Encores! presents a concert version of Cole Porter’s 1930 musical, an evening of sophisticated Depression-era madness. More…
Bullets fly and bathtub gin flows in this gleefully amoral celebration of speakeasies, gangsters, society dames, and the great city they love. The show centers on featherbrained socialite Alice Wentworth, whose bootlegger beau leads her on a madcap romp from Park Avenue to Sing Sing and back again. Although 'The New Yorkers' produced a number of standards—'I Happen to Like New York,' 'Love for Sale'—much of the original material has been lost, making this Encores!’s most ambitious musical reconstruction ever.
See it if you don't need plot or characters to have a good time. TNY has some great music, clever lyrics, snappy dialogue, animated choreography...
Don't see it if strong voices, swell costumes, a solid orchestra. But, I repeat, it doesn't have a plot. Still, lots of fun. CP writes fine anthems for NYC.
See it if 1930 is back again. the patter song. the topsy turvy the corny jokes,the songs the era.. all brought back in true Encores tradition...
Don't see it if if you need the here and now. This is for those who remember or want to. The Audience was enthralled
See it if you love the American Song Book or enjoy music that makes you want to sing along, tap your feet & leave the theater feeling great.
Don't see it if you hate musicals. The plot makes no sense being an excuse to sing and dance with no redeeming social value.
See it if almost perfectly realized 1930s musical, featuring slick dancing, beautiful ballads, clever lyrics, and very hammy acting
Don't see it if though a great period piece, this is ultimately no more than escapism; like champagne bubbles, it just floats away
See it if you want to see what a show-stealing performance looks like. Arnie Burton is a treasure and holds the audience in the palm of his hand.
Don't see it if you're expecting top-level Cole Porter wit and tunes. Some of these bits just fall totally flat.
See it if You enjoy musicals. This one is only around for 6 performances so go see it. Very silly. There are some great musical numbers. Nice costumes
Don't see it if You want to see a serious play. If you don't like musicals. if you are not interested in seeing a rarely seen early Cole Porter show.
See it if Encore Series shows have only a brief run. Unfortunately the last performance of The New Yorkers was last night.
Don't see it if Anyone who likes Cole Porter style music and musicals would love this show.
See it if Fine Encores orch plays great Porter score laid over silly plot. Nice choreography -- lots of tap -- even a tap-dancing machine gun fight!
Don't see it if Iconic Porter songs -- Love For Sale; I Happen To Like New York. Kevin Chamberlin makes the Jimmy Durante part and comic songs his own.
See it if you are interested in New York characters in the 30s and want an enjoyable musical with good singing.
Don't see it if you do not like period pieces or are not particularly interested in NY stories.
See it if you are curious about a so called lost Cole Porter show. The show is a pastiche of his songs of which many are not from the original.
Don't see it if you are not a musical theater buff. You'll sit there wondering why, except for the name Cole Porter, it was revived.
See it if you're a fan of Jazz-Age-New York, Cole Porter tunes, and nostalgia-inducing plays that are heavy on singing and dancing and short on plot.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a musical reconstruction of wordplay and wit. It will quite possibly be the only time you get to see this production.
See it if you want a break from many of the downers currently popular on stage. This is a mindless confection which is a relief from the news.
Don't see it if you don't care about the history of our greatest art form, the American Musical. If you're looking for meaning, plot, or takeaway, don't go
See it if if you love Cole Porter's music, with some Jimmy Durante tunes (who knew?) thrown in.
Don't see it if you're looking for something profound. Throwback to the 'thirties.
See it if you enjoy a bad evening of musical theater.
Don't see it if you have something better to do with two and a half hours of time and the money to spend on a better theatrical experience.
See it if you want to see a rare Cole Porter musical with a silly story, but great singing and tap dancing. A old fashioned feel good musical.
Don't see it if you don't like silly musicals where the story is paper thin, but the singing & dancing make up for it.. A chance to see a lost gem.
See it if You are among the people who happen to like New York, and want to see an over-the-top comedy about some 1930s New Yorkers.
Don't see it if You haven't the patience for old musicals, don't like NYC.
See it if You are a fan of musical pastiche full of boring stereotypes that aren't entertaining. I felt sorry for the cast. Costumes didn't help.
Don't see it if You expect first class productions and entertainment from Encores!
See it if You love Cole Porter, madcap zany films from the 30's, fab choreography and martinis - lots of martinis
Don't see it if effervescent escapism is not your thing -
See it if You want to experience an entertaining 1930's review. You want to discover some great new musical talents: Stratten, Mutu, Burton & Aimee.
Don't see it if You require a plot to bear a relationship to reality. You don't like Cole Porter. You want your theater to be "serious".
See it if like old-fashioned musicals; it's middle of the road Cole Porter; cast does what it can with a weak script; songs are good, some classics
Don't see it if want the usual Cole Porter wit and sophistication