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New York | 1h 30m | Ends Feb 24

The Other Josh Cohen

From 15 critic and 100 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Hilarious

About the show

David Rossmer and Steve Rosen play the hapless-yet-warmhearted title character – one eventful year apart – in their musical romantic comedy about courageously owning the hand life deals you, and making your own luck. More…

Josh Cohen just can’t get a break. He’s single, broke, and to top it all off, his apartment’s been robbed of everything but a Neil Diamond CD. Soon, though, his luck takes a turn when a mysterious envelope arrives that changes his life forever.



90
Theatermania

“The show's story of sad sack Josh Cohen, a hilarious modern-day Job, has returned...and it feels as fresh and relevant as ever...With its cartoonish brand of comedy and zippy performances from the cast, ‘The Other Josh Cohen’ is the deliriously fun musical we all need right now...With terrific performances, a quirky story, and memorable songs, ‘The Other Josh Cohen’ is a fun ride that delivers a few good messages along with its feel-good vibe.” Full Review

90
DC Metro Theater Arts

"An irresistible laugh-out-loud rock-musical rom-com with a positive message that will leave you exiting the theater with the biggest of smiles on your face. I know I did...The smart writing, infectious humor, and sweet underlying heart are flawlessly delivered by the pair of thoroughly engaging stars and an across-the-board terrific live on-stage band that doubles as the zany supporting cast." Full Review

90
Theater Pizzazz

“Small in scope, big in heart, ‘Josh Cohen’ is a name that you won’t soon forget...A supporting cast of stellar comedic actors provide an adorably twisty backstory...The current production benefits from the addition of Hunter Foster’s excellent direction. He has made powerful moments more poignant through subtle actions, and added entertaining, clever choices to its delivery...It would be extraordinarily difficult to dislike ‘Josh Cohen’...The best show audiences will have seen in years.” Full Review

90
BroadwayWorld

"A labor of love from the true friendship and life experiences of Steve Rosen and David Rossmer...The score, written by Mr. Rossmer and Mr. Rosen, contains some very clever lyrics and catchy melodies. Having all the actors double up on instruments makes it even better...The show is fun, lively and kept a smile on my face the whole time...This is quite an undertaking and deserves to be seen and experienced...A remarkable night of theatre." Full Review

85
New York Stage Review

"Cleverly written by Rossmer and Rosen, 'The Other Josh Cohen' is a light and lively diversion that’s probably going to keep a smile on your face for its 95-minute entirety. Unpretentious in its style and scope, the musical brightly bounces along from one upbeat song to another...Meeting 'The Other Josh Cohen' won’t change your life, but this certainly will give you a dandy time, enhanced by the deceptively casual excellence of the off-Broadway production as nicely staged by Foster." Full Review

80
The New York Times

"If the songs never quite develop a signature sound, except for a few that aptly invoke Neil Diamond, they make up for it in their off-center point of view...The style recalls that of musicals like '[title of show]' and 'Spelling Bee,' with their apparently spontaneous digressions into the odd and outré...'The Other Josh Cohen' is a charmer, touching on real issues without pummeling them. It doesn’t need to push harder or further; in knowing itself, it has already found its beshert." Full Review

80
Times Square Chronicles

“Wetherhead is a standout as are the two Josh's, who are also the the composer, lyricist and book writers. For that matter the whole cast is a well rounded troupe of chameleons. Hunter Foster’s hones this piece in and gives it a delightful spin on a story many of us have gone through, minus the check. Though scrappy and tongue in check you will find yourself chuckling more than once.” Full Review

80
CurtainUp

"This little musical that manages to combine a big heart, fun, and laughter and a message has journeyed to many stages...It's light but not too light to have something meaningful and hopeful to say...Much of the fun comes from the verve with which Rossmar and Rosen's musician/actors play all those people in the Josh saga. That includes Josh's family who are hilariously brought to life..If you go, and I think you should, plan to get there a bit early." Full Review

80
Front Row Center

“Cheery revival...The show not only explores the limits of otherness, it literally runs on it...The multi-talented supporting ensemble is led by the very funny Wetherhead...Portraying various mean girlfriends and kind hearted Jewish mothers. Louis Tucci, when not busy on bass guitar, is both Josh’s landlord and his father. Darnell, Elless, and Nestlerode all turn in fine performances in sporadic appearances." Full Review

80
Daily Beast

"The potential for irritation is high, but in keeping the musical’s complaining, mulling, and resolving to a brisk 90 minutes and by keeping its charm and 11 songs witty and sunny, 'The Other Josh Cohen' succeeds with a humble and open-hearted modesty. The musical, directed with a ditzy energy by Hunter Foster, won’t shake up your world. It doesn’t reinvent musical theatre either. But it’s a lark and a polished lark at that." Full Review

80
New York Stage Review

"I can’t believe I have fallen for a schlub with a cheesy mustache and a Star Wars shower curtain. But, hey, I’m not the only one who’s succumbed to the silly charm of 'The Other Josh Cohen'...Luke Darnell, Hannah Elless, Elizabeth Nestlerode, Louis Tucci, Kate Wetherhead play all the supporting roles...Between lickety-split wig and costume changes, they also play just about every instrument you can imagine. They deserve all the Valentine’s Day candy." Full Review

70
Lighting & Sound America

“’The Other Josh Cohen’ isn't just high concept, it's all concept...The songs are mostly agreeable time-fillers...Anyone looking for an undemanding hour and a half of Seinfeldian shtick, even if some of it has crept by its sell-by date, will probably get his or her money's worth. It's a fast, funny evening, but don't be surprised if, the next morning, you don't remember what you did the night before.” Full Review

65
Broadway Blog

“Mildly entertaining...Yet somehow, the humor in ‘The Other Josh Cohen’ often feels cliché and dated...Rosen and Rossmer have glorious chemistry onstage. Real-life childhood friends, it is easy to tell that they are basking in the glory of the show’s success...Talented cast. Not only are they gifted with comedic timing, but they also work a double shift, serving as the onstage band. Musically, there is some catchy material.” Full Review

85
Democrat & Chronicle

for a previous production “A funnier-than-fiction, 90-minute-long musical comedy...Under the direction of Foster, sentimentality reigns, the music is catchy, songs are relatable, and laughs are plentiful in a seamless and well-conceived production that guarantees you will leave the show wearing your happy face...They never missed a beat, and their high energy was palpable...they cut through the material at high speed, using pantomime to fill in the blanks or give punchlines the occasional steroid boost." Full Review

85
Rochester City Newspaper

for a previous production “90 minutes of high-speed plot development, witty banter, more than 10 finger-snapping tunes, and a seriously multi-talented ensemble. The musician-actors play every song live and the instruments woven into the plot feel like the musical ‘Once,’ if it had the cultural humor of ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’...The ensemble.not only nails the comedic genre, but also plays an instrument (or three) throughout the show...Sharp comedy and a profoundly talented cast.” Full Review


95
Joyful, Clever, Relevant, Romantic, Sweet

See it if you yearn for a character whose journey you care about, in a modern setting, with good energy and touching message. I was so happy!

Don't see it if you don't like romantic comedies, surprise endings, delightful, relatable characters, being in a theatre full of satisfied and happy people.

91
Delightful, Must see, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if It was amazing - very witty, while also being very moving. All the actors were fabulous. And the songs were hummable too!

Don't see it if you simply hate musicals, even the kind that hang together well

89
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if looking for a fun show. The cast is very musically talented. All of them took up acting, singing, and playing multiple instruments.

Don't see it if you are looking for a serious show. This is a fun story with some campy humor, but still enjoyable for all ages.

Also At first I was like where is this going, but by the end of the show I ... Read more Read less

89
Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy schadenfreude humor, energetic acting/singing/dancing, inventive premises, or intimate theater experiences

Don't see it if you don't want to see the actors sweat and spritz, to hear clever lyrics set to pedestrian rock music, or to have the fourth wall broken

Also I can't imagine this being successful without the two creators taking ... Read more Read less

86
Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you like chamber musicals with clever plot & structure & 2 amiable leads, musicians doubling as ensemble, stories about "schlubs" succeeding

Don't see it if small musicals are not your thing, you get confused when band members play many roles, can't relate to a loser who does the right thing

Also Be careful not to sit on the side sections close to the band (its on e... Read more Read less

86
Clever, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to enjoy a musical play about the NY living experience

Don't see it if your expecting a serious splashy production

85
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you're in the mood for something tuneful, upbeat and touching. It's staged simply, has a powerhouse cast and will leave you smiling.

Don't see it if you want something more challenging, complex or cynical. It's none of those.

85
Funny, Delightful, Relevant, Touching, Performers in multiple roles

See it if You would enjoy following one ordinary guy’s story with a splash of Neil Diamond.

Don't see it if You don’t like rock music or are tired of youthful romantic/coming-into-oneself stories.

Also A bit of ‘let’s put on a show in the garage’ combined with Broadway ta... Read more Read less

84
Quirky, Relevant, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if Rough around the edges with a heart of gold, Small in scope, big in spirit. Clever song writing.

Don't see it if Slight entertainment, but not a waste of time.

83
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want a feel good fun evening with great staging . A clever fast paced fun story with a Happy ending

Don't see it if You want a full scale Broadway production.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You would like to see a very talented cast in multiple roles

Don't see it if You like "big" flashy musicals with elaborate costuming...

80
Fun show with a talented cast

See it if You want an entertaining musical.

Don't see it if You don’t like ethnic based humor.

80
Quirky

See it if You want some mild entertainment

Don't see it if You hate Neil Diamond

Also I saw this at the Papermill in 2014 and saw it again just because, the... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Delightful, Romantic

See it if You want some lighthearted charm in your life. It's all fluff, but sometimes that's exactly what you need. I left with a big cheesy grin.

Don't see it if You want serious substance. This has a real 80s rom com flavor.

79
Feel good

See it if you want an energetic play with very good singing and live music with a happy ending. Talented cast plays all the instruments while acting.

Don't see it if you want a profound story with great dramatic value.

75
Funny, Dizzying, Quirky

See it if A lighthearted and uncomplicated ride with actors constantly coming in hot from left and right. Easy, breezy, silly, victory-for-nice-guys

Don't see it if Production feels slightly unpolished with an uninspiring hero. Even at his worst day that keeps getting worse, I didn’t care much for him

73
Raucous, talented group non stop with a slim rationale

See it if You like nonstop action, in this rather silly undertaking with an underlying ethical message. Audience liked it better than I.

Don't see it if You aren't dazzled by nonstop action at a high decibel level.

Also West side Theater is an old venue. A smallish stage packed with instru... Read more Read less

100
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Riveting, Great singing

See it if You want to never entertained by this hilarious cast and witty script. Terrific music, impersonations, and depth. It’s going to Broadway!!

Don't see it if Dunno. If you’re depressed, or don’t like music, Jews, or comedy.

100
Delightful, Epic, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to to experience a show that is absolutely amazing and uplifting. It made you realize things aren't always as bad as they seem!

Don't see it if GO SEE IT!

99
Clever, Delightful, Must see, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You want to be entertained and uplifted while laughing for 90 minutes

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or comedies

95
Funny, Clever, Enchanting, Must see, Hilarious

See it if you love musical theatre and want a feel good, fun evening out! The score is so inventive, the book so funny. The best show off-Broadway!

Don't see it if you don't like to have any fun.

90
Funny, Delightful, Hilarious, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you want to escape reality for 90 minutes and feel good! It's a lot of fun, especially for Jewish grandparents!

Don't see it if you want to be challenged on an intellectual level.

37
Banal, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You have nothing else to do

Don't see it if If you like good theater. Just boring.

Also I expected more. Hated the lighting. Script was stilted

94
Funny, Entertaining

See it if There is nothing better than an inventive new show not based on any book or movie! The entire cast is multi talented playing many instrumen

Don't see it if You don’t like to laugh! Or I suppose if you don’t like a fast pace.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You liked Dear Evan Hansen. Clever, funny totally absorbing gem of a musical. Great acting, funny writing, catchy tunes.

Don't see it if If you didn't like Dear Evan Hansen or dont enjoy light, musical comedy or are expecting big splashy show.


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