NEWSical: The Musical
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NEWSical: The Musical
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NEWSical: The Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(353 Reviews)
Positive
76%
Mixed
18%
Negative
6%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Relevant

About the Show

This long-running musical revue/sketch comedy show lampoons current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. Think 'The Daily Show' set to music.

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Member Reviews (353)

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815 Reviews | 889 Followers
73
Funny, Uneven, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if It's sketch comedy set to music. Not really a musical. But it is funny, well written and current. Good music. Overall enjoyable. Good acting

Don't see it if Some sketches are clearly fillers. Sometimes you LOL sometimes you go "meh".

791 Reviews | 1003 Followers
70
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Current, Fun

See it if You enjoy sketch comedy, pop culture, social commentary on current events. It's a fun night out, the cast is great at juggling lots of roles

Don't see it if You aren't interested in pop culture or politics & don't find sketch comedy funny. Some jokes I've heard before but still found a lot funny.

897 Reviews | 374 Followers
50
Tired, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Predictable

See it if You would enjoy sitting in a theatre that smells like urine watching a bad rerun of Saturday Night Live. Fun enough but never a good laugh.

Don't see it if You want anything original. All the predictable news send ups...and seriously...it smelled like urine in there!!

878 Reviews | 218 Followers
75
Ambitious, Quirky, Clever

See it if It is very creative, it deals and continues too bring to light the latest current events. fast moving, very clever.

Don't see it if if you do not an ad lib type of performance of this kind of genre.

507 Reviews | 1868 Followers
41
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched

See it if I tend to like parodies/spoof musicals. But this was sleep inducing. And I had read good things, so was quite disappointed.

Don't see it if If you like overly hammy stuff about Trump.

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506 Reviews | 1002 Followers
95
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if Rockaway Production so good, Cast of 35 Super talent for a community theater. 10 year old lad playing Les is fantastic Dancing beautiful

Don't see it if no neg. comment here BUT art studio next door beach close ferry from N.Y.

567 Reviews | 146 Followers
61
Dated, Belaboured musical parody dud with miles of filler

See it if you follow current political and pop cultural events. If you don't like this edition, come back again, topics change like headlines in 75mns

Don't see it if you enjoyed its original two-act/two-hour format. With the perversity of current headlines, this clever dud repeated same gag four times.

565 Reviews | 117 Followers
71
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if Current things that are happening made funny, and some not so funny.

Don't see it if You are looking for a story line.

Critic Reviews (7)

Theatermania
October 1st, 2011

"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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Backstage
January 10th, 2011

"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

"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

"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

"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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C
January 15th, 2014

"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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CurtainUp
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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