How to Dance in Ohio (Broadway)
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How to Dance in Ohio (Broadway)

How to Dance in Ohio (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(1750 Ratings)
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Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing, Relevant, Ambitious

About the Show

A group of autistic young adults face challenges and embrace independence through a school dance.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (745)

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311 Reviews | 494 Followers
Quirky, Delightful, Moving, Must see, Relevant

See it if you're looking for a moving and original new musical that's different than the jukebox or movie-to-stage adaptations.

Don't see it if you're more interested in a splashy, dance-y show. Read more

56 Reviews | 22 Followers
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a heartwarming story

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see it

123 Reviews | 23 Followers
Absorbing, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an excellent musical staring very talented autistic cast Excellent singing dancing and a good story You will enjoy

Don't see it if A must to see

141 Reviews | 28 Followers
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you are looking for a heart warming brilliant performance of amazing performers.

Don't see it if you don't like really wonderful musicals

79 Reviews | 14 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Exquisite, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a very creative original story - one of the best I've seen - very disappointed it closed

Don't see it if you didn't see it already - sadly it closed

124 Reviews | 10 Followers
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an excellent performances by a young neurodivergent cast. Great story line. Good acting, singing and staging. Motivating.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals. Are locked in antiquated ideas about autism.

53 Reviews | 9 Followers
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great singing, Delightful

See it if Classical Broadway musical with a great underlying story that is touching and uplifting.

Don't see it if You want a musical where you will be downloading the soundtrack and listening to it on repeat.

72 Reviews | 34 Followers
Must see, Relevant, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You absolutely want to have a joyful time and be thoroughly entertained

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals

Critic Reviews (26)

The New York Times
December 10th, 2023

“it is a welcome change that the seven autistic characters in ‘How to Dance in Ohio’ are presented, without condescension, as young adults a lot like most others, albeit with unusual gifts and challenges. That they are also played by autistic performers makes the feel-good show, which opened on Sunday at the Belasco Theater, more than a first: It’s a milestone.”
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Time Out New York
December 10th, 2023

“All of the actors playing autistic people publicly identify as autistic themselves; they’re also all making their Broadway debuts, and while some are more experienced than others—Pearce, with his expansively emotional voice, is a ringer—they all make winsome impressions.”
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New York Theatre Guide
December 11th, 2023

“At the heart of the wonderfully performed but uneven musical ‘How to Dance in Ohio’ beats a reality for its key characters that is at once simple and the end, this worthwhile musical finds the steps to an upbeat last dance.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
December 10th, 2023

“It’s a credit to ‘How to Dance in Ohio’s’ cast that they deliver compelling performances, even when their material gets rote and didactic...If we’re here to meet these characters who aren’t going to be stand-ins for generalized traits, let’s really spend the time to get to know them all.”
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The Wall Street Journal
December 11th, 2023

“ ‘How to Dance in Ohio’ is certainly less raw and dispassionately observed than the movie. But this is not a documentary but a Broadway musical comedy, and as such engineered to meet the requirements of most popular entries in the genre today: uplift, sweetness, rainbow endings for all.”
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December 12th, 2023

“One of the things ‘How To Dance In Ohio’ gets so splendidly right is the easy comfort with diversity these young people with autism are graced, as if they’ve long ago made peace with the very concept of outsiderdom.”
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December 10th, 2023

“Under director Sammi Cannold’s staging, the actors perform with verve, commitment and authenticity — and, in a few cases, show some real star power.”
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The Observer
December 10th, 2023

“Generically staged by Sammi Cannold, ‘How to Dance in Ohio’ was clearly made with love and will touch some hearts—on the spectrum or not—but feels synthetic and patchy when not outright tacky.”
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