The Baker’s Wife
The Baker’s Wife

The Baker’s Wife NYC Reviews and Tickets

(17 Ratings)
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Great singing, Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

A revival of Stephen Schwartz's musical based off the 1938 French film of the same name.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (17)

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133 Reviews | 34 Followers
Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy discovering rarely performed musicals. Have heard and enjoyed songs from the score including the cabaret standard, Meadowlark

Don't see it if you prefer dramas or spectacle. You demand perfect shows only Read more

290 Reviews | 64 Followers
Enchanting, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if you want to see a Schwartz show that never made it to Broadway (but should have) that contains some hidden gems

Don't see it if you are looking for any surprises or unexpected twists of plot

370 Reviews | 137 Followers
Great set, Lovely score, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you would like to see a show that never made it to Broadway, but it should have. Beautifully told, with some wonderful performances.

Don't see it if you demand a show with lots of dancing, not much here. Another intimate musical in a small theater that draws the audience in. Read more

135 Reviews | 39 Followers
Refreshing, Romantic, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if Shoe-string revival of a lost Stephen Schwartz musical. Timeless, whimsical, charming. Superb leads (Pinhasik and Parks), solid ensemble.

Don't see it if Old-fashioned, sweet, gentle, traditional ... may not be your cup of tea.

386 Reviews | 56 Followers
Overrated, Silly, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you are curious about it. Show is somewhat clever and mildly entertaining. Amazing staging on tiny stage. Talented cast, some good songs.

Don't see it if you are expecting an amazing show based on lore. It's not "all that," imho. I enjoyed it, but I think Schwartz has done better shows.

299 Reviews | 42 Followers
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You would like to see a charming musical with good singers.

Don't see it if you can’t sit through a play over 2 hours.

812 Reviews | 133 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a rarely produced musical by Stephen Schwartz that has a very realistic and touching story and is well acted and staged.

Don't see it if you like big production numbers or lots of dancing. This musical is all about the characters and the lyrics are great. Read more

467 Reviews | 114 Followers
Flawed musical, Great directing, Good casting

See it if for a very good production of one of musical history's most intriguing, challenged and missed shows, wonderfully directed for a small space.

Don't see it if you are not that into modest revivals of problematic musicals that deserve to be seen more often, with beautiful songs and some funny lyrics

Critic Reviews (2)

Theater Pizzazz
March 15th, 2022

"The fanciful, almost fairytale-like quality of this musical and its wide themes of goodness, forgiveness, community and equanimity between men and women contribute to its timelessness and popularity. The production is well-directed by Schneider, with actors delivering fine singing and humorous, engaging performances...Final kudos goes to the following creatives."
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Broadway Blog
March 11th, 2022

"Joseph Stein, hired to write the musical’s book after expertly painting another small village (Anatevka in 'Fiddler on the Roof'), infuses his characters with individual quirks, making the strokes broad and the dialogue cheesy. Nonetheless, the winning and multigenerational cast smooths over these edges, and director Robert W. Schneider makes effective use of the actors as they help change scenes, literally building and taking apart the village around them."
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