The Lonely Few
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The Lonely Few
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The Lonely Few NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(166 Ratings)
Positive
87%
Mixed
8%
Negative
5%
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Cliched, Absorbing

About the Show

Lila's band, The Lonely Few, seizes a tour chance with Amy; love sparks on the road. Will it last?

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Show-Score Member Reviews (67)

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74 Reviews | 10 Followers
92
Resonant, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a unique, realistic, nuanced, immersive queer love story set to great rock music featuring two amazing female leads.

Don't see it if You're looking for a more traditional musical. You don't like the idea of being immersed in a rock concert setting.

107 Reviews | 19 Followers
91
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you're itching for a show with amazing, original songs that have depth and range -- sung by knock-out talent

Don't see it if you're looking for an unpredictable plot and/or big dance numbers (or any dance numbers) Read more

132 Reviews | 18 Followers
88
Fun, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an amazing cast sing their faces off! Loved the music, staging, and a queer romance front and center.

Don't see it if Sometimes it gets a little loud so singing can be hard to understand.

83 Reviews | 14 Followers
87
Relatable, Heartfelt, Great singing, Engaging, Immersive

See it if you like alternative queer stories about life in the south, baggage in tow. You can appreciate new music, great voices and complex stories.

Don't see it if you don't like rock musicals (think Hedwig), lesbian love stories, bad decision-making or are triggered by alcoholic family members.

74 Reviews | 4 Followers
87
Quirky, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You want to see a queer rock musical, with great songs and singing from the leads. The staging / lighting is very clever. Well directed!

Don't see it if You expect a show to be fully polished - this feels like it’s about 80% of the way there, but it drags a bit toward the end and gets cliche. Read more

Nic
621 Reviews | 109 Followers
87
Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you would love a one-act rock musical with a good story and endearing characters brought to life by a talented, appealing cast.

Don't see it if you hate rock music? Read more

59 Reviews | 5 Followers
85
Absorbing, Romantic, Resonant, Epic, Great singing

See it if you want to see a touching rock 'n roll love story with two excellent principals who can rock out and bear their souls in equal measure.

Don't see it if your ears are tender (earplugs offered at the entrance to give you an idea of decibel level) or you're not into new music from the genre.

145 Reviews | 29 Followers
84
Target audience: queer women

See it if you enjoy a lovingly predictable lesbian love story headlined with a loud rock and roll pulse featuring powerhouse vocals.

Don't see it if you need complexity to find a show endearing. This simple love story picks vague, relatable universality over genuinely unique characters. Read more

Critic Reviews (11)

The New York Times
May 21st, 2024

CRITIC’S PICK: "...the achingly romantic, softly sexy, genuinely rocking new musical"
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Time Out New York
June 3rd, 2024

"4/5 Stars!...fills the hot-lesbian-love hole that 'Lempicka' left when it closed."
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New York Theatre Guide
May 20th, 2024

"New York's hottest queer indie rock concert"
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The Wall Street Journal
May 22nd, 2024

"an intimate rock musical with a slender but affecting book...and...ear-scorching score"
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The Observer
May 22nd, 2024

"...there is so much talent and charisma flowing off Patten and Iman Jones"
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Theatermania
May 20th, 2024

"...adds up to something more than just a series of warmed-over platitudes."
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Talkin' Broadway
May 20th, 2024

"The Lonely Few is a fun, feel-good extravaganza"
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Front Row Center
May 21st, 2024

If the book is burdened with predictable transitions, the score scores with angsty bangers.
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