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America's Favorite Newscaster

From 29 member  reviews
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. More…

'America's Favorite Newscaster' tells the story of a young, fearlessly insightful TV journalist, who struggles to maintain his famous calm while dealing with the challenges of today’s news cycle.


Member Reviews (29)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Entertaining, Indulgent

During previews
65
Disappointing, Good score, excellent lyrics, poor book, awful choreography

See it if A good score and lyrics can overcome other flaws for you.

Don't see it if If you need a show with some sort of sensible book and choreography that adds to the show.

During previews
64
Cliched, Flat, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You're ready for a repeat of the same Trump bashing we know by heart that adds nothing to the discussion in either direction, left or right.

Don't see it if You support the current president or expect surprise, wit or a memorable score in your musical political satire.

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During previews
60
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Delightful

See it if like a comedy with moderate sense of humor.

Don't see it if you want to see an edgy musical with dark humor.

During previews
69
Ambitious, Disappointing, Relevant, Fluffy, Clever

See it if You hate Trump.

Don't see it if You like Trump.


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 ...
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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 melodi...
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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 po...
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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...
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