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Blank! The Musical

Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky
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Critics
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8 reviews
Members
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1 review
 

In this fully-improvised musical experience, the ensemble takes to the stage each night—with no script, no rehearsal, and no idea what will happen—to perform a brand-new smash hit musical…that you help to create!

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At 'Blank! The Musical,' the power to build your dream Broadway show is in your hands. Bring your friends, get out your smartphone, and vote with the audience to fill in the blanks. Choose a title. Write lyrics. Compose the score. Then it's curtain time and away we go!

 

Reviews (9)

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78
Avg Score

75
The New York Times

for a previous production "My initial hopes were not high...Yet distinctive characters and story reversals emerged more quickly than we had any right to expect...Duets, quartets, and even sextets sprang into credible, ludicrous and utterly familiar existence...Witty and likable in refreshingly unaggressive ways, the performers of 'Blank!' seem to have genetically coded knowledge of the forms, formulas, and clichés that make up the bulk of contemporary musicals." Full Review

85
BroadwayWorld

for a previous production "The dexterous and energetic cast of six, the skilled musicians in the pit, and the versatile crew all work together to create an original and rib-tickling musical on the spot...The end result is a splashy new musical that works both technically and artistically...The cast is made up of seasoned improv pros, and each one makes the audience laugh with ease...They all make it look effortless...They do more than simply hold a tune, and the dancing showcases training and skill." Full Review

85
Theater In The Now

for a previous production "Hip and never-the-same...Audience participation is the backbone to the start of a night of hilarity...Allows everyone to feel they’re a part of something unique...With six incredible talents on stage, they took these radical suggestions and created one of the most entertaining nights on stage in New York...With chips falling where they may, each night you’ll get something extraordinarily different allowing for certain improvisers to shine...Nothing short of entertaining." Full Review

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Musical Theater Review

for a previous production "It has all the earmarks of improvisatory theatre...A tireless group of performers who all prove to be deft in the art of improvisation. It’s not surprising, though, that their inspiration occasionally flags...Moderately amusing...As you might expect, the humour sometimes became a bit infantile. Impressive, though, was the way the company pulled together to create production numbers...Most importantly, the six actors seem to enjoy working together, and their bonhomie proves infectious." Full Review

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Herald Tribune

for a previous production "Diverting and humorous...The results will vary from night to night and Saturday’s humorous production served as a testament to the skill and focus of the performers who displayed genuine wit even if the overall show lacked some focus and didn’t always land big laughs...It was difficult at times to follow the connections from one scene or song to another...The joy of the journey is more important than the final destination." Full Review

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The Source

for a previous production "The cast and crew of 'Blank' triumphantly proves that even when the painstakingly long and complicated process of making a musical is reduced to a mere ten minutes, and that when extensive rehearsal and preview periods are replaced instead by a generous dose of human ingenuity and wit, not only can it be done, but in fact, the results can be quite spectacular...They take improvisational comedy to a whole new level...Absolutely ridiculous but enticing." Full Review

85
Stage Buddy

for a previous production "A very clever interactive experience...A unique theater going experience to be sure...Young, vibrant, hilarious and insanely talented performers. Each is capable of taking the leading role or supporting the ensemble because they are, in fact, a very tight ensemble...It’s a theater full of artists at the top of their game and on the razor's edge of performance art...A one of a kind theatrical sculpture as ephemeral as it is dynamic and great silly fun." Full Review

85
The Stage Review

for a previous production "New York City’s astonishing and hysterical next-generation theatrical sensation. Each night, a talented ensemble takes to the stage...Watch in awe as the stars bring your musical to life on the spot, right before your eyes, complete with show-stopping singing, dazzling dancing, and a little help from a Tony Award-winning design team...The results are always hilarious. A night at the theater has never been so much fun!" Full Review

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88
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88
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You love improv and musical theatre. It was fascinating to see them develop an entire musical within a couple hours.

Don't see it if You hate improv. Although I can be quite critical of improv, I still had a great time!