Real Men: The Musical
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Real Men: The Musical
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Real Men: The Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(12 Reviews)
Positive
75%
Mixed
17%
Negative
8%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Delightful

About the Show

New World Stages presents 'Real Men,' a musical comedy about what it means to be a man today's day and age.

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Member Reviews (12)

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563 Reviews | 195 Followers
48
Cliched, Dated, Indulgent

See it if You want a show about traditional male/female relationships: all men hate commitment, all women want to get married.

Don't see it if You want to see an original take on male/female relationships. You like good writing.

115 Reviews | 36 Followers
70
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Cute

See it if You enjoy original cute Off Broadway musicals. Actors are very talented.

Don't see it if You don't like giving off Broadway shows a shot.

85 Reviews | 21 Followers
85
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Want to see original, funny, and topical songs that tell a very true story of masculine angst.

Don't see it if You cannot observe truisms and enjoy their dynamic implications and humor.

8 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Clever, Funny, Edgy, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if you love classic style humor loaded with puns.

Don't see it if you don't like to laugh.

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Clever, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if Loved it

Don't see it if You don't like to smile

90 Reviews | 15 Followers
During previews
51
Funny, Slow, Offensive

See it if you're into very crude, mysognistic humor. It's a funny show if you don't mind gender stereotypes.

Don't see it if You get easily offended by gender stereotypes. It can be fairly offensive if you take it seriously.

14 Reviews | 22 Followers
During previews
95
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if See Real Men: The Musical if you enjoy review style shows with witty songs and sketches about all stages in men's lives, funny and sad.

Don't see it if Skip Real Men: The Musical if you do not enjoy review-style shows with small (although very talented) casts dealing with one subject

12 Reviews | 11 Followers
During previews
90
Funny, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if If you're a man, or just know one, and you like to laugh!

Don't see it if If you have no interest in men, or music.

Critic Reviews (16)

Theatre's Leiter Side
December 10th, 2015

"Much of this is clever and funny, but much is not; the humor’s original only in spots, its appeal depending heavily on the performative charms of the stars (who harmonize nicely) and the catchiness of several tunes...If you’re thinking women might not go for this show, think again. My guest was a woman, and she liked it even more than I...In fact, maybe you have to be a real woman to get the most out of 'Real Men'."
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The Huffington Post
December 10th, 2015

"With 'The Real Men: The Musical,' the title alone may cause incipient stomach grumbling, but don't be discouraged...They are so off-the-cuff engaging that they completely avoid the macho posturing that could infect this sort of endeavor...It would be a pleasure to report they're often in the wrong about the clichés of male foolishness, but they aren't."
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Off Off Online
December 9th, 2015

"Some of the lyrics were hysterical; some were a bit dated.. They reiterate the point that men are limited in their thinking and that it is a universal disease. The production definitely caters to the older bridge and tunnel crowd. Married and divorced couples will get it but younger theater-goers might need variety in the music and a younger perspective."
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BroadwayWorld
August 5th, 2012
For a previous production

"It has been proven that men and women differ on the subject of humor. Often times, women lack the gene that allows us to find the hilarity in vulgar 'locker room' guy talk. However, Paul Louis and Nick Santa Maria, creators and writers of 'Real Men Sing Show Tunes…And Play with Puppets,' find a way to appeal to both sexes with clever rhymes, well-timed skits and the occasional shocking curveball."
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Talkin' Broadway
July 15th, 2015
For a previous production

"Like nearly everything else in this inane 90-minute revue, there is no greater point. The song is a cheap laugh, the costume is a cheap laugh, everything is a cheap laugh — and so, ultimately, is the show... The direction gets you from first scene to last, and the performances aren't inept. And there's enough thrown at you that, by the law of averages, some things are bound to stick — I cackled, against my will, at the adorably sadistic way a little girl puppet kept kicking her new stepdad."
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Talkin' Broadway
July 18th, 2012
For a previous production

"Though there were a couple of technical issues on the night attended, the actors seemed to handle it rather smoothly. They all have an awareness of the audience that allows them to gear reaction to bits, and hold for laughs without breaking pacing... Despite the opening and closing numbers being a bit lacking in punch and memorability, 'Real Men' is enjoyable form start to finish; and with all the musical revues written for women, it seems one for men is overdue."
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Times Square Chronicles
July 19th, 2015
For a previous production

"The music is catchy and fun with some touching ballads, the sketch’s amusing. David Arisco keeps this show at a clip and knows how to make a gag go over. When the giant phallus makes it’s appearance in full glory, it is then whacked to a shrunken version of its former self."
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Theater In The Now
July 15th, 2015
For a previous production

"Director David Arisco knows how to win the audience over. And that’s with cheap laughs. Arisco and his actors play into visual gags in the majority of their bits. The visual humor is never dry. Abundant, but hilarious... With nearly thirty numbers and costume changes between each, Arisco was forced to keep the transitions quick otherwise of the natives would have gotten restless. 'Real Men' is meant for a cabaret space, not an actual theater as some of the jokes will drive you to drink."
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