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 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 It's gone now, but, cross fingers, there will be a recording. Two number were outstanding w/ sublime orchestrations: "Love for Sale" and
Don't see it if "Let's Fly Away." Cyrille Aimée scored a major success as "A Lady of the Evening" and Scarlett Strallen stood out as a "strong" ingenue.+++
See it if you'd like a take on Jimmy Durante or just hearing NIGHT AND DAY, but
Don't see it if you expect a string of hit songs. A disappointing choice by ENCORES.
See it if you like to go back to another age of musicals. Like Cole Porter and Jimmy Durante tunes.(yup he wrote his own material),Enjoy peppy dance.
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of nostalgia and corn with charm.
See it if you love Cole Porter music and you want to see a truly forgotten musical that became source material for so many musicals that followed.
Don't see it if you can't imagine what seeing this would be like during prohibition and the depression or you dislike great music and writing.
See it if you like old musicals with singing and dancing. A couple of songs are worth it; otherwise, it is a silly show. Though, others enjoyed it.
Don't see it if want something relevant and that keeps you interested. Songs are just put in; they do not move the plot.
See it if you enjoy Cole Porter, tap dancing dames, sultry jazz babes, Busby Berkley turkey legs, sequins, martinis, Durante...isn't that everyone?
Don't see it if you need a plot you can nail down. If you thought you bought tickets to "Hamilton." If you wonder, "If 'Bees do It,' what are they doing?"
See it if You love Cole Porter, love New York, love old shtick and want to see a great cast. Cyrille Aimee was a standout as was entire cast.
Don't see it if You can't take broad comedy or prohibition era gangsters meets super rich plot
See it if you enjoy the history of musicals and want to see what the old ones were like even if they aren't classics
Don't see it if you have no context for something from 1930; it might feel bewilderingly silly
See it if You were lucky enough to catch this amazing revival...such a great Show, loaded with an Amazingly Talented Cast!!!
Don't see it if Period Musicals or Cole Porter isn't your thing!
See it if you want to hear Cole Porter songs performed by very talented singers and dancers, backed by an excellent orchestra.
Don't see it if you require a musical to have a coherent plot or don't enjoy silly jokes. The Durante bits were tiresome, despite Chamberlin's best efforts.
See it if you like an old-fashioned show with a parade of great songs and terrific singing, and you don't mind a mess of a silly book.
Don't see it if you like coherent logical musical theater.
See it if you want to experience old-fashioned musicals for the tired business man.
Don't see it if you want to be challenged intellectually, inspired by great theatre or wowed by genius.
See it if You love classic Cole Porter, great voices, silly schtick and great dancing and if you have affection for prohibition era style.
Don't see it if You want believable plot, actually witty dialogue and characters you are invested in or if you want anything more than an extended review.
See it if you like classic musical comedies. A beautiful production of a rarely produced show. Lighter fare, pure entertainment.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of old-fashioned humor or don't like period shows. It's a comedy satire, so the characters aren't fully drawn out.
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