This is TheaterMania's second roundup of reviews for the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
With a soaring rock score and set against the epic backdrop of a military base in Baghdad, this is a story about love and friendship. Deployed is about the emotional journey of Emily, who's assigned to train Iraqi women. Her unlikely friendship with her interpreter, Laila, teaches Emily to appreciate others' suffering. Sometimes you realize the enemy you're fighting is yourself, and learning to let go is our heroine's big lesson. But when a secret from the past comes back to wreak its revenge, not everyone can let go!