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.
See it if Lonely, kind New Yorker is having a tough time, then gets a surprising letter. Adorable sentimental story with upbeat catchy pop/rock music.
Don't see it if You are looking for something darker or more substantial. This is a fun small musical.
See it if Charming chamber musical about self esteem, family, karma & Neil Diamond! 'Before & After' lead duo most appealing w/ tiptop backup ensemble
Don't see it if Plot can get a bit cloying & songs are slight overall but players glide effortlessly over any reservations Use of multiple instruments A+
See it if Waited years.Kindness rules.Listing of roles fun.Again super talented Writer/Actors.Catch pre-show & Neil songs post show. ALSO
Don't see it if Loo on 2nd level. Some loud songs. Playbill misnamed the two Josh Cohens beneath the photo. ALSO
See it if you want 90 minutes of light comedy in a predictable story, with live music by the actors who also sing while playing multiple instruments.
Don't see it if you do to like things on the silly side or lots of fast action where most of the cast play multiple parts. Some music is loud.
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
See it if Rollicking pop/rock mistaken identity musical: If your ship leaves without you, you can steer it back to you. Superb upbeat Steve Rosen.
Don't see it if Good supporting ensemble work, but the scattered family members diminish focus on the main Cohen. Phone calling on stage never works.
Also Sample lyric: "I was broker before he broke in."
See it if endearing/laugh out loud story of character unlucky in love/life; talented cast dashes around stage 2 act/sing/play instruments, wow!
Don't see it if not heavy; music is forgettable; structured as an unpolished college show; but, heh, that’s part of its immense charm
See it if You want to have a feel-good time at a musical comedy that has a touching message and fun story.
Don't see it if You don’t like tiny, shoestring, quirky shows that feel like they should be in a fringe festival and nothing more.
See it if You want a pleasant night of fluffy musical theater with live music and talented actors/musicians/singers
Don't see it if You want an interesting night of theater. The story is silly and a little disappointing, none of the songs are memorable, but they're cute.
See it if You're looking for a fun evening, to escape from MSNBC. Small scale musical that is charming.
Don't see it if You're looking for a Broadway scale production musical or serious drama.
See it if you like quirky, funny, well done musicals.This slice of NYC life is as delightful as it gets.Entire cast is terrific.Don't miss this one!
Don't see it if you are looking for a serious, intense play.This is marvelous fun.It has a story to tell and a point to make.It does both very, very well.
See it if Clever musical by and starring a great duo with 5 talented backup musician/actors. Sweet treatment of dating & self-esteem issues.
Don't see it if Josh's family is a riot. Very lively musical. This is a fun, very New York show. The audience loved it.
See it if you like small character driven musicals with appealing characters and a few catchy tunes.
Don't see it if you need big production values and epic themes.
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.
See it if a small, very uplifting show with a lot of humor & some touching moments, well-written by the 2 actors playing Josh (one serving as narrator
Don't see it if don't want actors playing more than one role as well as instruments, want something dark or with deep social issues, want big production*
Also * great set for such a small theater & production
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.
See it if Sweet show with a good cast. An enjoyable time at the theater with little effort . Sit back and go with it.
Don't see it if Light ethnic comedy .
See it if you want a fun show to brighten your mood. Great songs, cute shtick, fun plot all performed by an energetic and talented cast.
Don't see it if you like your gloomy mood and don't want to do anything to interfere.
See it if you want to see a schmaltzy, fun little musical that reminds you of Catskills humor from the 50s through 70s.
Don't see it if you want a serious book with a memorable score and lyrics
See it if you like musical comedy with a very appealing enthusiastic cast, somewhat silly humor and pleasant "lightweight" characterizations.
Don't see it if you desire comic musicals with some depth to the characters, consistent humor, a more than mediocre score and a less manipulative plot.
See it if Cheese and sugar coated Valentine's Day musical of a single, dorky, Jewish man down on his luck in a moral conundrum. Talented women cast!
Don't see it if Cheesy, nerdy 90s jokes annoy you. V's Day / singles' woes annoy you. Emotional arc gets sugary and gushy. Uneven vocal ability.
Also Free ticket from Show Score.
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.
See it if You enjoy light entertainment, with talented actors playing multiple parts and multiple musical instruments.
Don't see it if You need something of substance. This was fun but not memorable.