America's Favorite Newscaster
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America's Favorite Newscaster
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America's Favorite Newscaster NYC Reviews and Tickets

46%
(29 Reviews)
Positive
34%
Mixed
14%
Negative
52%
Members say
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Entertaining, Indulgent

About the Show

Theater for the New City presents this world premiere musical, written as an exploration and celebration of the lives and careers of TV journalists.

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Member Reviews (29)

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240 Reviews | 69 Followers
10
Excruciating, Disappointing, Indulgent, Amateurish, Agonizing

See it if You feel bad for the cast, who are probably lovely people and probably know how bad the show is.

Don't see it if You can do anything else with your night. It's really that bad.

113 Reviews | 52 Followers
97
Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent, Great staging, Resonant

See it if U like current events relating to politics & media news in the form of a light hearted musical with good writing, acting,music.& staging.

Don't see it if U are a hard nose Republican or Trump supporter. Regardless of political leanings, this is a polished good musical comedy that entertains. Read more

7 Reviews | 3 Followers
25
Excruciating, Quirky, Cliched, Comical, Disappointing

See it if You're interested in an over-done parody of the current political climate and associated media coverage

Don't see it if You want to see a show with substance, good music, or one that can be taken seriously

983 Reviews | 229 Followers
During previews
74
Entertaining

See it if Meet John Aetta before the show, he wrote it, very nice person. I thought the show was okay, needs some tweaking but has a lot of potential.

Don't see it if It is not for everyone, can be corny at some points as well as slow. At that theater complex , I liked the cloths make the man 2.

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
During previews
77
Entertaining, Relevant, Clever, Slow, Funny

See it if you are a fan of sketch musical comedy & would like to see the current impasse between the president & the press lampooned in song & dance.

Don't see it if you like your musicals to plumb the human condition: this one remains pretty firmly on the surface of the day's events. Read more

612 Reviews | 125 Followers
During previews
70
Clever, Slow, Quirky, Good acting

See it if It something different and the acting good, funny at some part. I have to say the actor Isaac Miller was great.

Don't see it if It's is slow and long

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
During previews
70
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy, Revue-style

See it if You want a rom- com w/ light political content performed in a revue style. You want to hear talented singers & a great Trump impersonator.

Don't see it if You're expecting a blistering, political satire. You don't like the revue format. You want a big, splashy production.

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
During previews
80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if You want to laugh at the Trump era

Don't see it if If you don’t watch MSNBC sometimes

Critic Reviews (4)

Talkin' Broadway
January 21st, 2018

"The conflict at the center of the show never becomes clear, as it suggests we should ignore the news, but also reminds us of our civic responsibility to doing better than the politicians we see on C-SPAN. The songs add little to the character development, and while some of them are catchy, none of them feel essential...Where the show excels is in the casting of Miller, who embodies the qualities of heroes of movies past."
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Theater Pizzazz
January 18th, 2018

“Simply tries to do too much, and in its over-reach muddies the salient points...Would be better served with some judicious cutting and dramaturgy...Rangy and gives the appearance of being scattershot...The music is another element that could benefit from reworking or even elimination. The melodies are pleasant, but the lyrics are banal and don’t move the story forward...Lackluster direction also don’t help to elevate the work...By and large, the cast is to be commended.”
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Front Row Center
January 18th, 2018

“‘America’s Favorite Newscaster’ is just – so sorry – really awful...The premise of the show is that America’s highest rated newscaster, Fury is burning out...Leaving him very little energy for the attention his lovely pregnant wife requires. And that’s it. For two hours, this is the only real point...The singing is very very quiet...And the choreography is executed by the extremely unsure feet of the performers...We have seen all the jokes presented...One could sleep through these scenes.”
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TheaterScene.net
January 15th, 2018

“Composer Arthur Abrams and librettist/lyricist Tom Attea have taken up the challenge with results that are both sweet-natured and lackluster. Unlike our reality-TV-star-in-chief, who Attea's script refuses to name, ‘America's Favorite Newscaster’ is a shining model of restraint, never aiming its barbs too low but also rarely eliciting more than a polite chuckle.”
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