Girl From The North Country (Broadway)
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Girl From The North Country (Broadway)
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Girl From The North Country (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(501 Reviews)
Positive
74%
Mixed
20%
Negative
6%
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Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Slow, Disappointing

This new musical reimagines Bob Dylan's catalog, to tell stories from America's heartland.

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Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like being sad and need to see unnecessary works.

Don't see it if You prefer upbeat shows with characters you want to care about.

85
Sad, Great acting, Slow, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Dylan's lyrics set to music with a story of a family during the depression. People going thru hard times.

Don't see it if Not a happy theme show. Slow pace.

68
Confusing, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you like a disjointed story line with great singing talent. The characters all have problems which they load onto the audience.

Don't see it if you dislike soap operas or you like your Bob Dylan straight. Read more

90
Slow, Great staging, Great singing, Resonant, Atmospheric

See it if a Dylan fan; appreciate a show that captures a sense of time & place; glorious voices; many moving moments

Don't see it if not a fan of Dylan; looking for a fast paced production; want to hear some of the more famous Dylan songs.

75
Overrated, Slow, Indulgent, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy Bob Dylan's music. The narrative is sort of depressing so it helps if you're a fan of these songs. The cast is great.

Don't see it if you're not a particular fan of Dylan's music or bummer storylines.

84
Slow, Confusing, Resonant, Great acting, Great singing

See it if This is really a play with songs. Something different that avid theater goers should see. Dylan's songs are beautifully reinterpreted.

Don't see it if You are looking for your typical jukebox musical, this show is NOT for you. Read more

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Banal, Insipid, Overrated, Slow, Missing any plot vanity project, poor sound design, bad writing, bad direction

See it if you love Bob Dylan's poetry (not his music)

Don't see it if don't mind a show with bad writing. bad musical arrangements, bad casting, bad choreography, purposeless sets Read more

89
Intense, Intelligent, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You like dark plays with troubled characters. Excellent staging and acting. Long show yet moves quickly. Very original very interesting.

Don't see it if You want a feel good happy funny play. This is not that. It is not a typical musical; mostly quiet slow songs. Read more

Critic Reviews (25)

The New York Times
March 5th, 2020

CRITIC’S PICK. "Bob Dylan’s Amazing Grace: This ravishing and singular musical, written and directed by Conor McPherson, hears America singing — Dylan — during the Great Depression."
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Time Out New York
March 5th, 2020

4/5 Stars. "'Girl' doesn't have much plot, but it provides a compelling setting for Dylan's plangent lyrics...McPherson uses Dylan's songs as atmosphere in the broadest sense: They are the air the characters breathe. And when the musical's cool gains force, it acquires a piercing chill."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 5th, 2020

"'Girl From the North Country' Has No Direction Home"
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The Hollywood Reporter
March 5th, 2020

"Conor McPherson's Depression-era ensemble drama set to the songs of Bob Dylan moves to Broadway with some excellent new cast additions and all of its distinctive virtues enhanced."
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Entertainment Weekly
March 5th, 2020

Grade: B, "Bob Dylan's songs come to the stage in Conor McPherson's 'Girl From the North Country'"
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Variety
March 5th, 2020

"The moody music and lyrics from the Bob Dylan playbook both define and heighten Conor McPherson’s haunting vision of the Depression."
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The Wall Street Journal
March 5th, 2020

"Back Home Again on Desolation Row: Conor McPherson’s self-directed jukebox musical based on the songs of Bob Dylan moves to Broadway."
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Deadline
March 5th, 2020

"Bob Dylan Musical ‘Girl From The North Country’ Reimagines Those Genius Back Pages"
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The Washington Post
March 5th, 2020

"Listen up, Bob Dylan fans: You’ll want to journey to Broadway’s ‘North Country'"
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New York Post
March 5th, 2020

"‘Girl From the North Country’ review: Bob Dylan on Broadway is a dud"
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New York Daily News
March 5th, 2020

"‘Girl from the North Country’ is a genuinely soulful and cathartic experience"
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AM New York
March 5th, 2020

"‘Girl from the North Country’ is a genuinely soulful and cathartic experience"
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NY1
March 5th, 2020

"Irish playwright Conor McPherson crafted this uniquely intimate work, and whether you call it a jukebox musical, a play with music or simply a theatrical tone poem, it is a ravishingly performed ode to Dylan’s own poetic lyricism.​"
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Theatermania
March 5th, 2020

"Girl From the North Country Wraps the Music of Bob Dylan Around a Gloomy New Play: Writer-director Conor McPherson tells a ghost story of the Great Depression"
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BroadwayWorld
March 6th, 2020

"Conor McPherson's Somber And Touching Bob Dylan Tapestry 'GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY' Moves Uptown"
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Talkin' Broadway
March 5th, 2020

"Bob Dylan's songs have never sounded better, but something has been lost in the transfer from the Public Theater to the far more expansive Broadway house."
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New York Stage Review
March 5th, 2020

5/5 Stars. "Bob Dylan songs enhance Conor McPherson's musical, a profound look at the Midwest with an unflagging regard for people anywhere at the frayed end of their tether."
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New York Stage Review
March 5th, 2020

4/5 Stars. "The genius of 'Girl From the North Country' is that it treats Dylan's songs not as hits to be played from a jukebox but as poetry that constructs a mythic, broken American landscape."
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Theater News Online
March 5th, 2020

"My overall impression remarkably improved now that 'Girl' has transferred to Broadway.Maybe it's recasting: Jay O. Sanders restores the gravitational center to Conor McPherson's book."
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Broadway News
March 5th, 2020

"‘Girl From the North Country’ illuminates lives adrift"
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CurtainUp
March 11th, 2020

"This unique musical featuring Dylan's song is as good, if not even better, on Broadway"
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Front Row Center
March 6th, 2020

Score: 90%. "'Girl From the North Country'...has made the well-worn trek from The Public to Broadway. Thankfully, the stellar cast and creatives from the US premiere downtown that made it such a hit (the world premiere was in London), have moved almost en masse to Broadway."
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New York Theater
March 5th, 2020

"Largely the same slow, sad, elliptical and occasionally exquisite theater piece I saw Off-Broadway. But my reaction to it has changed, for better and for worse. There are still a good number of tuneful melodies sung gloriously…But 150 minutes of dreary lives didn't wear as well."
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C
March 5th, 2020

"Conor McPherson and the singular American songwriter (and Nobel laureate) Bob Dylan. Their seemingly disparate sensibilities have come together to create one of the most haunting - and hauntingly beautiful -- musicals I've ever seen, "Girl from the North Country."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
March 11th, 2020

"What makes 'Girl from the North Country'…so special…is the showcase it provides for one magnificent cover after another of Dylan's oeuvre. This is thanks largely to the extraordinary orchestrations and arrangements…and the singing of an exceptional cast."
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