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Moolah

From 1 critic and 80 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Cliched, Clever

About the show

A dark comedy about two bungling mobsters who fall out of favor with "la famiglia." If the mob ever had an odd couple...this one's it. More…

Straight out of the looney bin, Sonny is a hairdresser from Staten Island who moonlights as a mafia hit man. Sonny's older cousin is Ant'ny, a big-talking shyster with small-time bookie racket and a homophobic chip on his shoulder. Together, they spend the evening in a Staten Island salon imparting their frustrations and lethal energies upon one another.

1h 5m | Already closed | Roy Arias 777 Theatre (Midtown W)


90
BroadwayWorld

"The perfect combination of everything that puts audience members in seats: the drama of an Italian family out to make a killing, the comedy of two cousins who couldn't be more different, and the excitement of not knowing who is going to live, who is going to die...A great time posing as a little existential drama...The acting really made this play riveting...A dark comedy that will definitely have you laughing, 'Moolah' is a mix of everything that really brings out the drama of a good show." Full Review


100
Funny, Absorbing, Great staging, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like seeing characters reveal their darker secrets layer by layer while mixing in funny one-liners and poignant insights.

Don't see it if you don't like mob stories.

90
Funny, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if If you want to have some good laughs.

Don't see it if If you prefer a serious drama.

83
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if Dark, dark comedy

Don't see it if You're a prude.

81
Clever, Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining, Stereotypical

See it if you don't mind stereotypical portrayals of Italians and Cross dressers used for comedic effect. Just entertainment without a message.

Don't see it if you dislike stereotyped Italians as mobsters and stereotyped cross dressers as hairstylists.

Also Moolah was fun. Just entertainment of the empty vacuous sort, where yo... Read more Read less

78
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if I liked it because it was funny and entertaining. Good acting

Don't see it if Alittle cliched and predictable.

78
Funny, Quirky, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you want to see 2 over-the-top actors skillfully avoid being cliched

Don't see it if You hate exaggerated accents

75
Entertaining, Dizzying, Funny, Great acting, Raunchy

See it if You have ever been to Brooklyn, Staten Island, or the Jersey Shore to hang out with Italians. You're looking for a fun time.

Don't see it if You want a show that's sensible, clear, and profound. This is a dizzying storm of chaos that defies description, but it's compelling and fun

75
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You enjoy an interesting,sometimes confusing story performed by good actors with a few laughs and 70's music

Don't see it if you don't like small theaters with basic sets and a story with a gay gangster

75
Entertaining, Refreshing, Raunchy, Cliched

See it if like a play with twists and turns that is surprising and a bit raunchy

Don't see it if don't like sterio-typical Italian mob behavior and cursing

74
Entertaining, Funny, Great music, Great acting

See it if You don't mind seeing a play that is funny and silly. You don't mind seeing a play about mobsters with a "twist". You want to laugh.

Don't see it if You are too serious and want to see a serious play. You don't like seeing a play with an over the top male hair stylist.

Also I enjoyed it. I didn't mind silliness (not in a bad way). I laughed. T... Read more Read less

74
Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Light

See it if you want to see the odd couple combined with the sopranos

Don't see it if If you're looking for more intense theater, with a little more depth to it.

72
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Cliched, Edgy

See it if you enjoy a silly stereotyped gay, Italian, dark, gangster comedy

Don't see it if you're offended by raunchy language, gay, Italian humor

Also Well-acted and funny enough to keep you interested for an hour plus. K... Read more Read less

70
Funny, Raunchy, Edgy

See it if It was funny part of the time, but the cursing was over the top i expected more.

Don't see it if Nasty words all the time

69
Disappointing, Good acting, Not much of a play

See it if You have nothing else to do

Don't see it if You’re expecting a good play

68
Cliched, Disappointing, Dated, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a silly show that’s over the top, full of cliches and sometimes cringeworthy but in the end, with plot twists, fun enough.

Don't see it if You want to see a show that’s actually well written and more than just a silly fluff of a show.

68
Great acting, Funny, Raunchy, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy laughing a bit while watching two good actors deliver an uneven tale, sometimes hilarious, sometimes over the edge.

Don't see it if you are bothered at all by rough language as it is full of it.

65
Confusing, Dated, Edgy, Quirky, Funny

See it if you appreciate a novel twist on LGBTQ and Italian mob themes, with no holds barred language/humor, politically incorrect humor, and violence

Don't see it if you avoid Italian and LGBQT stereotyping, political incorrectness, rapid plot twists, dense jargon and accents, dizzying character reference

65
Banal, Cliched, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy Italian gay humor and low expectations. Acting is enjoyable.

Don't see it if You are up for anything.

65
Confusing, Dizzying, Great acting

See it if You want to see a two man play that addresses issues of Mafia strongmen in a gay subtext.

Don't see it if You want a well delivered script with a more satisfying climax. While there were some funny moments, play lacked focus despite good actors.

63
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if See if you enjoy dark humor that is very New York.

Don't see it if Do not see if you expect a well written show.

60
Indulgent, Confusing, Awkward

See it if Very broad comedy, spottily funny. Some promising ideas that could have benefited from a heavy rewrite and better comic delivery.

Don't see it if If you find it exhausting "getting" the jokes but not finding them funny.

60
Cliched, Slow

See it if You'd like to laugh a bit.

Don't see it if You're offended by stereotypes or want a riveting show

60
Cliched, Fluffy, Raunchy, Good acting, Over-the-top

See it if you are not put off by tongue-in-cheek representation of gangsters and strange familial relationships; often too silly.

Don't see it if you are looking for a well written comedy that's not trite.

50
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting, Insipid

See it if If you can't get enough of the gangster stereotypes. Its like mob meets Jewish fetch. The acting was pretty good, did there best out of a

Don't see it if very weak script. If you don't like the strong language or if you like a story/plot with substance. you can miss this one .Too many others.

50
Not funny enough, Disappointing, Raunchy, Good performances, Meaningless

See it if you like Italian American farce, cursing, outrageous content and "in your face" humor.

Don't see it if you like any bit of nuance, intelligence, meaningful satire with copious laughs.


Cast & Creatives (5)