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 want to see a play with good music and you're interested in race and sexuality.
Don't see it if you expect the show to be about the music only cause it's a lot more than that for sure
See it if you like coming of age stories with realistic endings and featuring diverse themes and characters
Don't see it if you don't like straight plays enhanced with culturally inspired music and dance or plays that deal with attempting to overcome prejudices
See it if Just like the film "Moonlight", this play breaks no new ground. This is not to say it's a bad play. Outstanding singing & dancing
Don't see it if if your seat is in mezzanine, do borrow hearing device. My friends and I had difficulty hearing some dialogues
See it if you want to see a well written play about a boys school choir with powerful singing and great dancing.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with dialogue that contains racial and homophobic slurs.
See it if Bully/gay acceptance tale in prep schl w some interesting staging/solid voices. Not a new story, but with 99% black cast, bit of new angle.
Don't see it if You want a plot to be seamless, have trouble hearing/understanding fast spoken script w contemp lingo, ok w tonal changes (score v drama.)
See it if You enjoy good directing, acting and staging. Story has flaws but if you overlook the plot problems, you will enjoy. Austin Pendleton good.
Don't see it if You do not want mostly gay and some racial themes. Would have worked better if set twenty years earlier. Dated in 2018.
See it if you like stellar performances. Beautiful voices, fun choreogry. Refreshing to see so many young actors showcased. Polished prodn (set,etc).
Don't see it if you want a focused script.CB needs edits, shaping. But it engages, especly when kids sing (weirdly sometimes part of action, sometimes not).
See it if Love Moving spirituals and black church music The voices of a talented ensemble of young black men dealing with sexual orientation
Don't see it if Don’t want nudity or homosexual themes Don’t want to go to church in talk or song
See it if you might enjoy a show with choir-like . singing with fresh, new talent.
Don't see it if uneven scripts with holes and irrelevant plot lines distract you from enjoying the show.
See it if Decent coming of age story set in boys’ church-based private school with wonderful a capella singing.
Don't see it if Themes are predictable if heartfelt and some lines are mumbled but the musical numbers are terrific.
See it if You like plays mixed with some music about teen boys struggling with sexuality, race, and family financial status.
Don't see it if You think all the things I’ve listed are cliche and been done before.
See it if IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE DIFFICULTIES THAT GAY PEOPLE EXPERIENCE.THIS STORY WAS REALLY WELL DONE AND MADE YOU WONDER ABOUT THIS ISSUE.THE CHA
Don't see it if IF YOU ARE HOMOPHOBIC AND ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THE GAY COMMUNITY AND THEIR PROBLEMS.
See it if You love a cappella singing, incredible percussive dancing and good acting yet one strains to understand dialogue and plot emerges too late.
Don't see it if You don't like straining to understand poor articulation with accents making it hard to follow lines
See it if you want to see yet again the oft told story of gay man discovering himself in private prep school-well acted-great vocal hymns - nice set
Don't see it if you don't like nudity or audience members 'amen-ing' or laughing nervously at nudity as if they've never seen it before - stories of gay men
See it if the best in this show is acapella singing. The strong lead fixes the holes and distracts from uneven and somewhat unoriginal plot.
Don't see it if this show doesn’t add anything new to the topics of race and sex in educational settings. Needs creative staging and is totally lacking it.
See it if It's a nice story but not riveting. A bit cliched though still relevant. Nice singing,
Don't see it if You don't care for LGBT issues in High School.
Also Some of the musical choices were less than emotionally engaging.
See it if Great singing; I loved, loved to hear the young voices and enjoyed the dance - inovative choreography!
Don't see it if Acting a bit lacking and a bit uncomfortable ( too naturalistic) presentation of the coming out as gay person. I prefer more symbolic acts.
See it if the singing and dancing is wonderful. I wish there was more of it. Every moment of music and dance is absorbing and beautiful.
Don't see it if you get annoyed at staging where backs are towards you for long periods of time, or want the majority of the performance to be the music
See it if You like ensemble based plays with both heart and laughs.
Don't see it if If you aren’t interested in a play that rehash’s some well worn material of sexuality in an all boys school.
See it if a cappella prep school choir falls out of harmony amidst homophobia and racism; talented ensemble lead by Jeremy Pope
Don't see it if homophobia, racial slurs, tasteful nudity, friendship, leadership...
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Tuesdays - Thursdays & Sunday Evenings
$109 Front Orchestra & Mezzanine AA - BB
$99 Rear Orchestra & Front Mezzanine A - B
Friday Evenings - Sunday Matinees
$119 Front Orchestra & Mezzanine AA - BB
$99 Rear Orchestra & Front Mezzanine A - B
Offer valid on select seating for all performances through 3/10/19. Additional blackout dates may apply. Regular price for $59 tickets is $79; regular price for $79 tickets is $99; regular price for $89-$99 tickets is $149. Prices subject to change. All prices include a $2 facility fee. Normal service charges apply to phone and internet orders. Limit of 6 tickets per order. Offer subject to availability and prior sale. All sales are final – no refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. Cast subject to change.
Discount good for all performances 12/12-2/17 except 1/8. Additional blackout dates may apply. Limit 6 tickets per order. Prices subject to change. All prices include a $2 facility fee. Normal service charges apply to phone and internet orders. Offer subject to availability and prior sale. All sales are final – no refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. Cast subject to change.
Tuesday-Thursday eves, Wednesday matinees and Sunday eves
Front orchestra/Mezzanine rows AA-BB: $109 (reg. $159)
Rear orchestra/front mezz rows A-B: $99 (reg. $119)
Friday eve, Saturday matinee and eve and Sunday matinee
Front orchestra/Mezzanine rows AA-BB: $119 (reg. $169)
Rear orchestra/front mezz rows A-B: $99 (reg. $129)
Limit 6 tickets per order. Prices subject to change. All prices include a $2 facility fee. Normal service charges apply to phone and internet orders. Offer subject to availability and prior sale. All sales are final – no refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. Cast subject to change.
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