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The Reviews for HEAD OVER HEELS are In…

Head Over Heels

Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

What do you get when you bring together the music of the Go-Go’s, 16th century prose, and a star of RuPaul’s Drag RaceHead Over Heels, apparently! The reviews are in, and while the plot of this centuries-bridging jukebox musical mash-up may be exhausting to follow, the laughs – and the affirming message – come easy. Featuring non-binary performers, like the sensational RuPaul star Peppermint as the oracle Pythio, and celebrating the stories of non-binary characters, this new musical treads new ground with undeniable enthusiasm… and it can be contagious. It may not be for everyone – it certainly wasn’t for all the reviewers – but it’s a boundary pushing work on Broadway, and we’re always up for that.

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF HEAD OVER HEELS

You would think that a sexually polymorphous musical that combines a Renaissance pastoral romance with the songs of the 1980s California rock group the Go-Go’s would at the very least be a hoot, a show that could get sloppy drunk on its own outrageousness. Yet “Head Over Heels,” which opened on Thursday night at t… 

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HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW OF HEAD OVER HEELS

You have to give credit to the creators of Head Over Heels for thinking outside the box. One might have expected a musical inspired by the songs of The Go-Go’s to be either a biography of the popular all-female ’80s band or perhaps a modern story set in the sun-drenched environs of Southern California from where…

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NY1 REVIEW OF HEAD OVER HEELS

There are a lot of “ifs” that will determine your appreciation of this one. If you like the music of the Go-Go’s, if you’re partial to silly period musicals, if you’re into Sir Philip Sidney. Yep, you heard that right. “Head Over Heels” is a cockamamie mish mash of disparate elements that at best is a high-energy…

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TIME OUT NEW YORK REVIEW OF HEAD OVER HEELS

To enjoy Head Over Heels, which offers quite a lot to enjoy, it is probably best to kick up your heels and put your head on hold. That’s not to say that this saucy, boisterous musical doesn’t have a brainy side, starting with its ambitious crossbreeding of four time periods: It grafts a 2010s queer sensibility…

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CHICAGO TRIBUNE REVIEW OF HEAD OVER HEELS

Sir Philip Sidney, a modest and courtly chap of Shakespearean vintage, self-described his 1580 heroic prose poem “Arcadia” as “a trifle, triflingly handled.” Back in the misogynistic wasteland of 1980s music criticism, that’s precisely how a lot of men described the music of the Go-Go’s, an influential new-wave…

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