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 This show is simply incredibly. Completely unique and new voice breaking down barriers. A Must see.
Don't see it if You're looking for the same old tired musicals.
See it if you like cutting-edge muscals. Creative staging, strg design (set, costumes). Many gd songs. Impt rarely-heard POV. Bl gay issues in USA.
Don't see it if you want resolns. You're caught (w talented author) in loop. No learning by rejecting parents. Destructive self-loathing. Repetitive issues.
See it if You like shows that use multiple actors to portray the main character’s thoughts and emotions. No linear plot line. Great songs/singing.
Don't see it if If you’re not ready to look at some of today’s issues presented in a direct unflinching way. I guess it would probably be considered not PC.
See it if Jackson's very meta, very intense, very reactionary, very sexually raunchy musical about black gay male identity Very, very in your face!
Don't see it if After the initial shock wears off (if it does), has much to say about commodification in black/white male society An angry/sad cri de coeur
See it if you have an interest in current theater, innovative musicals, black, queer or American culture, life in NYC or the human heart.
Don't see it if your idea of American art is Confederate statues.
See it if hilarious, scabrous, heartbreaking; clever lyrics; convincing lead, ensemble used inventively 2 embody artist's inner obsessions
Don't see it if involves a lot of navel gazing; cliche-ish portrayal of intolerant parents; explicit gay sex not 4 everyone
See it if shocking honestly about life as a black, gay man expressed with humor and music interests you. It is unlike anything I have seen before.
Don't see it if you dislike sexual scenes or extreme stereotypes to make points. Or you have hearing problems & are unwilling to use a hearing device.
See it if You enjoy in your face style theatre ! You are not squeamish about gay sex. You enjoy bio style theatre. You enjoy theatrical surprises !
Don't see it if You have no interest in the trials and life of a young black queer guy. You don’t enjoy raw language and actions to match.
See it if One man with his thoughts and emotions played by six (actors) thoughts. You want to laugh alot and just go with it.
Don't see it if If you get offended or uncomfortable with the subject.
Also Laughed a lot very enjoyable show. This is a Adult show.
See it if Struggle to overcome negative thoughts and feelings about self-identity, being gay, race, weight, loneliness, self-esteem, religion & family
Don't see it if You don’t have empathy with someone who may have different personal problems than you. Real life language doesn’t hold anything back.
See it if Want an oft-hilarious, cleverly staged show based on playwright's real life; a heavy, blk gay man w all the cultural issues that assumes.
Don't see it if Have no interest in this important story and/or would be offended by raunchy staging/songs. It's long (no intrmssn) and sadly, no catharsis.
See it if you want to see a highly original new musical with a terrific cast and a first-rate production
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with gay themes, simulated sex and rough language.
Also One of the most inventive shows I have seen this year.
See it if you want to see musical telling story personal & close to home for the playwright without being indulgent. Entertaining & funny, also sad.
Don't see it if you can’t handle offensive and politically incorrect language. Delivered in humorous way, but awkward at times—unsure to laugh or not.
See it if A transgressive male -- black, gay, thick -- creates revealing meta-musical about a transgressive black, gay, thick male begging acceptance.
Don't see it if Darkly comic. False self-deprecation. Sexual situations. Raunch. Slurs. Still, there's more raw honesty here than is accustomed.
See it if Inspired musical by and about a black gay man -- graphic, but tugs at the heartstrings. Exuberant cast. Surprising set. I must get the CD
Don't see it if Father and, especially, mother's ranting songs against homosexuality are so honest as to be uncomfortable. Sex scene and dialogue are nailed
See it if you like fun,refreshing new musicals exploring the boundaries of a character (young, black gay man) without being wordy or clichéd
Don't see it if you are offended by raunchy language and behavior.
See it if A dive into a char’s consciousness. Cynical/accurate re what sells musicals. “If you don’t please the Caucasians you won’t get the dough!"
Don't see it if you think loops are for losers who don't try hard enough; a black, gay, fat man’s perspective’s too marginal to interest. NYC-centric.
See it if You want to see a great play like nothing you have seen. It is funny, smart, personal, moving, uncompromising and unafraid to break rules.
Don't see it if Afraid of or uncomfortable with: blackness, queerness, introspection, self and family disapproval, simulated sodomy or dissing Tyler Perry.
See it if You love an Off-Broadway musical that does what no Broadway musical ever could, because it's so family unfriendly and just downright crazy.
Don't see it if You have an uptight bone in your body. You will be offended.
See it if you want to experience an IMPORTANT THEATRICAL VOICE exploring key themes in identity, sexuality, family, & career. Superb performances!
Don't see it if you're not prepared for sexually frank dialogue, music, & action re: the life of a gay black man dealing with homophobia and body shame.
See it if you want to see staging from a theatrically unusual point of view: overweight, gay black man with all his insecurities. Cast is amazing.
Don't see it if you are offended by coarse language and sexually explicit scenes. Almost two hours with no intermission.
See it if to experience the journey of the protagonist (playwright). While funny at times, his pain is palpable. Ambitious & creative show. Very meta.
Don't see it if not comfortable with LGBT themes, explicit depiction/description of sexuality, or going deep with painful experiences. Could be tightened.
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