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 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 like period pieces with clever riffs and wordplay a la Cole Porter.
Don't see it if You want something fresh. This was REALLY dated and the songs were mostly (aside from the obvious popular add-in's) flat and silly.
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