The Legend of Georgia McBride
Closed 2h 10m
The Legend of Georgia McBride
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The Legend of Georgia McBride NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(49 Ratings)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious

About the Show

MCC Theater presents the story of an Elvis impersonator who must become a winning drag queen in the Florida Panhandle to keep everything from falling apart.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (49)

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275 Reviews | 603 Followers
100
Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a heartwarming, adorable show! Some of the most fun I've had in the theatre a long time! So glad it's coming to LA's Geffen

Don't see it if Don't like Drag, or prefer a Drama.

272 Reviews | 57 Followers
100
Eloquently written, Great acting, Funny, Moving

See it if You appreciate well written work by new voices

Don't see it if Can't imagine anyone not enjoying this production

350 Reviews | 163 Followers
97
Hilarious, Fun, Entertaining, Great acting, Great costumes

See it if you enjoy hilarious, over-the-top comedies. I laughed through the whole thing, but the show also had an incredible amount of heart.

Don't see it if you would be uncomfortable watching a drag show. Even so, if you are open-minded to it, you just may love it Read more

240 Reviews | 68 Followers
95
Great acting, Relevant, Original, Must see, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a great meditation on the blurry lines of gender, as told with utter fabulousness by Dave Thomas Brown and Matt McGrath.

Don't see it if You're close-minded.

575 Reviews | 734 Followers
93
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you're in the mood to laugh.

Don't see it if you're not into drag shows.

69 Reviews | 91 Followers
92
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You want a mega-laughs comedy full of incredible drag show routines!! Dave Thomas Brown is some serious eye candy as boy or girl, too.

Don't see it if You cannot stand drag queens, I suppose.

63 Reviews | 40 Followers
90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if you love theatre that makes you laugh with a heartwarming story of acceptance.

Don't see it if you don't like drag queens

91 Reviews | 83 Followers
90
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Original

See it if you're looking for a very entertaining show. So much fun and so many laughs that you won't even notice that there is no intermission.

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor

Critic Reviews (31)

The New York Times
September 9th, 2015

"A stitch-in-your-side funny, if improbable, new comedy...The performances, under the snappy direction of Mike Donahue, are, as might be said backstage (or onstage) at a drag show, totally flawless...Most impressively, while drag queens have practically become stock characters in pop culture, Mr. McGrath imbues his version with a life-hardened authenticity underneath the garish wig and the cracking makeup; there isn’t a trace of caricature in his portrayal."
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Time Out New York
September 9th, 2015

"Matthew Lopez’s feel-good comedy delivers many of the diversions that its premise suggests. The production features silly-glam costumes and snappy one-liners for the queens, an amusing learning-curve montage for our hero and several zippy musical numbers, including a delightful show-tune medley...Presented in 100 straight minutes, the play seems like a truncated version of something fuller and more specific. The foundation is there; the shading needs work."
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New York Daily News
September 9th, 2015

"Necessity is the mother of reinvention in 'The Legend of Georgia McBride,' a predictable but irresistible crowd-pleaser...Chasing buzzy themes of identity and transformation, 'Georgia McBride' is by turns sweet and salty and deceptively deep...Lopez’s latest play may not make him a legend, but it confirms his status as a writer worth hearing from."
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The Hollywood Reporter
September 9th, 2015

"Featuring enough amusingly bitchy one-liners and energetic musical numbers to be a genuine crowd-pleaser, the play is frothy to the extreme, a show for people who find 'Mamma Mia!' heavy lifting. But its relentless silliness is sweet and amiable enough to make it go down easy...Despite its earnest message of tolerance, 'The Legend of Georgia McBride' is too lightweight to register as anything more than a mild diversion. But it's highly entertaining nonetheless."
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New York Post
September 10th, 2015

"Shades of 'The Adventures of Priscilla' and 'The Birdcage,' plus a dash of 'Tootsie': 'The Legend of Georgia McBride' is a throwback to the feel-good drag-queen comedies of yore. You can spot every single plot development a mile ahead, but the production is so irrepressible, it’s almost impossible not to have a good time."
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AM New York
September 9th, 2015

"Heartfelt, feel-good comedy...It takes some time for the play (which runs just under two hours without an intermission) to make its way through the exposition. But once it gets going, some very funny exchanges and polished drag sequences follow, plus a spirited defense of drag as a form of cultural protest and a way of life."
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NY1
September 16th, 2015

"'The Legend Of Georgia McBride' may not be the best play to come down the pike, but few can top it for sheer bust-a-gut, lose-yourself, feel-good fun at the theatre. And it features a very talented cast, along with one central performance that's about as fabulous as it gets...A wildly irresistible summertime diversion."
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Theatermania
September 9th, 2015

"You'll laugh at the zingy one-liners and tap your toes to the fun song-and-dance numbers, but you won't leave the theater with a radically altered perspective on the world...Watching 'The Legend of Georgia McBride' feels like cuddling up in a snuggie made of tulle and dreams. It's comforting and familiar in its nonthreatening fabulousness, perfect for a night out during which you would prefer to know exactly what you're going to get."
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