Thank You For Being a Friend
Thank You For Being a Friend
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Thank You For Being a Friend NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(36 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
8%
Negative
0%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Quirky

About the Show

Hit the Cutting Room for this musical parody of iconic '80s sitcom 'The Golden Girls,' starring drag queens as the sassy seniors. Expect period fashion, petty fights, sex talk, cheesecake, group hugs, and songs.

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Member Reviews (36)

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75
Funny, Campy, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you crave a loving, campy tribute to the classic tv show. An entirely original story with original songs, inspired by familiar characters.

Don't see it if you expect the perfect timing of the tv show & its actresses. This isn't quite as witty, well-paced or polished, but it's still a good time.

80
Entertaining, Fluffy, Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if You're a fan of The Golden Girls. You like fun, raunchy humor. You like drag shows. You want a fun night out.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of The Golden Girls. You dislike drag shows. You don't like raunchy humor. Read more

Critic Reviews (9)

A
October 1st, 2016

"The energy level is high, the jokes keep coming, and the dance numbers are entertaining. The girls have to deal with Ricky Martin holding gay sex pool parties next door. All the actors are appropriately dressed, speak with the proper cadence, and nail the hand gestures of each of their characters. On the negative side, the technical engineer was sloppy, the story is weak and untenable, and the songs are forgettable. But the audience seemed to love the show and have a fantastic time."
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T
September 29th, 2016

"With spunky musical numbers and nods to the source material, this show is a spirited romp...A charismatic ensemble cast work fantastically together...Featuring high-camp drag portrayals of beloved television characters and snappy innuendos, the timing and sass of 'Thank You' is a breath of fresh Floridian air. The show is still finding its feet with some of the nuances of timing and delivery, but the charm and wit of 'Thank You' carries the production quite a distance.
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The New York Times
January 23rd, 2014
For a previous production

"To feel the love for 'The Golden Girls' you have only to see the capacity crowd gathered for ‘Thank You for Being a Friend.'...So you have to wonder what that audience takes away from this drag parody, directed by Nick Brennan, which is so raunchy and overwrought, it’s hard to call it affectionate…The show concludes with a disco-ish ode to Miami, but by that time the desecration is complete."
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Theatermania
June 22nd, 2010
For a previous production

"If you can stomach some lighthearted vulgarity, then you're sure to find ‘Thank You For Being a Friend’ to be a downright hilarious evening of theatrical fun. This highly irreverent yet loving send-up of TV's ‘The Golden Girls’ proves to be simultaneously evocative of the greatest moments from the original and a show with a voice all its own…Most of Thomson's score seems to be directly lifted from other musicals, which isn't all that bad in light the outrageously crude lyrics."
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Theatre is Easy
May 30th, 2009
For a previous production

"Like its source material, 'Thank You' never fails to elicit fits of hysteria, gasps of embarrassment and outbursts of applause...The most successful elements of the show are the three 'ladies'...Collectively the cast is an effective ensemble clearly relishing in the nonsensical madness that is this show...This show is high camp done very, very well, and from the moment the lights went down until they came up again, a packed theatre was in absolute hysterics."
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Theater Pizzazz
February 17th, 2014
For a previous production

"'Thank You For Being a Friend' stands on its own, not requiring much, if any, knowledge of the original. It’s a raunchy, hilarious, lighthearted good time. The story line is as preposterous as it should be...Witty, cutting dialog works better here than the songs, which are brief, enthusiastic and sometimes funny, but not as strong. This is basically a drag show with familiar characters. And it works. It’s perfect dinner, drinks and a show fare and a darned good time."
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Chelsea Now
January 15th, 2014
For a previous production

"This musical parody suits up a cast of dudes in their best horrendous 80s fashions for a breezy, bawdy romp. Across-the-board-funny, each member of the faux foursome comes to the table with a loopy, exaggerated take on the icon they’re tasked with playing...A premise as thin as the set’s two-dimensional wicker furniture...High culture it ain’t, folks — but for lovers of the cult TV show who like a little good, clean, gay-friendly raunch, this one’s a Hump Day must."
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Off Off Online
February 16th, 2014
For a previous production

"As dinner theater entertainment goes, 'Thank You For Being a Friend' makes for a super fun night out. Each of the cast members have their share of the stage...As a group, they complement one another very well and seem to have an intricate knowledge of the others’ rhythms, which only further helped the comedy along...If you’re in the mood for some great food, drink and some raucous laughter, then you’ll love 'Thank You For Being a Friend.'"
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British Theatre Guide
June 22nd, 2010
For a previous production

"'Thank You’ seems to have all the elements which would make for a dynamite revue of a much-loved show, but it is as unmemorable as it is unprovoking; the use of drag certainly brings a new level to the interactions between characters but this new level doesn't illuminate new interpretations of the characters…While those involved or close to the production and its members might get a kick out of seeing the show, it's doubtful that general audiences will find the same level of pleasure."
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