Playwrights Horizons and Page 73's new musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons — not least of which, his own punishing thoughts — in an attempt to capture and understand his own strange loop. More…
Usher is a black, queer writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a black, queer writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical.
See it if You want to see a superb cast, especially Larry Owens. Your emotions run the gamut. Complex and thought provoking.
Don't see it if You will be uncomfortable with graphic discussions of homosexual behavior.
See it if You want to hear a fresh voice in musical theater.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with explicit sexual references, and race, size and sexual preference issues.
See it if you care about LGBT issues or issues of race; you like shows that don’t have cohesive plots but have important things to say.
Don't see it if the above is not true
See it if you like to witness unique, fresh, new theatrical voices. This is a joy from start to finish, despite some uneven moments.Complex & relevant
Don't see it if you don't find the topics of being gay, black, fat, male in today's America relevant or interesting. The show can get tedious & repetitive.
See it if you want to experience and support new musical theatre. It is a fascinating insight to a world many of us know nothing about
Don't see it if you are easily offended or if you are looking for a perfectly polished product. most of the second half of the show seemed to lose the point
See it if you like edgy, fresh musical theater from a young, exciting, black, queer and, yes, fat writer. He goes there without apology. Courageous!
Don't see it if you're looking for tame and entertaining. Entertaining, yes, but not tame.
See it if A strong black, gay, cis-gender male voice trying to figure suss out a world of confusing sexual & racial existence, acceptance & evolution.
Don't see it if I didn't understand this. As a white, straight, cis-gender male I didn't get it. Strong, intelligent, conflicted and earnest but lost on me
See it if you are up to an outrageous, "in your face" rollercoaster that speaks volumes - if you are listening.......
Don't see it if you are easily offended or shocked.
See it if a musical about an overweight black gay writer with lots of humor and great performances appeals. Full of subtle references and satire.
Don't see it if humorless repetitiveness and lack of resolution in the last 1/3 of an otherwise brilliant and insightful production discourages you.
See it if Big-hearted, fun, & undeniably smart musical that does its best to break down any stable sense of a self. Larry Owens = a national treasure!
Don't see it if With Playwrights Horizons' Student and Under 35 deals, this near-perfect musical is also made affordable for a larger audience.
See it if You like a musical that's the anti-Broadway musical, you like to think about questions of race and homosexuality in a broadminded way
Don't see it if You want a more traditional musical, prefer political polemics, R rated material offends you
See it if you want to see how creative process and inner thoughts and background are inseparable. Relatable to all of us.
Don't see it if If you don't think you can relate to someone that is not exactly like you. Explicit sex scene.
See it if you want to see a show about a man who's queer, black and overweight. It's unapologetically honest. The protagonist is complex and human.
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with strong language. The story is frank and graphic in its treatment of sex, race, religion, and many other issues.
See it if You enjoy hearing an original new voice, who speaks truth (even if sometimes uncomfortable) and makes the audience sit up and take notice.
Don't see it if You're homophobic or a prude.
See it if You appreciate talent! Also, very clever writing and inventive ways of telling story.
Don't see it if you have problems with simulated sex on stage.
See it if you like Tyler Perry or that kind of delivery. It's a little different than I expected and i liked the music and style.
Don't see it if you want to experience an intelligent thought=provoking story. It sort of runs out of steam with the on-and-on ranting
See it if You want to go on a wild musical trip of gay, black, Christian, insert intersectional identities, self loathing for 1:45.
Don't see it if You don’t need to see or hear about anal sex constantly. A few times, ok, I get it. After the 119th time, ok...we are not your shrink.
See it if You want to dive into a rabbit hole centering black queerness and more, you want existentialism, you like Urinetown/Rent/Be More Chill
Don't see it if You’re not ready to face actual intersectionality of embodied complexity that is graphic in voice, physicality and staging
See it if You appreciate musicals with great singing, a show that will have you laugh, cry, and reflect.
Don't see it if You don't like shows that focus on identity.
See it if you want to see a new talent burst onto the scene with confidence and a distinctive, compelling musical voice.
Don't see it if you're going to be offended by frank, sometimes vulgar talk about queerness and blackness, or upset by a work that's rough around the edges.
See it if You enjoy top musical talent that's not overproduced and are looking for content that might challenge your perspective.
Don't see it if Candid stories about self loathing, gay sex, being overweight and racial descrimination are too off putting or may be tough for you to watch
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