The Battles
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The Battles

The Battles NYC Reviews and Tickets

(59 Ratings)
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Great singing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Slow, Clever

About the Show

Inspired by a historical event, this world premiere musical dramatizes an art competition between rivals Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (59)

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506 Reviews | 1003 Followers
Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great singing

See it if you love a great concept and great talent. First 99 rating by this lad.

Don't see it if do not want to see a new great musical ablooming

280 Reviews | 77 Followers
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you want to see a show before it becomes a Broadway hit. Hamilton of the 1400's. Staging and Songs were great. Highly recommend seeing it.

Don't see it if your a child, everyone else should see this. This is a historical piece, but done in a modern way. Show contains Sexual content. Read more

132 Reviews | 17 Followers
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great writing, Great singing, Must see

See it if you want to see a Broadway quality show in a small venue. It closes in a few days so don't miss it

Don't see it if you can't sit still for almost 2.5 hours on hard chairs. Otherwise there are no reasons not to see this show Read more

203 Reviews | 107 Followers
Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you enjoy thoughtful musicals that take creative risks and both amuse and provoke thought. I really enjoyed the entire production. Superb!

Don't see it if you aren't open to attentive listening of the lyrics and patient as the plot evolves at a slower pace than most Broadway musicals. Try it.

179 Reviews | 39 Followers
Great singing, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if Terrific score & ensemble work made this a thouroughly absorbing show. Actors not only sang very well, they were often gymnasts! Was funny!

Don't see it if U don't like a gay theme/focus, or want your musicals done in the "classic" style, then this is a miss. Needs better casting of the 2 leads~

171 Reviews | 54 Followers
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you like musicals, story of Da Vinci and Michelangelo work and personal lives, performed to live mod.ern music

Don't see it if you are not interest in the lives of either artist

560 Reviews | 138 Followers
Intelligent, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Emotionally involving

See it if you appreciate intelligible rockscore with brilliant company delivering larger than life historical figures & complex motivations & behavior

Don't see it if don't like sods, sparse sets, rockscores, Hamilton-ish 'ography, non-anatomically correct statuary, limited colorPalette costuming, LGBTness Read more

74 Reviews | 8 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you like entertaining musicals, especially orthodox one.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
February 4th, 2017

"The famous battles between these two great artists are in fact much more personal here. And it works. If you’re like me, however, you’ll wonder why musical theatre was the right medium for this story...Where the show fits the classic mold, it also notably departs from convention. For one, it’s unapologetically, refreshingly queer...This story is intimate and relatable...Perhaps it’s too sleek and intimate for the collection of showstoppers that the score wants to be."
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