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Re-Designing Women
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Re-Designing Women NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Confusing, Absorbing, Excruciating, Clever, Entertaining

About the Show

In this unauthorized parody celebrating the beloved 1980s sitcom Designing Women,' the ladies of the interior design firm try to save their faltering business by pitching a reality show to Bravo.

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Member Reviews (1)

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Clever, Absorbing, Excruciating, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if I would watch it again it was interesting

Don't see it if If it drags his feet

Critic Reviews (7)

June 14th, 2015

"A parody within a parody within a parody. If that makes this hilarious comedy sound too intellectual, I’m not telling it right. There is mucho knock-down-drag-out silliness on stage—emphasis on the 'drag-out'...The entire cast is game and absurdly on target. Christopher Kenney’s direction barely keeps Mr. Morris’s witty, if off-color, play rolling along briskly."
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July 6th, 2014

"The story, what there is of it, is slim...The merriment works out for all concerned by the final curtain, and prior to the lights coming back on, we in the sold-out audience were treated to the madness and mayhem of a group of talented satirists who had me hysterical for most of the evening...While you don't have to be a fan of 'Designing Women' to enjoy the mastery of the cast, it does give you an edge. Rest assured that, gay or straight, you are in for one helluva ride. (I can't wait to see it again!)"
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July 10th, 2014

"The script and the cast, under the direction of Christopher Kenney, really capture the nuances of their characters and then completely blow them out of the water...Their performances are silly and over the top, but never disassociate themselves from the original characters...'Re-Designing Women' is very funny and, if the snorting and cackling full house audience is any indication, the production will continue to be sold out throughout its extended run."
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April 25th, 2013

"Morris bases his outrageously broad comedies on broads beloved as gay icons in movies and on television. 'Re-Designing Women' is the best so far, with a script as tight as Delta Burke's Spanx and a cast of actors who seem to have absorbed the essence of what made 'Designing Women' a hit....The audience, joined in as Julia Sugarbaker launched into the rant known as "the night the lights went out in Georgia" speech...It's a giddy, insanely fun moment of live theater. Don't be tardy for this party."
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April 9th, 2013

"Creating a spoof is particular challenging, as it needs to be equal parts recognizable and new. The reality show idea is an intriguing take. But it does make Act II drag a bit. The real heart and hilarity of 'Re-Designing Women' is in Act I. Regardless, this is one funny show not to be missed."
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May 30th, 2014

"If you’re in the mood for some sweet Georgia peaches, you’re in luck - they’re in season right now in a mostly sharply written spoof...'Re-Designing Women' pays homage to the ’80s sitcom about four steel magnolias, and despite some minor first-night jitters, it should be in full bloom by the time it ends its run."
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April 12th, 2013

"While Morris never hesitates to push the line a bit too far (fart jokes!), this play is probably his best writing: The characters are sharply drawn and even better performed. And when Morris recites one of Julia’s famous speeches from the TV days, fully half the folks in the Rose Room seemed to recite along. That’s called knowing your audience."
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