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The new musical from Nick Blaemire and Van Hughes opened February 13 at MCC.

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Reviews are in for the MCC production of Space Dogsthe new musical written by and starring Van Hughes (Burn All Night) and Nick Blaemire (Glory Days). The two-hander officially opened February 13 following previews that began January 25. The production has extended its run by one week through March 13. 

Hughes and Blaemire add to their performances of human characters using an assortment of puppets, stuffed animals, and instruments to tell the story of Laika, a stray dog sent into space by a Russian scientist during the Cold War.

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Read the reviews below.

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo)

New York Theatre Guide (Joe Dziemianowicz)

New York Times (Maya Phillips)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramirez)

Time Out New York (Raven Snook)

Playbill will continue to update this article as reviews come in. 

The creative team includes director Ellie Heyman, scenic designer Wilson Chin, costume designer Haydee Zelideth Atuñano, lighting designer Mary Ellen Stebbins, sound designer Nathan Leigh, projection designers Stefania Bulbarella and Alex Basco Koch, puppet and props designer Amanda Villalobos, choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie, and production stage manager Katherine Wallace. Noah Kieserman is the production's understudy and casting is by The Telsey Office's Geoff Josselson.

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