Love in Hate Nation
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Love in Hate Nation

Love in Hate Nation NJ Reviews and Tickets

(56 Reviews)
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Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Relevant, Great acting

About the Show

Joe Iconis ("Be More Chill") returns to Two River with this world premiere musical about love and rebellion among teenage girls in a 1960s juvie hall.

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Member Reviews (56)

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299 Reviews | 100 Followers
Quirky, Refreshing, Great singing, Cliched, Clever

See it if You are an Iconis completist , like girl groups, women's prison movies , and bright , young talent

Don't see it if You need male voices and intricate rhymes

302 Reviews | 39 Followers
Ambitious, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if Joe Iconis tells another story about youth, but we can all relate; smart and sassy. Very talented cast.

Don't see it if Have to travel.

224 Reviews | 55 Followers
Quirky, Must see, Edgy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you are an Iconis fan, want to see several stars in the making, or want to get some super catchy tunes stuck in your head

Don't see it if you don't like 60s cult films, you can't skip over a few slow points, or are put off by an all-girl (well, 95%) cast

105 Reviews | 28 Followers
Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy edgy new musicals with a pop young vibe.

Don't see it if you prefer peppy old-style musicals with simple and safe stories. Read more

85 Reviews | 21 Followers
Quirky, Delightful, Resonant, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if If you enjoy a great score by Joe Iconis in a show with an interesting and novel plot.

Don't see it if If you need to see a very traditional musical with elaborate sets. Read more

81 Reviews | 12 Followers
Confusing, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You enjoy 50s girl group music (the music seems to be inspired by it). You appreciate good singing.

Don't see it if You want a show that makes sense. There were a few side stories that weren't clear. Read more

76 Reviews | 29 Followers
J. iconis needs to collaborate on his books, Book & characters need retooling, Drawn out & predictable epilogue, Second string cast, Hairspray meets chicago meets annie

See it if love, love Joe Iconis. Although this show doesn't have the same catchy tunes as his others, despite many reprises of several numbers.

Don't see it if want great acting/singing. Most of the cast feel like second choices. Plot points can be seen a mile away. The "revolution" in Act 2 drags Read more

76 Reviews | 17 Followers
Overrated, Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if If they like repetitious mayhem.

Don't see it if if you enjoy good theater.

Critic Reviews (7)

The New York Times
November 19th, 2019

"In ‘Love in Hate Nation,’ the Revolution Will Not Be Scrutinized: Joe Iconis’s new musical celebrates women’s prison flicks and girl group harmonies. But his teen rebels could use a cause."
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November 25th, 2019

"'Love in Hate Nation' Is Not the New Orange Is the New Black: Joe Iconis's women-in-prison musical makes its world premiere at Two River Theater."
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November 18th, 2019

"New Musical 'LOVE IN HATE NATION' Rocks the House at Two River Theater"
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November 20th, 2019

"‘Love in Hate Nation’ delivers quirky social commentary plus power ballads in Red Bank"
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Broad Street Review
November 18th, 2019

"Two River Theater presents Joe Iconis’s ‘Love in Hate Nation’: How do you measure a new musical?"
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November 18th, 2019

"Reform follows function: 'Love in Hate Nation' is a little musical that could and can… and I sure as hell hope it does!"
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Out in Jersey
November 24th, 2019

"'Love in Hate Nation': a-bop-bob-a-loo-bop, it’s girls gone bad!"
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