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Desperate Measures measured up

We went to NYC for a last minute weekend and wanted to see a musical. The Times Square Tix staff... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Desperate Measures - desperate for Broadway!!

Desperate Measures is a TERRIFIC MUSICAL, clearly one of the best we've ever seen (tops quite a few... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

Desperate Measures was witty and well done. We purchased tickets same day and were not disappointed. It was laugh out loud funny, tongue and cheek humour. The stage and props are minimal and the cast does a great job playing off them. Definitely a lovely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

We went to NYC for a last minute weekend and wanted to see a musical. The Times Square Tix staff mentioned how much they laughed at the musical Desperate Measures. Needing some lighthearted comedy we acted on the suggestion and enjoyed a fun, well produced...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Desperate Measures is a TERRIFIC MUSICAL, clearly one of the best we've ever seen (tops quite a few Broadway shows): outstanding singers and actors, great songs, witty lyrics, very entertaining, amazing play: We'll definitely watch again with friends!! The York Theatre Company is truly outstanding...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank LoveOfMagic
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Found the East Side in Midtown, the York offers high quality musical theatre performances of lesser known pieces. If, however, you are larger than the average bear, don't expect to sit comfortably.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

The spectacularly talented Andrea Frierson interweaves her personal story with songs for which Ella Fitzgerald was famous. An engaging script in hand performance, Me and Ella runs only through July 23rd. If you're looking for something special to do in NYC, this is it. The...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

What a MUSICAL TREAT for POLITICS BUFFS!! We went to see this musical for the 3rd time because we loved it soooo much that we wanted a close friend of ours, who loves everything about history and politics, to see it. We all agree that...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

just looking for something simple and found a great place. we wanted to see something different and found it. it was the first night for "THE TASTE OF THINGS TO COME" and WOW. the 4 star actors were great, it really brought you back to...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank bill m
Reviewed 29 March 2016

If you love James Cagney, tap dancing and movie nostalgia, this is the show for you! We saw the show in previews in late March. Robert Creighton is spot on as James Cagney and the five other cast members are equally excellent and talented! The...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Bob D
Reviewed 13 December 2015

The York Theater is hosting the Plaids, They are doing their season production called Plaid Tidings (they once did Forever Plaid ) It is a 4 man singing group in excellent voice. The songs mix season classic holiday songs (including a dreidel song) with 1950's...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Herbert F
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Saw the performance of CAGNEY at the York Theatre TWICE. A most happy experience. The whole concept was fabulous. Tap dancing galore. All the performers were spot on, but especially enjoyed the portrayal of Jimmy Cagney by Robert Creighton. I will definitely come back to...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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