Broadway Bounty Hunter
Broadway Bounty Hunter
80

Broadway Bounty Hunter NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(123 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
6%
Negative
5%
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Quirky

About the Show

This new comic musical from "Be More Chill" writer and Tony nominee Joe Iconis centers around a down-on-her-luck actress who becomes a real-life, Kung Fu-fighting bounty hunter. 

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75
Escapism, Well-staged, Strong voices, Campy, Fluffy

See it if you want to be entertained. Prodn works on sm stage (set projected). BBH grew on me, esply w its strg, energetic cast. Understudy at Sat mat

Don't see it if you dislike campy-ness/stories abt older women. Helps to know theater (in-jokes). Silly plot. Music is ok; good voices. Frothy fun, but long

76
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if If you like a spoof of a musical with a lot of camp. Great fun and good acting in a great theater space.

Don't see it if Of you like bigger production musical or do not like spoof.

85
Silly, Great singing/dancing, Raunchy, Lively, Funny

See it if High octane song & dance with a silly story in a small theater. Hugely enthusiastic audience of NYU students. Cool plot twist.

Don't see it if You can’t bear Broadway in-jokes and caricatures. You want a more meaningful experience. You need more comfortable seating.

45
Insipid, Good performances, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if to witness the sublime Annie Golden kill it in a long-overdue leading role; u really enjoyed Be More Chill & basically seek more of the same

Don't see it if u wish to avoid unabashedly juvenile humor, amateur theatrics, sloppy choreography, sophomoric songs, and an utterly ridiculous book. Read more

89
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you'd like to see small stage delivery by a great cast in all ways: choreography, props, projections, lighting, sound, music, camp, costumes

Don't see it if you cannot enjoy a fun ride with a ridiculous plot that contains a great twist. Seating not the most comfortable; performers in the aisles. Read more

88
Ambitious, Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if Fun is your thing! Totally unexpected, absurd and wild, a marvelous piece with great use of digital displays. Sound level is non-offensive.

Don't see it if you dislike musicals particularly rock based ones. The plot is ridiculous.

82
Empowering, Fluffy, Great singing, Delightful

See it if Super fly original R&B empowerment musical celebrating wisdom only age can afford. Actor recruited to tap primal rage for cracks & smacks.

Don't see it if Fun, but flimsy book.Despite very talented cast, everybody was just Kung Fu fighting & that's frightening.She's picked only for her marriage Read more

90
Clever, Silly, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if Fun with laughs and good singing, with a silly story line. Dancing and fast moving. Refreshing supporting cast.

Don't see it if It looks a lot like the 70's. If you want only serious shows.

Critic Reviews (16)

The New York Times
July 23rd, 2019

"She Belts. She Brawls. She’s a ‘Broadway Bounty Hunter.’ Annie Golden stars in a musical B-movie pastiche that lands in the gap between tribute and spoof."
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The Hollywood Reporter
July 23rd, 2019

"Theater veteran and 'Orange Is the New Black' regular Annie Golden plays a crime-fighting version of herself in the new musical from composer Joe Iconis ('Be More Chill')."
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Variety
July 23rd, 2019

"'Be More Chill' composer Joe Iconis custom-builds a daffy love letter to actress Annie Golden and to the business of Broadway."
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AM New York
July 23rd, 2019

"Annie Golden adorable in action-adventure musical"
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Theatermania
July 23rd, 2019

"'Broadway Bounty Hunter' Is the Nuttiest Musical of the Summer. The composer of 'Be More Chill' pens a show for musical-theater obsessives."
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BroadwayWorld
July 24th, 2019

"Joe Iconis Exploits Annie Golden's Sterling Vocals in Grindhouse Tribute 'BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER'"
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Lighting & Sound America
July 24th, 2019

"A combination of grindhouse-movie tropes, inside-Broadway gags, and a score that is pure hot buttered soul -- all in service of a female-empowerment theme -- 'Broadway Bounty Hunter' has a nutty originality even if it doesn't always know when to quit…everything [Golden] does is thoroughly delectable."
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New York Stage Review
July 23rd, 2019

★★★★ "'Exploiting a Darling Character in Pursuit of Laughs.' It may be a fairly frivolous affair, but it sure is fun to see and nice to hear."
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New York Stage Review
July 23rd, 2019

★★★★ "'Annie Golden Nails It.' The comedian taps into her badass side in Joe Iconis' 1970s -inspired musical."
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TheaterScene.net
August 7th, 2019

"While 'Broadway Bounty Hunter' with its homage to the Blaxploitation and Martial Arts movies of the 1970's and 1980's will likely not attract the same audience as the sci-fi teen musical, 'Be More Chill,' it is an entertaining evening in the theater."
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Theater Pizzazz
July 23rd, 2019

"Living breathing nonstop comic book action adventure smash hit with a real live bad to the bone legendary leading lady kickin' ass by the Joe Iconis hit factory."
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CurtainUp
July 25th, 2019

"The chance to see Annie Golden in her fiercely ridiculous (or ridiculously fierce) pursuit of justice is a bounty worth hunting all by itself."
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Front Mezz Junkies
August 9th, 2019

"This playfully loving musical is really a meta-love song to the gloriously talented Annie Golden, surprising even the most adoring fan with her powerful vocals and her extremely engaging presence...Accolades and standing ovations is exactly what she deserves for her 'Broadway Bounty Hunter.'"
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New York Theater
July 23rd, 2019

"Well-meaning, cleverly designed and terrifically sung, 'Broadway Bounty Hunter' has a game and talented cast, a funky pastiche R&B score composed by Joe Iconis, Tony-nominated songwriter of Be More Chill, and a plot that couldn't be sillier….not quite the vehicle for Annie Golden that it could be."
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Broadway Blog
July 29th, 2019

“Annie Golden's vocal prowess is reason alone to see ‘Broadway Bounty Hunter.’ The high-decibel style (inspired by Blaxploitation and Chopsocky films) ebbs and flows, but the 50-year theater veteran slays.”
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Theater Pizzazz
July 22nd, 2019

“‘Broadway Bounty Hunter’ is a living breathing nonstop comic book action adventure smash hit with a real live bad to the bone legendary leading lady kickin' ass and taking names.”
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