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 appreciate less fluffy musical theater that reveals something important about experiences different from your own.
Don't see it if you too skirmish to handle X-rated language and provocative content
See it if You can relate to being & feeling different, and having the thoughts from things people say, especially those you love, undercut who you are
Don't see it if You want a light, fluffy material. The material is dark, albeit entertaining, with lots of intense scenes, especially the onstage sex scene
See it if want to see a powerful song where a mother's comforting love curdles into a diatribe against homosexuality. The show hits its stride here.
Don't see it if Meta "how to write a show about me" conceit is tiresome. PH should've helped shape this promising piece and put it in their smaller theater
See it if you want to see a provocative work by a new voice highlighting the personal journey of a young, gay, black man. Great cast.
Don't see it if you will not enjoy heartfelt portrayal of one young gay black man's journey told bluntly and often crudely.
See it if you want to see a new voice talking about topics that are normally hidden from the world's view and hear great music at the same time.
Don't see it if you are easily offended or don't want to have your world view challenged. It's a thought provoking show with great music.
See it if Dealing with the life of an intelligent young black thick gay man who tells his story in a musical he has written. It’s emotionally charged
Don't see it if Don’t see it if sexuality in all it encompasses is difficult for you to see.
See it if You enjoy seeing new musicals with extremely talented singer/actor/dancers and challenging subject matter
Don't see it if (Don't get offended: there are people like this) you are not interested in works featuring all black ensembles & (some racy) lgbtq topics
See it if want to see something that both challenges musical conventions and transforms them into something utterly new and epic.
Don't see it if you want a traditional musical or narrative. This is meta-fiction/memoir on steroids.
See it if you want a refreshing take on many of the LGBTQ issues facing queer POCs, from an unapologetically black fem queer point of view.
Don't see it if you don't want stories that challenge you, or think that black writers should only write about slavery and police brutality.
See it if you're looking for meaningful, emotional, AND darkly comedic musical theater. This show is groundbreaking and embodies vulnerability.
Don't see it if you're looking only for "classical" musical theater. This musical is courageous and experimental.
See it if It's a good show and the writing and performances feel very personal in a good way.
Don't see it if I'm not sure if this really worked as a musical- A lot of the songs felt repetitive (I guess the title calls for it) and it was quite wordy
See it if you like original musicals that defy convention and focus on personal journeys. It refreshingly brings black gay stories to the stage
Don't see it if you are easily offended by language or are a fan of traditional, old style musicals. Or you dislike seeing black or queer stories
See it if you want to be completely reinvigorated about musical theatre. This is simply the best show I've seen in YEARS! Don't miss.
Don't see it if you've recently moved from NYC. That's really the only excuse to miss this show.
See it if you're interested in provocative works by new voices that have not been heard in musical theater. This is truly an original work.
Don't see it if you can't deal with explicit sexual/queer references.
See it if u want a refreshing, brutally honest take on being a gay black theatre maker. Literally, there are no soft blows here, only cold hard facts.
Don't see it if you want a cohesive piece of theatre-- the show takes place in a mind, and like a mind, there's no logical connection btwn some scene jumps
See it if You like biographies and are interested in the inner life of a black gay man trying to find his place in life and career.
Don't see it if you prefer big, showy musicals or don’t like work that challenges your beliefs about race and gender.
See it if you are interested in the human experience (maybe different from yours) presented in a semi-gospel style by a very talented cast.
Don't see it if you are not open to new ideas and do not like explicit sexual content.
See it if if you like leaving the theatre feeling moved. See if if you enjoy laughing, crying, and doing both at the same time. This show rocked me.
Don't see it if you're offended by sex/language.
See it if You're interested in a bold, personal look at what it means to be black & gay. See it if you enjoy powerful, hilarious, emotional musicals.
Don't see it if You're only interested in traditional musicals or stories you're already familiar with.
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