Reviews: Did Critics Rock Out to The Lonely Few? | Playbill

Related Articles
The Verdict Reviews: Did Critics Rock Out to The Lonely Few?

The new musical starring Lauren Patten and Taylor Iman Jones opened at MCC Theater May 20.

Lauren Patten, Taylor Iman Jones, and Helen J. Shen in The Lonely Few Joan Marcus

MCC Theater's New York premiere of the new rock musical The Lonely Few—featuring music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak and a book by Rachel Bonds—official opened May 20 at Off-Broadway's Newman Mills Theater. And the critics are sounding off.

The Lonely Few
is a queer love story between two musicians: Lila (Tony winner Lauren Patten) and Amy (Taylor Iman Jones). Lila has a band called the Lonely Few, who have a standing gig at Paul's Juke Joint in Kentucky. Sparks fly when an established musician, Amy, gives the Lonely Few a chance to join her on tour. The musical will run will run until June 2.

Read the reviews below.

New York Magazine/Vulture (Jackson McHenry)* 

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Benardo) 

The New York Times (Laura Collins-Hughes)* 

New York Theatre Guide (Gillian Russo) 

New York Sun (Elyssa Gardner)

Observer (David Cote)

Talkin Broadway (Kimberly Ramírez) 

TheaterMania (Kenji Fujishima) 

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramírez) 

Winningham Writes (Maddie Winningham) 

*This review may require creating a free account or a paid subscription.

Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Trip Cullman and Ellenore Scott direct a cast that includes Damon Daunno, Taylor Iman Jones, Peter Mark Kendall, Lauren Patten, Helen J. Shen, and Thomas Silcott. Billy Cohen, Christine Dwyer, DeWitt Fleming Jr, Taloria Merricks, and Rose Van Dyne serve as understudies.

Video: Watch Taylor Iman Jones and Thomas Silcott Perform 'If Your Child' From The Lonely Few

The Lonely Few also features scenic design by Sibyl Wickersheimer, costume design by Samantha C. Jones, lighting design by Adam Honoré, sound design by Jonathan Deans and Mike Tracey, orchestrations by Zoe Sarnak and Bryan Perri, and arrangements by Sarnak. Perri is the music supervisor, Myrna Conn is the music director, and Tomoko Akaboshi is the music coordinator.

The production stage manager is Bess Marie Glorioso with casting by The Telsey Office's Beth Lipari and Phyllis Schuringa.

The musical was originally commissioned and produced by Geffen Playhouse.

Photos: MCC Theater's The Lonely Few

Today’s Most Popular News:

Blocking belongs
on the stage,
not on websites.

Our website is made possible by
displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by
whitelisting with your ad blocker.
Thank you!