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Red Emma & The Mad Monk
Midtown W
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Red Emma & The Mad Monk NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(11 Reviews)
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Members say
Ambitious, Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

About the Show

Mystics, anarchists, and snowflakes swirl in this new Russo-American cabaret-style musical about Emma Goldman, Rasputin, and a 12-year-old American girl who's obsessed with both of them and can't get off Twitter.

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Absorbing, Enchanting, Intelligent, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a musical that is innovative in many ways. Supports trans/LGBTQ theatre. Have even a passing interest in political history.

Don't see it if You dislike shows that are at all meta. Dislike shows that are historical in nature but are not strictly biographical. Read more

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Clever, Great staging, Ambitious, Innovative, Thought-provoking

See it if you love small, creative theater pieces that combine history lessons with modern-day messages. Talented cast

Don't see it if you want a Broadway-style, singing, dancing spectacular. This is a drama with a little music. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

August 21st, 2018

“An eccentric, scrappy new musical...The show is an astute representation of a searching tween’s inner world...The consequences of Addison’s efforts to graduate from Twitter feuds to real-life action remain underexplored, and most of the songs are so short that there is barely time to appreciate Lotz’s tuneful, post-Michael Friedman sensibility...Still, despite its imperfections, the sweet, sui generis 'Red Emma and the Mad Monk' qualifies as a late-summer discovery.”
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