Queen of the Night
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Queen of the Night

Queen of the Night NYC Reviews and Tickets

(23 Reviews)
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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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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.

Overrated, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if You're rich and don't have high theatrical expectations.

Don't see it if you don't want to participate

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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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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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 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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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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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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March 5th, 2014

"Do you enjoy good food? Decadence? What about good spirits, both in terms of liquor and the people you’re with? Do you like to be entertained? If you answered yes, then I strongly urge you to see 'Queen of the Night' but with one caveat: this show is probably not for those who feel ill from the touch of a stranger...To sum up 'Queen of the Night,' it’s part theatrical show, part supper club, part involuntarily volunteering to be an actor in a show. All in all, it’s an experience."
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July 19th, 2014

"The show itself is a feast for the senses. Halfway through, patrons are fed with more food than I have ever seen at a Christmas lunch – which is later followed by a spoon-fed desert. But the best part is that no one experience is the same – everyone’s 'Queen of the Night' experience will invariably be different. 70% of the show takes place in front of your eyes, but much of it is also happening behind the scenes in private rooms and backstage."
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Perez Hilton
May 11th, 2014

"It's like a Baz Luhrman film come to life! This feast for the senses of a show includes stunning visuals! Gorgeous costumes! DANCING! Magic! And some truly thrilling acrobatics that enhance the sweet, satisfying and very NC-17 plot. This is a love story with lots of…SEX! And to enhance the intimate mood guests are liquored up and fed! The one thing that we didn't like was this almost hyper extravagance that came with the meal. It wasn't just dinner - it was an event!"
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