Madame Lynch
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Madame Lynch

Madame Lynch NYC Reviews and Tickets

(4 Reviews)
Members say
Confusing, Quirky, Ambitious, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

About the Show

This world premiere is a spectacle with music that takes on the picaresque story of Eliza Lynch, who, through fate and machination, became the self-proclaimed “Empress of Paraguay” in the mid-19th century.

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Member Reviews (4)

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688 Reviews | 116 Followers
Indulgent, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if Wildly theatrical, dramatically dense, non-linear & determinedly whimsical Sherwood's style is an acquired taste Fab fashion parade mid-show

Don't see it if Can be slow, infuriatingly ambiguous & just stupid/silly but also intelligently rigorous & historically perceptive It's love-it or hate-it!

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow, Quirky

See it if I don’t know what to say, I regret going

Don't see it if You’re can avoid it.

27 Reviews | 2 Followers
Excruciating, Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You are bored and willing to nap for 85 minuets...The only good part here is the colorful elaborate costumes and 5 minuets of happy dancing.

Don't see it if You like theater

10 Reviews | 1 Follower
Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you like strong, female leads Juliana Francis Kelly was wonderful; she nailed the role and emotions. Costuming was fun and colorful.

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical theater experience. Also, the plot is very twisted so you need to pay attention.

Critic Reviews (5)

May 29th, 2019

‘An Incomprehensible Spectacle With Music...Hodgepodge of a rambling play, undercooked spectacle, dull cartoon and incoherent history lesson stuffed with pretentious dialogue...’Madame Lynch’ wants to be a clever production showcasing the horrors of misguided cultural imperialism. Perhaps the finished product is just too specifically quirky to be enjoyed from outside the creative team's vision. I cannot think of anyone I would send to see this show."
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May 31st, 2019

“Five sensational female the stand alone highlight of the historical fantasia ‘Madame Lynch’...This ‘spectacle with music and dancing’ is 80 minutes of strained whimsy...Sherwood and Flanagin are more concerned with superficial theatrics rather than concretely crafting a comprehensible narrative...’Madame Lynch’ is an amiable hodgepodge that is rarely involving as it is chiefly impenetrable."
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Off Off Online
June 1st, 2019

"As a play, 'Madame Lynch' is frustrating in its lack of cohesive narrative. The fractured structure gives the sense of a fever dream, but the writing is not poetic enough to transport the audience through the preternatural vignettes. As a spectacle, however, there are a number of multisensory delights...Unfortunately, without the dramaturgical heft on which to hang it, the spectacle, like the litany of 695 known birds, becomes tedious."
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June 3rd, 2019

"The company’s new 'Madame Lynch' indeed delivers lots of activity, colorful costumes and characters, music and dance, and a decades-long survey of South American history. Unfortunately, except for an appealing opening sequence and a couple of other bright spots, all the flurry adds up to a whole lot of not much...When effectively done, collage-style theater can both entertain and indirectly instruct. This 'Madame Lynch' is an energetic attempt that for the most part does neither."
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June 4th, 2019

"Infuriated me for its lack of subtlety and sensitivity. There was much missed potential in their extravagant farcical depiction of this woman and of the entire country of Paraguay...Spectacle, special effects, and narrative irony overpower any sense of story and render the characters as unsympathetic caricatures...The only relief...was the delightful native Paraguayan dances...But the production itself is a famine for the intellect, sending the mind reeling and begging for meaning.”
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