Closed 2h 25m
Louisiana Purchase
Midtown W
80

Louisiana Purchase NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(15 Reviews)
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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75
Dated, Great singing, Charming, Fun, Intimate (no mic-ing!)

See it if you enjoy seeing an old musical even w/a dated 1940 book. Some lovely songs, very well-sung. I love Musicals Tonight, but it's not Encores.

Don't see it if you want a lot of polish or a strong plot. LP is just fun...and surprisingly well staged and performed. That Berlin guy sure was talented!

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

Critic Reviews (1)

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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