Louisiana Purchase
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Louisiana Purchase
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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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Member Reviews (15)

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963 Reviews | 338 Followers
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!

463 Reviews | 128 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

330 Reviews | 69 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

197 Reviews | 529 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

271 Reviews | 58 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.

213 Reviews | 45 Followers
77
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Dated, Fun

See it if want a really old fashioned musical. It's not Berlin's best, but cast is energetic and everyone can sing. It's an entertaining evening.

Don't see it if want a big production, or deep meaning. Much of the context (Huey Long and Louisiana politics) is lost on a modern audience.

202 Reviews | 24 Followers
62
Great singing, Overrated, Good acting, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you like rarely produced players by famous playwrights

Don't see it if you don't like a show that has good songs but not a very interesting story.

188 Reviews | 15 Followers
87
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Delightful; corning and charming

Don't see it if na

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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