The Battles
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The Battles
74

The Battles NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(59 Reviews)
Positive
69%
Mixed
24%
Negative
7%
Members say
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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74
Interesting, Good music, Uneven cast, Absorbing story

See it if the theme is fascinating. The music is very enjoyable. Perez & Burnside are spectacular!! WOW! Kudos to the ensemble also! Absorbing.

Don't see it if Massey as DaVinci is a disaster! Embarrassing "performance", mediocre singing. Sometimes saccharine. At least 2 songs in act 1 can be off. Read more

77
Entertaining, Great music, Interesting

See it if You like strong pop/rock scores, historical story told through modern lens. Ensemble is great, Perez & Burnside are amazing w/ WOW vocals.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy seeing new shows in workshop phase. Could use trimming. Read more

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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