This Off-Broadway premiere musical spoof of Shakespearean romance returns in an open-ended run. More…
From the show:
Romeo yes, THAT Romeo - awakens and finds himself in 1960 Brooklyn, chasing a girl he believes is his beloved Juliet. But no, it's Bernadette, the beautiful, foul-mouthed daughter of a crime family in this wild spoof of Shakespeare’s timeless tale.
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.
See it if Romantic, bighearted Romeo wakes up in 1960's Brooklyn, bringing poetry & love of life to cynical gangsters. Clever & fun w/great music.
Don't see it if You don't like musical comedy... but this sweet silly love story even has something to say about old fashioned values. Simple staging.
See it if you enjoy funny new musicals, riffs on Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Italian family stories with gangsters, some up and coming musical stars
Don't see it if think West Side Story is enough adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, don't like Italian cliches, don't like small chamber musicals, strained ideas
See it if you enjoy a fun evening! The plot is silly but the words are clever. Performances are excellent. The music is reminiscent of Kiss Me Kate
Don't see it if you require social significance. This is just for fun and good at it.
See it if You want a charming, loose adaptation of R & J. You want to hear some really talented singers. You want a light-hearted show w/gr8 staging.
Don't see it if You prefer more 1-to-1 adaptations of classics. You want an unified cast: 1/2 trained pros, 1/2 just for fun-ers. You want an edited show...
See it if Thoroughly enjoyed this. All great, Nikita Burshteyn is exceptional as Romeo. Book & yrics by Mark Saltzman were clever and funny.
Don't see it if ...you want to see something serious, don't like musicals. Don't want to see old stereotypes again, but it's all in fun.
See it if you enjoy a very well written and witty comedy using the R & J play. This is not West SIde Story. Great cast with great voices and lyrics.
Don't see it if you do not like comedy. You will laugh a lot during this show.
See it if Shakespearean tragedy successfully converted to Shakespearean multi-couple comedy. As a silly 50s/60s homage musical. *chef’s kiss*
Don't see it if you detest ladder-scaling, jazz hands in the starlight theatrics; are detached from the West Side Story, Guys and Dolls chapter of Broadway.
See it if you like a humorous, musical "sequel" to Romeo and Juliet, set in 1960 Brooklyn. Fun from start to finish! Reminiscent of Desperate Measures
Don't see it if it upsets you to mess with Shakespeare or you have no sense of humor.
See it if You want to experience a well-written musical with clever plot & pleasing cast. This musical has room to grow & could head directly to B-way
Don't see it if There is room for improvement with this small production. Couple of cast, sets & staging tweets would certainly add to this enjoyable favor
See it if You are looking for a Valentine's Day show. This would be a very cute date night on Valentine's Day. You enjoy mob comedies.
Don't see it if You dislike humor that relies almost entirely on stereotypes and cliches. You are looking for an original score that will stay with you.
See it if You want to see a modern retake of Shakespeare. Great singing and very funny. A must see
Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist. Do not like nyc stereotypes about the mob etc
See it if you enjoy off-off-Broadway productions in small theaters; you're looking for a fun evening with enormously talented performers
Don't see it if being in a small theater for a delightful little musical with talented performers isn't enough for you
See it if you just want to be entertained by an extraordinarily gifted cast in an imaginative riff on Shakespeare. Delightful antidote to stress!
Don't see it if you don't like musicals, only like serious plays, and don't alternate versions of Shakespeare even in jest.
Also Incredibly talented cast - dazzlingly skillful!
See it if You enjoy clever shows with catchy, fun songs, a great cast, and smart use of simple staging.
Don't see it if You don’t like silly humor, don’t like Romeo & Juliet, or need elaborate staging.
See it if You want to spend a delightful evening listening to charming music, beautifully performed, be entertained and walk out smiling.
Don't see it if You don’t like Brooklyn, Shakespeare and lack a sense of humor.
See it if you’d enjoy alternate, contemporary versions of Shakespeare, or comical plot with great singing.
Don't see it if you like traditional Shakespeare, prefer elaborate sets, or don’t like gangster comedy.
See it if you want to see a fresh take on a story you know by heart with a bunch of new and exciting performers
Don't see it if you are looking for something substantive or anything more than a genuinely good time
See it if You want to see a fresh new musical that is deftly done and great fun. Lots of laughs while still staying [somewhat] true to the original.
Don't see it if You want something deep or meaningful. You need to see lavish sets, costumes, and Broadway stars. This is light and fun.
See it if An utterly delightful romantic comedy reimagines Romeo in 1950s Brooklyn. Broad humor that lands and enchanting, often operatic, singing.
Don't see it if The plot is as light as air. Bare set. If you see predictable romances populated with Italian mob stereotypes, and think fuggedaboutit!
See it if you like a spoof on Shakespeare & 1960's Brooklyn mob. Wonderful ensemble, beautiful singing, very funny! Reminiscent of Desperate Measures.
Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor, don't like mob stories or only like traditional Shakespeare.
See it if You are interested by a modernized, musical Romeo & Juliet, mixing elements of renaissance and 50s era Brooklyn mob.
Don't see it if You avoid off Broadway venues with simple sets and not entirely top notch acting. The story needs some tweaking.