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Hy on the Fringe: Your Personal Guide to the

2016 New York International Fringe Festival

This Ratings & Rankings Page Was Most Recently Updated: September 8th 2016

FringeNYC 2016 Show Ratings & Rankings

58 shows rated & ranked; and 10 shows (of 14) rated & ranked in Encore Series

"The Further Aventures Of...," "Flight," and "At the Crossroads: Music for Faust"

The Further Adventures Of..., The Box Show, Flight, and At the Crossroads: Music for Faust

This section lists the FringeNYC 2016 shows I've seen from beginning to end. (Shows that I walk out of mid-stream—typically to avoid tearing my head off—aren't mentioned.)


The shows are listed in rough order of personal preference, with each production assigned one to four stars using the following rating system:


**** = Transcendently Great

*** = Solid & Worth Seeing

** = Unless Your Relatives Are in the Cast, Think Twice

* = "I Wanted to Kill Myself"


If a title is underlined, you can click it to jump to my review.


If a title isn't underlined, I haven't yet written up the show. I won't review most productions due to time constraints, but will strive to write up ones that I feel merit special attention and/or explanation.


I'll be updating the list every single day, so please make a habit of checking this page frequently.


Please also note that I very seldom rate a show four stars. There were more four-star shows last year (eight), but more superb or solid shows overall in 2016. (Naysayers notwithstanding, FringeNYC continues to get better every year...)


All that said, what follows are the 58 FringeNYC 2016 shows I've seen to date from beginning to end:


The Box Show ****

Pucker Up and Blow ****

Seeger ****

Flight ****

The Secret Life of Your Third Grade Teacher ****

Rent Control ***½

The Further Adventures of... ***½

Thud! ***½

Poops, I Did It Again: True Tales of an Angry Colon ***½

W.E.B. Du Bois: A Man for All Times ***½

Cleaning Guy ***½

A Microwaved Burrito Filled with E. Coli ***½

Lunt and Fontaine: The Celestials of Broadway ***

All Together Now ***

Cuntagious ***

The Radicalization of Rolfe ***

DAD ***

Held ***

Richard III ***

Zamboni ***

Cabtivist ***

At the Crossroads: Music for Faust ***

The Company Incorporated ***

Algorithmism ***

ChipandGus ***

Power! Stokely Carmichael ***

Take One ***

Homo Sapiens Interruptus ***

F***'d 'Til Payday: Unrequited Truth ***

Fallen Skies ***

The Legend of Oni ***

My White Wife, or So I Married a Black Man ***

Night of the Living N-Word **½

Small Guitar **½

Jump It **½

This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss? **½

Gorges Motel **½

Pryor Truth **½

Murmurs and Incantations **½

And Then... **½

Einstein **½

Little Stories **½

Sinners on a Southbound Bus **½

Each Brought Some Silences **½

Joey Variations: A Play With Dance **½

Whales & Souls **½

The Fucking Problem **½

Treya's Last Dance **½

Walken on Sunshine **½

Transcend **½

Black & Blue **

Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan **

Meet Murasaki Shikubu Followed by Book Signing, and Other Things **

Mr. Yunioshi **

[NEW] Miss **

Fresh Meat **

Qaddafi's Cook *½

Sheila and Angelo *


For my reviews of these FringeNYC 2016 shows, please click any underlined title above, or click here.


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