Louisiana Purchase
Closed 2h 25m
Louisiana Purchase
80

Louisiana Purchase NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(15 Ratings)
Positive
87%
Mixed
13%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Dated, Funny, Delightful

About the Show

Musicals Tonight! revives Irving Berlin's obscure 1940 musical satire of Louisiana Governor Huey Long.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (15)

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367 Reviews | 77 Followers
90
Charming, Dated, Great singing, Fluffy, Sweet

See it if You need a break from the subject matter of new musicals. Also, Berlin was a master, and any chance to catch his work is a must-do.

Don't see it if You don't care about the origins of the musical art form, or need a full-out production to be satisfied. Read more

538 Reviews | 158 Followers
88
Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Relevant, Resonant

See it if A musical for our time written 70 years ago with music by Irving Berlin. The plot could actually be ripped from today's headlines !

Don't see it if You don't enjoy old style musicals. You can't deal with any more political scandals ! This is a thinly veiled satire on Huey Long of Nawlins

87 Reviews | 20 Followers
88
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you would enjoy a delightful, yet little-known, Irving Berlin musical well-acted by a talented cast who seemed to really enjoy themselves.

Don't see it if you only like big productions. (The set is minimal but effective.) Read more

273 Reviews | 36 Followers
87
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Delightful; corning and charming

Don't see it if na

401 Reviews | 65 Followers
84
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to see a "forgotten musical" done really well.

Don't see it if you aren't prepared for a dated, topical show without sets or full orchestra. Or you want to see HAMILTON.

88 Reviews | 19 Followers
84
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if want to enjoy some Irving Berlin--not so familiar--tunes sung by a wonderful cast in a 1940ish musical.

Don't see it if are looking for a profound plot and you can not be charmed by lovely and witty songs, performed by a very talented cast.

159 Reviews | 33 Followers
83
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you want to see a rarely revived, slightly risqué Irving Berlin musical with witty songs & performances; don't mind concert-style bare bones

Don't see it if you like only fully staged shows, not concert versions; are not a fan of old Irving Berlin musicals; have had enough of politics/corp greed.

197 Reviews | 531 Followers
78
Dated, Great singing, Charming, Fluffy, Interesting

See it if You can appreciate it thru the lens of what Musicals Tonight is all about - resurrecting little-known or forgotten musicals. Top notch cast.

Don't see it if This is not Irving Berlin's finest, but it's interesting for a glimpse of 1940s politics, tho some jokes & references were too dated to get. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

Says Me Says Mom
March 9th, 2017

“Although it is not one of Berlin's best shows, it does have a lot of nice songs…The characters are interesting and well played by the talented Musicals! cast. The politically based story is very timely…I just would have preferred if the ending of the show were different, although that is not the fault of the performers but of the author of the show. Overall, the show is enjoyable though. It is another well-done revival by Musicals Tonight!.”
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