Already closed | 1h 40m | Midtown W

Only Human

From 40 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Funny, Cliched

About the show

This new musical of biblical proportions features Gary Busey as…God. (Note: Wednesdays Gary will not perform. Instead, the role of God will be played by Charles West.) More…

From the show:

Before they were enemies, they were co-workers. Jesus and Lucifer never saw eye-to-eye, but when an extreme case of creative differences gets the best of them, all hell breaks loose…literally. ONLY HUMAN is the new musical of biblical proportions with a heavenly cast led by Gary Busey as…God. With kick-ass pop rock tunes and corporate attire, it’s a sinfully good time that you can’t help but leave feeling #blessed.

1h 40m | Already closed | Theatre at St. Clement's (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (40)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Funny, Cliched
56
Avg Score

40
Indulgent, Derivative, Ungodly, Great singing (by most), Banal

See it if u want to see some young, gifted singers giving their all in an otherwise ridiculous, pointless, trite, unoriginal "origin story" of Man.

Don't see it if you are expecting an inventive parody of religion, humanity, the modern workplace... or anything.

Also Oh, the humanity! This isn't quite a failure of biblical proportions -... Read more Read less

72
Fluffy, Entertaining, Great singing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if You're curious to see Gary Busey in a musical. You want a satire of Heaven inspired by The Office. You want a cast with great voices.

Don't see it if You want sharp satire:more cute than skewering.You want memorable music:sung well tho forgettable. You want GB in a star role:only featured.

79
Cliched, Funny, Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy light musicals performed by a young cast. Great voices and strong choreography bring this take on major religious characters alive

Don't see it if You are offended by making light of religious figures or you expect to hear Busey sing - he’s there and acts but has a restrained role.

80
Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You looking for something not serious and funny. To see Gary Busey and a talent cast of performers.

Don't see it if It you want a polished musicals, serious story.

Also I went for I like Gary Busey. Did not care this show or any show get l... Read more Read less

43
Insipid, Quirky, Raunchy, Cliched, Banal

See it if Aside from a couple of really good voices there is NO reason to see this unless of course you’re a Gary Busey fan.

Don't see it if If you can avoid it there are so many worthwhile productions to support.

59
Ambitious, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You are a fan of Gary Bussy. If you like alternative representations of heaven and campy comedy.

Don't see it if If you are offended bu alternative representations of God, Jesus snd heaven. If you prefer traditional funny comedies.

75
Disappointing, Cliched, Great singing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if you really love Gary Busey, or great singing in a rather weak plot with unlikeable characters.

Don't see it if you need to feel a connection to the plot or characters.

Also the singing was really quite good, and I am interested to see the cast... Read more Read less

71
Silly, High concept, Ambitious

See it if you like silly high concept shows & are expecting a fluffy show. Great singing by all but Busey. Not bad music. Was better than I expected

Don't see it if If you want to see it go right away. It is closing early. Needs work but is I'm glad I saw it.

Also Many of the patrons were chatting that it was a feel good show, and al... Read more Read less

67
Slow, Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy, Banal

See it if you'e a Busey fan; will enjoy watching some very talented young singers/dancers/actors perform; like musicals.Don't mind rough edges.

Don't see it if you only like polished musicals, are extremely religious OR, know nothing about Christian beliefs..(Lots of it is a parody.)

Also I struggled more than usual trying to decide what score to give.Book i... Read more Read less

80
Quirky, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if So bummed that I found out that this is closing WAY early- in a few days- after just 20 days. It was SO entertaining. “Mary Magdalene” is an

Don't see it if An amazing singer and actress. “Lucifer” was well-casted and sung well. “Jesus” had an innocence about him, even though I could see where

Also People may think it was blasphemous. The two ensemble actors were grea... Read more Read less

35
Indulgent, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if God and his angels are creating earth. Lucifer and Mary Magdalene are in a power struggle. Jesus is a pot smoker. Gary Busey is plastic.

Don't see it if Not sure what the point of this was. Lucifer wasn't really a bad guy. Not sure.

Also Despite the absurdity of the plot and the music, there was one very go... Read more Read less

23
Bland, Repetitive ballads, Bad singing, Boring

See it if You're a huge Gary Busey fan even though he's barely in it. When he's off stage the show is pretty interminable.

Don't see it if You want to see something intentionally funny. This is boring and repetitive. Plus it's closed.

25
Excruciating

See it if The only good thing about the show is the singing, even the few notes by God, aka Gary Busey, show potential, but the rest is disastrous.

Don't see it if Oscar nominee Gary Busey seems to be in his on world on stage. That is sorta fun for the first half hour but then it turns uncomfortable.

75
Slow, Fluffy, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Looking for light comedy and do not have too high expectations about Harry Busey. He was on stage and this is only what's really matter

Don't see it if Like monumental staging, dislike musical, and never giving a chance to the young actors with beautiful voices and not so good acting skills

Also It is a comedy, so look at it without been too critical; do not expect... Read more Read less

63
Disappointing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Everyone sings, dances, and acts their hearts out. Gary Busey is Gary Buseying at varsity levels (though he only barely sings) & having fun.

Don't see it if Sadly, the play just isn't very good. See it if "Gary Busey is God" is a description that intrigues you, but don't expect a modern classic.

65
Entertaining, Quirky, Bizarre, Funny

See it if You want to see Gary Busey playing himself.

Don't see it if You want to see a serious professional production.

68
Work-in-progress

See it if You’re looking for a musical with some future potential, some jokes and songs that work, some not so much; Gary Busey in the cast is ....

Don't see it if .... A bit of a gimmick to get you in the door, maybe forgivable to help workshop this cute but not fully realized production.

56
Disappointing, Boring, Corny, Great dancing, Great singing

See it if you want to see a talented, energetic, young cast sing and dance their way through a creative variation of the Biblical creation story.

Don't see it if you're easily offended by comedic religious spoofs or you're expecting a production with an absorbing plot and more than minimal staging.

Also This was a very difficult show to rate as the young cast is very talen... Read more Read less

25
Boring, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy light entertainment, decent singing by a young cast but mediocre songs. Hard to come up with positives

Don't see it if You want an interesting story and good music. Maybe Gary Busey is the draw but he was the worst part of the show. His acting was awful.

76
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like musicals

Don't see it if you dont want to be entertained

70
Ambitious, Fun, Great singing, Corny, Campy

See it if You go cause you want to see Gary Busey, however the rest of the cast surprises you with great singing and fun light dancing.

Don't see it if The play/music is in need of serious re-writes. Many songs were boring, the one-liners trite. Needs more camp, if they are going that way.

Also Mike Squillante is excellent as Lucifer, including a rock guitar solo.... Read more Read less

20
Boring music, Generic, Boring, Quirky, Excruciating

See it if You want to see talented performers try really hard at a hopelessly bad script and score; if you need to see Gary Busey

Don't see it if You need literally any creativity in the music of a musical; if you don't like jokes that sound like they were written by mid-aged white men

67
Disappointing, Cliched, Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if Are wanting a fun/silly musical. You’re not looking to be challenged by the material. Good voices (except Busey’s). You’re a Gary Busey fan

Don't see it if You want something thought provoking. You are religious and don’t find humor in a portrayal of an imperfect God.

Also The script, at times, had some good and clever laughs but mostly the w... Read more Read less

66
Great singing, Fluffy, Indulgent, Poor staging

See it if Fluffy musical. I didn't hate it. I was having a terrible day and this brightened it up. I had low expectations...

Don't see it if Looking for something well written

Also There is no edge to this show and it really needed some edge. It also ... Read more Read less

77
Relevant, Quirky, Great singing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you like clever plays about human existence with a clever musical score also seeing Gary Busey playing a confused absent mind God was a hoot

Don't see it if You get easily offended by stories where God is personified with religion existence, heaven and hell are mocked & you're not a Busey fan


October 21st, 2019
"Gary Busey plays God in this new pop-rock musical also featuring Jesus, Lucifer and Mary Magdalene as principal characters."
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October 21st, 2019
"'Only Human,' Starring Gary Busey as the Almighty, Will Make You Doubt the Existence of God: They want you to think this is like 'The Office,' but 'The Office' is better."
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October 21st, 2019
2/5 Stars "Though 'Only Human' has been promoted as a vehicle for veteran screen star Gary Busey, it's more accurately the vanity project of a pop aspirant named Mike Squillante."
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