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Generation Me (NYMF)
Midtown W
89

Generation Me (NYMF) NYC Reviews and Tickets

89%
(31 Reviews)
Positive
97%
Mixed
3%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great singing, Relevant, Must see, Funny, Absorbing

About the Show

Part of the New York Musical Festival: This new musical explores the heartbreak, confusion, and survivor’s guilt of those left behind after a teen's suicide.

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Member Reviews (31)

79
Relevant, Ambitious

See it if Much better than the 2014 Fringe NYC production. A relatively realistic portrayal of teen angst.

Don't see it if You have a problem with a show badly in need of a better choreographer. You believe teen "problems" cannot excuse mistreating others.

80
Ambitious, Entertaining, Intelligent, Intense, Explaining teen age angst

See it if You like musicals, are disturbed by growing #s of teen suicide, want to have a sense of teen to teen cruelty. And good performances, music.

Don't see it if You want a big stage, lavish costume show. You want a happy subject, nothing as disturbing as reel teen age suffering.

Critic Reviews (4)

July 30th, 2017

"'Generation Me' is absolute perfection in its ability to prove how kindness and cruelty are of the same unfortunate hand...It has every right to boast of a beautifully heartbreaking story...This show is so amazing because it brings to the audience characters that are slaves to their feelings, which in turn give them permission to remain shrouded in their own delusions...Honestly, what a beautiful show to see. The entire cast...is stunning...Really, kudos to everyone."
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July 29th, 2017

"An emotionally gripping musical...It’s a gripping, if common tale of parental abuse, romantic confusion, and a perceived betrayal by someone once considered a close friend. There’s tragedy here, and pathos...It not only works, it works well. First, the cast members...are uniformly excellent...The music sidesteps clichés to address compelling themes...Thought-provoking and sobering."
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July 30th, 2017

"Manheim holds his own in a lead role, but the standouts here are Nightingale and Ronson-Benenati as the two girls who affect Milo’s world...The book, lyrics, and music are powerful and touching...The music is energetic, with emotional solos that cut...Warren does a great job keeping his young cast fresh and layered. Montoya’s balletic choreography is done well...A show that needs to play in the junior high and high school levels so that kids no longer feel so alone."
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August 3rd, 2017

“Gripping, powerful stuff…Rings true as very moving drama, especially in the final scenes that are often wrenching. This painful payoff is earned via palpable, gutsy emotional currency in the writing, staging, and some excellent, convincing acting…Ryan Warren’s direction is well paced…There’s not a weak link among these cast members…Inventive material that presents teen characters with respect, dignity, and three-dimensionality.”
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