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

66%
(75 Ratings)
Positive
39%
Mixed
46%
Negative
15%
Members say
Funny, Quirky, Great singing, 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.

Show-Score Member Reviews (75)

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1166 Reviews | 464 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.

1205 Reviews | 344 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.

474 Reviews | 114 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.

60 Reviews | 4 Followers
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.

56 Reviews | 26 Followers
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.

133 Reviews | 17 Followers
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 Read more

342 Reviews | 53 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

567 Reviews | 151 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.

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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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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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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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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