Suffs NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(194 Ratings)
Positive
92%
Mixed
5%
Negative
3%
Members say
Ambitious, Great singing, Absorbing, Intelligent, Entertaining

A new musical from Shaina Taub taking an unflinching look at the early Suffragist movement. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (194)

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75 Reviews | 18 Followers
100
Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if Love Hamilton like epic, deep, historical musicals. It's one of the best theater I've ever seen off and on Broadway

Don't see it if I loved everything. I'm shocked it didn't transfer to Broadway the same year. Its an exquisite work

262 Reviews | 57 Followers
100
Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to see an all-female cast deliver a well-written and -sung story of the suffrage movement.

Don't see it if you are looking for a lighthearted romp through the early 20th century (though there definitely is comedy)

64 Reviews | 24 Followers
100
Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if It is in the room where it happened. Shaina Taub is the female Lin Manuel Miranda a triple threat! The show is amazing!

Don't see it if I loved everything about it.

137 Reviews | 23 Followers
100
Resonant, Profound, Must see, Great singing, Great writing

See it if you want to be moved, educated, and entertained about issues as important today as they were when they were being fought for 100 years ago.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals/operettas, don't like women's history or feminist issues, don't like issue shows, don't like off-broadway shows. Read more

137 Reviews | 21 Followers
100
Riveting, Relevant, Must see, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you're anyone who appreciates groundbreaking musical theater. Shaina Taub has created something magnificent delivered by an incredible cast.

Don't see it if you'd rather pay a zillion dollars once it's on Broadway.

216 Reviews | 150 Followers
99
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if This is a terrific show with an all female cast Must see. Historic story on how women got the amendment passed to vote. Talented cast.

Don't see it if If not interested in historical poignant times in history

577 Reviews | 88 Followers
99
Great staging, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love exciting musicals that have something important to say, and are brilliantly staged and directed.Acting/singing/dancing are great.

Don't see it if you are a sexist pig. Although probably you are exactly who should see it!Seriously this is headed to Bway, I'm sure. Don't miss it.

538 Reviews | 280 Followers
98
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Masterful, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in a sung-through musical about suffragettes trying to get the 19th Amendment to pass. The entire cast is extraordinary.

Don't see it if Sung-thru musicals are not your cup of tea. This show still resonates with issues facing us all today.

Critic Reviews (17)

Talkin' Broadway
April 17th, 2022

"The production features some of the finest musical theatre performers currently working, and director Leigh Silverman and choreographer Raja Feather Kelly give each woman in the 20-member company a chance to shine. Ultimately, though, this is a show that seems to try too hard, and although perhaps appropriate for the material, there is a relentlessness about the musical. In its breadth and expansiveness (here emphasized by Mimi Lien's grand scenic design, featuring an imposing Federal-style government building), there is not a chance to get to know the women as much more than mouthpieces and types. Tellingly, when a major character dies in the first act, it is hard to feel moved because she seems more of a device than a fully drawn character."
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TheaterScene.net
April 30th, 2022

Leaning heavily on rhetorical flourishes, Taub's score is filled with lots of well-meaning exhortations to "finish the fight," earnest appeals that quickly lose emotional resonance through a lack of lyrical variance and depth. The only song that strikes a deeper chord is the late-show "I Wasn't There," a plaintive rejoinder to Lin-Manual Miranda's "The Room Where It Happens'' from Hamilton, which acknowledges with bitter irony that none of the extraordinary women responsible for the 19th amendment were present when it was signed into law.
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Front Row Center
May 5th, 2022

"Shaina Taub displays a sweeping virtuosity that is as satisfying as it is exciting. Satisfying in that a piece of history that has been largely glossed over is finally getting the attention it is due, and exciting because Taub has created a dazzling piece of theater through which to tell that story"
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New York Theater
May 15th, 2022

extraordinary women, portrayed by first-rate actresses in an inspiring, instructive and entertaining sing-through musical.. …After the leak of the draft of the ruling overturning Roe … it felt more urgent and relevant now. Even Mimi Lien’s set design hits harder: The steps and Corinthian columns look like the exterior of the Supreme Court, except it’s (appropriately?) painted black.
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The New York Times
April 6th, 2022

"“Suffs” has a hefty two-hour-and-45-minute running time, after all, and though the musical isn’t guilty of scolding, it is guilty of stifling an impressive — though exhausting — breadth of U.S. history through its contemporary lens."
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Time Out New York
April 6th, 2022

"4/5 stars! An artful and inspiring historical epic...'Suffs' is remarkably easy to follow as it presents its sheroes in all their imperfect glory, exploring the ideological, generational and racial divides that persist to this day in feminist politics. Although the show is nearly three hours long, not every pioneering woman gets her due...Yet there's much to admire and enjoy."
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New York Theatre Guide
April 6th, 2022

"In entertainment, there is the assumption that women’s stories are small, while men’s stories are universal. Just as the suffragists broke down the doors of the patriarchy, Suffs breaks down the doors of musical theatre, showing that a cast and creative team of mostly women can tell a story that is important, powerful, and about all of us. With Taub leading it, the future of musical theatre is female, and it’s about time."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 6th, 2022

"She’s worked out a ruthless equation: What the women are doing is serious, and what the men are doing is absurd. For the apotheosis of Suffs, we would need to feel both the gravity and the buffoonery, and right now, the production contains too little of the latter."
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