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Josh: The Black Babe Ruth

From 31 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

About the show

This biographical drama about African-American baseball great Josh Gibson returns to Theater for the New City for an encore presentation in honor of Black History Month. More…

Set in the '40s, 'Josh: The Black Babe Ruth' tells the story of Gibson's rise from the sandlots of Pittsburgh’s North Side to the pinnacle of greatness in the Negro Leagues. The play examines Gibson's successes, sorrows, and struggles as he tried to try to break into the big leagues in an era when the sport was still segregated. 

Member Reviews (31)


Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

Cliched, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if You want to see a play about A historical black icon

Don't see it if You are expecting this to be about baseball

Also While the cast does an OK job they cannot overcome a poorly written sc... Read more Read less

Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if Don't. The cast tries, but can't overcome a terribly written script. Cliche filler scenes. Guitar interludes. Videos of lynchings, unlabeled

Don't see it if There must be a decent documentary about Josh Gibson.

February 13th, 2018
"A baseball story through and through, with draw and delight for fans of theater, fans of history, and baseball fans more used to taking a seat in a stadium than a theater...A live multimedia event...Expertly told by four actors who give us clearly drawn characters. Their performances can only be...
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