At New World Stages in midtown, a spunky and cheerful Gen-X musical for grown-ups featuring a cast of both puppets and live performers...a downsized version of the Tony-winning Broadway production.
This show about twentysomethings slouching confidently out of college and taking on the world is sort of "Sesame Street" meets "Rent." The muppetish ones wrestle with the angst and schadenfreude (we're not being literary here, there is actually a "schadenfreude" number in the show) of being thoroughly educated and marginally employed.
The relentless cuteness is insistent, but the humor is definitely adult-minded and very funny. Accordingly, those under twelve might be confused, perplexed, or inappropriately intrigued by some parts of the show.
What's New World Stages? New World Stages is a converted complex of movie theaters in midtown, about a block west of the Broadway theater district. Very well-apportioned, with excellent intermission bars and very comfortable seats, the theatres are relatively intimate in size.
The show, on view at the Golden Theatre, has a sassy charm, a quirky sense of humor that successfully negotiates two very different styles that take these Muppet-style creatures much further than Jim Henson ever went.
New York Daily News
...an irreverence that keep you laughing from the second the curtain goes up until its triumphant fall.