Oscar at the Crown
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Oscar at the Crown
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Oscar at the Crown NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(59 Reviews)
Positive
78%
Mixed
19%
Negative
3%
Members say
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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Member Reviews (59)

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67
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.

91
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

31
Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated

See it if You like juvenile musicals, and you like to adventure in plays than can be a disaster, like this one.

Don't see it if You want to see a good musical, this one is too risky to believe that you are going to hear good music. Read more

79
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.

95
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.

80
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

90
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

72
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

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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