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Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Edgy, Absorbing, Great acting

About the show

This groundbreaking musical about poor young artists in New York City's Lower East Side during the AIDS/HIV crisis won the Tony Award for Best Musical as well as The Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama. More…

This musical, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's opera, 'La Bohème,' is the story of various young artists attempting to survive in in the Lower East Side, during the AIDS/HIV crisis. This show quickly became a sensation, becoming the eighth longest-running show in Broadway history.

2h 45m | Already closed | Nederlander Theatre (Midtown W)


100
Epic, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Timeless. Amazing updating of La Boheme. Compelling music. Worthy of seeing many times over.

Don't see it if ...you don't like rock operas; if it's difficult for you to deal with the implications and outcomes of AIDS

100
Absorbing, Must see, Riveting

See it if you want songs to sing along to throughout the entire show, want to see something a little gritty

Don't see it if you're easily offended, not lgbt friendly, with young kids

100
Ambitious, Must see, Profound, Masterful, Great singing

See it if So many positive adjectives for this TIMELESS show. The origins of the premise may be dated, but, the issues are still relevant. Classic

Don't see it if Production in all incarnations. You would only hate this musical if you're Anti-LGBT or hate musicals.

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You love a compelling story line of friends and lovers that strays from the conventional.

Don't see it if You don't like loud music - I really can't take people sticking their fingers in their ears at rock operas - do your homework!

100
Ambitious, Exquisite, Edgy, Raunchy, Riveting

See it if If your a woman in charge

Don't see it if Your scared to take initiative.

100
Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Profound

See it if You can! Do whatever you can. I have seen it 4x and know the entire program by heart. No day but today!!

Don't see it if You have ever walked out of a show because you felt uncomfortable.

100
Profound, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You love a classic musical with 💓.

Don't see it if Can't think of a reason you won't want to see it

100
Clever, Edgy, Great writing, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You're excited by fresh voices and energy and want a soundtrack you'll be belting for decades.

Don't see it if You prefer lighter topics and avoid colorful humor and language.

100
Entertaining, Edgy, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You love a rock opera on Broadway - to me this is the best I have ever seen!

Don't see it if youre looking for something traditional/for the family - this deals with large social issues and sex + drugs and may not be for everyone

100
Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if You want to see an original, profound story with themes that resonate.

Don't see it if You are offended by diversity.

Also My favorite show of all time, it checks every box thats worth checking... Read more Read less

100
Edgy, Masterful, Profound, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if You love an original work created from personal experience. This show is all heart, and is one of the best of all time.

Don't see it if You don’t want to be confronted by the pain and injustice Jonathan Larson was experiencing/witnessing when he wrote this.

100
Great staging, Great singing, Masterful, Must see

See it if Viva la vie Boheme. Rapp, Pascal, Menzel, Diggs, and Rubin-Vega...career defining. Larson will always be with us. Angel Dumott Schunard.

Don't see it if Don't believe AIDS is real and that it doesn't discriminate.

100
Must see, Relevant, Riveting

See it if you love a great story about friendship & love, & if you love great music, & if you want to be reminded how much you've always loved it.

Don't see it if Realizing that it is on its 20 year anniversary tour makes you feel very old and depressed (although even then, go see it).

100
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Raunchy

See it if Just see it. One of the best musicals of all time.

Don't see it if You don't like super popular musicals.

100
Edgy, Enchanting, Original

See it if you don't like the typical musical. Don't let the movie scare you off, the show is MUCH better.

Don't see it if you are not accepting of other's differences.

100
Edgy, Must see, Raunchy, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You love musicals that deal with real world issues.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of raunchy humor.

100
Edgy, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Must see

See it if you like an edgy show about current topics with great music

Don't see it if you are easily offended

100
Resonant, Romantic, Quirky, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if You want to have your heart ripped out of your chest.

Don't see it if You're homophobic

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Edgy, Relevant, Intense

See it if You like shows that send a powerful message and take to audience through a beautiful emotional rollercoaster.

Don't see it if you want to see a fluffy show

100
Absorbing, Great singing, Masterful

See it if You want to see an amazing show with entertaining characters, depth, and beautiful harmonies

Don't see it if You dont like shows with lots of singing

100
Delightful, Dated, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You have a heart. It's dates and has many issues but it remains a must see. Anniversary cast is exquisite.

Don't see it if Plot holes anger you or if you have no soul.

100
Hilarious, Epic, Edgy, Exquisite

See it if You love a quirky group of friends who are all tied together in some way. It makes you laugh and cry.

Don't see it if You don't like the strong issues that are discussed

100
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Romantic

See it if If you want to see an amazing classic that teaches lessons and is modern.

Don't see it if If you don't like an influential story and don't like to laugh and cry.

100
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you love edgy, modern themes - and amazing singing and dancing.

Don't see it if you're offended by homosexuality.

100
Absorbing, Romantic, Riveting, Must see, Classic

See it if you love great songs and a heart-wrenching storyline.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with the crisis of AIDS/HIV.


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