Oscar at the Crown
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Oscar at the Crown

Oscar at the Crown NYC Reviews and Tickets

(59 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious, Confusing, Absorbing

About the Show

Set in a secret bunker far in the fascist future, this new, immersive, queer nightclub musical explores a world where little more than sequins, reality television, and the complete works of Oscar Wilde have survived.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (59)

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75 Reviews | 6 Followers
Dizzying, Riveting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you love immersive theatre, dance music, and queer stories. This is an electrifying show where performers sing and dance all around you.

Don't see it if you're shy or uncomfortable with audience participation. The show happens on a dance floor, and the performers are close enough to touch.

217 Reviews | 150 Followers
Edgy, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to dance & sway to incredible music with energetic dancing. Talented cast. Audience moves with the cast & staging. Friendly group

Don't see it if You do not want to stand for 90 minutes. Reminiscing of a rave. Don't like loud music & strobes Read more

66 Reviews | 13 Followers
Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You have an open mind and want to have fun!

Don't see it if You don't like immersive theater or you want to sit

94 Reviews | 26 Followers
Epic, Ambitious

See it if You are in the mood to let loose and have a good time.

Don't see it if I can't think of one. Read more

86 Reviews | 14 Followers
Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to have a fun time and enjoy immersive theater.

Don't see it if You don't like immersive theater, pop culture, or standing for the duration of a show. Read more

167 Reviews | 51 Followers
Refreshing, Quirky, Confusing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You’d enjoy a modern mashup of Rocky Horror, Pippin, and god knows what. When it soars it truly soars

Don't see it if But just as much of it is incomprehensible (just like rocky horror so haha). It’s also loud. And sweaty. So choose your own adventure.

53 Reviews | 10 Followers
Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Confusing, Raunchy

See it if You like nightclub atmospheres where you can dance around and interact with the performers. Overall the space and show are fun.

Don't see it if The sound levels are not very balanced; most of the show I could not hear the dialogue or lyrics so it was more about watching/dancing

239 Reviews | 33 Followers
Quirky, Indulgent, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You saw "Here Lies Love" and enjoyed the "movable" stage aspect. Plot and connection to Oscar Wilde was murky at best. Too much going once.

Don't see it if You don't like to stand during the entire performance and are not used to a chaotic scene on & off stage.

Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
June 6th, 2019

"The idea of Oscar Wilde and Julie Cooper somehow being linked in an infernal loop of reality, fiction, and fetish gear certainly is intriguing, but 'Oscar at the Crown' is brought down by interchangeable numbers and a staging, by Shira Milikowsky, that too often mistakes agitation for energy or purpose...It can be very entertaining in a goofy, mindless manner, and just as often very confusing."
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Lighting & Sound America
August 13th, 2019

"The worst thing you can say about 'OSCAR at The Crown' is that it is harmless; that's also the best thing you can say about it. Perhaps Wilde -- who, after all, said, 'The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about" -- wouldn't mind too much.'"
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Theatre is Easy
July 30th, 2019

"If you're looking for a dance party or an excuse to dress up and wear glitter, this is the show for you. It's best experienced with a large group of friends, after you've all had a drink or three...It's fun at first, but becomes repetitive in the short 90-minute run time...In the end, you don't walk away with too many insights."
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