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Romeo and Bernadette
Midtown W
86

Romeo and Bernadette NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(71 Reviews)
Positive
96%
Mixed
4%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Clever

About the Show

This world premiere musical spoof of Shakespearean romance sees Romeo waking up in Brooklyn in the 1960s.

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Member Reviews (71)

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86
Talented cast, Heavily male, Too long, Delightful, Clever

See it if for an effervescent original musical. Many gr voices, clever premise, strg staging, terrific costumes. Romantic, sweet, funny, very Brooklyn

Don't see it if you want serious theater. R&B is all abt love. Needs cuts/too many songs. Males dominate. Lovely Italian tunes (Caro Mio Ben!) Gr band. Read more

80
Fluffy, Fun, Entertaining

See it if You like a nice light rom-com. It was silly but sweet.

Don't see it if You want elaborate staging or a serious show.

Critic Reviews (8)

January 23rd, 2020

"Yo, Romeo, Where You At? He's in Brooklyn in 'Romeo & Bernadette': A modern-day musical spoof of Shakespeare's tragic love story is running at A.R.T./New York Theatres."
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January 28th, 2020

"Romeo Captures the Heart of Brooklyn in Saltzman's 'ROMEO & BERNADETTE'"
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January 27th, 2020

"'Romeo and Bernadette' is the rarest of birds -- a tuneful, good-for-laughs musical that, despite a premise that doesn't bear scrutiny, offers a showcase for some pretty sensational young people… [it] certainly has its rickety moments, but it aims to give audiences a good time, and it does."
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January 23rd, 2020

"'Romeo and Bernadette': A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn"
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January 27th, 2020

"Take a bit of Shakespeare, toss in some classic Italian tunes, sneak in themes from The Godfather films and there you have the ingredients of the new musical 'Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona & Brooklyn' now effervescing on a stage at the A.R.T./New York Theatres."
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January 24th, 2020

"Say what you will about this Bard inspired musical farce with its trigger-happy cast, it's a lot of fun packed into 90 minutes."
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January 31st, 2020

Score: 79% "An ebullient battle of the tenors thinly masquerading as a spoof of Shakespeare's renown star-crossed lovers."
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January 24th, 2020

"A far-too-cheesy slice of Italian-American stereotypes set primarily in 1960 Brooklyn and featuring a score based on classic Italian tunes…'Romeo and Bernadette,'…despite a few chuckles and some quality singing, is trite, clichéd, and nonsensical, offering little of value to the recipe."
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