The Bride

The Bride NYC Reviews and Tickets

(34 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Clever, Delightful

About the Show

Bottoms Dream presents the NY premiere of this Shakespearean show, which weaves together themes, characters, and plots from 'Much Ado About Nothing' and 'Love's Labour's Lost' to create an original story.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (34)

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153 Reviews | 44 Followers
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting

See it if you love wit and innovation and Shakespeare in a beautiful small theater setting.

Don't see it if you want to see a dramatic production of original Shakespeare.

393 Reviews | 101 Followers
Clever, Ambitious, Great ensemble, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You'd like to experience a young, talented & very likeable cast convincingly (almost) meld 2 Shakespearean plays with great humor & music.

Don't see it if You're a purist, not liking your Shakespeare reimagined, shuffled or musicalized in any way; don't like sparkly lights or theatrical magic. Read more

54 Reviews | 36 Followers
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing, Funny

See it if Shakespeare is your thing. It was like two-for-one. The singing was amazing.

Don't see it if You can't climb steps. The theatre is up four flights, but very worth the climb.

52 Reviews | 17 Followers
Clever, Confusing, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny

See it if you enjoy adaptations of Shakespeare, when stories are combined and altered; you like dynamic performances in a pared down setting.

Don't see it if you are prefer the original text, if you like elaborate costumes and sets, or if you are confused by fast Shakespearean language. Read more

458 Reviews | 101 Followers
Great staging, great energy,, Funny, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You like mash ups of old favorites. You want to hear Shakespeare's verse manhandled- often successfully- in a variety of ways.

Don't see it if you want lush production. Cant follow parallel stories with overlapping and echoed dialogue. Read more

172 Reviews | 24 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare not taken too seriously; excellent acting; fun performance

Don't see it if you want your Shakespeare pure

142 Reviews | 20 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Great direction

See it if you're a fan of Shakespeare, know his work well, and are open-minded to see a new take

Don't see it if you'er looking for cut and dry Shakespeare - but I'll argue this is more fun to watch!

87 Reviews | 20 Followers
Entertaining, Ambitious, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare with some creativity by a young energetic cast.

Don't see it if you only like large scale productions.

Critic Reviews (1)

Theater In The Now
February 23rd, 2017

"'The Bride' is a play for Shakespeare aficionados. In the grand scope of the canon, these two are probably somewhere in the lower middle tier of popularity. That being said, the clarity is not here...As the story unfolds, 'The Bride' is not quite a weaving, it's more like patchwork...Even if you have difficulty following along, where 'The Bride' succeeds is in the consistent physical vocabulary in direction and utilization of instruments and integration of music."
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