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The Wrong Man
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The Wrong Man NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(294 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
9%
Negative
2%
Members say
Great singing, Absorbing, Great staging, Relevant, Great acting

About the Show

Tony winner Thomas Kail ("Hamilton") directs this new musical by multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ross Golan, which tells the story of a man who was framed for murder, through poetic lyrics and haunting melodies.

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Member Reviews (294)

65
Needs work!!!, Terrible lyrics, Ridiculous plot, Dull, Disappointing

See it if you like contemp pop/rock musicals w/modern staging. TWM is a Hamilton wannabe, but it lacks H's genius (plot, lyrics, music, insight).

Don't see it if you want to be moved or enlightened. TWM is all surface. Enjoyable music/singing but INSIPID lyrics/plot. So much stupidity it hurt my head.

78
Needs work, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great music

See it if Muisc & Singing are beautiful. Great melodies and very entertaining. Henry is spectacular! Relevant timely story.

Don't see it if Story needs work. The end felt abrupt and anti-climatic​. Needed more character development. Something missing in the storytelling. Read more

Critic Reviews (17)

October 9th, 2019

"‘The Wrong Man’ Sets a Universal Nightmare to Music: Ross Golan’s dark chamber musical, based on a concept album, stars the excellent Joshua Henry as an innocent man on the lam."
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October 9th, 2019

"'Hamilton's' Thomas Kail directs it with intense panache; Alex Lacamoire's arrangements bring out the score's pop polish; the lighting and sound are impeccable. But while the music is fresh, the musical is cramped."
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October 9th, 2019

"A Pop-Song Master Delivers 'The Wrong Man'"
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October 9th, 2019

"Thomas Kail directs three-time Tony nominee Joshua Henry in the world-premiere musical written by 2016 BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year Ross Golan about a man framed for a murder he didn't commit."
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October 10th, 2019

"Credit songwriter Ross Golan for the seamless quality of 'The Wrong Man,' his mesmerizing musical about a good man who deserves a good life but seems to attract nothing but bad luck."
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October 9th, 2019

"Joshua Henry Is the Right Man for The Wrong Man: Henry stars alongside the equally fab Ciara Renée and Ryan Vasquez in an undercooked new off-Broadway musical."
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October 13th, 2019

"Joshua Henry Thrills With Authoritative Vocals, Sensitive Acting in Ross Golan's 'THE WRONG MAN'"
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October 25th, 2019

"'The Wrong Man' has one of the most listenable, infectious scores of recent seasons….Joshua Henry...here firmly establishes his place in the upper tier of musical theatre leading men."
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October 9th, 2019

"Are the hype and comparisons to 'Hamilton' warranted? The short answer is 'The Wrong Man' is an entertaining, politically correct, song-cycle that provides a showcase for the myriad talents of Joshua Henry and two of his co-stars, but it's not 'Hamilton.' The long answer is, of course, more nuanced."
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October 7th, 2019

3/5 Stars "'How Wrong a Wrong Man Can Go in Song and Dance': Ross Golan's original musical looks at injustice but not with sufficient insight"
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October 7th, 2019

3/5 Stars "'Joshua Henry Shows Conviction as Man Wrongly Accused': Pop songwriter Ross Golan tries his hand at a sung-through musical, directed by Thomas Kail"
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October 10th, 2019

"But the best reason the songs work is because they are sung-through by the extraordinarily talented Joshua Henry who plays the main character, Duran. Henry is on stage and singing during most of the performance in this intense role. He has a glorious voice and is a powerhouse of emotion and stage presence..."
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October 9th, 2019

"With the help of Hamilton's director Thomas Kail and orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, Ross Golan's almost two dozen story telling songs became the musical, 'The Wrong Man,' now premiering at MCC's beautiful new theater in Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan."
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October 22nd, 2019

"The new musical pulses with dignity and passion, with a clear organic rhythm that will inhabit your soul and electrify your body...With Henry driving the vehicle, it's clear he's most definitely the right man for 'The Wrong Man'...The true heat lies within the driving choreography of the insightful Travis Wall."
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October 9th, 2019

"May remind people of 'Hamilton' in its catchy rap-inflected eclectic score and jerky hip hop choreography, but it is nearly the anti-'Hamilton' in its lack of real-world resonance….a missed opportunity…In place of involving drama or insight, there is rhythm and melody.
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October 9th, 2019

"There may be some argument among friends over pop songwriter Ross Golan's 'The Wrong Man'...but if loving the incredible Joshua Henry is wrong, I don't want to be right. Simply put, Henry proves to be the perfect choice to anchor this slick 90-minute sung-through musical."
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October 24th, 2019

‘The Wrong Man’’s music…is engaging and infectiously rhythmic but also repetitious, with too many numbers having a similar…attack. Similarly, the lyrics…often keep repeating the same refrains…The narrative specifics blur, weakening the dramatic impact…and reveling instead in the hero’s trauma."
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