Relapse: A New Musical
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Relapse: A New Musical

Relapse: A New Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

(63 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great singing

About the Show

A new musical about a group in therapy as they navigate adversities on their path to recovery.

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Member Reviews (63)

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131 Reviews | 24 Followers
At last: a new musical not woke

See it if This is an excellent 'dark' musical about patients confined to therapy for wayward backgrounds. Excellent book and score.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals with a message other than "Oh What a Beautiful Morning."

410 Reviews | 230 Followers
Resonant, Entertaining, Great writing, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if In a contemporary musical theatre with vaudevillian & rock undertones,all aspects work seamlessly to maximize awareness of mental illness.

Don't see it if Themes of mental crisis,relapse&recovery may trigger some. This is an excellent show, yet I do not believe it is for everybody's taste. Read more

306 Reviews | 50 Followers
Ambitious, Interesting, Enthusiastically performed

See it if Young cast gives it their all in intense musical group therapy session. Clever use of players as inner voices.

Don't see it if If you're not up for songs of abuse, alcoholism, paranoia, repressed homosexuality, bulimia and general insecurities.

104 Reviews | 25 Followers
Quirky, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if dark subject matter and a great score are enough.

Don't see it if you need a great book or a cohesive plot. Read more

150 Reviews | 53 Followers
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great band

See it if Some of the singers were excellent, but sometimes it was difficult to make out the lyrics over the band.Subject of group therapy & intrusive

Don't see it if If mental illness, conditions and trauma are triggers. Show trends young. A little slow in places. Read more

408 Reviews | 128 Followers

See it if into experiencing a psych-ward. Plenty of cliches and cooky acting. The occasional good scene/song /performance...

Don't see it if ... framed within lesser ones, and a weak book as a whole. Read more

468 Reviews | 117 Followers
Dizzying, Intense, Slow, Great music, Great singing

See it if You want to see a new musical with a FANTASTIC score from a talented new composer.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals that don't have much of a plot. You have a low tolerance for cringey book/lyrics. Read more

82 Reviews | 20 Followers
Pedestrian, Antidramatic, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You want to hear a new score by a young composer with future potential.

Don't see it if You want to see a musical that actually goes somewhere. This show's characters have issues aplenty, but that's where the drama ends. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)
September 8th, 2023

The new musical "Relapse" at Theatre Row uneasily toes a line midway between optimism and pessimism. Written by J. Giachetti (book and lyrics) and Louis Josephson (music and additional lyrics), the show manages to expose the torment of each patient and the intramural bickering and name-calling among themselves.
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New York Theater
September 6th, 2023

Louis Josephson, who is still a student at Juilliard, has composed a competent rock score, full of propulsive arrangements, with soaring arias, duets and ensemble numbers delivered by a young appealing cast of powerhouse singers. On the other hand, the premise is familiar, the way it plays out offers little fresh insight or originality, and neither the lyrics nor the dialogue offer much in the way of subtext or subtlety.
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