Closed 2h 40m
Speakeasy
East Village
48

Speakeasy NYC Reviews and Tickets

48%
(5 Reviews)
Positive
20%
Mixed
40%
Negative
40%
Members say
Confusing, Slow, Indulgent, Raunchy, Great acting

About the Show

Theater for the New City presents a story that melds Lewis Carroll's Alice books to the mostly untold true tales of Prohibition era Queer New York subculture.

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Member Reviews (5)

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Cliched, Banal, Endless, Slow, Raunchy

See it if you really want to support new musicals that are in progress. A few moments of nice singing. You like your raunchy content strangely sexless

Don't see it if You value your time. I don't think they cut anything and there was a lot that should have been cut. It was 3h15. Laughably bad lyrics.

65
Confusing, Ambitious, Slow, Great staging

See it if You loved Cabaret or Moulin Rouge and want to see something of a similar vein, even if it's not nearly as polished.

Don't see it if You want a short night at the theater, as this clocks in at 3 1/2 hours. You're looking for a tight story with no fat on it.

Critic Reviews (1)

February 23rd, 2016

"'Ambitious' seems such a tame adjective to apply to 'Speakeasy'...But how else to describe a show that boasts a cast of 23 who perform 40 songs over the course of an evening that runs close to four hours?...Within its massive sprawl, there lies an intriguing tale of queer life during the Roaring 20s...It is, however, hard to picture a life for 'Speakeasy' beyond this production, until and unless someone finds a way to shrink it down to size."
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