Cleopatra (Chelsea Music Hall)
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Cleopatra (Chelsea Music Hall)

Cleopatra (Chelsea Music Hall) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(93 Ratings)
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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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (93)

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54 Reviews | 15 Followers
Enchanting, Must see, Resonant, Edgy, Epic

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.

146 Reviews | 24 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Quirky

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.

96 Reviews | 27 Followers
Great dancing, Quirky, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like immersive theater and modern looks on historical figures. This is a dance show with modern music and no censors

Don't see it if You don't like standing the whole time, raunchy themes, or drag Queens

283 Reviews | 77 Followers
Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious, 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. Read more

121 Reviews | 19 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You want to see something different super fun, and engaging.

Don't see it if you can not stand on your feel for a while.

116 Reviews | 21 Followers
Edgy, Raunchy, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

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.

147 Reviews | 13 Followers
Great staging, Raunchy, Entertaining, Indulgent

See it if You are into the musical form. OK show but could have done without the audience participation bits. History tells us it doesn't end well!

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or expect great acting from the lead. Some of the cast / ensemble are pretty good though.

174 Reviews | 25 Followers
Entertaining, Raunchy, Ambitious

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

Critic Reviews (2)

Time Out New York
November 28th, 2018

"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."
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Off Off Online
November 15th, 2018

“’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.”
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