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Cruel Intentions

Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Clever, Raunchy
80
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8 reviews
Members
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47 reviews
 

Based on the classic novel, 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,' and the sexy 90s teen drama, this jukebox musical features a selection of nostalgia-inducing ’90s hits including 'Lovefool' and 'Bittersweet Symphony.'

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'Cruel Intentions: The Musical' pulls you into the manipulative world of Manhattan’s most dangerous liaisons: Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil. Seduced by revenge and fueled by passion, the two diabolically charming step-siblings place a bet on whether or not Sebastian can deflower their incoming headmaster’s daughter. As the two set out to destroy the innocent girl –and anyone who gets in their way– they find themselves entangled in a web of secrets, temptation, and the cruelest game of all: love.


 
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Offer valid for performances 11/17/17 - 1/29/18. Blackout date: 12/11/17. Secret Society tickets may be purchased at full price. Table seating is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. Minimum purchase of two food and/or beverage items per person applies for all Secret Society and General Admission Table Seating tickets; no minimum food & beverage purchase applies for Standing Room section. Table seating is first come, first seated. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. No table reservations. Additional blackout dates may apply. Offer subject to availability; not valid on prior purchases; cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. Internet orders are subject to service fees. This offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. Performance schedule is subject to change.

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Offer valid for performances 11/17/17 - 1/29/18. Blackout date: 12/11/17. Secret Society tickets may be purchased at full price. Table seating is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. Minimum purchase of two food and/or beverage items per person applies for all Secret Society and General Admission Table Seating tickets; no minimum food & beverage purchase applies for Standing Room section. Table seating is first come, first seated. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. No table reservations. Additional blackout dates may apply. Offer subject to availability; not valid on prior purchases; cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. Internet orders are subject to service fees. This offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. Performance schedule is subject to change.

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Offer valid for performances 11/17/17 - 1/29/18. Blackout date: 12/11/17. Offer valid on General Admission Table Seating only. Secret Society and Standing Room tickets may be purchased at full price. Table seating is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. Minimum purchase of two food and/or beverage items per person applies for all Secret Society and General Admission Table Seating tickets. Table seating is first come, first seated. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. No table reservations. Additional blackout dates may apply. Offer subject to availability; not valid on prior purchases; cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. Internet orders are subject to service fees. This offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. Performance schedule is subject to change.

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79
Avg Score

70
The New York Times

"The ultra-pared-down approach means that details get lost in the scramble, especially regarding the characters’ location at any given time, but over all the storytelling is relatively clear...The musical faithfully follows the movie’s plot and includes all the classic lines — though not, alas, a breakout performance to match Ms. Witherspoon’s...'Cruel Intentions' could run for a while as a semi-staged rock show, but it does feel like an exploratory tryout crying for a fuller production." Full Review

80
Theatermania

"By no means the next great American musical, but it is off-Broadway's newest guilty pleasure...This isn't really a satirical adaptation...Nevertheless, humor springs from the smartly curated songs...To their credit, the cast interprets these numbers with style and sincerity...Between the retro story, the skillfully performed '90s pop, and the mom from 'Home Improvement,' one couldn't ask for much more in the way of millennial nostalgia. This show is stupid good fun." Full Review

95
BroadwayWorld

“The sexy and cruelly delicious sights and sounds seduce you the moment you enter...A tantalizing night out mixed with incredible voices and charm, as much a tribute to the 90's as it is a beautiful new take on an iconic classic...This production is something fierce...It has a little something for everyone...A wonderful hybrid of a musical and concert, keeping the edge and risqué found in the movie with the emotion that translates so well to the stage...The cast is stellar." Full Review

80
Towleroad

"A clever and often inspired score of ‘90s pop-rock favorites, whose emo lyrics have never made more sense. The musical’s nostalgic score actually brings the story to new heights, supplanting some of its empty cruelty with exactly the kind of soaring, confusing emotions that color teen romance...Not every number is a home run...The West Village club setting, in addition to being ideal for the young ensemble’s belting talents, is a perfect homage to the movie’s ‘90s Manhattan milieu." Full Review

70
The Huffington Post

"It works again as a musical...The most defining part of the musical by far is the score...At times this can seem ridiculous, but it is when the actors play into the comedic ridiculousness of the situation that the songs work best...In a 90s nostalgia jukebox musical, harnessing the comedy is essential. Perhaps this is what made the performances of the leading pair unsuccessful...The vocals in the production were extraordinary...Not high art, but it is fun, sexy, and seductive." Full Review

80
Stage Buddy

"Full of fun high school sex and drama...It’s a fun evening, cute, just a wee bit sexy, and super silly...The story is really there to provide a context for the performance of our favorite ‘90s pop songs...This is a satisfying play: hearing the lines we love, predicting or being surprised about the songs they choose to include. In a way, this is as close to a ‘sure thing’ performance you are going to find. If you are about that ‘90s pop life, you'll love it.” Full Review

95
Theater Pizzazz

"Savvy, engaging, fun pop culture entertainment. Well-cast, beautifully sung, fun, and funny, 'Cruel Intentions: The Musical' works on every level. Broadly entertaining, fans and newcomers will absolutely be entranced as the usage of song enhances characterizations and wryly comments on the situations....Rosin’s direction is strong – brisk, with deft characterization choices, wise musical selection, and astute casting...The cast is uniformly great." Full Review

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Time Out New York

"We learn all of this via numbingly expository dialogue stuffed between 'Cruel Intentions’ true raison d’être: its jukebox score of ’90s pop hits, woven together by nostalgia maestro Zach Spound. Some of the score is satisfyingly subverted...But most of the songs barely budge the plot, commenting on it instead with a convenient key phrase or two. While its story emphasizes the guilt of pleasure gained at the expense of others, the musical invites you to bop your head along." Full Review

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81
Avg Score

84
Clever, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love 90's nostalgia and are a fan of the movie

Don't see it if you don't like cabaret seating, cursing or slight nudity

95
Absorbing, Clever, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if love the movie, good singing. Extremely entertaining. Highly recommended, very unique. The wife from home improvement is in it!

Don't see it if you don't like the 90s

Also The lighting is a bit off and sometimes the band drown out the voices,... Read more Read less

61
Delightful, Dated

See it if You were a big fan of the show and you miss it.

Don't see it if You don’t like a corny and cheesy script with subpar acting.

72
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like a fun, campy (should be more campy), take on a classic tale with strong singing.

Don't see it if if you don't like 90's music and sensibilities in the retelling of Dangerous Liaisons.

77
During previews
Cliched, Entertaining, Great singing, Campy, High energy

See it if You would like an updated Dangerous Liaisons. Talented cast worked well together.

Don't see it if You do not a club-type atmosphere. Although the cast was quite talented, the band drowned out some of the voices.

80
During previews
Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want a great cast in an exact remake of the film. It's handled with wit & humor. If you grew up during the 90s, you're sure to love it.

Don't see it if you have zero nostalgia for the film or 90s pop music. Avoid if you want something meaningful; it's exactly the movie, for better or worse.

70
During previews
Funny, Raunchy, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if Love the original movie and are looking for a campy take with a 90s mix tape.

Don't see it if You didn't like the original movie. It is exactly the same with some 90s music thrown in

89
During previews
Raunchy, Entertaining, Great singing, Campy, Great staging

See it if You want a fun & engaging production performed by terrific performers in a space that fits the show. You enjoy '90s music. You like camp.

Don't see it if You don't know or like '90s music. You're uncomfortable with sexuality on-stage. You prefer a traditional theatre space.

82
During previews
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love the movie but are not hung up on keeping things exactly the same. Hilarious moments when characters break into 90s classic songs.

Don't see it if you are a purist about the movie or if you object to highly sexualized teenage dynamics onstage. Like the movie, the show has a lot of that.

94
During previews
Delightful, Fun, Great singing

See it if you want to have some great 90s based fun.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of covers.

96
During previews
Clever, Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining, Rocked

See it if you are a fan of the movie. The musical uses 90's music to tell the story, reminded me of Rock of Ages. Enjoyable show.

Don't see it if if you haven't saw the movie, see the movie and then see the show, you would appreciate it more. I haven't seen the movie in years.

72
During previews
Funny

See it if you like or can laugh at the movie, like 90s pop songs/jukebox musicals

Don't see it if you want a serious, thought provoking piece of work

83
During previews
Funny, Nostalgic, Fluffy, Silly, Gloriously campy

See it if you're a 90s baby. If you love No Doubt, Backstreet Boys, and the soundtracks to all the teen cult movies of the era. If you want to guffaw.

Don't see it if you're looking for something slick and sexy, serious, or anything beyond a fun, campy nostalgia-trip.

88
During previews
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of 90's music and the original movie and want a fun evening.

Don't see it if You are expecting elaborate sets or complex story lines.

65
During previews
Banal, Underwhelming, Great singing, Lazy

See it if you are a fan of the movie or of Dangerous Liaisons. Some great singing. Zakrin is especially great.

Don't see it if you don't want another 90's jukebox musical. It felt pieced together without much thought from 90's songs and lines from the movie.

Also Many of the songs were obscure and not exciting. Not much creativity.

90
During previews
Clever, Raunchy, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if A new style contemporary musical based on a very old novel/play in which a clever writer has combined 80’s pop/rock with a classic drama.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy loud rock style music and/or very raw language performed in a nightclub setting. Otherwise I urge you to see this !

75
During previews
Clever, Banal, Cliched, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love this movie and 1990s pop music, and are okay with being in a club and not in a theatre. It’s campy, nostalgic fun.

Don't see it if You’re expecting an actual theatrical experience. This is a script from the movie paired with 90s hits and it’s set in a dingy music club.

79
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if Campy, fun staging of the movie, with the best hits of the 90s as the soundtrack. The actors have a blast and it's contagious!

Don't see it if You don't like camp or music from the 1990s.

67
During previews
Disappointing, Fun, Nostalgic, Talented cast, Uninspired

See it if You are a fan of the movie. The show is pretty much a play-by-play of the film w/ lots of 90's songs mixed in.

Don't see it if I enjoyed the movie but found this a little boring as it is a carbon copy of the film. There wasn't much creativity in putting it together.

Also It doesn't build or offer anything that the movie doesn't have. There ... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Absorbing, Great singing

See it if You love great voices singing 90s hits like "Losing my Religion", "I'm Just a Girl" & "Bittersweet Symphony". Also a plot too!

Don't see it if You'd hate to stand by the bar (w/no food/drink minimum) or sit in cramped tables (w/2 item minimum) with poles blocking some sightlines.

80
During previews
Entertaining, Fun, Great singing, Campy

See it if Silly, campy fun that takes you right back to a 90s mix tape. Very talented cast does well in a limited setting.

Don't see it if You didn’t enjoy the movie. It’s a straight retelling.

90
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Juke box musical 80's-90's.Emotional vibrant performance. Rock show with great lyrics.Live band on stage.Clever use of props to create image

Don't see it if You don't like loud rock music

77
During previews
Funny, Cliched, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You liked Rock of Ages. If Dangerous Liaisons set to an 80’s pop rock score appeals this is for you. Great singing, put together as funny.

Don't see it if You want any sort of production values other than great singing. There’s zero sets and practically no lights or costumes to speak of.

Also This is a good show in a lousy venue. I was unaware that there was a f... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Cliched, Campy, 90s beltfest, Strong voices, good band

See it if you liked the movie and love 90s music, and want to see pretty people with nice voices belting it out in a nightclub setting.

Don't see it if you're expecting a fully realized theater piece with an original score, have no interest in 90s youth culture, or don't like loud music.

75
During previews
Funny, Great singing, Nostalgic

See it if you liked the movie, you love 90s music, you're down for a dumb night. (Get standing room tix and sit at the bar. Perfect seats.)

Don't see it if you don't want to hear covers of 90s songs, you won't enjoy campy recreations of teen 90s sex comedies. This seems easy to self-select.