The Real Actors of NYC
The Real Actors of NYC
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The Real Actors of NYC NYC Reviews and Tickets

71%
(52 Reviews)
Positive
63%
Mixed
27%
Negative
10%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Disappointing

About the Show

Musicals, Duh! presents a dark, satirical musical about ambition and desperation in the musical theater business. How far do actors have to go to get on Broadway?

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Member Reviews (52)

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470 Reviews | 112 Followers
92
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if You love catchy pop tunes, and hilarious scenarios involving how far people will go to get on stage.

Don't see it if Make sure you stay for Act II, which is much shorter and involves revenge scenarios and a very funny chase during a live show. 1 hr 55 min.

463 Reviews | 128 Followers
56
Amateurish, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if You are friends with a cast or crew member. You have a passion unquenched for back stage musicals. Shows that are going nowhere are for you.

Don't see it if You want a polished musical with good writing and a believable plot. All that matters to you is to be able to say "well they tried".

379 Reviews | 229 Followers
25
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if You want to see a musical about the struggles of young actors trying to make it to B'way.

Don't see it if You expect a polished production. This is clichéd and unfunny. Real actors deserve better.

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
79
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if You want to laugh. You want to be entertained. You like a lot of singing. You are open minded and can sit back and enjoy the show.

Don't see it if You are looking for something deep and moving. You don't want to laugh. You don't like a lot of singing. You are too serious about life.

289 Reviews | 91 Followers
61
Funny, Disappointing, Fluffy, Raunchy

See it if If you want to see something fun and kinda off beat

Don't see it if If you want a commercial musical.

254 Reviews | 137 Followers
93
Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Great acting, Great singing

See it if A group of gifted younger singers paired with a superb veteran with a great story appeal to you

Don't see it if You want to pay Broadway prices for Broadway musicals only

240 Reviews | 69 Followers
50
Funny, Terrible music, Indulgent, Amateurish, Can't see stage

See it if You are a struggling actor in NYC, and want to see a "9 to 5" style comedy about those struggles.

Don't see it if You want good music, you want to see the stage, you want a polished production.

208 Reviews | 151 Followers
72
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You don't mind watching a somewhat amateurish production that is uneven, but has talented and charming performers.

Don't see it if You expect high production values. Some people in the back of the theater couldn't hear at all, there is no sign in front of the theater.

Critic Reviews (1)

Broadway Blog
October 19th, 2016

"'The Real Actors of NYC' is proof that lavish costumes, gigantic sets, lush orchestras, and full-scale dance numbers are not a prerequisite for a great musical. Quite the opposite rings true for Judd’s shrewd and observant show...What makes his piece so refreshing is that Judd’s humor is sharp and witty without being cynical...Judd’s score will likely not be preserved in the canon of musical theater, but it serves the show appropriately and, for the most part, the cast navigates it well."
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