The Wrong Man
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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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962 Reviews | 339 Followers
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.

850 Reviews | 896 Followers
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

739 Reviews | 208 Followers
93
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

713 Reviews | 121 Followers
75
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.

MJK
677 Reviews | 187 Followers
71
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

670 Reviews | 149 Followers
76
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

687 Reviews | 113 Followers
80
Great singing, Indulgent, Edgy, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if Henry's charismatic performance & singing as well an Kail's energetic (if overwrought) staging help keep our minds off rather one-note story

Don't see it if Golan's concept album (as source material) starts strongly w/ romantic noir entanglements but runs out of energy mid-show & interest flags

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506 Reviews | 1002 Followers
97
Thought-provoking, Must see, Intelligent, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Josh Henry is a super star. Nine talented dancers and singers. Super singing Super dancing. 5 great musicians Clever lighting MORE

Don't see it if Partner deducted 2% as not happy with ending, Public transportation?. Show will need more backups for the dancers as dances powerful MORE Read more

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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Variety
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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Theatermania
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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BroadwayWorld
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 Henry...here firmly establishes his place in the upper tier of musical theatre leading men."
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