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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)


Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Entertaining, Indulgent

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.

Also I find this show excellent & enjoyed it. It's core story about a since... Read more Read less

During previews

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.

During previews
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.

Also I enjoyed myself, but, like with the news itself, the experience will ... Read more Read less

During previews
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.

During previews
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

During previews
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

During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if If you plays about Politics and enjoy an evening of theatre in the East Village. The cast is fun and funny,

Don't see it if You a expect a full musical. This is more a play with music. Don't expect big Broadway sets, costumes etc.

During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Delightful, Great writing

See it if you enjoy satirizing Trump and seeing the focus on how covering him as a newscaster affects many lives. Some clever lyrics and funny scenes

Don't see it if you want big production values. This play is a small and intimate look at the consequences of such a childish, impulsive president for us.

During previews
Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You are following attacks on and accusations of the media by Trump. Songs have clever lyrics and voices are Broadway musical quality.

Don't see it if You are a Trump supporter.

During previews
Funny, Ambitious, Indulgent, Quirky, Overrated

See it if If you have a sense of humor about President Trump, it can be funny. If not it can be offensive. The lead male is gd, the female is better

Don't see it if You are offended by Trump jokes,

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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