The Other Josh Cohen
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The Other Josh Cohen

The Other Josh Cohen NYC Reviews and Tickets

(311 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great singing

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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (311)

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83 Reviews | 10 Followers
Quirky, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want an entertaining show with a sentimental story that packs in the humor.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Neil Diamond.

264 Reviews | 26 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Must see, Clever, Refreshing

See it if you like a good story with songs that advance the plot and a dynamite ending; you love it when the actors are also the musicians;

Don't see it if you have a Bah! Humbug! personality; you don't like musicals at all

77 Reviews | 7 Followers
Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if It was very entertaining with a good story line which was easy to follow. I also liked the fact that some performers played instuments.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals.

80 Reviews | 20 Followers
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if If you like original writing with a Jewish slant, lots of laughs , amazing impersonations of Neil Diamond and brilliant singing and dancing

Don't see it if If you don’t like laughing or original fresh writing and require a more central location for a theater ! No criticisms of this one. Read more

71 Reviews | 12 Followers
Refreshing, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if you want to be entertained a great way to spend an afternoon totally entertaining

Don't see it if dont like quirky little shows

75 Reviews | 40 Followers
Resonant, Quirky, Great writing, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if Humorous case of Murphys law with a heartwarming twist. Unique and tmely. Odd yet believable. Great music.

Don't see it if The story is told with singing and music..

127 Reviews | 15 Followers
From zero to hero.

See it if you like tuneful musical comedies about losers-turned-winners.

Don't see it if a show about a nebbishy New Yorker would probably turn you off. Read more

444 Reviews | 79 Followers
Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love musicals. Original smart show. Steve Rosen wonderful. Costumes & characters & staging good. Twists & turns. Sad & funny & happy.

Don't see it if You don’t like loud music. That is probably the only negative so if you can overcome that, you will enjoy.

Critic Reviews (20)

The New York Times
November 12th, 2018

"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."
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November 12th, 2018

“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.”
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November 15th, 2018

"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."
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Lighting & Sound America
November 13th, 2018

“’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.”
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New York Stage Review
November 12th, 2018

"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."
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New York Stage Review
November 12th, 2018

"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."
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November 15th, 2018

"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."
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Theater Pizzazz
November 16th, 2018

“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.”
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