The Lucky Star
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The Lucky Star
75

The Lucky Star NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(78 Reviews)
Positive
82%
Mixed
10%
Negative
8%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Relevant

A true story of a family torn apart by war, fighting to immigrate, escape, and survive.

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Member Reviews (78)

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944 Reviews | 225 Followers
71
Slow, Intense, Ambitious

See it if Story of holocaust to by family member. Good 1st act.

Don't see it if 2end act gets to convoluted.

769 Reviews | 212 Followers
81
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you have interest in family genealogy and wish you had asked questions while ancestors were still alive. Lighting and projections are good.

Don't see it if you do not like long productions - this feels like the play may never end with a couple false "ends" that reveal more of the story.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
72
Confusing, Edgy, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy theater based on biographic material. The actors do a splendid job of doubling & tripling rolls in this complex layered story

Don't see it if Holocaust themes are distressing for you.

677 Reviews | 150 Followers
78
Repetitious, Overrated, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy plays about the Holocaust & extended impact on surviving families, enjoy memory plays with narrator, open to new plot twists

Don't see it if You shy away from Holocaust stories, don't like self-indulgent stories that move in unexpected directions or exasperating characters

598 Reviews | 121 Followers
76
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if This play is base on true event about family during war.

Don't see it if Over 2 hours, and a little slow second act.

630 Reviews | 93 Followers
92
Must see, Relevant, Powerful story, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you appreciate a powerful story based on letters of an ill fated family during the holocaust. Great acting and writing.Very poignant scenes.

Don't see it if you like happy stories or don't like plays dealing with the holocaust. Read more

466 Reviews | 257 Followers
75
Ambitious, Unequal acts, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you don't mind seeing a play in which the first act is very strong and the second act leaves a lot to be desired. Good cast!

Don't see it if one of the two acts isn't ready as yet. Because of this, the second half tends to be sluggish.

500 Reviews | 56 Followers
60
Starts off an interesting show but ends up not fulfilling its premise.

See it if You want to see a play about the holocaust.

Don't see it if You want a play that is coherent and says something.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatermania
May 6th, 2022

"A riveting dramatization of the lives of real people as preserved in their letters. It's the only way to hear their voices again as memory slips into history."
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BroadwayWorld
May 6th, 2022

"The Lucky Star proves communication can be a great source comfort even in dire situations and it also pays tribute to the importance of tracing and learning about one's family history. See it while you can."
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