R.R.R.E.D.
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R.R.R.E.D.
65

R.R.R.E.D. NYC Reviews and Tickets

65%
(76 Reviews)
Positive
39%
Mixed
46%
Negative
15%
Members say
Great singing, Funny, Quirky, Disappointing, Entertaining

About the Show

In this new musical, a secret redheaded revolutionary organization is taking matters into their own hands, fighting back against their imminent extinction and standing up for the rights of redheads everywhere.

Member Reviews (76)

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999 Reviews | 410 Followers
87
Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Surprisingly thoughtful

See it if You want a light, fun clever, silly show that’s full of great talent and some songs that are surprisingly touching and sweet.

Don't see it if You want serious drama or anything resembling real life. This is pure escapism fun.

864 Reviews | 244 Followers
73
Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you want to escape to review the problems that redheads encounter as a minority with some good singing and hilarious moments by a good cast.

Don't see it if you want a musical with memorable songs, do not like skit comedy or want a completely seamless production. It tends to repeat itself a bit.

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
63
Funny, Entertaining, Insipid, Great singing

See it if Single-concept musical about finding your tribe and relishing them. Surprise guest every night.

Don't see it if Slight and inoffensive satire flouts Off-B'way expectations. Only one musical instrument is more cabaret than musical.

470 Reviews | 113 Followers
71
Great acting, Quirky

See it if Lead guy has lots of energy and sings quite well. If you enjoy silly nonsensical plots.

Don't see it if Dragged slightly and really wasn't much plot. Had a Fringe Festival vibe.

424 Reviews | 99 Followers
49
Indulgent, Insipid, Raunchy, Boring, Redundant

See it if A one joke premise appeals to you, a world in which intermarriage has diluted the redhead genetic pool. You like obvious sexual humor.

Don't see it if You dont like manic presentations. You dont like profanity and unfunny sexual jokes. This was a very long 85 minutes.

267 Reviews | 49 Followers
65
Ambitious, Disappointing, Frenetic

See it if If you are red-headed you might enjoy the conceit of red-headedness under siege. Broad comedy,energetic performances.

Don't see it if Very off-off Broadway. Bare bones production. Cute idea, shaky follow-through.Forgettable music, Keyboard accompaniment. Read more

206 Reviews | 204 Followers
60
Redheads fighting for survival in a world overrun with blondes and brunettes

See it if could redheads be extinct by 2100 leaving a world filled with blondes and brunettes... not if they can spread the word to procreate!

Don't see it if there’s a lot of hard work happening on that stage! funny moments;some good songs highlight vocal talents... deserves more development

223 Reviews | 80 Followers
50
Feels dead and lacks tread

See it if You know someone in the production or get cheap tickets. Convenient venue.

Don't see it if You value your time or hate silly plots. Read more

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
August 20th, 2018

"Aggressively mediocre new musical...Andy Sandberg’s directing doesn’t help clarify the incoherent storytelling. The most surprising aspect of the evening is its bilious undertone...At least the very funny Mr. Loehr makes the most of the situation as the overeager, tireless GJ, who has never met a song he cannot oversell. And the numbers do need overselling...The 1980s have called, and they want their jokes back."
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Theatermania
August 24th, 2018

“The musical-theater equivalent of those old Sarah McLachlan commercials...Vacillate between dead seriousness and unfunny camp...There isn't much plot, and what is there is hard to follow...Sullivan's dance steps are rudimentary; the cast members run amok and are in desperate need of pulling back...The evening feels like bad cabaret...Only one moment comes close to saving the production, a nightly guest appearance from a different Broadway star...In any case, it was too little, too late.”
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TheaterScene.net
August 20th, 2018

“Spirited, tuneful and fabulously performed but lacking a strong plot...As a full-length musical, it’s a tiresome experience...The book is a meager framework that doesn’t go very far narratively, and strives for hilarity but doesn’t achieve it. Thompson’s songs are an accomplished amalgam of pop, rock and show tunes that individually land but don’t cohere into a unified score...At best fitfully appealing and its superior performances aren’t enough to redeem it.”
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Theater Pizzazz
August 21st, 2018

"Broad, campy, musically patchy, and superficially funny...With its cheesy look and single, upstage keyboardist, the show…feels more Off-Off than Off Broadway. The over-sung songs, which run the gamut from pop to rock to gospel, are generic and forgettable. Andy Sandberg's excessively emphatic direction and Shea Sullivan's minimal choreography only make the lyrics' banality and puerility (as in a big production number called ‘Procreation’) all the more obvious."
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CurtainUp
September 1st, 2018

"A new musical in search of itself...It fails to catch fire despite a cast that has talent to burn. The conceit is built on the flimsiest of grounds...The main problem is that the dual protagonists make too much of a little theory...Unfortunately, the musical numbers don't rescue the show from its illogical plot...This quirky musical clearly needs a better book and more memorable songs to make it elevate...It pretty much flatlines."
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Front Mezz Junkies
September 3rd, 2018

“The musical is akin to a smart and funny cabaret show with a strong theme and backstory. Too big for just an act, but not big enough for a full staging, the opening scene is oddly off-putting and nonsensical, but quickly ‘R.R.R.E.D.’ recovers...It’s all pretty ridiculous with a strong dose of good fun, and although the musical starts to feel too stretched out and cumbersome, even in its one act structure, ‘R.R.R.E.D.’ delivers an enjoyable and easy night of silliness and laughs.”
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