NEWSical: The Musical
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NEWSical: The Musical

NEWSical: The Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

(392 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great singing

About the Show

A long-running musical revue/sketch comedy show about current events, celebrities, & politicians.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (392)

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71 Reviews | 9 Followers
Edgy, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want fun and enjoy finding comedy in this crazy world. Definitely see it if you love clever writing, great acting, and love to laugh

Don't see it if You don’t like to have fun or do not enjoy a good time. Avoid it if you are sensitive to political satire

269 Reviews | 81 Followers
Great singing, Intelligent, Funny, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if You want a laugh and chuckle at contemporary topics saying what is on all our minds. These four are talented! It’s democratically bent.

Don't see it if You are a right wing republican. It is silly fun so don’t see it if you want serious theatre. It’s seriously humorous

77 Reviews | 37 Followers
Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if ….

Don't see it if ……

712 Reviews | 401 Followers
Great writing, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Loved very minute of this musical comedy. Lots of laughs with great singing.

Don't see it if If you prefer drama then skip this one.

195 Reviews | 16 Followers
Funny, Relevant, Great impersonating, Clever, Great singing

See it if You want to be entertained and laugh, and just have a great time. The jokes are quite current and updated. And creative.

Don't see it if You prefer drama or stories of difficult topics or more serious and thought provoking shows

100 Reviews | 23 Followers
Great singing, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Very funny short skits felt like i was watching snl weekend update

Don't see it if If you are looking for a cohesive musical story

391 Reviews | 80 Followers
Funny, Indulgent, Resonant, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Despite the various reiterations over the decades, this topical sketch comedy remains immensely watchable The Las Vegas cast of four shines

Don't see it if Show looses some of its punch by focusing heavily on celebrities rather than political figures; a sad sign of the times they are synonymous

658 Reviews | 103 Followers
A few funny sketches

See it if Alternates between live and recorded sketches of current-ish issues. Most musical, not all. A few funny moments.

Don't see it if Making fun of everyone left to right. More jokes on the right. Not quite The Daily Show level of comedy. 1 hour; no intermission. Read more

Critic Reviews (7)

October 1st, 2011
For a previous production

"The smart and spiffy new edition of NEWSical the Musical, now at The Kirk Theatre, makes it abundantly clear that the heir to the musical comedy revue format that was owned for so long by Forbidden Broadway has finally been found. Directed at a wonderfully furious pace the show will have audiences laughing from start to finish."
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December 22nd, 2009
For a previous production

"I was particularly taken with Joan Rivers and Nancy Pelosi discussing the merits of Botox, a very Jewish Ruth Bader Ginsberg advising a very Latina Sonia Sotomayor on what it's like to be a Supreme (think Diana Ross), a newsflash about the mysterious case of Snow White and those suspicious and disrespectful bearded men, and President Obama trying to order pizza but stymied by all the options. "
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January 10th, 2011
For a previous production

"This "Newsical" could be more consistent, but the cast goes a long way toward redeeming its deficiencies. And any town with an often funny topical revue in it is a happier place."
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Act Three - The Reviews
December 3rd, 2016
For a previous production

"It's not really that good, but it's lighthearted, silly, and delivers what it promises: entertainment. It's not really a musical, nor is it a play; it's really just like an extended 'SNL; skit...The ensemble is OK. In various combinations they did their shtick, but I think even the performers know who their audience is and how utterly unimportant it is to be good. For the price of a TDF ticket it was well worth the 75 minutes of humor. Much more and even a tourist might be disappointed."
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LA Splash
January 15th, 2014
For a previous production

"Luckily, we found a fun and witty show that we can recommend. NEWSical the Musical is a light and fun romp through the news of the day with four talented performers that you can’t help but like. They take various news items of the day – and turn them into songs and sketches that garner loads of laughs from the audience."
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The Huffington Post
January 17th, 2014
For a previous production

"NEWSical, written by Rick Crom, is the long-running Off-Broadway musical comedy that lampoons everyone in the news from Miley Cyrus to The Pope in 90 minutes of hilarious skits and songs that update as quickly as the news changes. It's a news magazine of sorts (think more along the lines of The Daily Show than 60 Minutes) that's ever changing and always hilarious."
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January 15th, 2014
For a previous production

"Indeed, Newsical has much to recommend it.  Although the product I saw hasn’t yet lived up to its potential, it has a wealth of scandalous material with which to work, and might very well evolve into an enduring hit.  Let’s hope it gets there."
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