After staging its US debut in 2015, Manhattan Theater Club brings Oscar-winning writer Tarell Alvin McCraney's ('Moonlight') music-filled drama, about a gifted member of a school's gospel choir, to Broadway. More…
For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical black men. One talented student has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?
See it if you enjoy good but very very very brief singing
Don't see it if you want an original story that makes you think.
Also It had the bad misfortune to come after "American Son."
See it if You want to hear young men with magnificent voices performing in a play that’s not as good as their singing
Don't see it if You are tired of performances out performing the play. The concept of the play is just a little tired in 2019.
See it if Fairly good story with good scenes. Too many monologues, and story not really consistent. All the actor were good. Nice staging.
Don't see it if You expect greatness. Not as good as I'd hoped from writer of Moonlight. Some diction is hard to understand. The religion bugged me too.
See it if Imaginative set design Good ensemble Good singing, for a non-musical
Don't see it if Not compelling A bit slow Cannot empathize with the oppressed character.
See it if You enjoy good singing; stories about boys school and sexual awakening.
Don't see it if You are interested in real depth in terms of playwrighing. If you mind cliche treatment of subject. .
See it if You like Boys to Men and that kid of music. Young talented performers with a surprising storyline.
Don't see it if You like women in shows and fun costumes.
See it if You are ok with fairly explicit (considering that these are high school kids) scenes. I wasn’t expecting rear male nudity.
Don't see it if You want a fast paced show. This is VERY slow
See it if u like Lifetime movies & u'd enjoy one about boys coming-of-age in an elite black prep school (w/nudity & d*ck jokes to make it "edgy").
Don't see it if ur in search of original ideas, original story, original songs, original characters or a fresh take on a familiar tale of sexual awakening.
See it if you like a show with actors whose roles are very cliched. I couldn't understand most of what main character said. Singing good but plot not.
Don't see it if you don't like gay themed plots or lots of partial nudity. This show could have been so much better.
See it if you want to see young energetic talented singers. Written by Tarell McCraney
Don't see it if You want a fresh take on school as a microcosm of life. You want to see a culture different from the usual frat boy club.
See it if you haven't had enough on Broadway about teenage angst, especially about sexuality. Or, if you want to see it with a different twist.
Don't see it if hearing the N word repeatedly is offensive or if you really care about this topic.
See it if You want to see great singing and actors trying their best with very poor material.
Don't see it if You want to see something new. So many cliches, so little time. Bullied gay character, savior white frumpy teacher, other boys using...
See it if Beautiful a capella spiritual singing. Young Black actors who can harmonize and move well. An excellent point made regarding the ‘N’ word.
Don't see it if The stage and back wall are red. The color of passion, blood, anger. All of which are blandly explored in this story which does not qualify
See it if you like great singing and slow moving plays that do not feature a likable lead character.
Don't see it if you enjoy original pieces of work. The play is one cliche after another. It's attempting to be edgy when it plays like one big stereotype.
See it if you want to hear great singing amidst a familiar story line. Heartfelt acting and some interesting staging but unfocused and flabby.
Don't see it if you want an interesting or novel take on a gay acceptance story set in the recent past. Well tread material but well-staged and acted.
Also Pendleton was great but what did his character add exactly?
See it if you love a cappella singing. I wish they would have sung the entire show!
Don't see it if you are weary of edgy themes or hard of hearing. The dialogue was hard to follow. The writing weak, the plot and characters shallowly cast.