Reviews: Here's What Critics Are Saying About Just For Us on Broadway | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: Here's What Critics Are Saying About Just For Us on Broadway

Alex Edelman brings his solo comedy show to the Hudson Theatre after multiple Off-Broadway runs.

Critics' reviews for the Broadway bow of Just For Us are out. Comedian Alex Edelman makes his Main Stem debut with the solo show which opens at the Hudson Theatre June 26. Previews began June 22 for the limited engagement, which plays through August 19.

Just For Us explores how Edelman's personal experiences with anti-Semitic abuse online led him to crash a gathering of White Nationalists incognito—in New York City. Edelman tells what happens—and raises the larger questions the experience forced him to ask—alongside other stories from his life such as tales about his brother AJ, an Olympian athlete, and having an unconventional holiday season.

Read the reviews here.

Broadway News (Brittani Samuel)

CitiTour NY (Brian Lipton)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)*

Entertainment Weekly (Christian Holub)

New York Daily News (Chris Jones)*

New York Stage Review (Frank Scheck)

New York Sun (Elysa Gardner)*

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Theatre Guide (Joe Dziemianowicz)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)*

Observer (David Cote)*

Queerty (Matthew Wexler)

Talkin' Broadway (Howard Miller)*

TheaterMania (Hayley Levitt)

Time Out (Raven Snook)*

Variety (Naveen Kumar)

Vulture (Jackson McHenry)*

The Washington Post (Peter Marks)*

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The stand-up comedian originally premiered the work in 2018 at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. It then transferred to London's Soho Theater and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, earning a Barry Award nomination and the Herald Angel Award along the way. It's Off-Broadway tenure began with a premiere at Cherry Lane Theatre before it moved to SoHo Playhouse and then Greenwich House Theater.

The late Adam Brace, who was an integral part to Edelman creating the show, makes his Broadway debut posthumously as the show's director. Brace passed away after a short illness in May.

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The Broadway bow is produced by Jenny Gersten, Rachel Sussman, and Seaview, with Mike Birbiglia. Birbiglia originally produced Just For Us Off-Broadway in association with Mike Lavoie, Carlee Briglia, and Joseph Birbiglia.

Just For us arrives on the Main Stem after multiple extended Off-Broadway runs last year which lead to the show winning a 2023 Obie Award.


Check out photos from the show's Off-Broadway run below.

See Photos of Alex Edelman's Just For Us


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