new staging of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s larger-than-life musical about of two brothers, who are fueled by a modest inheritance to stake their claim on a piece of the world.


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Member Reviews (50)

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89
Relevant, Sondheim songs!, Problematic book (but who cares?), Great staging, Great performances

See it if you're a Sdhm fan. RS may not be his best show. but clever staging/talented actors delight. Explores grifter harming society.Sibling rivalry

Don't see it if you're not a Sdhm fan (who are you?). Book has holes, but still engrosses. Songs soar w/Esparza, Uranowitz! Conceit of radio show works well

80
Relevant, Quirky, Disappointing, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if Late period Sondheim still shines despite shaky book & bleak outlook Male leads excellent but Ha's Bessemer steals focus Davis' staging edgy

Don't see it if Even for Sondheim, it's a dark, dark piece w/ both Mizner bros coming off badly Yet, speaks volumes for current American financial endeavors

Critic Reviews (8)

July 25th, 2019

"Sondheim’s Bumpy ‘Road Show,’ Now at the End of the Line. An Encores! Off-Center revival reveals the tantalizing cleverness and intractable faults of the 1997 (and 1999, 2003, 2004 and 2008) musical."
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July 25th, 2019

"Raúl Esparza and Brandon Uranowitz star in the Encores! Off-Center revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical about the real-life Mizner brothers."
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July 25th, 2019

“Raúl Esparza and Brandon Uranowitz Liven Up Sondheim's ‘Road Show.’ Will Davis directs the show for Encores! in the best production of this musical you'll probably ever see.“
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July 27th, 2019

“Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman's ‘ROAD SHOW’ Explores Reinvention and Resiliency. Raul Esparza and Brandon Uranowitz Star as the Legendary Mizner Brothers in City Center Encores! Off-Center's Production.”
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July 25th, 2019

★★★★ "The Sondheim-Weidman musical demonstrates new life at Encores! with Raúl Esparza and Brandon Uranowitz leading the way."
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July 25th, 2019

★★★★ "Raúl Esparza, Brandon Uranowitz, and others shine in a concert production of the Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical."
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July 26th, 2019

"Given that the main characters don't evolve much, 'Road Show' requires tour guides of the highest order. Raul Esparza, in a triumphant return to musicals (and Sondheim musicals, in particular) delivers an almost-vaudevillian turn as Wilson."
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July 26th, 2019

“Does ‘Road Show’ now deserve a place in the canon of American musical theater? I'll take a cue from the Supreme Court and render a narrow judgment avoiding…comparisons to Sondheim musicals with more clear and resonant narratives and memorable tunes…a delightful production in every way.”
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