Mr. Chekhov & Mr. Porter
Mr. Chekhov & Mr. Porter
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Mr. Chekhov & Mr. Porter NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(5 Reviews)
Positive
80%
Mixed
20%
Negative
0%
Members say
Clever, Ambitious, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing

About the Show

The Medicine Show Theatre's new musical mashup takes its audience on a joyous romp through one of history's greatest playwrights by way of one of history's greatest songwriters.

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80
Ambitious, Entertaining, Refreshing, Clever, Charming

See it if you like imaginative reinterpretations of classics. Their lives overlapped but I doubt they considered collaborating. Still this works well

Don't see it if you don't know Chekhov's plays. The plots are chopped thin and may not sustain a viewer who has no background.

58
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Quirky, Slow

See it if you're intrigued by the concept, are a big fan of cole porter songs.

Don't see it if you're looking for a cohesive whole. This feels more like a school experiment than a complete show.

Critic Reviews (2)

TheaterScene.net
February 2nd, 2018

"The approach is fresh and appealing but the results are mixed...The first act is more fully realized and could stand alone with slight extension. The second act comes across as a truncated mashup and is not as satisfying. Separately they each have potential as witty entertainment but joined together their impact is diminished. The periodic frothiness dissipates over the two and a half hour running time...Though structurally problematic, 'Mr. Chekhov and Mr. Porter' has much to enjoy."
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Theater In The Now
February 6th, 2018

"There is a lot to enjoy in this production...Given the quality of the material, maybe a four-act, two-evening repertory production would also do justice to the most famous works of the doctor and the Porter...Bentley has spent a lot of quality directing hours transforming this ensemble into so many characters in so many musical universes. I must congratulate everyone for coming together to bring the world this new fusion show with all of its artistry."
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