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the boy in the bathroom


"The kind of emotionally-powerful musical production that intimate, black box theaters can winningly stage for years to come. ...This moving new musical - at times warmly amusing, at times deeply heartbreaking - is certainly worthy of your time."


“A funny, beautiful, solid piece of theatre. …A great modern musical, and I expect it will have a long life.”


"An ingenious new musical."

-Orange County Register

“A thought-provoking new American musical. ...Funny and sad and true to the bone.”

-Herald Times

"Exquisite from start to finish. ...An emotion-packed treat. ...The Boy in the Bathroom has considerable life ahead of it. …A terrific choice for intimate regional theaters."


"Charming, compelling, interesting, and involving."

-WFIU Radio

“Beautiful and touching. …A quirky story rendered wonderfully.”

-NAMT Blog

​“Pure exhilaration. ...Lluberes and Joe Maloney’s score is solid. …The script is moving. …The brilliance of The Boy in the Bathroom lies in the power with which the audience is drawn into its strange and tiny world.”

-The Villager

“Disturbing and utterly riveting.”

-Peter Filicia, Theatermania

“With book and lyrics by Michael Lluberes both profound and disturbing, this is innovative, risk-taking musical theater. …Keeps hope alive that musical theater just might advance.”


“Impressive, intriguing, and moving.”

-EDGE New York City

“An amusing romp into both fantasy and reality.”

-Theater Corps

“The book writing is so strong.”



“Endlessly charming and engaging. ...All three characters are well-defined and exceedingly well portrayed.”

-JustShowToGoYou Blog

“The story had an honesty and wistfulness that wove in beautifully with its score.”

“The strength seemed to lie in the book by Michael Lluberes and his glistening characters.”

-Broadway Bullet

“The Boy in the Bathroom wows! …Sublime. …Featured the lyrical genius of writer Michael Lluberes.”

-Bloomington Cultural Arts Examiner

“This musical deserves to become a staple Off-Broadway and at regional theaters around the country.”


A Musical

Book and Lyrics by Michael Lluberes

Music and Additional Lyrics by Joe Maloney


David lives in his bathroom. He never comes out. His mother feeds him thin, flat food she can slide under the door. He has everything he needs. David has obsessive-compulsive disorder and he's not going anywhere... until he meets Julie... and discovers that there might be something - or someone – on the other side of the door that will make it worth opening...

1 Male/2 Females, Piano

*Official Selection of The New York Musical Theatre Festival

*Four NYMF Excellence Awards including             Best New Musical Award & Best Book Award

*Anna Sosenko Trust Award

*ASCAP/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop with Stephen Schwartz

*New Jersey Rep Company Reading             

*Richard Rodgers Award Finalist

*New World Stages Workshop with Michael Arden

*Festival of New American Musicals Reading

*American Harmony Prize

*Curtain Call Theatre Concert Reading

*Penn State Festival of New Musicals Workshop

*Walnut Street Theatre Reading                               *Chance Theater Production

*Spirit of Broadway Theatre Production

*Peppermint Creek Theatre Production

*Bloomington Playwrights Project Production

*The Sandbox Collective Production

*Manila Fringe Arts Festival

*Firehouse Theatre Production

*Adirondack Theatre Festival Production

*30 By Ninety Theatre Production

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