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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
Avg Score

Absorbing, Poignant, Great acting

See it if especially if you like the reality of historical plays and the history of baseball.

Don't see it if if you don’t like plays about lost chances, struggle and the human condition, or you prefer Broadway theater.

Also The four actors in the ensemble performed beautifully. The play was ve... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if if you really want to understand the afro american struggles and are also a sports fan

Don't see it if if you are not into sports; are disturbed by some graphic images

Delightful, Thought provoking

See it if You enjoy a small, well acted, historical play Care about baseball and black history

Don't see it if You like big, splashy plays or musicals

Also Small production that. shows care and love of its subject... Read more Read less

Great acting, Ambitious, Relevant, Absorbing, Intense

See it if You are a lifelong baseball fan, interested in Afro-American history, want to see some wonderful acting

Don't see it if You're looking for light comedy or a sanitized version of Josh Gibson's life

Thought-provoking, Riveting, Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You are are baseball enthusiasts and appreciate history

Don't see it if You don't care about learning about American History

Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Funny, Must see

See it if You love learning while being entertained.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you don't like being entertained.

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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