An enthusiastic farce... high-spirited and snark-free, a Hope-Crosby ‘Road’ film with a nod to ‘The Producers’... the script is a hoot... Prospect Theater Company’s clever cast of 15 plays it straight-faced even in the silliest scenes, heightening the humor... old-fashioned in all the best ways.
The New York Times

Theatergoers of the world, unite in giggling. You have nothing to lose but your depression... So quit Stalin and get your bourgeois masses over to the theater in the high-tech sub-basement of Baruch College, where you can be immensely amused and at the same time feel totally safe from nuclear attack... Apologies for that: Having just seen something irresistible, how could I resist?
The Village Voice

It's a mystery to me why Iron Curtain, a highly polished revival of Prospect Theater Company's hilarious 2006 hit about two song-and-dance men conscripted to Moscow during the Cold War, should be in the Baruch Performing Arts Center -- and not, say, Broadway...


Iron Curtain is jam packed with catchy showtunes, clever lyrics, socko gags and zesty staging, along with a little sex, a little romance, with an emphasis on the latter... a joyful night for those who appreciate musicals boasting fun songs, big laughs and a lot of heart.


Rarely do a talented (and well-cast) group of actors, an innovative creative team, and witty, well-written material land in the same theater at the same time. But Prospect Theater Company makes it look easy. Cara Reichel has meticulously helmed this hilarious throwback to the golden age of musicals, and the production and the work give hope for the fate of the American tuner.

Delightful and entertaining... Prospect Theater Company’s production, directed by the sure-footed Cara Reichel is slick, smooth, glitzy and perfectly paced.... Whether you love musicals, hate Communists or just want to have a great time, head over to the Baruch Performing Arts Center - and enjoy!

Iron Curtain, currently playing at the Baruch Center for Performing Arts in New York City, is one of the most entertaining pieces of musical theatre I’ve seen in a very long time.  Susan DiLallo’s libretto is as bright and clever as that for Mel Brooks’ 2001 hit The Producers, and the score (by composer Stephen Weiner and lyricist Peter Mills) is far superior to Brooks’s. It’s stellar.

Deliriously entertaining... It’s always thrilling when a team manages to successfully emulate that which they’re parodying, and Weiner, Mills and DiLallo do a mighty fine job of capturing the Golden Age style... Iron Curtain is further proof that the two most glorious words in the English language are, in fact, Musical Comedy.

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