Which Way To The Stage
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Which Way To The Stage
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Which Way To The Stage NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(46 Reviews)
Positive
85%
Mixed
13%
Negative
2%
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Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Great writing

World premiere of actress Ana Nogueira's (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice) play about stage dooring.

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Member Reviews (46)

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301 Reviews | 152 Followers
96
Thought-provoking, Clever, Must see, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you are in the theater industry or a huge fan. Lots of inside jokes. Also a great script and wonderful performances by all 4 actors!

Don't see it if you are only an occasional theater-goer, as you may not get some of the jokes, or if you are not a fan of If/Then or Idina Menzel Read more

184 Reviews | 66 Followers
79
Not as much comedy as i hoped

See it if you want a drama about gay male masculinity & sidekick female friendship.

Don't see it if u r looking for a fun time. It has comedic moments (if u enjoy drag), but it's not a strong enuf drama to come to a satisfying conclusion.

153 Reviews | 58 Followers
76
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a theater kid and love Bway icons

Don't see it if You are not obsessed with all things Bway

124 Reviews | 15 Followers
90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if A delightful evening with a talented cast,amusing writing and interesting theme

Don't see it if If gay affection offensive you this is not the production for you

119 Reviews | 8 Followers
80
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You're a theatre lover. You love references to show business.

Don't see it if You want something that isn't a story about want to be performers. Read more

99 Reviews | 15 Followers
79
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like seeing young talented people sing, dance and act their hearts out in a play about what it is to be an actor and so much more.

Don't see it if you don’t like a play that tries to cover too many topics in too short a time

85 Reviews | 25 Followers
35
Shallow, facile

See it if if your heart's desire is to stand next to Patti Lupone (or Idina Menzel) someday

Don't see it if if you are a mature adult not working or aiming to work in the theatre Read more

81 Reviews | 6 Followers
95
Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you're a theater kid who has ever stage doored.

Don't see it if you're a less than casual theater fan. Lots of jokes might be missed.

Critic Reviews (9)

The New York Times
May 10th, 2022

"Under its avalanche of knowing jokes, 'Which Way to the Stage' has serious matters on its mind, including the undercurrent of homophobia and misogyny that can suffuse the relationship between straight women and gay men. Nogueira’s writing is at its best when she lets anger bubble to the surface, but like Jeff and Judy with theater, it seems as if she can’t quite decide whether her play is, at heart, about love or cynicism."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
May 10th, 2022

"Where 'Stage' gets a little unsteady is when it turns its attention from fandom to the art form itself. The play that has been so keen-eyed about sentimentalizing the industry starts to sentimentalize a little towards the end."
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Theatermania
May 10th, 2022

"The struggle of these characters to gain a foothold in their chosen profession is especially poignant in the nonetheless endearing performances of Goldberg and Jenkins, who deliver the theater in-jokes supplied by Nogueira with all the bitchiness of the posters on 'All That Chat.'"
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Talkin' Broadway
May 11th, 2022

"'Which Way to the Stage,' written with penetrating insight by Ana Nogueira, blessed with a superb cast, and swiftly directed by Mike Donahue, is a treat that has a lot to say about frustration, friendship, and fan-worship. But be warned, the quips fly by at a furious pace, and the dialogue practically requires a doctorate in musical theatre trivia to catch all the references."
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New York Stage Review
May 10th, 2022

"The play isn’t all about Idina. It’s also about the often lampooned but rarely explored bond between straight women and gay men; the difficulties of making it as an actor in New York; and—this is a can of worms—who has a right to play which roles…mostly on stage, but also in life. (And that’s a lot to pack into 110 minutes.) "
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Exeunt Magazine
May 10th, 2022

"'Which Way to the Stage' will enchant the ex-theater kid, the Hell’s Kitchen show queen, and anyone deep enough in the 'Wicked' weeds to understand a Jackie Burns joke. But it will also make you think, between laughs, about the deeper issues that permeate a beloved but problematic subculture."
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The Wrap
May 10th, 2022

"Nogueira knows her stuff and adds more than a few new wrinkles to camp idols and the wigs they wear. This new debate between Judy and Jeff is a lot less funny than their Broadway-trivia battles, but proves even more riveting."
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Off Off Online
May 11th, 2022

"At its heart, 'Which Way to the Stage' is a hilarious valentine to the theater. Sprightly directed by Mike Donohue, the play perfectly captures the passionate responses that musicals, larger-than-life performances, and thrilling show tunes can provoke."
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