Du Barry Was a Lady
Closed 2h 30m
Du Barry Was a Lady
75

Du Barry Was a Lady NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(22 Ratings)
Positive
82%
Mixed
14%
Negative
4%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy, Delightful, Great singing

About the Show

Musicals Tonight! revives Cole Porter's 1939 tuner about a washroom attendant who dreams he is King Louis XV of France. Classic songs include 'Friendship,' 'Well, Did You Evah!,' and 'Katie Went to Haiti.'

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Show-Score Member Reviews (22)

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273 Reviews | 36 Followers
93
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Love Cole Porter and the venue of "Musicals Tonight"

Don't see it if na

239 Reviews | 68 Followers
90
Delightful, Funny, Fluffy, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You want a delightful Cole Porter musical, played as a farce for maximum laughs, with a terrific cast hamming it up.

Don't see it if You want something serious, or don't have the patience for a very thin plot that's really window dressing for songs and jokes.

425 Reviews | 66 Followers
85
Classic, Delightful, Fluffy, Good acting

See it if you want to see a classic show with a brilliant score done very well. My favorite of theirs this season.

Don't see it if you don't want to hear a great score with great lyrics. Or want to see HAMILTON.

367 Reviews | 77 Followers
85
Entertaining, Fluffy, Antidote to inge plays

See it if you realize this may be your last chance to see this Porter show. It's silly, with a plot that's almost incomprehensible. So what! It's fun!

Don't see it if you have no interest in or patience for old musicals for which adjectives like zany could apply.

370 Reviews | 81 Followers
84
Delightful, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you like old time musical comedies, Cole Porter's musicals and songs--though Du Barry is far from his best. Singing was excellent.

Don't see it if you don't like musical theatre or silly plots; dislike Cole Porter; want to see fully staged productions--costumes good, set not so much.

122 Reviews | 23 Followers
82
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like comedies

Don't see it if you don't like comedies

135 Reviews | 36 Followers
81
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy, Wonderful score

See it if You enjoy seeing early musical comedy rarely performed. Enjoy hearing Cole Porter's work, both standards and obscurities.

Don't see it if You prefer your musicals with depth and relevance. Demand grand production values.

88 Reviews | 19 Followers
80
Entertaining, Great singing, Dated

See it if you are a Cole Porter fan and want to see one of his musicals with a silly plot and some pleasant songs. The performers make it work.

Don't see it if you are looking for a brilliant plot and can not be engaged by a lively, talented and dedicated cast.

Critic Reviews (2)

TheaterScene.net
April 6th, 2017

"Musicals Tonight!'s revival of 'Du Barry Was a Lady' reveals that even a Cole Porter score cannot save a weak book. A show this thin needs a much more stylish and lavish production to give it the pizzazz that it is sorely missing."
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W
April 2nd, 2017

"The book is sheer ba-dump-dump pastiche...A contemporary production of 'Du Barry' depends on its director and performers to make froth sit well...While a little wink-wink mugging may fly, this particular version, particularly its foray into ersatz history, is self-consciously broad to the extreme. Still, the piece has its rewards...Evan Pappas’s choreography is lively and cute with subtle awareness of limited space...Vocal arrangements are very fine."
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