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 see a funny, fluffy, pre-code musical (innuendo galore). You like musicals set in the 1920s. You like tapping, booze & wood.
Don't see it if You like serious plays. You don't mind hearing some silly songs. You don't like minimal staging. You hate booze, broads and Broadway.
See it if you like Cole Porter, appreciate corny humor, and enjoy fun, fast-paced, musical numbers preformed by a talented cast. Just delightful.
Don't see it if only like serious theater or deep meaning. Worth seeing just for the glorious Encores orchestra.
See it if You're looking for a classic show with awesome song & dance numbers and silly lyrics. You don't mind a crazy plot but you want to smile lots
Don't see it if Plots need to make total sense. You're looking for something in-depth and serious. This is all about song/dance/colors/laughs.
See it if you want to hear songs that all sound pretty similar. Dialogue was punny but cute, tapping was great. Arnie Burton stole the show.
Don't see it if you expect the plot to be riveting. It just a lot of fluff and silliness and the actors acknowledge that.
See it if you love Cole Porter's lyrics and music. Enjoy extremely talented actors sing, dance and act. Enjoy great production number.
Don't see it if old shows don't interest you.
See it if You love Cole Porter's music, and you like shows that are pure entertainment.
Don't see it if You want a show that deals with serious issues, or you want a show with elaborate sets.
See it if you are interested in a reconstructed lost show by Cole Porter. Cleverly done with some throwaway songs and 2 standards.
Don't see it if you like a book musical
See it if you want to step back in time to 1930 with a purely entertaining musical romp. Lots of Cole Porter tunes, beautiful costumes, & tons of tap!
Don't see it if you hate good times and good feels. Encores! enlivens the lost shows of great artists - this one hasn't been performed in 87 years! So fun!
See it if You want to see Encores doing exactly what it was created to do- rescue old shows lost to time. Fabulous cast and orchestra.
Don't see it if You expect a great book or aren't interested in seeing an old show, warts and all. The Jimmy Durante songs are head scratchers . .
See it if You love Cole Porter, are curious about musicals from the 30s, love great singing and dancing, want to laugh and experience some giddiness.
Don't see it if You're a musical theatre purist, as it's a reconstruction that had to be fairly freely reinvented; if you don't like topical references.
See it if You enjoy minimalist productions of formerly lavish musicals with ridiculous plots. The orchestra plays Porter's fantastic songs beautifull.
Don't see it if If you don't like old fashioned, review type musicals from the 1930's.
See it if You love Cole Porter's music & will enjoy a revival/reworking of as "lost" work, set at the end of Prohibition. Great music & great lyrics!
Don't see it if You will be offended by a work that makes light of adultery, gangsters, & molls. There is not a lavish set, but the orchestra is on stage.
See it if You love Cole Porter, great dancing, singing,costumes, corny period pieces
Don't see it if You don't like period 30s shows , corny dialogue, stereotyped characters like bootleggers and floozies but great fun
Also Amazing backstory of research to pull together this old chestnut
See it if You want to see another revival of a show that hasn't been seen for years. The cast were flawless, and the story's theme is still relevant
Don't see it if You are expecting a contemporary musical like Hamilton!
See it if You love Cole Porter and New York City; you are intrigued by tracing the development of a forgotten piece of work.
Don't see it if Dated material annoys you.
See it if you like Cole Porter, clever satire, and a crazy madcap story. Very loose plot of high society and bootleggers. A perfect Encores! night.
Don't see it if you're expecting a show that makes sense. Expect nothing more than escaping reality and being entertained by a wonderful cast!
See it if This was part of the Encores series at City center. As always the production was exemplary. Cole Porter's score never grows old.
Don't see it if You're a curmudgeon.
See it if You like zany, madcap, twenties-inspired musicals without a serious thought in mind. AND if you love Cole Porter and classic Porter music.
Don't see it if If you want trailblazing, up-to-date entertainment.
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