Tammany Hall
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Tammany Hall NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Relevant

An immersive theatrical experience that transports audiences back to Election Night of 1929. 

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Member Reviews (11)

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Great staging, Edgy, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if chatting with characters, even performing with them & exploring a space that's historically significant to the play seems interesting to you

Don't see it if you have trouble climbing stairs, there are scenes on there roof.

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Resonant, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like immersive small intimate productions. Great set and clever acting. About politics and it’s corruption

Don't see it if Be prepared to interact. This is not just immersive and meandering. You are engaged in conversation don’t come if you want to sit /watch

75
Engaging

See it if like immersive theater following actors around. Actors stay in character and provide a nice experience.

Don't see it if want a fully cohesive show. Sometimes a little hard to understand. Reading about Tammany hall before coming to the show helps.

70
Strong performance by brian morris as legs diamond, Lots of fun, Clever

See it if You are OK uneven production and like to emerging talent: Brian Morris as Leggs Diamond & Chloe Kekovi as Kiki are very strong & it's fun

Don't see it if You want a polished show or if you are uncomfortable with immersive theater where you occasionally have to interact with the players

79
Slow, Cliched, Indulgent, Relevant, Clever

See it if You enjoy the immersive show where you are among the cast. Fun to experience.

Don't see it if You expect to sit and watch a play. You move up and down the playhouse.

82
Relevant, Great staging, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if It’s a total immersive show, you got to talk n interact with the case of characters like Legs Diamond, KiKi, campaign mgr n rally your vote

Don't see it if To sit down and watch linear show is your thing. Climbing up and down the stairs and interact with the performers is not your thing.

85
Site specific, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like immersive shows where you engage w/ actors and explore multiple rooms/many levels. You like politics, NYC history, the 1920s.

Don't see it if you don't like moving around a lot/going up/down stairs. You like a linear plot. You don't like engaging w/ actors.

78
Great staging, Great fun, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy immersive theater & some emerging talent - actor who played Legs Diamond was super talented.

Don't see it if You would get too nervous interacting with the players

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
November 2nd, 2021

"An immersive show asks you to escape reality, surrendering to a 360-degree fictional world. The fiction of “Tammany Hall,” indifferently acted, doesn’t entirely convince or offer much depth, and the environs (with wallpaper-heavy sets by Dan Daly, period costumes by Grace Jeon and subdued lighting by Emily Clarkson) feel low-budget."
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Time Out New York
November 2nd, 2021

"As chance would have it, I wound up on a dry path about backroom Tammany bribery and self-dealing, plus a musical vignette from a money-laundering Broadway show starring Compton (Marie Anello). The gangster angle sounds like fun, so perhaps I should have taken more initiative in finding the material that appealed to me more. To the extent that Tammany Hall is a choose-your-own-adventure affair, I may have chosen poorly."
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Theatermania
November 2nd, 2021

"it asks us to consider the distorting power of identity politics, which Tammany employed masterfully when it came to its working-class Irish constituents. That makes Tammany Hall uncommonly ambitious for an immersive play, the best of which are mostly concerned with cocktails and costumes."
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Front Row Center
November 3rd, 2021

"4.5 stars!...Although everyone gets a different piece of the puzzle experience, it all comes together at the end when one winner actually loses and we’re gathered together to witness and usher in a new beginning. There are lots of parallels to today’s society where the 1920s and the 2020s don’t look that much different. It’s a fun experience, a good history lesson, and a love note to New York City."
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New York Theater
November 2nd, 2021

"an inspired site-specific, immersive new play about a colorful moment in New York City politics...the tradeoff in this kind of immersive theater. In exchange for a feeling of spontaneity, serendipity and intimacy, each individual theatergoer loses out on most of the scenes"
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Off Off Online
November 4th, 2021

"This vivid history lesson captures a flashpoint in New York City’s history: when Tammany Hall—which had controlled (and corrupted) city politics for more than a century—would finally be called to account and Fiorello LaGuardia began his ascent into legend. Oh, and the stock market had just crashed.... the immersive aspect of the production succeeds, thanks to expert scenic design and committed work by the ensemble."
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