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 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
See it if You want to see an exciting new musical theatre writing voice emerge in Michael R. Jackson.
Don't see it if You like an abundance of plot. Your theatrical imagination is limited. You like commodity, b.s. musicals only.
See it if you look for theatre that lets you walk a mile in someone else’s mind
Don't see it if you can’t handle frank and sometimes graphic discussion and portrayal of sex.
See it if Truly groundbreaking. Very entertaining. Mostly hilarious but also poignant and heavy with gay issues. Great writing and cast.
Don't see it if Explicit dialog but even conservatives and other homophobes should see it for educational purposes.
See it if You want to see someone bare his soul and psyche onstage in a very intense way -- all to traditional Broadway tunes sung very well.
Don't see it if You are offended by raunchy dialogue and/or simulated gay sex.
See it if You like a completely original, personal, entertaining and heartfelt musical about living your truth.
Don't see it if You object to explicit and raw language and scenes and/or are homophobic.
See it if you want to see an innovative work from a black queer writer, which discusses very relevant questions, yet still very entertaining
Don't see it if you mind the graphic language or LGBTQ related themes
See it if One of the best I have ever seen at playwrights horizons. Michael Jackson who wrote the book, music and stars in the production is honest
Don't see it if If you are not interested in issues with gay topics or you don’t like musicals. But I say challenge yourself and see this anyway.
See it if You like innovative ideas in theater, you want to see something fresh and new, you want to see something purely honest
Don't see it if You don’t want to see unapologetically black, queer folk on stage, or if you don’t like new, experimental musical theater
See it if You enjoy singing and comedy together. If you like to see real issues addressed on stage.
Don't see it if You’re uncomfortable with risqué things on stage or you don’t enjoy it when a show focuses on difficult topics.
See it if You like queer theatre that explores themes that are provocative, in-your-face, & unapologetic. Good score, excellent performances, hot set!
Don't see it if You find gay, queer themed shows uncomfortable. This show SHOULD be seen but MANY may find the subject crude/ insulting to particular groups
See it if You like musicals from underrepresented voices. The show is ambitious, not perfect, but nearly masterful.
Don't see it if If you are made uncomfortable by frank conversations about gay sexuality or race.
See it if This is not a conventional musical. It is harsh and heartbreaking and very honest.
Don't see it if You aren't comfortable with explicit discussions of gay sex.
See it if you want to see a show by exploring themes that have been long shut out of the mainstream theater industry.
Don't see it if you aren't particularly interested in hearing a queer, black story told without holding back.
See it if you like deeply personal stories about difficult situations. You want to see some amazing performances.
Don't see it if you don't like frank language and explicit sexual content.
See it if you want to be ahead of the curve. Michael is the future!
Don't see it if Everyone should see this show. Especially if you're easily offended. You should explore why.
See it if You like creatively staged masterfully written musicals with Sondheim-quality lyrics that are beautifully sung and orchestrated
Don't see it if You require plot in your musical as this is more of a brilliant concept rather than telling a story or if cYou are offended by raw lyrics
See it if You appreciate courage, original music, fresh perspectives, fantastically clever lyrics, new perspectives, and unconventional beauty
Don't see it if If you are homophobic you will either be woken up or greatly challenged by this play to see all people as worthy and beautiful
See it if If you have voices in your head from people and experiences in your past, you will relate to this show. Plus: top notch writing & music.
Don't see it if There is explicit reference to, and enactment of, gay sex. There's swearing, including the n-word. There is criticism of religion.
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