Queen of Hearts
Closed 2h 30m
Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts NYC Reviews and Tickets

(225 Reviews)
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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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764 Reviews | 212 Followers
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.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
Great staging, Hilarious, Clever interpertaion, Great dancing, Entertaining

See it if you admire beautiful bodies in exquisite costumes doing extraordinary dances and acrobatics with a wild sense of fun.

Don't see it if Smoke, incense and very loud music make you uncomfortable. There is also nudity and sexually suggestive performances,.

677 Reviews | 186 Followers
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

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
Exquisite, Genius, Masterful, Great singing, Dizzying

See it if YAS, Queen! Louche & lusty.Camp & courtly. From the shores of Brooklyn, the Austin branding is off to see Alice's baroque burlesque fantasy.

Don't see it if Tall stilettos to fill with"Cinderella" & "Nutcracker Rouge." Not up to those two. Scented room. Still not evenly balanced femmes/hommes. Read more

488 Reviews | 103 Followers
Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a burlesque show with unoriginal music

Don't see it if You are expecting this to be a play or a musical. It’s a completely different experience Read more

463 Reviews | 128 Followers
Sensual, Thrilling, Riveting, Must see, Great staging

See it if This is not traditional theatre. It is called baroque burlesque ! You enjoy circus/ballet/all genres of music/ and are not squeamish re: SEX

Don't see it if You are looking for a typical musical ! You are prudish. Every single character performs with his or her bare butt visible !

431 Reviews | 93 Followers
Quirky, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Go for the fun of a burlesque, cabaret, circus fun night. Great performers, super mischievous and fun.

Don't see it if You don't like smoky spaces full of incense, you don't like shows more than 2 hours long, you don't like people drinking during the show.

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting, Riveting, Masterful, Great staging

See it if You want a really WOW performance no exaggeration! It’s worth the trip to Brooklyn and the 2.5 hours. It’s stunning!!

Don't see it if You have a problem with incense and/or nudity and gender ambiguity.

Critic Reviews (6)

Time Out New York
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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Broadway Blog
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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Off Off Online
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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NYC Splash
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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