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Love For Sale

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Enjoyable, Needs better set, Intense, Absorbing

About the show

Titled Productions presents the US debut of this 1930s-set cabaret musical, which celebrates the music of Kurt Weill, Cole Porter, and their contemporaries. More…

Paris, 1934. A naive American songstress turns up in a café, hoping to escape the Depression and make her name. But there are other things in store for her in the City of Light. Developed for London's historic Wilton's Music Hall, 'Love for Sale' debuts in New York following sold-out performances in the UK.


Member Reviews (5)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Enjoyable, Needs better set, Intense, Absorbing
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Avg Score

70
Entertaining, Enjoyable

See it if you love mostly Kurt Weill songs sung by a good singer in the background of a Parisian cabaret with interaction with the audience.

Don't see it if you don't like one person cabaret shows where the singer acts down on her luck and love through songs and interaction with audience members

70
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Dated

See it if you want a very NYC heartfelt one woman cabaret production featuring a darling chanteuse in a West Village dingy basement bar

Don't see it if you expect a big cabaret production or Broadway production. It's a woman and her pianist earnestly aiming to delight the crowd for an hour

100
Absorbing, Intense, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy a change of pace from big, over-produced musicals.

Don't see it if If you expect to hear a lot of Cole Porter show tunes because despite the title, they are not in the show.

During previews
70
Entertaining, Great acting, Needs better set

See it if You like the music of the time period from a very talented singer

Don't see it if you expect to feel like you will walk into and out of a 1934 Paris café

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During previews
65
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You like sitting at a table with a drink watching a young lady act sexy as she sings, with forced humor, of love gone wrong.

Don't see it if You expect a classy, high end result. The effort is there and some scenarios work but it all seems so desperate.


January 26th, 2017
"Ms. Burke's voice is a thin, high soprano which always seems to be searching for the right note. A problem with pitch isn't necessarily a deal breaker when interpreting the music of Weill or Friedrich Hollaender (who wrote many songs for Dietrich who was known primarily as a ritzy, witty stylist...
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January 29th, 2017
"Burke’s performance lacks the emotional, psychological, and vocal depth needed to set the tragic mood of heartrending sadness that underlies the louche façade. There are too many smiles, too much mugging, and too shrill high soprano notes in lieu of an authentic connection to the sardonic lyrics...
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August 22nd, 2016
for a previous production "A piece of intelligent theatre that allows a Weill-heavy set to unfold through the cabaret performer’s tragic love life...While the song choices are excellent, Burke's rather sweet soprano lacks the rough, world-weary cynicism that usually characterizes these numbers. There isn't a note or phras...
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August 10th, 2016
for a previous production "There’s little sense of theatricality in this overlong concert of songs…There’s no doubt that Burke is a professional singer with a high operatic vocal range. This is totally unsuitable for these gutsy ballads…’Love for Sale’ unfortunately falls between two stools, being neither a play, with an ...
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