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The New Yorkers

From 13 critic and 82 member reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Dated

About the show

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.

Ambitious, Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating

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.

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like Cole Porter

Don't see it if you're looking for up-to-date music and comedy

Delightful, Enchanting, Ambitious, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if you like Cole Porter and witty, tuneful musicals

Don't see it if you prefer full stagings or more serious fare

Ambitious, Delightful, Dated, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You love Cole Porter and absurd self-aware old-timey comedy

Don't see it if you're in a bad mood or in the mood for something highbrow

Also The wood number is so absurd and hilarious. Feet is amazing. The voice... Read more Read less

Funny, Dated

See it if you are a New Yorker and can laugh at the old timey stereotypes of yourself.

Don't see it if you like a show with a plot line or good writing.

Cliched, Dated, Disappointing

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.

Confusing, Quirky, Fluffy, Refreshing, Funny

See it if you want to hear wonderful singing and want to be entertained.

Don't see it if you get confused easily by multiple parts moving that are difficult to follow.

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