New York | 1h 20m | Already closed


From 6 critic and 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)

Front Mezz Junkies

“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.” Full Review

Theater Pizzazz

"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." Full Review

The New York Times

"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." Full Review


“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.” Full Review


"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." Full Review


“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.” Full Review

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Banal, Disappointing

See it if You have nothing else to do

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

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

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
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy seeing something original, imagining what it would be like to infiltrate a secret society of redheads

Don't see it if You don't like plays that poke fun at people's hair color.

During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if you want to relax and see a show that will make you laugh. Cute premise, catchy songs. Fun.

Don't see it if your require a complex plot.

Also I have read some reviews that suggest there is no plot. Yes, there is ... Read more Read less

During previews
Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like musical comedy, surprise guest stars, and really great singing across the board. You like one-act musicals.

Don't see it if You like fully PG jokes, large theatres, or full orchestration.

During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you want a campy musical. It was a fun show to kick back and watch. The singers are really good, the story not so much.

Don't see it if you are looking for a show with a strong plot.

Also The show can be a little slow at parts. The Singers are very good but ... Read more Read less

During previews
Great singing, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if Big talent on a small stage Absurd in a good way-story line about the extinction of redheads and what to do about it. Kevin Zak gets an A+.

Don't see it if Plot is secondary to the clever songs and energetic performances. Some pop culture references went over my head.

Also There is a surprise ending and the special guest star (Christopher Sie... Read more Read less

During previews
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
Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great music

See it if you love musical with witty lyrics. See it because it is sooo funny and entertaining.

Don't see it if you don’t like musicals, and if you don’t want to be entertained.

Also I love this show even if I will pay for the ticket it is worth it.

During previews
Melodic songs, Silly, Enjoyable, Engaging cast, Terrific voices

See it if in musicals I look for great voices, good songs and the cast who enjoy themselves and beleive in their show. Rrred has all these elements.

Don't see it if the plot is silly but at least unusual and different from typical old-school grimacing found in so many musicals.

Also it’s an original production with bluesy songs that allow the strong vo... Read more Read less

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