The Great Gatsby - The Immersive Show
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The Great Gatsby - The Immersive Show

The Great Gatsby - The Immersive Show NYC Reviews and Tickets

(591 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Ambitious, Absorbing

About the Show

The roaring twenties are reborn in this new immersive take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel.

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Member Reviews (591)

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54 Reviews | 15 Followers
Innovative, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite, Delightful

See it if You liked Sleep No More but wish they talked/sang.

Don't see it if You'd rather sit and watch a show. Read more

58 Reviews | 14 Followers
Scintillating, literate, classy

See it if You relish Fitzgerald’s story & language, thrill to proximity, action, style, creative invention, dance, beauty, and you can walk a little.

Don't see it if You like to sit in a chair in the dark, removed from life and hate the book. Read more

58 Reviews | 25 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like to be part of the action or just like to watch. You really have the option for both. I LOVED participating when able. SO FUN

Don't see it if You expect a typical stage musical or play. If you are very shy or anxious you may not like it.

75 Reviews | 14 Followers
Must see, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you like 'chose your own adventure' stories - you can follow characters around to different rooms, or stay in the main room~

Don't see it if you don't like immersive storytelling. You are apart of the story! You are a guest at Gatsby's party! Have fun~! Read more

135 Reviews | 39 Followers
Must see, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you want to be a guest at Gatsby's parties and experience the story in a way you never have before. Lots of fun with seamless transitions!

Don't see it if you need to see every piece of a story to enjoy it or don't like interacting with the actors. TW: Flashing lights Read more

69 Reviews | 7 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You like immersive theater and the 20s

Don't see it if You don’t like music & dancing of the 20s. You don’t like tragic endings

204 Reviews | 28 Followers
Great acting, Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy immersive theatre, a great mix of staged scenes and improv, and being engaged directly with material. Dazzling cast. & so fun!

Don't see it if you prefer to sit back and watch or if you’re expecting to roam about and explore on your own.

115 Reviews | 19 Followers
Great acting, Intelligent, Fun, Clever, Entertaining

See it if If you enjoy being an integral part of an immersive, fun show.

Don't see it if You aren't a great Gatsby fan or expect traditional off Broadway.

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
June 29th, 2023

“This production faces a typical problem for immersive adaptations of literary works: how to translate a beloved text via a format that is better served by a de-emphasis on the text.”
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Time Out New York
July 11th, 2023

“ ‘The Great Gatsby’ can be an entertaining night out on the town if you think of it less as a play and more as a night of dress-up...The beat goes on for those who ride the show’s current, eager to be borne back into the past.”
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New York Theatre Guide
June 26th, 2023

“The elusiveness of love and of the American Dream are the novel's most prescient, somber themes, and all the characters ultimately feel them. Those themes are still baked into this ‘Gatsby,’ but the true draw is the party, to get swept up in a bygone era at its most lavish, liquored, and loose-limbed.”
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New York Daily News
June 25th, 2023

“This is an inventive and intriguingly populist new staging of an iconic novel that already has informed all manner of adaptations. Here, it is genuinely hard to tell the actors from the customers, only the elegant design of Vanessa Leuck’s costumes offers a meaningful distinction.”
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Theater Pizzazz
June 28th, 2023

“The gathering’s raison d’etre is a theatrical experience—called ‘The Great Gatsby-The Immersive Show.’ Sadly, it pains me to report that director-adaptor Alexander Wright has done less-than-full justice to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel—and that no amount of atmosphere changes that central fact.”
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July 2nd, 2023

"For a light, frothy evening out, this immersive show is your ticket, but don’t expect anything to last longer than the bubbles in the champagne they’re selling. Try reading the book."
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