Speakeasy NYC Reviews and Tickets

(7 Ratings)
Members say
Slow, Confusing, Funny, Ambitious, Indulgent

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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Show-Score Member Reviews (7)

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69 Reviews | 20 Followers
Indulgent, Ambitious, Dizzying, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You are interested in LGBT history and think you would enjoy a musical with 40 musical numbers & would appreciate clever shoestring show.

Don't see it if You thought Gone With The Wind was too long... This is longer. Longer than the original Star Is Born BEFORE it was cut for being too long.

112 Reviews | 21 Followers
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.

113 Reviews | 43 Followers
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.

33 Reviews | 4 Followers
Clever, Confusing, Funny, Great acting, Original

See it if You like alice.

Don't see it if You can't stand long shows

11 Reviews | 2 Followers
Disappointing, Confusing, Slow, Raunchy, Indulgent

See it if You like really experimental and unedited musicals that take 4 hours of your life you'll never get back

Don't see it if You like good singing, acting, or plot

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if If you're looking for an intimate performance by world class entertainers while sipping delectable cocktails this is for you.

Don't see it if If you are looking to share a meal + conversation this may not be the show for you. Hors d'oeuvres are the only eats. The focus is on stage.

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
Distracted by venue staff

See it if Do not go see it. The staff harassed my husband to order drinks online. Clueless waitresses.

Don't see it if Venue staff, there was barely any food with the package, no water, no silverware. Terrible experience. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

Talkin' Broadway
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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