The Wrong Man
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The Wrong Man

The Wrong Man NYC Reviews and Tickets

(296 Reviews)
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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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913 Reviews | 929 Followers
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

982 Reviews | 343 Followers
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.

891 Reviews | 259 Followers
Clever, Refreshing, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like new, fully sung-thru musicals with understandable rap and complementing, exciting choreography on a good set with well-used props.

Don't see it if you want a deep story or do not have an appreciation for good voices and choreography that bring the tale to light. Read more

754 Reviews | 124 Followers
High energy performances, Ambitious, Great singing, Great dancing, Opera

See it if a musical drama about injustice interests you. The excellent band is on stage. All the performers sing and dance very well.

Don't see it if opera with continuous singing and oddly unrealistic plot devices bothers you.

716 Reviews | 157 Followers
Repetitive staging, Great acting, Great singing, Bleak, Disappointing

See it if Hear a new composer in a sung-through story, mix of contemporary genres, tales of injustice, resonant voice of Josh Henry,

Don't see it if Don’t like bleak, relentless plot of innocent black man in justice system, not a fan of dark musicals, constrained dancing, or murder

650 Reviews | 284 Followers
Sung-through musical about a man framed for murder that is largely a vehicle that displays the amazing acting and singing chops of joshua henry

See it if Henry is a marvel, utterly convincing as a man crushed by system, w a voice of great emotional range; fine dancers bring action alive

Don't see it if story w little nuance; much of the music sounds the same; lyrics simplistic/uninspired; still affecting b/c of Henry Read more

715 Reviews | 108 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Clever

See it if you enjoy an intelligent musical with good lyrics, well sung and cleverly staged and lit. The acting was superb even with the second cast.

Don't see it if you don't like hip hop type music or you like traditional musicals. This is not a happy show. Read more

677 Reviews | 190 Followers
Great (if repetitious) score, Shallow, Disappointing, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if u want to see J Henry shine in a song cycle (told via interpretive dance) that is ostensively about injustice but comes across as self-pity.

Don't see it if u expect any social relevance, wisdom into criminal justice, emotional impact or real drama from this overly stylized concert of Golan songs

Critic Reviews (17)

The New York Times
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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Time Out New York
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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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 9th, 2019

"A Pop-Song Master Delivers 'The Wrong Man'"
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The Hollywood Reporter
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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Lighting & Sound America
October 25th, 2019

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