Closed 2h 30m
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
88

Queen of Hearts NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(225 Reviews)
Positive
98%
Mixed
1%
Negative
1%
Members say
Entertaining, Enchanting, Raunchy, Edgy, Great singing

About the Show

Company XIV invites you to fall down the rabbit hole with this reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" featuring their signature blend of circus, opera, magic, baroque dance, and cocktails.

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Member Reviews (225)

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Titillating, Edgy, Enchanting, Cheeky, Entertaining

See it if you want to step out of Bushwick 2019 & into Paris c1700, then down the rabbit hole w/a sexy, saucy, inventive, talented performance troupe.

Don't see it if ur allergic to frankincense; ur offended/shocked by sexual innuendo, partial nudity (incl phallic costumes), cross-dressing, gender fluidity Read more

89
Riveting, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy all forms of entertainment art in a great show only diminished by long entre' acts. Singing, acrobatics and staging are tops.

Don't see it if you are looking for a typical theater musical or play - this is a variety of art forms, including burlesque, in a smoke filled baroque room.

Critic Reviews (6)

August 5th, 2019

4/5 Stars "A singular sexcess: a transporting fusion of haute burlesque, circus, dance and song...With its soundtrack of pop songs, attractive ensemble cast and immersive aesthetics, 'Queen of Hearts' feels like 'Moulin Rouge!' for actual bohemians. Hell, it even has a cancan."
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April 14th, 2019

"Featuring a seemingly endless cavalcade of classy burlesque acts and scandalous comedy routines that will appeal to adults of every sexual persuasion, 'Queen of Hearts' is the best date-night show in New York City right now...A sophisticated smorgasbord of smart, sexy performances seasoned with a naughty pinch of S&M...For the most part, 'Queen of Hearts' lets us trade the madness outside the theater for an intoxicating, exquisite madness within."
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April 17th, 2019

“’Queen of Hearts’ is inspired by Lewis Carroll's story of Alice's adventures down the rabbit hole...McCormick has shaped the presentation around the talents of a wondrous ensemble...Combining the 17th Century style of the court entertainments enjoyed by King Louis XIV of France with more contemporary sensibilities...Like their past productions, ‘Queen of Hearts’ is an adventure for the senses in a captivating world of erotic imagination.”
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April 11th, 2019

"McCormick and his company have tapped into the contradictions of Carroll’s masterpiece in an experience that extends beyond the fourth wall and five senses where opulent and derelict, masculine, feminine, and androgynous, classic and modern, high-brow and glitter gutter all simultaneously exist...Highest stage honors for the evening go to quadruple threat Richardson as The Mad Hatter whose belting, comedic and dance chops become eclipsed by her haunting rendition of 'Mad World.'"
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July 29th, 2019

"[Austin] McCormick, who directed and choreographed, tells the story through dance, music and acrobatics…The lyrics connect to Carroll's story thematically, though sometimes obliquely, with a word or a sentiment."
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June 4th, 2019

“An imaginative, visually stunning, musical send-up of the children’s classic...Overlong...and not all of the numbers impress equally; but the sheer ability of the performers...is often nothing short of astonishing...’Queen of Hearts’ invokes the source material while using virtually none of its language...’Queen of Hearts’ finds elevated company in its use of ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’ as both gimmick and foundational subject matter."
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