New York | Ends Mar 10

Choir Boy (Broadway)

From 56 critic and 340 member reviews
Members say: Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Entertaining

About the show

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?



87
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want to see incredibly talented young men tell a moving story

Don't see it if you don't like plays, or you aren't looking for a serious play

86
Magnificent ensemble...pope is magnetic!!!

See it if Engaging well written play that lets you explore multiple characters. Great staging, singing and movement. Unlike anything I have seen befo

Don't see it if Gay themes bother you.

86
Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if the journey from boys to men is difficult,& filled with insecurities.Great plot & music. The acapella singing in this show is just divine!

Don't see it if this is a compelling story with a powerful performance by Jeremy Pope..don't miss it!

Also I was very moved by the performance of Jeremy Pope.I felt the emotiona... Read more Read less

85
Great acting, Entertaining, Relevant, Intense, Great singing

See it if You enjoy acapella male choir singing. You enjoy the intersection of black, gay, christian, all-male conflicts.

Don't see it if You want a fluffy tap show or review. This show can get intense at times and there is nudity.

85
Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a great play with music and great performances from the entire cast, but especially Caleb Eberhardt

Don't see it if You are racist or homophobic

85
Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a great staging of a coming of age story. Want to see an innovative a cappella musical with great acting/choreography.

Don't see it if You don't want to see nudity on stage. Don't want to see one more gay coming of age story,

Also This could be truly great, but the story is just too contrived. It is ... Read more Read less

85
Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a well written and nicely paced play with music. The actors are all superb and the staging is great. An enjoyable evening.

Don't see it if If you do not like one acts. This play is 1 hour and 45 minutes without an intermission, although pacing is great and it doesn't feel long.

85
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if an important conversation about race, sexuality, coming of age with beautiful language. Actors, who sing, are great.

Don't see it if No reason not to see this.

Also I saw this yesterday and it's been on my mind since. The language - bu... Read more Read less

85
Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see one of the best plays of the 2018-2019 season. Jeremy Pope is truly outstanding as the lead. The entire cast is great.

Don't see it if don't want to see a play that deals with subject matters such as race, sexuality, and bullying.

85
Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if tender dramas are your thing

Don't see it if same-sex relationships are upsetting (but if they do upset you, you need to go to shows like this to understand reality!)

Also I was not overwhelmed by Choir Boy. Who grew?

85
Great singing, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a really well done production - singing was amazing, story was thought provoking.

Don't see it if You're closed minded or don't enjoy singing.

85
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you understand how scary it is to embrace and live with your individuality.

Don't see it if you are not interested in plays where characters periodically burst into song.

85
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a challenging but beautiful play with dark themes. Also, a play with excellent singing!

Don't see it if You are looking for a light, fluffy musical, or you don't enjoy LGBTQ or black stories.

85
Must see, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Clever

See it if You are okay with nudity

Don't see it if not pro gay or black.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want to see a uniformly talented cast in a gay-themed drama enhanced with gorgeous vocal performances.

Don't see it if you're not interested in a story set in a prep school that deals with homophobia and race issues.

85
Great singing, Sexual coming-of-age, Disturbing, Poignant, Absorbing

See it if Wrenching boarding school coming-of-age story. A flamboyantly gay student makes life hard for the others. Spiritual, moving acapella songs.

Don't see it if You aren’t up for confused, angry teenage characters dealing w/ school pressures & sexual discomfort. Frequent rear male nudity.

85
Relevant, Must see, Great singing

See it if This is some of the best acting/singing I've seen on the stage. These young men are oozing talent.

Don't see it if really can't think of why not to see it unless you are uptight & conservative and don't wish to see and all male cast.

85
Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you understand the necessity to amplify queer and/or Black voices telling real stories.

Don't see it if you’re homophobic or racist.

85
Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a master playwright at work with a fabulous cast. Jeremy Pope is a star in the making

Don't see it if You can't deal with gay issues or don't want to see singing.

84
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Resonant

See it if You want a great emotional play with music.

Don't see it if .

84
Emotional, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if if you want to witness great acting and singing. Jeremy Pope is wonderful (real tears!) and the whole cast performs as a tight ensemble.

Don't see it if you're put off by gay characters and some vivid sexual scenes.

84
Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if Unusual theme. Wonderful musical interludes. Good acting

Don't see it if You have a hearing problem—some of the voices were muffled. Or get the available hearing aids. Lovely fresh acting

83
Touching, Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if coming of age of a young black man in a Prep school - his coming of age,& the discrimination he faces; wonderful a cappella music

Don't see it if don't want stories about gay males, back nudity (although brief, well done & important to story)

Also Jeremy Pope was amazing as the discriminated young man. But all of the... Read more Read less

83
Resonant, Refreshing, Profound, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to explore the queer experience with a Black perspective. The vocal talent in this show is very impressive!

Don't see it if queer themes scare you.

Also There have been a decent number of queer oriented shows on Broadway la... Read more Read less

83
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy good singing and exploring the emotions that one goes through when faced with questions of their sexuality

Don't see it if you prefer not to acknowledge issues that plague our young men exploring the intricacies of their sexuality


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Direct from the Box Office

Typical fees: $8 - $15 per ticket. Can usually choose your own seats. You can save on fees by buying at the physical box office.
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$79 - $249
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Discount Code Offers

Typical fees: $8 - $15 per ticket. You can usually choose your own seats. Check the terms carefully, since seats can be very limited by date or section. Usually requires a lot of poking around. Sometimes the same offer is available direct from the box office.
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$99 - $119
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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

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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.

Playbill Club
$99 - $119
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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.

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$99 - $119
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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)

Terms


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.

Other Sellers

Fees can be very high, depending on the site and the show. You may or may not be able to see your exact seats before you buy. Offers are sometimes restricted to certain seats at certain shows.
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$49 - $89
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$109
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Lottery/Rush

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In-Person Student Rush
$30