The Bedwetter (Atlantic Theater Company)
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The Bedwetter (Atlantic Theater Company)
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The Bedwetter (Atlantic Theater Company) NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(147 Ratings)
Positive
88%
Mixed
9%
Negative
3%
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Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Quirky

World premiere musical based on the bestselling memoir by comedian Sarah Silverman.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (147)

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125 Reviews | 15 Followers
95
Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want something a little different - not broadway but just as impressive. Seeing Bebe Neuwirth in person was a definite highlight

Don't see it if You're looking for something serious

266 Reviews | 27 Followers
95
Fun, Quirky, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see a show that isn't just fluff with a 100% talented cast; you want to see Bebe Neuwirth on stage - she's more than Lilith!

Don't see it if You are offended by off-color language; the subject matter doesn't appeal to you; you don't care much for musicals

110 Reviews | 8 Followers
95
Edgy, Great writing, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy Sarah Silverman's type of humor and like hilarious, touching small musicals and don't mind profanity. Laugh out loud funny!

Don't see it if you aren't comfortable with profanity and don't enjoy Sarah Silverman's type of humor.

350 Reviews | 164 Followers
94
Clever, Great characters, Great writing, Raunchy, Hilarious

See it if you want to see a funny, clever new musical from the mid of Sarah Silverman. This was pure fun and laughs throughout

Don't see it if you don't like humor that is sometimes adult and rauncny (despite being a coming of age story).

581 Reviews | 89 Followers
92
Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like a funny show about a serious issue.Great exploration of how we learn to hate ourselves.Acting is sensational.

Don't see it if you only like Shakespeare.This about families and secrets.A very serious subject handled with humor.Acting, singing, staging are terrific.

120 Reviews | 16 Followers
91
Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see, Clever

See it if You want to see a funny show. It is laugh out loud funny. It is very much a sarah Silverman show, so it is not PC.

Don't see it if You want a splashy show with creative choreography or are easily offended by vulgarity.

137 Reviews | 23 Followers
91
Great writing, Great acting, Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if you like off-Broadway musicals, like mildly raunchy shows, like clever lyrics and snappy dialogue, appreciate a good story.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, are easily offended, especially by dirty jokes and adult language, don't like simple shows.

Also Welcome to the musical theatre Sarah Silverman! This is a fabulous show that tells the story of her childhood, going through a divorce, changing schools, and dealing with the problem of wetting the bed at the age of 12. If the fabulous songs don't do it for you, then the crude, crass, and snappy dialogue will. Whether it's a terribly inappropriate joke from the dad or nana, or inappropriate language from the kids themselves, you'll be on the floor laughing. But that said, there is a lot of heart in this show as well, and a lot of serious issues spoken of: like fitting in, depression, and the overmedication of an entire generation. The set is really ingenious and is a great use of the small space. As mentioned before the songs are very catchy. And the last thing worth mentioning, is the star studded caset; hello Bebe Neworth and Cassie Levy! This is a show that should not be missed!! So glad I got to see it!

283 Reviews | 39 Followers
90
Hilarious, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if If you want to laugh with a terrific book and songs with very funny lyrics, go and enjoy The Bedwetter

Don't see it if If you only like dramas.

Critic Reviews (19)

The New York Times
June 7th, 2022

"As long as it sticks close to young Sarah’s resilience as she tries to make friends without revealing her mortifying condition, 'The Bedwetter,' an Atlantic Theater Company production, is a potty-mouthed pleasure. But in jimmying the original into a more serious musical format as it proceeds, it achieves only a middling geniality."
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New York Theatre Guide
June 7th, 2022

"Sarah Silverman’s pungently irreverent and profane brand of comedy makes the leap into musical theatre with her funny but uneven new show, 'The Bedwetter.'"
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New York Magazine / Vulture
June 11th, 2022

"Sarah Silverman’s autobiographical(ish) 'The Bedwetter' deals with a rocky time in the younger Sarah’s life. The musical itself is rocky too — dramatizing a 10-year-old’s emotional breakdown in song poses difficulties for the stage."
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The Wall Street Journal
June 9th, 2022

"What is surprising about 'The Bedwetter' is the soft center wrapped inside its crunchy comic exterior. Sentiment is not generally part of Ms. Silverman’s playbook, but 'The Bedwetter' succeeds at illuminating Sarah’s trauma, which piles up like sheets waiting to be washed, threatening to bury her."
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The Observer
June 8th, 2022

"All in all, 'The Bedwetter' is an amiable summer diversion, adeptly directed by Anne Kauffman and performed in a loose, affable style with an unimpeachable message of acceptance for everyone, warts and all."
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New York Post
June 7th, 2022

"Potential abounds in the tangled show, ... especially in its central idea: that, to the mile-a-minute mind of a 10-year-old, waking up wearing wet pajamas can feel as emotionally traumatic as an adult dealing with divorce or depression. Life already sucks, even at 10."
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Theatermania
June 7th, 2022

"I'm sure that Broadway is the goal for 'The Bedwetter,' but it still feels too small and unfinished for that designation right now. With the right kind of revisions, this uproarious and dirty little show could easily find a nice little home in the West 40s."
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Lighting & Sound America
June 14th, 2022

A likable, scattered, frequently raunchy show, which uses musical comedy pizzaz, not always successfully, to sell a story shot through with heartbreak…The Bedwetter wears itself thin trying to straddle its conflicting moods; if it wants to go forward, it needs a better balance of laughter and pain, more focused direction, and (in some cases) better songs.
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