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?



83
Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like ambitious theater that makes you think and feel. Very few surprises as conclusion is inevitable. But the journey is raw and tragic.

Don't see it if You want to feel joy in the theater. This is a tragic story about the price of having a proud gay identity in a repressive culture.

83
Heartfelt, Really good acting, Energetic, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like a good story with compelling characters relevant to current social issues well-acted with vigor and heart.

Don't see it if You do not like plays about gay and black cultures.

82
Relevant, Resonant, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy being serenaded by some of the most beautiful voices on Broadway. Relevant topics covered and really wonderfully engaging.

Don't see it if Plays that tackle a LOT of story lines in a short amount of time are not your thing. The effort is applauded, but I felt it tried too hard.

82
Refreshing, Clever, Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you're interested in plays about race, sexuality, and privilege. Unexpectedly refreshing. Great acting and singing.

Don't see it if you want to see a full scale musical, rather than a play with some singing.

82
Intense, Profound, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if well-written play staged effectively with good performances. viewpoint one does not normally see.

Don't see it if some characters are more types than fleshed-out but still effective

82
Relevant, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you are looking to see a top quality young, black cast take on the subject of sexuality.

Don't see it if bullying of gay kids upsets you.

82
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you want an interesting, new story about Black LGBT+ lives.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of plays where the actors sing/musicals

82
Refreshing, Riveting, Great writing, Great singing, Clever

See it if You want to hear stories about pain and marginalization, but also of joy and music. You appreciate EXCELLENT ensemble and solo singing.

Don't see it if ...You do not support hella important stories about queer young men of color...?

82
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if A joyous and affecting coming of age play. A lovely journey of affirmation

Don't see it if If plays featuring singing is not to your taste this is not for you

82
Relevant, Great singing, Great acting, Cliched, Absorbing

See it if McCraney's gay youth in homophobic world succeeds more in style, atmosphere & sharp writing than any new insights Pope's fierce lead shines

Don't see it if Dazzling musical interludes can take us out of dramatic action to its detriment Some characters cliched but well played Rises/falls on Pope

81
Intense, Great writing, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if smoldering study of a young gay man struggling with his identity and sexuality in the claustrophobic confines of a religious all boys school

Don't see it if this play has strong themes of sexuality & race against a backdrop of religious morality.

81
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if So much has been said...just go and relish the experience

Don't see it if Don't like message pieces or thinking about unexplored issues in new ways

81
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy an ensemble production featuring fresh new talent with tremendous potential. Great singing with some poignant moments. See it.

Don't see it if You are a stickler for consistency in dialect - I kept asking myself where these boys were from, the 60s,...50s? Anyway you will enjoy it.

81
Spiritual, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you would like to see a coming of age story about a gay high school student with some heavenly singing. it has wonderful performances

Don't see it if this kind of story has been done before many times, so it's not necessarily groundbreaking with its insight

80
Relevant, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to see an absorbing play relevant to our times.

Don't see it if you cannot deal with homosexual themes among young black men.

80
Relevant, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy great singing, especially via spirituals, and dancing.

Don't see it if You don’t like familiar coming of age stories

80
Edgy, Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You don’t mind a rather edgy play taking place in a boys’ school dealing with teenage issues and underlying homosexual tensions. Great

Don't see it if You are offended by nudity and homosexual themes and situations. You don’t mind a rather edgy

Also Singing and good acting. All actors had much to give and have good act... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy men choir singing and a poignant story

Don't see it if You like happy musicals.

80
Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like gospel music and coming of age stories.

Don't see it if You are homophobic or you have no knowledge or appreciation for black spirituals.

Also I went with a group of all gay people except me. The two Catholics ( I... Read more Read less

80
Intense, Resonant, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like plays that grapple with difficult, thorny issues in a sensitive and thoughtful way

Don't see it if you need a play with a strong, driving plot. If you're not prepared to see something pretty emotionally painful.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

See it if Deals with issues of religion, sexuality, race, and class through the story about teenage boys at a Christian boarding school for young men.

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical.

80
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Absorbing story about being a closeted gay boy at an all-boys prep school. If the plot appeals to you, its a serious and timely play.

Don't see it if If you are offended by homosexual themes, don't see this.

80
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Touching

See it if You are interested in or open to learning about black/gay/homophobia themes; you appreciate a capella music.

Don't see it if If don’t care about black/gay/homophobia issues; you want to see an uplifting and funny play

Also Beautifully acted. Johnson and Pope were not on; understudies Burke an... Read more Read less

80
Great singing, Predictable, Didactic, Bouncy

See it if you enjoy acapella music and are intrigued by the themes.

Don't see it if there's no good reason not to.

Also McCraney's Moonlight was my only frame of reference and this is demons... Read more Read less

80
Relevant, Resonant, Great singing

See it if you like plays that also have musical numbers (I wouldn't call this one a musical), you liked Moonlight

Don't see it if you don't like racial or gay themes, you are expecting to see a musical (the singing is great though)

Also this is not your traditional high school story, the storyline has more... Read more Read less


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