New York | 1h 20m | Open run

NEWSical: The Musical

From 7 critic and 338 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Quirky

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. More…

'Newsical's' songs and sketches parody all of today's biggest headlines, from politics to pop culture, celebrities to social trends. It's 'Saturday Night Live' meets 'Laugh-In' meets 'The Nightly News' meets Broadway. Songs and material are updated on a regular basis.


"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." Full Review

LA Splash

"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." Full Review

The Huffington Post

"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." Full Review

Cabaret Exchange

"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." Full Review


"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." Full Review

Act Three - The Reviews

"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." Full Review


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. " Full Review

Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like impersonations, need a break from fake news and can appreciate funny skits about real life.

Don't see it if You are you cant take political jokes.

Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Love dancing!! So much talent on the same stage!

Don't see it if There's no reason why you shouldn't watch it! This show is amazing!!

Relevant, Refreshing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like to see hear news made fun of

Don't see it if You aren't into current events or pop culture

Clever, Funny, Great writing, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if I see this show periodically because they keep their skits up to date. It's so funny and the cast could rival Saturday Night Live.

Don't see it if You plan on voting for Trump.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing, Fabulous dancing

See it if You love musicals, dancing, especially tap!

Don't see it if You don't like singing or dancing.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You like action, dancing and music.

Don't see it if You don't like action, dancing and music.

Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if You like Saturday Night Live and improvosational comedy

Don't see it if You don't like political comedy

Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if You like laugh-out-loud skits and commercials performed by a top notch cast, and that's updated on a daily basis based on current events

Don't see it if You don't like Saturday Night Live

Clever, Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You enjoy witty fun filled banter about nothing important and serious news items

Don't see it if You don't like poking fun at contemporary people and issues

Clever, Hilarious, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like comedy and current events set to music.

Don't see it if You are very politically/socially conservative, don't have a sense of humor.

Also A really fun performance!

Hilarious, Delightful, Entertaining, Relevant, Trendy

See it if You like satire, SNL type humor, and clever fun.

Don't see it if You want a serious play.

Also A totally fun show spoofing on current events. Talented cast that make... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if You want to have a good time and laugh a lot. You want to see a play that is relevant and pokes fun at current events and products on TV.

Don't see it if You don't want to laugh. You don't want to have a great time. You take life too seriously and don't know how to enjoy this life.

Also The writers did a fantastic job with current event stuff. I loved the ... Read more Read less

Great acting, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if You love parodies of current events/politics.

Don't see it if You are very conservative or you are expecting a show with a plot. The is made up of comedy skits.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if If you love current events being told through song. You must see Celine Dion singing the Hokey Pokey and hear the wrath of Mother Nature.

Don't see it if You don't have a funny bone and enjoy a good laugh

Also The skits were hilarious and the singing was awesome. The wrath of Mot... Read more Read less

Clever, Hilarious, Edgy, Great writing

See it if you really really love Saturday Night Live-type humor!

Don't see it if you expect a musical with a story...wth a beginning, middle and an END!

Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you want to see the humor in today's politics, world events & pop culture to escape for awhile from its serious side- thru a versatile cast!

Don't see it if you expect big prod'n numbers. This is a small show in a small venue packed w/ big laughs & talents! -but not as fun as Forbidden Broadway.

Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if It was a great revue. The impressions did not always hit the mark but the actors conveyed a sense of personalities. It moved quickly. I

Don't see it if had no time to get bored. Don't see it if you don't like political satire.

Contemporaneous humor

See it if Want to laugh at the world and maybe ourselves Like sophomoric scene Fast paced

Don't see it if If you expect to see the same show each time. Cannot laugh at current events

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if looking for a good laugh. This is an enjoyable sketch comedy show. We all enjoyed it. Some acts better than others.

Don't see it if looking for something serious. Don't expect to laugh at everything, but they do have some clever parts. Some of it feels dated. Not for kids

Also I saw this years ago and forgot about it and glad I saw it again. I ne... Read more Read less


See it if You like & have seen all the best ones there is to see first!

Don't see it if There's a more popular musical playing.

Absorbing, Clever, Must see, Romantic, Quirky

See it if If you love a touch of history with musical elements that pull at your heart strings and you love amazing dance numbers

Don't see it if If lots of dance isn't your bag, if you don't really enjoy depth of shows. Basically you're going to love it unless musicals aren't for you

Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if you can laugh about current events and enjoy short skits

Don't see it if you are expecting traditional musical with one story line

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You like family shows with heart as well as pizzazz. There's a lot of high-energy here.

Don't see it if The old Disney movie with a young Christian Bale left a bad taste in your memory bank.

Quirky, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You like good songs and dancing. The plot is fun and the characters are likeable

Don't see it if You dont like musicals. Of if you are not looking for something lighthearted

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like to laugh, especially about the news of today.

Don't see it if You are a serious person and don't like to laugh.

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