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New York | 1h 25m | Ends Mar 10

Cleopatra (Chelsea Music Hall)

From 2 critic and 88 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious, Edgy, Raunchy

About the show

Set to an original pop and EDM score spun by a live DJ, this immersive musical traces history’s most seductive and powerful ruler, mixing historical drama with an enveloping spectacle. More…

The legendary Queen of the Nile is throwing one of her famously lavish parties to celebrate the Empire’s latest triumphs over Rome, and you are invited to attend. Inside the palace, drinks flow and music seduces as guests are met with every indulgence. But outside the city walls, the alluring Marc Antony beckons, the nefarious Octavian lurks, and Cleopatra’s enemies plot a violent end to her prosperous reign. The Queen better watch her back.

"Cleopatra" is a high-octane fusion of music, dance, fashion, theater, and nightlife that welcomes audiences into a wholly interactive experience. An earlier staging of "Cleopatra" was produced last year at Theater for the New City.

1h 25m | Ends Mar 10 | Chelsea Music Hall (Chelsea)


70
Time Out New York

"Billed as an immersive pop-musical experience, the show is less a full-fledged tuner than a glorified club concert...Inebriated audiences are invited to party like it's Nineteen-Ninety-Nile as quiptastic 'RuPaul's Drag Race' favorite Dusty Ray Bottoms emcees sexy interactive games, Nya belts like Beyoncé, and a sweaty multicultural chorus performs JT Horenstein's athletic moves...As dance-laugh-and-drink-the-night-away theatrical attractions go, 'Cleopatra' is campy fun." Full Review

70
Off Off Online

“’Cleopatra’ is equal parts drag show, pop concert, and Broadway musical, and, though it has some rough edges, it is surely a good time...Overall, Horenstein nails the punchy format of a pop concert but neglects to create more intimate theatrical moments of tension and passion between the play’s lead roles...’Cleopatra’ is a good time that should get even better as logistical kinks are ironed out, and perhaps some dramatic scenes are more fully realized.” Full Review


100
Edgy, Enchanting, Epic, Must see, Resonant

See it if You like shows that ignore traditional show structure, incredible music, fabulous dancing, and celebrations of queerness.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional musicals. You aren’t comfortable with black and queer excellence.

98
Absorbing, Must see, Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want the best fusion of a musical, a concert, and a drag show that I've ever seen. I'm going again ASAP.

Don't see it if you're looking for a standard staging/show, or can't handle loud music.

86
Absorbing, Raunchy, Entertaining, Fun, Great singing

See it if You like interactive pieces, especially if you like to DANCE! The actors perform the hell out of the piece and Nya, the lead is dope!

Don't see it if You like to only see theater from a seat, or you can't take people moving all around you and maybe touching you. The lyrics are not the best

85
Delightful, Must see, Raunchy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you enjoy a musical story of cleopatra with choregraphed dancing.

Don't see it if you feel uncomfortable watching a drag queen as MC to a musical & dance show. You don’t have an open mind to a new experience.

82
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Great dancing

See it if you want to try something different, and want to hear some great songs with talented singers. If you like song and dance shows.

Don't see it if you can't stand for over 1 hour. You really need to be up close and to watch the dancers.

Also This show was not as immersive as I thought it would be. I wouldn't bo... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Edgy, Raunchy, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to be entertained by performers who dance and sing their butts off, in a cat walk club style show. You enjoy drag, and you are fun

Don't see it if You want a serious, linear musical. You can't stand young and old screaming at the outrageous acts. You don't like Hamilton style show.

75
Ambitious, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy clubbin and drag shows

Don't see it if you are looking for a straightforward musical or can't stnad for long periods of time

71
Funny, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if If you like sensual lyrics,dancing and behavior.It was definitely for adults only.From the start of this to the end,it was sexually explicit

Don't see it if If you are a prude.It has quite a bit of sexuality to the dancing and singing.

70
Good music, Better direction needed, Better vocals than acting, Sound hit or miss, Unsure of what it should be

See it if you enjoy a handful of catchy pop songs/EDM in a fun (and younger) atmosphere - sung with an excellent an vocal from MYA.

Don't see it if you need a show with strong direction. focus needed.

Also Lead actress can sing. Okay actress.... Read more Read less

68
Ambitious, Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if Like loud music that drowns out dialogue.

Don't see it if You like to understand dialogue.

65
Entertaining, Great singing, Unfocused, Fantastic dancing, Uneven direction

See it if You want to hear some truly great Top 40 quality singers, and some fantastic dancers and great club light design.

Don't see it if You long for a clear storyline and a clear narrative and fleshed out characters.

Also If I could give this show multiple scores I would give it 100 for the ... Read more Read less

40
Disappointing, Excruciating, Great dancing, Monotonous, Miserably uncomfortable

See it if You want a club experience, if you want to see some energetic dance moves and some really sexy costumes.

Don't see it if You’re not prepared to stand for more than an hour and a half in a crowded, loud, jostling mob of young people talking and rcding w/phones.

Also This was bad. The sound was bad. The lighting was bad. The principles ... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing, Sexy

See it if You want to see a nontraditional musical that’s bursting with life. You’re ready to be astounded by this talented (and sexy) cast!

Don't see it if You would rather see a classic Broadway show. Skimpy costumes offend you.

Also I loved the decision to set the last night before the fall of Cleopatr... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Edgy, Confusing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You're into the idea of a club/bar turned musical/drag show venue with extreme belting, insane dancing, and audience participation.

Don't see it if Highly sexual situations are uncomfortable for you, you don't like standing in crowds, you prefer a more traditional theatre setting.

Also I had no idea what to expect - but I had SUCH a good time.

60
Absorbing, Quirky

See it if you're looking for a low-budget, random, unique night out filled with free alcoholic shots and audience interaction.

Don't see it if you like personal space and want a professional-feel.

25
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if Don't see it. Save your time and money

Don't see it if If you expect a good show. Aside from the two leads having great voices , everything else was terrible.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if You enjoyed the groundbreaking creativity and genre melding of Hamilton and want to see it extended to other music genres.

Don't see it if You only like old school by the book musicals and don’t like to see shows that break the mold

90
During previews
Ambitious, Epic, Must see, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like pop and EDM. You enjoy immersive theater. You have fun partying. You love Beyonce, and Hamilton, but have no money for either.

Don't see it if Pop, EDM and synchronized choreography are things you don't like. You don't like the night club, party vibe, or interacting with performers.

Also My friend and I were super impressed with this production. It's a musi... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Delightful, Refreshing, Riveting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if if you love expertly written and delivered POP/hip-hop music, and love the idea of theater immersed in a dance-club environment.

Don't see it if you are not into loud and flashing-light environments, or do not like standing in concert venues.

Also My wife and I entered this with ZERO expectations, and were blown away... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if You want to get out to the club, but can't find the time. It'd you want to see something fresh.

Don't see it if It's only standing and the show moves around.

87
During previews
Absorbing, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing, Pop-heaven

See it if you love brilliantly-sung pop music and loud beats and bright lights and an energetic dance-club vibe

Don't see it if you need or want to SIT, or you don't like LOUD environments, or you don't like drag or burlesque.

85
During previews
Tons of fun party / must-experience, Excellent high-energy 'ography / dizzying staging, Loud hot music / great vocals / confusing book, Sexy diverse cast / bit raunchy / edgy, Immersive bar-club musical

See it if you'd enjoy a new theatrical experience @ a LOUD sexy/erotic energetic party w/dancers (& fellow audience members) groovin' around you.

Don't see it if you wouldn't enjoy any of the above, while standing/dancing alongside buzzed strangers, for 90min. It's cruise-shipy, but a lot more fun.

Also Be very clear: this is a dance-party @ a club...... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Raunchy, Entertaining, Great music, Great singing, Great dancing

See it if you like clubs and club music, minimal plot with more emphasis on music, and minimal set design.

Don't see it if you want to be able to see everything from your seat, as the actors constantly move around the space.

84
During previews
Joyful, Entertaining, Sexy, Intimate

See it if a sexy, close-up nightclubby theatrical show happening all around you. Worth for just the committed, hot bodied dancers, within feet of you

Don't see it if a night-club hip-hoppy song-based musical might not appear to you; but go anyway for the interresting experience and the nice venue.

83
During previews
Ambitious, Romantic, Entertaining, Great singing, Great choreography

See it if You like colorful shows with lots of dancing, in and around the audience. You don't mind standing. You love costuming and musicals.

Don't see it if You don't like standing for any length of time. You don't like: musicals, dancing, strong female characters, or historical retellings.


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