The Legend of Georgia McBride
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The Legend of Georgia McBride
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The Legend of Georgia McBride NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(49 Reviews)
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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Member Reviews (49)

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875 Reviews | 903 Followers
80
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Original, Great acting

See it if this is a hilarious show. Very well written and acted!

Don't see it if you're offended by drag queens

851 Reviews | 1006 Followers
88
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting, Great writing, Delightful

See it if You want to be entertained and have a great time and if you love drag queens!

Don't see it if You don't like the movies Pricilla Queen of the Desert or To Wong Fu.

965 Reviews | 339 Followers
65
Cliched, Lightweight, Entertaining, Good performances, Dated (altho new)

See it if you want a superficial, feel-good evening. No heavy-lifting, but there could have been...and it feels like a cheat. No insight into gender.

Don't see it if you want to be challenged, not just entertained. TLOGM is frustrating in its outdated, too easy approach. Some of the numbers dazzle. Read more

479 Reviews | 714 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.

533 Reviews | 488 Followers
50
Cliched, Overrated, Great acting, Disappointing, Uninventive

See it if you want to see a drag show.

Don't see it if you want to see a play.

260 Reviews | 597 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.

313 Reviews | 155 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

302 Reviews | 82 Followers
65
Cliched, Disappointing, Prefictable, Recorded, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy lip synched nostalgic tunes, energetic and innovative dance routines and exquisite costumes of drag queens on a minimal set

Don't see it if you are turned off or bored by LGBT themes and mixed racial romantic relationships, prefer live to recorded singing/music, intellect stimula

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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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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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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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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