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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
Avg Score

During previews
Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious, Excruciating, Slow

See it if Don’t see it

Don't see it if Don’t see it

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
Resonant, Indulgent, Fluffy, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you want some quick jabs at Trump, quirky numbers, and a predictable storyline

Don't see it if you're a fan of 45, you want things to pass the Bechdel test, you want to watch the acting exercise of actors trying to work w/bad writing.

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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