Miss You Like Hell
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Miss You Like Hell

Miss You Like Hell NYC Reviews and Tickets

(149 Reviews)
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Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting

About the Show

The Public's new musical from Tony award-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes ('In the Heights') and genre-breaking songwriter Erin McKeown, centers around an undocumented immigrant and her daughter.

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Member Reviews (149)

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68 Reviews | 6 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You like a timely musical and a wonderful mother/daughter story. Great voices and great music. Intelligent

Don't see it if I really can’t think of why you shouldn’t see it.

89 Reviews | 10 Followers
Relevant, Beautiful, Great writing, Ambitious, Resonant

See it if You want to see a beautiful story about the struggles between a mother and daughter and the struggle of the immigrant experience in the US

Don't see it if You are looking for a light, fun show that doesn't address a major political issue

251 Reviews | 26 Followers
Absorbing, Great singing, Relevant, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you like performers with outstanding voices, good songs that enhance the story, and an absorbing atypical story.

Don't see it if you like predictable plots, you need a full orchestra, you don't like a theater that plays to an audience on three sides of the stage

95 Reviews | 16 Followers
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if you enjoy and encourage strong and powerful stories about women and by women. A mother/daughter story sung and acted beautifully.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy non-traditional musicals. This one asks the audience to suspend disbelief and join the actors on a cross country journey.

469 Reviews | 117 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great singing, Profound, Relevant

See it if You are interested in undocumented persons' rights. You like contemporary/R&B/folk/indie musicals. You want to see a show with your mom.

Don't see it if You prefer legit musicals. don't like shows where not all the music moves the story forward. are very conservative and close-minded. Read more

98 Reviews | 18 Followers
Relevant, Resonant, Creative, Emotional, Great casting

See it if You enjoy interpersonal family relations, seeing individual personal growth, enjoy a family journey

Don't see it if You aren’t jnterested in immigration or family dynamics, don’t enjoy blind casting, need a traditional musical

119 Reviews | 32 Followers
Great acting, Ambitious, Relevant

See it if You are excited by new musicals about edgy contemporary subject matter.

Don't see it if You like old school storytelling and musical styles.

193 Reviews | 31 Followers
Delightful, Absorbing, Great singing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if for great singing & performances. Touching, relevant issues & relationships based musical theater.

Don't see it if looking for splashy big musical

Critic Reviews (31)

The New York Times
April 10th, 2018

"As long as it sticks to the story of a mother-daughter relationship...it is a powerful example of what musicals do best: explore the unprotected border where individual needs and social issues intermix...Too often falls short of its own ambitions...Too much time is turned over to diversions apparently meant to be distracting or, worse, heartwarming...Rubin-Vega, with her rough charisma, and Jiménez, with her blue-sky voice, generally make you forget all that."
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Time Out New York
April 10th, 2018

"The show is quite a tearjerker when it sticks to the fraught mother-daughter relationship at its core, with tuneful folk-rock songs that touch on depression, heritage and family. But after hitting a few bumps on the highway, Hudes’s book loses focus and crashes into cliché...It’s a treat to spend time with complex Latinx characters who buck stereotypes. But although 'Miss You Like Hell' takes us on a resonant journey, its trajectory needs adjusting."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 10th, 2018

"Smart, if a bit on the nose, and with a less generic score and more trenchant direction, 'Miss You Like Hell' might really start to flex its muscles. But McKeown's songs evaporate from the brain pretty quickly, and deBessonet is so invested in the poignancy of the story that she never really finds its edges...There's power to its central plot, and to Rubin-Vega's and Jiménez's performances...But this car trip sticks to such well-worn emotional terrain, it loses its sense of adventure."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 10th, 2018

"This timely show addresses such hot-button societal issues...But in an effort to be as entertaining as impactful, it does so in a cutesy, cloying manner that undercuts the important messages being imparted...Hudes' episodic book shifts wildly in tone, consistent only in its inconsistency and lack of credibility, while McKeown's pop-rock score features unmemorable ditties...The 10-person ensemble works hard to bring heart to the material, and they often succeed."
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April 10th, 2018

"An earnest show that too often gets stuck in a traffic jam of multiple themes, characters and storylines...Overstuffed with ideas and incidents that don't add up to a sweeping, satisfying whole...The human touches of the mother-daughter dynamic are the most appealing part of the show...Low-tech to a fault...However, McKeown makes an impressive stage debut with music that is eclectic and appealing, though the lyrics are too often an odd mix of fleeting grace and awkwardness."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 11th, 2018

""Has a timely political edge, an ethnically diverse cast and a score by a singer-songwriter who knows how to rock. What's more, it's good-really good...Steers a bit erratically between sentiment and sentimentality, but it scarcely ever descends to outright tearjerking and Ms. McKeown’s score heightens every emotion so skillfully that you’d think this was her third or fourth show instead of her theatrical debut."
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New York Daily News
April 10th, 2018

"The socially aware but awkward musical traces a road trip and reminds that traveling and theater share some rules for success. Don't overpack. Do choose good company...Hudes, McKeown, and deBessonet get the latter one right. Otherwise, the show is overstuffed and overstated...Songs are mostly so-so, and sometimes better, but the production is too much and too little at the same time. On the plus side, there are richly emotional performances all around."
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April 10th, 2018

"Hudes and McKeown admirably attempt to put a human face on cold statistics, but they are too often thwarted by a lack of faith in their central story...deBessonet falls into the trap of delivering a workshop production in lieu of a full one...Frustratingly, it often feels like 'Miss You Like Hell' is more interested in broadcasting its woke intersectional bona fides than actually telling the story at hand...It's not hell to sit through, but you certainly won't miss it once it's gone."
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