Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona & Brooklyn
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Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona & Brooklyn

Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona & Brooklyn NYC Reviews and Tickets

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

Musical spoof of Shakespearean romance in which Romeo wakes up in Brooklyn in the 1960s.

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Member Reviews (278)

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876 Reviews | 904 Followers
Off-broadway quality, Spoofy, Cute, Funny

See it if Enjoyable, entertaining. Good talent. Silly fun with enjoyable melodies

Don't see it if Good show for off Broadway but it's not Broadway quality material.

851 Reviews | 1007 Followers
Disappointing, Cute, Overrated

See it if You want to see a cute show. It’s a clever concept.

Don't see it if You want a musical with memorable songs. The music was not particularly great. The show feels long and it’s only 2 hours.

504 Reviews | 56 Followers
A. lot. of. fun.

See it if You just want to have fun.

Don't see it if You want a serious drama!!

463 Reviews | 128 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if I have seen this 3 times, once before the pandemic and twice this past week ! Describe is a cross between Romeo and Juliette and The God-

Don't see it if Absolutely NO reason to not see this show, unless you are determined to be miserable when you go to the theatre ! Read more

449 Reviews | 116 Followers
Fluffy, Clever, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if you are looking for the perfect Summer entertainment -- delightful as well as clever.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals and are not willing to go along with a silly plot. Read more

414 Reviews | 74 Followers
Delightful, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you can laugh while being entertained by some wonderful voices & fun lyrics, great costumes, fun riff on Romeo and Juliet, multiple roles*

Don't see it if don't like laughter, are a Romeo and Juliet purist, don't like gangsters being made fun of Read more

423 Reviews | 99 Followers
Refreshing, Quirky, Great writing, Delightful, Clever

See it if Fresh look at R&J. I actually liked all the side stories as well. I thought every male was great. The mother lovely voice. A lot of fun.

Don't see it if I really dont have many qualms about this. I enjoyed it. Again, young women screaming rather than singing, but enjoyable nonetheless.

397 Reviews | 103 Followers
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Masterful

See it if you want to see great musical comedy

Don't see it if you dislike musical comedy and all its cliches, no matter how well employed Read more

Critic Reviews (11)

The New York Times
May 31st, 2022

"Directed and choreographed by Justin Ross Cohen at Theater 555, and presented by Eric Krebs in association with Amas Musical Theater, this is a first-rate production of a show that could easily teeter on the edge of cheesy. It delights in cartoon mobsters and cares not a whit for hipness"
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June 1st, 2022

Romeo & Bernadette, A Musical Tale of Verona & Brooklyn has returned Off Broadway with its original cast and proves to be as delightful and charming as ever. This spoof of Shakespeare’s tragedy now recast as mash up of a modern rom-com and a gangster story has a clever book by Mark Saltzman and his equally witty lyrics to classic Italian melodies, both melodic and famous adapted by Steve Orich. With the exception of the handsome Nikita Burshteyn as the titular lover, the cast impersonating Italian Americans from deepest Brooklyn play their roles to the hilt and are so convincing in caricaturish roles that they bring off this difficult feat.
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Theater Pizzazz
May 16th, 2022

"You may not remember the songs or walk out humming a particular tune, but the cast makes it all work as each has a moment to shine. Best of all, this show has no agenda, it’s pure entertainment and receives an A+ from us."
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January 23rd, 2020
For a previous production

"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
For a previous production

"Romeo Captures the Heart of Brooklyn in Saltzman's 'ROMEO & BERNADETTE'"
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Lighting & Sound America
January 27th, 2020
For a previous production

"'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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Talkin' Broadway
January 23rd, 2020
For a previous production

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

"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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