See it if you don't care that plot is a mere suggestions.
Don't see it if Music is forgettable at best and never reflects what goes on in the plot
See it if I guess if you are a fan of Bob Dylan you might enjoy it? No guarantee
Don't see it if The songs don’t further the plot at all. They are used more as a general “mood.” Show is very slow and pretty boring.
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.
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
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.
See it if You want to see a terrific play using existing wonderful music in the best way possible.
Don't see it if You want. a play with happily ever after.
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.
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
"McPherson offers something more than a great, big, flashing Broadway jukebox. The pungent, poignant Dylan shards are incorporated not necessarily as tied directly to the emotions the band of lost souls are feeling but more as an oblique comment on the characters’ states of mind."
"McPherson has written dynamic and interesting characters into the flophouse, however, he has not given the narrative enough time to deepen the audience’s relationship with them in order to feel the impact of their story."
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."
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."
"'Girl From the North Country' Has No Direction Home"
"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."
Grade: B, "Bob Dylan's songs come to the stage in Conor McPherson's 'Girl From the North Country'"
"The moody music and lyrics from the Bob Dylan playbook both define and heighten Conor McPherson’s haunting vision of the Depression."