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Broadway Bounty Hunter

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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.  More…

From the show:

From BE MORE CHILL writer and Tony® nominee Joe Iconis comes an electric musical comedy with an irresistible soulful, new score: BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER. Down-on-her-luck actress Annie has just about had it with showbiz, when along comes a gig no one could have predicted: the opportunity to become a real-life, Kung Fu-fighting bounty hunter. Suddenly this woman of a certain age is going from bad auditions on the streets of New York to beating up bad guys in the jungles of South America – and discovering her true badass identity along the way.

Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Barrington Stage Company, a re-imagined, brand-new production of BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER is ready to take over New York City with a killer cast of singing, dancing, karate-chopping characters and a powerhouse band. Get ready, ‘cause here she comes. 


Member Reviews (120)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Quirky
80
Avg Score

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.

Also Aside from some very-insider theatre jokes and the occasional chuckle-... Read more Read less

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.

Also Important messages on ageism and sexism along with lots of NYC and act... Read more Read less

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

Also "We're turning off your power, rendering you powerless/I think I'm a M... Read more Read less

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.

76
Entertaining, Understudy anne l. nathan rocked the role!, Strong voices, Good staging in small space, Silly, frothy fun

See it if Want escapist fun. Preposterous plot that somehow succeeds as a show. Clever projections. Energetic cast. I say, just give in to it & enjoy

Don't see it if Offended by raunchy dancing/lyrics. It spoofs theater, ageism & also nods to 70s blaxploitation films. Inside jokes, too long, & yet...

Also Saw this a few days after opening at the Greenwich House Theater. ... Read more Read less

83
Campy, Funny, Quirky, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy camp and feminism, preferably together. It’s hard not to have fun at this wacky adventure!

Don't see it if the heavy-handedness of the “smash the patriarchy” narrative would be a bit much. Its message is relevant, if broadly drawn.

75
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if A silly,implausible musical that is very enjoyable. It provides a light, entertaining evening in the theater.Annie Golden sings beautifully

Don't see it if You prefer a musical with a believable book.This is a campy show that doesn't take itself seriously.

78
Funny, Kitschy

See it if Kitschy Broadway nostalgia humored hero's journey story of Annie Golden. Annie's still great singer. Great singing and dancing of ensemble.

Don't see it if Guns or profanity trigger. Racial stereotyped characters (Orientalism: Chinatown music, 🙏bowing; "ghetto" Black language) and kitsch = meh.

Also Diversity: the non-protagonist and non-villain are people of color (Bl... Read more Read less

73
Doesn't quite work, Fun, broad performances, Ambitious, Disappointing, Clever

See it if You like seeing new musicals. Are looking for lightweight entertainment. You like Annie Golden. You like acting and theatre jokes.

Don't see it if You need a fully baked product. You need it all to make logical sense.

71
Loud, Confusing, Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if you're a fan of Annie Golden; like quirky shows; are okay with the blurred lines between homage and satire

Don't see it if you want to hear all of the lines (TURN DOWN THE MICS, JOE!); you want to be clear when you're laughing because of the show vs at the show.

78
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Annie Golden is worth the price of admission. Far from Joe Iconis’ best material, but still engaging and silly. Hard working/talented cast.

Don't see it if Looking for more than Off-BWay cute.

85
Entertaining, Fun, Quirky, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if the concept of a blaxploitation musical with an aging actress appeals to you. High energy and absurdity make​ you laugh.

Don't see it if you don't like plays with a message, you don't like performers who come into the audience.

Also The sets and songs were so clever, and the acting just sublime, absolu... Read more Read less

88
Quirky, Edgy, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to laugh and smile at total silliness performed by a talented cast. It makes no sense but is fun. I love the acting references.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy camp or are offended by sex, brothels, drugs depicted onstage. Definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but I had a lot of fun.

94
Ambitious, Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you want to see a fun, quirky and moving show that will hit you with lots of surprises. Annie gives a remarkable performance.

Don't see it if you want to see a musical with a standard plot and classic Broadway type songs. The language & sexual situations are strong. Some music loud

75
The still and always adorable annie golden cannot save this loud brainless mess., Raunchy, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if If you love Annie Golden and remember her from the original "Hair" you might forgive this show's shortcomings and maybe even enjoy it.

Don't see it if If you don't know Annie Golden, this loud crude overblown and brainless musical could leave you running for the exit. Audience liked it OK

80
Fluffy, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you’d enjoy a musical comedy in an intimate venue, a fan of Joe Iconis musicals or a fan of Brad Oscar. He always delivers!

Don't see it if you prefer big productions or don’t enjoy campy musical comedies.

89
Unique, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like witty, original empowerment musicals.

Don't see it if want big budget and traditional love story musicals. If you need first act full-coherence...takes full show to get the story.

58
Quirky, Fluffy, Cliched, Funny, Enchanting

See it if you want a fun show (just don't overthink the plot holes) with good acting and some laugh-out-loud moments.

Don't see it if you want a more cohesive production with three-dimensional characters and a strong, logical plot.

80
Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if Super talented cast-silly fun,feel good show. See for diverse high energy cast who are working it to their fullest potential

Don't see it if Want splashy Broadway musical with more important plot.This is worthy of seeing for sheer amount of diverse talent .

Also Saw in initial previews If tempted to leave after first act, stay! Sec... Read more Read less

87
Quirky, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You want an entertaining theater experience that is smart and funny and moving and fun with extraordinary talent.

Don't see it if You only go to shows that are touted by The Times rather than this one, which is misrepresented and misunderstood by Jesse Green.

83
Pure fun!, Great staging, Hilarious, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You want a great time in a small intimate theater with great talent and silliness raised to the highest level. Makes for a great, fun time.

Don't see it if You want to see something of substance or something that makes you think - this is pure fun with a spectacular cast.


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