Queen of the Night
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Queen of the Night

Queen of the Night NYC Reviews and Tickets

(23 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Absorbing, Enchanting, Ambitious, Edgy

About the Show

From the producers of 'Sleep No More,' this is a new immersive theatre/nightclub experience that combines circus, aerial acrobatics, and fine dining in a story based on Mozart's 'Magic Flute.'

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Show-Score Member Reviews (23)

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196 Reviews | 51 Followers
Enchanting, Intense, Must see, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to live something new, exciting, entertaining, crazy, original.

Don't see it if you don't want to experiment a new kind of entertainment. Read more

419 Reviews | 52 Followers
Clever, Refreshing, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if Immersive theater. Not shy to share. Roasted cauliflower.

Don't see it if In all the theatrics and spectacle, actual material gets lost.

124 Reviews | 173 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious, Intense

See it if you liked Sleep No More and Then She Fell.

Don't see it if you don't want to be singled out.

155 Reviews | 32 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Nightlife circus, Immersive experience, Culinary & cocktail delights

See it if You like good Food and are adventurous

Don't see it if boring

137 Reviews | 122 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Disappointing, Raunchy

See it if You are adventurous

Don't see it if You aren't up for public nudity ;)

113 Reviews | 20 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Original, Masterful

See it if You love dinner theater and acrobatics

Don't see it if Youre after a conventional show

79 Reviews | 30 Followers
Disappointing, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if You have money to burn and want to do something different. The food is good. The show is a bit Cirque. Thought it could have been edgier.

Don't see it if You don't want to talk to new people or share food.

183 Reviews | 41 Followers

See it if you like dinner theatre

Don't see it if you thought it would be on the level of Sleep No More...its not.

Critic Reviews (11)

The New York Times
February 2nd, 2014

"An elaborate floor show featuring the kind of circus acts that have long since exploded from the big top and spilled onto the stage...The overall effect feels a bit like being frog-marched into the middle of a Super Bowl halftime show — maybe the sexy one from last year, featuring Beyoncé flashing her lissome flesh with such oddly appealing aggression — and asked to do a few of your own moves."
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Time Out New York
February 3rd, 2014

"Divine decadence is on the table at 'Queen of the Night', an almost absurdly deluxe dinner-circus-nightlife experience...It’s not unlike a cruise-ship version of 'Eyes Wide Shut', but in a pleasantly indulgent way. If it rarely seems quite like theater, it is certainly immersive: This is how it might feel to be a strawberry dipped in chocolate."
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New York Daily News
February 3rd, 2014

"Dinner theater is a whole lot sexier thanks to 'Queen of the Night,' the latest in a line of immersive works that put you in the middle of the action... The experience is also about the dining — a Roman style feast with roasted pigs and lobsters in bird cages — and the eye-popping setting. If you don’t mind having your space invaded and being suggestively stroked, stared at and toyed with while you’re watching the show or munching on Babe, this 'Queen' is a royal treat."
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The Hollywood Reporter
February 2nd, 2014

"The legendary nightspot Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe has been gloriously resurrected for this lavish and immersive theater experience. 'Queen of the Night' delivers an experience that you won’t soon forget. This inaugural offering at the Diamond Horseshoe is an immersive theatrical production that has the feel of an erotically tinged bacchanal."
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New York Post
January 21st, 2014

"The show, which describes itself as a 'dark debutante ball' and is loosely based on Mozart’s 'The Magic Flute,' features aerial acrobatics, a simulated sex scene, lobsters served from elaborate cages, whole roasted pigs and butlers prone to asking guests to slow dance...It was so sexy, like a porno in real life, but not uncomfortable."
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Entertainment Weekly
February 2nd, 2014

"Despite the talent on display, it can be hard to regard 'Queen of the Night' as theater. There’s no curtain call, or even much of a finale to signal that the performance is over. Instead, the cast invites the audience to dance and enjoy dessert. Fittingly for an evening whose theme is lowering inhibitions, cast members feed you dark-chocolate ganache cake one spoonful at a time. It’s far from Shakespeare, but it’s a memorable and singular good time."
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New York Theater
May 15th, 2015

"Calling something an “entertainment experience” should be the tip-off to how oddly generic and calculated this mishmash that pretends to be cutting-edge. The show feels no more original than a self-consciously “edgy” fashion shoot set in a nightclub...Still, 'Queen of the Night' can work as a splendid night out for some people – best suited, perhaps, for a group of (flush) friends to celebrate a birthday."
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January 14th, 2014

"You will be touched when you descend a marble staircase into the venue, and you will be fed....The quality of food is quite good considering the fact that this is a weird sex show. By the time you dig in though, the sex quotient has disappeared and the circus arts/modern dance quotient has gone up. It felt like a mix of a Bob Fosse-choreographed dream sequence and a Beyonce video. Works for us."
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