Birthday Boy
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Birthday Boy
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Birthday Boy NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(25 Reviews)
Positive
84%
Mixed
4%
Negative
12%
Members say
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound, Must see

About the Show

This new musical tells the story a young man who was abandoned as a child, placed in an orphanage, and abused. What can a boy say when all he knows is taken away? Part of the 2018 Planet Connections Festivity.

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668 Reviews | 155 Followers
74
Touching, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Uneven

See it if you are interested in how childhood trauma can play out in early adulthood.

Don't see it if you require fully polished productions, or only like musicals with fully literate books & lyrics. Read more

360 Reviews | 89 Followers
45
Slow, Indulgent, Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if You like shows that are a bit of a throwback. You like melodrama, and lots of it.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show that handles serious subject matter with the focus it deserves. Read more

149 Reviews | 73 Followers
80
Absorbing, Relevant

See it if you are interested in a thought provoking musical about a young man’s struggle to overcome his painful past.

Don't see it if you want a completely polished production. You want a real set. You don’t care about supporting an unfinished work with promise. Read more

152 Reviews | 29 Followers
72
Intelligent, Great acting, Profound, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in seeing a play about young people trying to survive in a world which has seemed to turn against them.

Don't see it if Themes of child abuse and abandonment make you feel uncomfortable. Read more

129 Reviews | 19 Followers
75
Entertaining, Promising, Nostalgic, Engaging, Great cast

See it if you like a melancholic drama of how one's past catches up w/ one's present & future. But it has its fun & romantic moments too set in music!

Don't see it if you want a feel good musical, as the tragic tone is more pronounced, but in a good way, as that is essentially the theme. But still "fun".

106 Reviews | 17 Followers
50
Earnest, Well meaning, Disappointing, Slow, Cliched

See it if In this musical the score itself was terrific. See it if want to see true heart that comes from everyone associated in this production.

Don't see it if ...you are looking for an uplifting musical.

79 Reviews | 22 Followers
30
Disappointing, Needs work, Unevenly performed, Predictable

See it if You want to support first time writers and young performing talent. Interesting idea for a show.

Don't see it if You want to see a refined or refreshing new musical or if you want to hear a consistently good singing cast. Read more

79 Reviews | 21 Followers
70
Intense, Relevant, Slow

See it if You are looking for unexpected sources for musicals. Emerging art that is worth supporting.

Don't see it if You’re expecting perfection