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Happy Birthday Doug
Soho/Tribeca
79

Happy Birthday Doug NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(78 Reviews)
Positive
87%
Mixed
12%
Negative
1%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Cliched

About the Show

In this new solo comedy, Doug is turning 41. He's visited by friends, nightmares, a few exes, and a ghost. Imagine a gay Christmas Carol/modern day exorcism set in a wine bar in Silverlake. Welcome to the party!

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Member Reviews (78)

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90
Delightful, Resonant, Insightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to have some big gay fun! Very dishy! One man plays multiple guests at a gay party. Some actual substance between the laughs.

Don't see it if You can’t find the humor in the obvious gay stereotypes and cliches on parade here. One man show. Pretty well done. Fun. Read more

80
Delightful, Blithesome, Funny, Entertaining

See it if to celebrate Doug's bday in the company of his insufferable, endearing, maladroit & witty gay friends, all played to perfection by Droege.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate/understand/find amusing the stereotypical gay aesthetic; you're looking for a play with depth, gravity or heft. Read more

Critic Reviews (6)

February 16th, 2020
For a previous production

"Here’s a Vodka Stinger.: Drew Droege’s solo show is a laugh-out-loud funny social sendup, but it doesn’t add up to more than a series of vignettes."
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February 13th, 2020
For a previous production
February 16th, 2020
For a previous production

"As an actor, the animated and immensely skilled Droege is peerless. Without any costume changes, by just utilizing his own talents and with the aid of artful strategic lighting fluctuations...Droege manages to continually look and sound totally different during this hour-long tour de force."
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February 13th, 2020
For a previous production

Best Bet. "Both a scathing take-down and sweet celebration of white gay male culture, 'Happy Birthday Doug' is an uproarious gathering…execution is everything. And this is where the show shines…most important is Droege's expertise with a character's energy."
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February 14th, 2020
For a previous production

Score: 75% "These characters blend together in a slow current, albeit often hilarious, looking for a destination. It is light fare delivered by a master story teller. I was hoping for something more layered."
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February 17th, 2020
For a previous production

"Some of the characters rotate in and out of the action, and others have only a single scene, but Droege assumes their personae and projects their individuality with ease."
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