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New York | 1h 30m | Ends Dec 30

The Book of Merman

From 1 critic and 82 member reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Fluffy

About the show

Two Mormon missionaries ring the doorbell of Ethel Merman in this new musical comedy. A diva-driven journey featuring original songs and show-stopping ballads.  More…

Broadway’s greatest leading lady, Ethel Merman, returns to the New York stage as played by singer, actress, and viral video sensation Carly Sakolove.

1h 30m | Ends Dec 30 | St Luke's Theatre (Midtown W)


90
DC Metro Theater Arts

"The lively fast-paced show is filled with spot-on spoofs of its famous sources, silly send-ups of their familiar songs, clever pop-culture references, and campy humor, delivered by the terrific trio...All three bring high-spirited energy, powerhouse vocals, and sidesplitting characterizations to their distinctive roles...Outrageously funny and impressively well sung, performed, and designed...One parody that could make you a convert to the entertaining realm of musical theater!" Full Review


50
Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched, Fluffy, Wretched

See it if your devotion to Ethel is not strong enough to hold you back from this disgrace to her memory. Wait for Merman's Apprentice to return.

Don't see it if seeing Ethel portrayed badly is upsetting, and if the memory of her Disco album induces a headache.

95
During previews
Funny, Enchanting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You'd love to see a wonderful off-Broadway show. Great singing and acting! Lighting could still be improved.

Don't see it if You don't want to laugh! This is a Great show!

90
During previews
Clever, Quirky, Great writing, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You want a super night with lots of fun and amazing singers with a great message...

Don't see it if You want to see a big Broadway type show.

90
During previews
Funny, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing, Light

See it if If you want to have an enjoyable evening of great singing and dancing.

Don't see it if The storyline is not the best

88
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Quirky, Great singing

See it if Want to see a funny, silly entertaining show. All three (3) performer all sign great alot of fun.

Don't see it if do not like funny and musical - not serious drama.

88
During previews
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if See this show if you like fun songs, talented performers, one-act musicals, and of course Ethel Merman!

Don't see it if ... you don't like Ethel Merman or musical theater.

86
During previews
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if ... you like Ethel Merman, a clever storyline and clever lyrics.

Don't see it if ... if you don’t like musical parodies or Ethel Merman.

86
During previews
Funny, Clever, Refreshing, Resonant, Great singing

See it if A clever parody of both The Book of Mormon and Broadway show stoppers sung by Ethel Merman is something you would enjoy.

Don't see it if You have no familiarity of either Merman or The Book of Mormon. It really is a clever send-up, but really for show biz insiders.

86
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Like Campy musicals, base on a famous person's life, that is Ethel Merman.

Don't see it if If you don't like Campy musicals, and don't like Ethel Merman.

85
During previews
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see a funny, delightful show w great singing. It's not a Beoadway production, but the talent is just as big. Really enjoyed it!

Don't see it if You are a Broadway snob, don't like parodies, don't like comedies? Stay home. But you will miss a good show.

85
During previews
Funny, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if If you love an offbeat music comedy homage to musical theater.

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh or know who Ethel Merman was.

85
During previews
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Fun, Great singing

See it if you want to see a light fun show. All 3 actors had great voices.

Don't see it if If you only enjoy big showy musicals

85
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want a simple, funny show with great singing

Don't see it if sexual jokes bother you, I don't think they were overly sexual, but just mentioning it for conservative folks

Also I have not seen the Book of Mormon and am not very familiar with Ethel... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Want to see a humorous, funny musical with silly-witty lyrics; great for Sunday fun-day. Marvelous singing.

Don't see it if Not into funny musicals that make fun of the real ones.

82
During previews
Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Ethel Merman's songs.

Don't see it if You expect The Book of Mormon.

82
During previews
Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if If you can't see MORMON, this is the next good thing. Even if you have, this is original and well performed.

Don't see it if You dislike musicals

81
During previews
Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Fun, Great singing

See it if You want a very cheerful and fun evening'

Don't see it if if you want to see a serious profound play.

81
During previews
Great acting, Banal, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You like small theatre,talented actors(all three are definitely talented),kind of parody on a Broadway show, not too long performance-75 min

Don't see it if Like actors to know what to do on stage not just stand during dialogs(dances are cute so),strange lights(part of the show or bad connection)

Also Very very talented trio, feel sorry that scenario was not good enough ... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Entertaining, Talented cast, with great voices. funny, songs.

See it if You like funny musicals with a small cast.

Don't see it if You like huge, sweeping musicals.

Also I hope this musical stays around for a long run. There are three very ... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Great singing, Fluffy, Lighthearted, Solid performances, Not deep but very funny

See it if You enjoy taking a chance on an off Broadway musical and feel in the mood to laugh. If you're a Merman fan, this is a must-see.

Don't see it if You're looking for a documentary about Ethel Merman.

80
During previews
Funny, Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Great singing

See it if You like whimsical entertaining musicals.

Don't see it if you are expecting a serious thought provoking musical drama.

80
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You love the Book of Mormon and Ethel Merman obviously. It's a great parody but still it's own thing. Very cute show!

Don't see it if You don't like parodies. You want more of an original story.

80
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You'd like to see a take off on The Book of Mormon, presented in a light refreshing entertaining way.

Don't see it if You'd prefer something dramatic and deep. This is a low key fun musical!

80
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You like Ethel Merman, enjoy humorous, light musicals.

Don't see it if You do not like a fluffy musical with a small cast.

Also I enjoyed this musical since I found it quite entertaining. The actres... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Great singing

See it if You'd enjoy cast of 3 young spirited performers. Loved the "I can do anything better than you" & the "rap" scenes towards the end.

Don't see it if Drags slightly at 85 minutes; a 10 minute trim would make it perfect.


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