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

Du Barry Was a Lady NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(22 Reviews)
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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Member Reviews (22)

75
This troupe does so much with so little

See it if you enjoy little-seen shows by great writers. The plot is nonsensical, but the songs are swell, the staging clever, the performers talented.

Don't see it if you need high prodn values.This is just a piano, makeshift costumes, a modest set.But I had, as always, a great time. And the price is right

31
Dated, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy a poor plot, a dated show and very few decent songs. There are only 2 or 3 good lyrics.Disappointing Cole Porter show.

Don't see it if you enjoy a good musical.

Critic Reviews (2)

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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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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