Heathers: The Musical

  • Our critic's rating:
    March 1, 2014

    "Rowdy guilty-pleasure musical that opened at New World Stages on Monday night. This is a show that turns an Ohio senior class in-crowd into a lineup of piñatas, waiting to be busted open. And when I say busted open, I am not speaking metaphorically."
    Ben Brantley for New York Times

    "A fun and satisfying Off-Broadway treat."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "Ingenious, very funny “Heathers: The Musical,” which pulls off wonders on a shoestring."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "The show is about 20 minutes too long, but, over all, it's breezy entertainment. Weed [Barrett Wilbert Weed], though, is the big find here. She's a performer to watch."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "This is a goofy show more dependent on inbuilt affection for the movie than on finessed execution. If it blunts the fangs of its inspiration, it at least salutes a late-'80s pop-cultural touchstone with the affection it deserves."
    David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter

    "Someone of the current generation should shake a leg and transfer this winner to Broadway."
    Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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