Variety’s theater critic David Rooney weighs in:
"So what if by composer Marc Shaiman’s own admission it’s six weeks too late — the song is funny, the performers have a blast mugging up a storm and the argument of shoring up the ailing economy by accessing the pink dollar is not without merit. Plus, there are other dividends. Outside of a bizarrely cast “Hair” revival, where else could you see an operatically earnest John C. Reilly crooning about sodomy? Or Allison Janney doing a backdoor bump? Or Jack Black trading his crazed rocker persona to play Jesus as a vaudevillian song-and-dance man, imparting the lesson that same-sex coupling is not so far from shellfish on the Biblical damnation scale?"