Already closed | 1h 45m | Greenwich V

Cruel Intentions

From 125 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Clever, Raunchy

About the show

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.' More…

'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.


1h 45m | Already closed | Le Poisson Rouge (Greenwich V)

Member Reviews (125)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Clever, Raunchy
81
Avg Score

77
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if based on, and loosely based on Les Dangerous, has some very good directing. It is well written and edgy.

Don't see it if If you do not like this type of Avant Garde type of show. It is more drawing toward the young crowd.

78
Entertaining, Nostalgic, Fluffy, Playful, Great singing

See it if you want a fun & faithful adaptation of the 90s film w/period pop music & the sexiest villain (Zakrin) since Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct.

Don't see it if you don't like the film or the original source (Les Liaisons Dangereuses); you're not a fan of 90s pop music; you hate jukebox musicals.

Also Note that (Le) Poisson Rouge has open seating, so get there a bit earl... Read more Read less

81
Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy a wonderfully entertaining and modern version of Dangerous Liaisons. Music from nineties sung by talented young cast.

Don't see it if you don't like modern musical versions of Dangerous Liaisons or any production of it.

Also I didn't expect to like this show since I am always disturbed by the p... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Funny

See it if You’re looking to have fun!! NB there are food/beverage minimums

Don't see it if You’re super prudish.

78
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Nostalgic, Great singing

See it if you want an evening of light entertainment. Follows the same story as the movie with 90's pop songs cleverly interpolated into the scenes.

Don't see it if you're looking for something high-brow. This is lowest common denominator entertainment with a wider appeal than serious theatergoers.

78
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, The joy of rediscovering an old playlist and realizing every song still strikes a chord

See it if you have a friend or five excited to go w/ you. Not just for theatergoers but don’t bring ppl w/ antipathy toward 90s teen flicks/pop songs.

Don't see it if you’re hoping for cross-generational appeal. It’s just not there. Don’t even think about it if you don’t know the listed bands.

Also Effectively hooks its target demographic in the first 7 notes. This sh... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Nostalgic, Fun

See it if you loved the movie, 90s pop music, and/or both.

Don't see it if you would hate a 90s era spin on Dangerous Liasions.

75
Good singing and acting, Low production values, Fluffy, Raunchy

See it if You want a silly, predicable show (follows the movie of the same title w/90’s jukebox music added). With good talent on almost bare stage.

Don't see it if You are expecting the material to be elevated by the direction or the addition of music. The plot is strong enough to still make it fun.

Also ** Open seating. Get there early! ** Many large groups reserved full t... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Excellent singers, Very energetic, Sexual, Silly story line

See it if you enjoy excellent singing, energetic performers, good popular music, fine musicians and sexual content.

Don't see it if you dislike popular music, high amplification, sexual content and somewhat inane story lines.

85
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of the movie & 90's music performed with a live band telling the story of teen love, revenge and cruelty with a talented cast.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals of teen movies that are performed in a nightclub environment.

68
Fluffy, Cute, minor

See it if Frankie Grande...totally endearing and sexy. Go for a chilled back, fun time with friends and drink. Talent.

Don't see it if Productions quality and staging is minimal.

90
Ambitious, Great singing, Hilarious, Epic

See it if you want to see a unique theatrical experience that tells the story of a cult classic 90's movie. The cast is so talented and into it!

Don't see it if you do not like loud rock music or want a classic theatre experience.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Quirky, Must see

See it if you love the movie or you are a major fan of its soundtrack or 90s music.

Don't see it if you are looking for a full-staged musical that has a deeper meaning or if you aren't up for a good time.

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to hear great voices, talented performers and an energetic production.

Don't see it if you don't like very loud singing. The amplification was extremely loud. My ears are still hurting.

72
Funny, Great staging, Dated, Raunchy

See it if you love the movie and/or songs from the 90s.

Don't see it if you hated the movie or you don't like shows that are mostly about sex.

41
Cliched, Disappointing, Dated, Insipid, Slow

See it if you want to see a high school show.

Don't see it if you are an a adult and want to see a show for adults.

Also I just went to see it because of the song Bittersweet Symphony by The ... Read more Read less

84
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Raunchy

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

85
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoyed the movie and like 90s and 2000s music.

Don't see it if You didn’t like movie or off off broadway productions.

78
Entertaining, Clever, Edgy, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of the movie and love 90's music. The music in the show is great with an incredible cast.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by sexual situations, or if you are hoping for a production. Keep in mind, 2 food/drink minimum for seating

71
Hilarious, Raunchy, Muddled, Great singing, Sexy cast

See it if You love 90's music sung at top volume and you already know the plot of the movie

Don't see it if you don't like a rowdy crowd, you don't appreciate camp

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if You liked the Cruel Intentions movie or if you like good acting and singing in a fun musical at a nice music venue .

Don't see it if You don’t like music from the 1990’s

65
Disappointing

See it if You really loved the movie and need to see it in another form.

Don't see it if You’re depending on previous reviews. There have been substantial cast changes and - let’s just say it makes a difference. A big difference.

94
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Great singing, Fun

See it if you're a fan of the film or 90s music. If you enjoy shows that kind of make fun of themselves/don't take themselves too seriously.

Don't see it if you want a serious night at the theater, you're uncomfortable with a lot of talk about sex and drugs, you hate the movie. Not for children.

93
Edgy, Great singing, Entertaining, Riveting, Funny

See it if you want to relive the 90s with all the best songs of the era. Amazing powerhouse voices & sexy staging makes for a fun night in the lounge.

Don't see it if you don't like stories about sex and teens. If you like a traditional theatrical space, this is very different.

85
Clever, Great singing, Funny, Concert-like, Refreshing

See it if You want a "concert-like" show - minimal sets, etc., but well-staged and the cast is super talented.

Don't see it if You need a typical proscenium production.


December 11th, 2017
"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...
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December 11th, 2017
"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...
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December 11th, 2017
"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 s...
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December 13th, 2017
“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 fo...
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