Boss: The Untold Tony Danza Story

comedy · three rivers theatre company · United States

world premiere
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CHARLES COMEDY certified reviewer June 23, 2014
tagged as: absurd · tony danza · Sitcom · 1980s · pop culture · satire · epic
"Boss: The Untold Tony Danza Story" is an utterly absurd, completely hilarious reimagining of Tony Danza's rise, fall, and rise from his "Taxi" days through to his mid-80s reign as America's Sweetheart. The development of "Who's the Boss" is here portrayed not as a formulaic and pedestrian network programming decision, but as an epic struggle of good and evil, of temptation and redemption, of overcoming the odds and believing in yourself. The show works on several levels, simultaneously lampooning and celebrating the very popular culture "Boss" takes as its subject. If you are even vaguely aware of Tony Danza you should see this show.... full review
ABBY SCHACHNER certified reviewer June 15, 2014
tagged as: meghan parks!
i thought tony danza was very tony danza-ish... and I'm a huge meghan parks fan, so I was very happy with Judith Light! nice cast, good show... next time, a little more mona. Come on! It's Mona!... full review
PETE ZIAS certified reviewer June 14, 2014
The Boss is hilarious, smart and so much fun! I wish this was the real story of Tony Danza! Direction was on point. Writing was smart. The actors are all funny and fun to watch! One of my favorites at Fringe!... full review
SEAN BORING certified reviewer June 14, 2014
Boss: The Untold Tony Danza Story is a fun night at the theatre! The humor is very playful and tongue in cheek performed by a talented and willing cast. The references to 80s/90s sitcoms are awesome and it's fun how they are incorporated both subtly and obviously throughout the show. If you're looking for some absurdist humor that is told and performed in winning fashion, check out this play!... full review
DESIRE DESTEFANO certified reviewer June 14, 2014
Boss: The Untold Tony Danza Story was infectiously charming and nostalgically delightful! That was the laugh I needed! Love!... full review
MATT RITCHEY certified reviewer June 15, 2014
SUPER fun show!! If you're a fan of 1980's TV at ALL, you need to see this! Tony and Judith are showstoppers and Danny and Alyssa are just fantastic! Lots of fast-paced pop culture humor, throwback comedy, and a super-funny twist! See BOSS before it sells out!!!... full review
VINCENT GOMEZ certified reviewer June 15, 2014
Great show! I really enjoyed it! Very, very funny! :-P... full review
CHRIS FARAH certified reviewer June 16, 2014
Were you raised on TV like me? Then you will love this show. Fun, imaginative script full of tv references, riotous performances by a lovely cast, and tight direction makes this super fun show fly by! Check it out!!... full review
MICHAEL B. MURRAY certified reviewer June 29, 2014
What a fun ride!! The story gains momentum and really holds your attention but the best part is this super-talented, perfectly cast ensemble. It's a wonderful night out with TONS of laughs!!... full review
DANIEL THOMPSON certified reviewer June 30, 2014
tagged as: uproarious · funny · ridiculous · hollywood
I wish there was an option between "Amazing" and "Pretty Good". This was definitely worth the price of the ticket and had some insanely funny moments from a supremely talented cast. The intimate theater made me feel as if I were part of the show rather than watching it which I loved. The end dragged on for a bit but it's an incredibly unique script. The concept itself provokes laughter. Great job guys! Keep it up!... full review