Song of Joy
Closed 1h 25m
Song of Joy
81

Song of Joy NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(25 Reviews)
Positive
84%
Mixed
16%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Relevant

Carol Mazhuvancheril's autobiographical solo show about his experience moving across countries.

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Member Reviews (25)

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1085 Reviews | 265 Followers
77
Quirky, Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if A man's story about self worth. Entertaining with iffy direction.

Don't see it if If you prefer musicals or conedies.

715 Reviews | 108 Followers
68
Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Great acting

See it if you want to see a very personable young actor tell about his life experiences.

Don't see it if you expect a play about immigration. This show is mainly about his problems with friends and family about being gay. Read more

466 Reviews | 237 Followers
86
Enchanting, Absorbing, Refreshing, Relevant, Great acting

See it if A moving autobiography of a man’s self-acceptance & love for himself & told with passion & truth.

Don't see it if If you prefer a musical then skip this one.

484 Reviews | 130 Followers
84
Mostly solo, Great acting, Warm, Funny, Heartfelt

See it if warm, funny, gay coming of age story out of India paddles your boat, intimate staging makes U part of the story

Don't see it if need distance and wide open space 2 make U comfortable, not prefer almost solo work, there is an Indian dance with his sister at end

419 Reviews | 256 Followers
79
Needs trimming, Well acted, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Heartfelt

See it if Interesting (mostly solo) show about a young Indian immigrant's journey to various countries while coming to terms with who he is.

Don't see it if not interested in immigrant experience or gay issues or what is essentially a one person show. Some scenes go on a bit too long. Read more

446 Reviews | 67 Followers
85
Very moving, Relevant, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if A small solo show beautifully presented in all respects about a young man's accepting his real identity. Parts are also quite funny.

Don't see it if you do not like solo shows.

306 Reviews | 157 Followers
88
Clever, Resonant, Profound, Great writing, Great acting

See it if A charming performer tells his story w issues many young immigrants know only too well: acceptance from his family while trying 2 integrate*

Don't see it if Uninterested in solo perf or in immigrants' stories. Read more

308 Reviews | 56 Followers
68
Not quite

See it if For the performance - adorably likable actor.

Don't see it if For the writing. This show gave you nothing to grab onto. Just random snapshots from the actor's life that didn't really go anywhere.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatermania
January 10th, 2023

" 'Song of Joy' devolves into a garden-variety actor's biography. Mazhuvancheril has led an undoubtedly interesting life, but in its present form, 'Song of Joy' sounds too much like a ditty we've heard before."
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New York Stage Review
January 13th, 2023

"...in many ways, 'Song of Joy' feels like the start of a 300-page memoir."
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