Already closed | 1h 20m | Gramercy

R.R.R.E.D.

From 76 member  reviews
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.

1h 20m | Already closed | DR2 Theatre (Gramercy)

Member Reviews (76)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Funny, Quirky, Disappointing, Entertaining
65
Avg Score

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

50
Slow, Repetitive, Disappointing, Unique, Different

See it if like shows that are completely unique and don't necessarily have a linear plot.

Don't see it if you prefer your shows with a very definite beginning, middle and end.

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.

Also Sounded like a cute idea, fighting the extinction of red-heads. But th... Read more Read less

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.

Also Matt Loehr and Marissa Rosen hijack the show from the creator and lead... Read more Read less

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

69
Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you like a good farce performed by a super talented cast. I wanted to leave after 15 minutes but it got better with time

Don't see it if silly sketches like those on SNL do not appeal to you. You won't like this if you can't appreciate the effort of the cast

Also Why no photo of a little Ron Howard...or did I miss it ? Why no mentio... Read more Read less

40
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you're ok with a very mediocre satire, a couple of halfway decent songs and some very hard working performers.

Don't see it if you want effective satire, genuine laughs or emotional content.

Also It does get better but it starts from a real low base... The two lead ... Read more Read less

69
Funny, Clever, Quirky

See it if you're a fan of the composer, because this felt like a jukebox musical of her best songs. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Don't see it if you're expecting the next Urinetown.

69
Banal, Cliched, Quirky, Raunchy, Funny

See it if You are a redhead and want to see what other members of the tribe think of the extinction of redheads.

Don't see it if you have a better comedic show to go to.

36
Banal, Disappointing

See it if You have nothing else to do

Don't see it if You want to have a fun evening

71
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You enjoy a silly premise(albeit not to redheads!) enacted and well sung by an earnest and talented cast of actors with no deep thinking

Don't see it if You want thought provoking drama-this is silly and entertaining!

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great singing, Riveting, Must see

See it if You enjoy hilarious raunchy off Broadway musicals with some of the best vocals in the 2 main characters.

Don't see it if You are discomforted by homosexuality and or sex related songs

89
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Quirky

See it if You want to see a talented cast put on a fun, escapism show

Don't see it if You’re not willing to suspend belief and need all plot holes filled

During previews
55
Mean-spirited, Unmemorable music/sloppy lyrics, Exasperating, Strong voices, Amateurish

See it if you love musicals and want to hear piano and good voices. Some viewers laughed, but I was put off. RRED suffered from a wispy premise and...

Don't see it if unskilled writing (book/lyrics). RRED tried to be fun, but fell terribly flat. No story arc, no character development, no point! Unpleasant.

During previews
46
Sloppy, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You want to see one joke played out for 85 minutes. This is sloppy and aimless. A few good songs but you don’t really care.

Don't see it if This needs a lot of work including an actual plot.

During previews
58
Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid, Fluffy

See it if It is not worth seeing. Some good singers, plot is all over the place. Goes in for the laughs but falls way short of anything good.

Don't see it if If you want a good musical with somewhat of a story. It needs to be re thought and reworked .

During previews
70
Disappointing, Quirky, Humor for a specific audience

See it if Very good singing talent by the entire cast. It is more a musical concert than a "show'". A/C now working to perfection.

Don't see it if The humor was lost on me but the youngish audience did find some humor. Minimal sets.

During previews
25
B.b.b.a.d., Excruciating, Amateur, Insipid, Banal

See it if you want to support talented performers, even in substandard material; the "celebrity guest star" is one you really want to see.

Don't see it if you haven't already bought tickets; you're a gingerist or have gingerphobia.

Also This is a one-note, one-joke musical (about redheads seeking revenge f... Read more Read less

During previews
84
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You want an original, high-concept musical with clever & fun lyrics performed by a talented cast. You enjoy satire.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals based on realistic topics. You prefer a more traditional musical theatre sound. You like shows w/ big production values.

During previews
68
Little funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Disappointing

See it if You want a few laughs and no story line.

Don't see it if If you want to story you won't get one. It all over the place.

During previews
46
Disappointing, Quirky, Great singing, Very silly and very stupid

See it if you enjoy a show with a silly theme, save the Redheads. After this show I'm not sure this is a good idea. Talented cast wasted.

Don't see it if you enjoy an intelligent show, drama or comedy. They keep mentioning brunettes and blondes as the enemy and only mentioned females.

Also There is a surprise guest who was the only highlight of the show. Don'... Read more Read less


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 ...
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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...
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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,...
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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 di...
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