With a Little Help...It's John Belushi
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With a Little Help...It's John Belushi

With a Little Help...It's John Belushi NYC Reviews and Tickets

(24 Reviews)
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Ambitious, Great acting, Disappointing, Entertaining, Quirky

About the Show

This East Coast Premiere of this biographical multimedia show takes the audience on the journey of John Belushi's rise in a piece complete with live music, videos, and stage sweat.

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1040 Reviews | 251 Followers
Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if The story of john Belushi. From second city to SNL. His life. Good acting okay plot. If you like Belushi and his comedy.

Don't see it if If you do not like biographical plays about a person's life.

677 Reviews | 189 Followers
Sketchy, Disappointing, Ambitious, Excruciating (at times), Confusing

See it if to see an anarchic (or is it just slipshod?) bio of the anarchistic (or was he just reckless?) 70s comedy legend.

Don't see it if you want to get a true sense of what made Belushi tick, what made him so funny & iconic, or what really led to his premature demise. Read more

438 Reviews | 111 Followers
Needs better direction and staging, Great singing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you are willing to tolerate direction that does not meet the demands of this incredibly complex show/topic.

Don't see it if a great band, excellent singing, solid acting are not enough to hold your interests. Or you don't know comedy history(and don't want to) Read more

250 Reviews | 69 Followers
Good-natured fan reenactment

See it if you are OK with improv-level performances in theater context; "Belushi" could have been better in a more focused vehicle. The band was cool

Don't see it if you want "theater"; seek to understand the genius that Belushi was and you have access to Wikipedia and Youtube.

229 Reviews | 108 Followers
Lots of badly aged toilet humor, Poorly directed & poor script, Great acting, Wish sandwich w/ 2 slices of bread & no meat

See it if To see Jack Zullo do an outstanding impersonation of Belushi, cast of 13 work very hard, nice blues band.

Don't see it if You’d be bored by a poor script strung out by poor & seemingly interminable film clips that in total fail to take on Belushi’s drug habit. Read more

208 Reviews | 77 Followers
Riveting, Raunchy, Hilarious, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you remember John Belushi, if you are a "Boomer", if you want to see how he became who he was.

Don't see it if You are a millennial or a Gen Z. You probably have no idea who he was and if you do, it is because you parents and (horrors) grandparents d Read more

148 Reviews | 99 Followers
Unfunny with jokes that have not aged well, Manic energy but no depth, Weak script, Hard-working cast of 13 & musicians, The elephant in the room, his drug abuse, is not addressed

See it if you're a Belushi die-hard; you support indie theatre; biographical plays intrigue you; you enjoy a kick-ass blues band & 1st-rate musicians

Don't see it if you expect to laugh a lot; you're impatient with plays that don't dig deeply into a person's core; escalating drug abuse is a trigger Read more

154 Reviews | 23 Followers
The actor playing the improv legend needs a strong director's disciplined approach, Holds great potential but still very rough!, A show that is still searching for its true identity: one-man show or ensemble cast?, Needs a professional playwright's intervention

See it if You loved John Belushi the comedian who died too young. The show barely hints at the real man behind the outrageous behavior and drug abuse.

Don't see it if You expect a polished, thoroughly workshopped show. What's on display is still a very rough draft on what could become a good bio-pic film. Read more


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