In this musical by actor-writer Steve Martin and '80s pop icon Edie Brickell, a young man returns from WWII to his North Carolina home and uncovers dark secrets about his past. More…
Inspired by a true event, this tuner is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront her past. Together they discover a stunning secret with the power to transform their lives.
See it if You want to see an original blue grass musical with a lead actress that's glorious!
Don't see it if You can't be happy with a show that's got some great music but is a bit slim on story.
See it if you want a fresh, wholly original musical with clever staging, a striking bluegrass score and a remarkable Broadway debut (Carmen Cusack).
Don't see it if you have no heart. (This a truly lovely show.) Or if you don't understand the difference between allegory and realistic storytelling.
See it if You want to experience fantastic acting, singing and music. Carmen Cusack was particularly wonderful. But all were excellent.
Don't see it if You don't like bluegrass (although you might be pleasantly surprised). There are serious aspects to the show which might be upsetting.
See it if You really enjoy banjo/bluegrass music, as it has a stunning score.
Don't see it if You feel like you've seen enough World War II-era romances.
See it if you want to watch an excellent lead actress in Carmen Cusack.
Don't see it if you want something new, fresh and stimulating. Don't see if you want a well written script, good lyrics and choreography.
See it if you love blue grass music, GREAT choreography, an interesting set, good performances
Don't see it if you want a plot that isn't 100% predictable well before intermission. So much foreshadowing! Lose that damn electric train.
See it if you like great blue grass music, simple fast paced staging, a big very talented cast of all ages and a sweet but slightly silly story.
Don't see it if you only like big splashy musicals, you're seeking memorable songs or a plausible plot. This is a sweet simple fable, on a smallish scale.
See it if You're into bluegrass music. Even if you are not, you might enjoy the terrific band and a knockout performance by Carmen Cusack.
Don't see it if You expect a big, brassy musical.
See it if you don't mind thoroughly enjoying a show that you will realize afterward is quite indulgent and pointless.
Don't see it if you need a story that's a step above a tired, ridiculous soap opera plot. I scored it well because it's a tremendously wonderful awful show.
See it if You'd like a great afternoon on Broadway. Strong cast, particularly Carmen Cusack.
Don't see it if You expect to leave whistling the songs. They're fine, just not memorable. But you won't regret this choice.
See it if you enjoy new musicals that are romantic yet intelligent. Be ready to fall in love with Carmen Cusack. Writers will appreciate the story.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of musicals or Appalachian/Southern music. This isn't intense drama: the show is predictable. Seek grit elsewhere.
See it if You want to experience a very original musical. I really enjoyed the bluegrass score and the on stage placement of the band. Great cast!
Don't see it if You don't want to be thoroughly entertained. Great score,music and staging.Outstanding performances by all involved.
See it if you like original shows, bluegrass/country, moving stories , or you haven't experienced the awesome performance of Carmen Cusack!
Don't see it if nope, everybody should see this!
See it if you like bluegrass or are looking for something less flashy and in-your-face than your typical Broadway fare.
Don't see it if you haven’t been below the Mason-Dixon line in a while.
See it if you like bluegrass music or for Carmen Cusack's performance. Somewhat contrived but still an enjoyable ride.
Don't see it if you don't like bluegrass or don't like old fashioned romantic musicals.
See it if you are looking for a wonderful show of great music and an amazing story. The show is very surprising and features blue grass music.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of blue grass music.
See it if You are patient with highly repetitive banjo music with unimaginative lyrics.
Don't see it if You want to be engaged and entertained by an innovative book, music or performances.
See it if delightful musical with equal parts humor and drama by a winning cast and a superb Cusack.
Don't see it if Americana story feels like a Hallmark Movie of the Week and is questionable in universal appeal; gasps at first act close (for good reason)
See it if you want a heartwarming show. The music and cast do a great job of bringing this story together. Well rounded show of stage, and acting.
Don't see it if you don't like timeless classics.
See it if you like bluegrass and/or country music and want to see a feel-good show with good music and strong acting.
Don't see it if you don't like bluegrass music and/or you want to see a show that's a bit more unpredictable or edgy.