The Baker’s Wife
The Baker’s Wife

The Baker’s Wife NYC Reviews and Tickets

(17 Reviews)
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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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Member Reviews (17)

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878 Reviews | 218 Followers
Great writing, Great singing, Great staging, Banal

See it if If you like classic musicals in a small theater.

Don't see it if If you like bigger venues to see theater.

585 Reviews | 220 Followers
Romantic, Slow, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You’d love to catch a long-lost musical with a lovely score that’s rarely produced.

Don't see it if You often realize why certain musicals are rarely produced — because they’re imperfect in certain areas. This one has a pretty weak 2nd act.

601 Reviews | 88 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

289 Reviews | 123 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

285 Reviews | 38 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.

253 Reviews | 56 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if a flawed musical with a lovely score that's rare to be seen. Beautifully done.

Don't see it if you are know the show and are displeased with revisions done before this production.

247 Reviews | 40 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.

225 Reviews | 59 Followers
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Fun and simple show regarding a village dependant on a baker for their bread. Good acting and use of a limited set.

Don't see it if You prefer a full broadway musical. Looking forward to future shows by J2 productions.

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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