Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Girl From The North Country (Broadway)

From 232 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Slow, Great acting, Absorbing, Disappointing

About the show

(On hiatus through 4/12) After critically-acclaimed runs at The Public Theater, The Old Vic London, and in the West End, this new musical from Bob Dylan and Conor McPherson brings its rousing spirit to Broadway. More…

From the show:

1934. A time-weathered guesthouse in the heartland of America. Only a song can shake off the dust for one group of wayward souls—and old dreams may hold the promise of new beginnings. As they pass in and out of each other’s lives, their stories awaken with passion, fury and extraordinary beauty. Reimagining the music of Bob Dylan as roof-raising ensemble pieces and soul-stirring solos, celebrated playwright Conor McPherson ("The Weir," "The Seafarer") writes and directs this heartbreaking and universal story about family and love.

2h 30m | Open run | Belasco Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (232)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Slow, Great acting, Absorbing, Disappointing
75
Avg Score

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.

73
Great writing, Great singing, Slow, Absorbing

See it if you love Dylan's lyrics or are looking for a story of a family down on its luck.

Don't see it if depressing, real-life family dramas are of no interesting; if you aren't interested in the Dylan canon; if you want something fast paced

77
Great singing, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You love Dylan's music beautifully sung, albeit more like gospel singing. You appreciate great singing even if not integrated in the story.

Don't see it if You want to hear Dylan's music as Dylan sang it. You think the music in a musical should have something to do with the storyline.

Also It's reminded us of 'Our Town' with slow dirge-y Dylan songs often sun... Read more Read less

100
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an absolutely perfect cast flawlessly perform an exquisite musical. This show is stunning from start to finish. A must see!

Don't see it if You do not want to see “Our Town” set in Duluth, MN set to the tunes of Bob Dylan. It isn’t a happy musical. It is simple & very pure.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Great staging

See it if A beautifully crafted and very original musical that is deeply moving.

Don't see it if You are looking for light entertainment. This is not a happy musical.

60
Slow, Confusing, Banal

See it if You like bleed slice of life plays. The plot is all over the place and the songs, although done well, are sparse

Don't see it if You love Dylan and are curious to see his songs set to a plot

100
Resonant, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Deeply profound portrayal of depression era life using Dylan music. Quite touching.

Don't see it if Don't expect a typical musical. The songs are breakouts from the action. It could be confusing for some

55
Non-sensical, Indulgent, Confusing, Great arrangements, Great singing

See it if the story being slow and not making sense paired with poetic lyrics that don't make sense will keep you from enjoying the beautiful music.

Don't see it if you need a story you can invest in and care about.

85
Slight tweaks and a few cast changes made this broadway production better than the 2018 public theater production., Entertaining, Masterful, Great singing

See it if you like: Bob Dylan's music; beautiful singing and staging; a large ensemble piece where everyone has their "moment" to shine.

Don't see it if you don't like Bob Dylan's music, or don't like an interpretation of Dylan's songs; jukebox musicals; sometimes slow and somber show.

80
Slow, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Intense

See it if love Bob Dylan music or if you just like that genre music. love long intense story lines...like Long Day's Journey into Night.

Don't see it if you dislike Dylan music. want a peppy musical with lots of flash

90
Beautiful, Absorbing

See it if You understand that it’s a sad story presented in the beautiful backdrop of Dylan’s songbook - or Vice versa.

Don't see it if You want to see a traditional musical.

Also Saw at public. Loved it then. Loved it now on Broadway. Don’t sit in b... Read more Read less

70
Resonant, Intense, Edgy, Slow, Dated

See it if You are a big fan of Bob Dylan's music. They do a great job of re-imagining his classic songs.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of fairly serious show that deals with race issues. Also if you are not a fan of Bob Dylan's music this is not for you.

84
Intense, Slow, Indulgent, Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if you like seeing shows that are darker. There are moments when the show really works. When it does, it's brilliant.

Don't see it if you like slow pieces. The running time is a problem and the book has little to no connection to the songs.

92
Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You love a great ensemble cast and great music

Don't see it if You’re expecting a juke box musical

Also I saw this at The Public Theater and enjoyed this production as much. ... Read more Read less

76
Depressing, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy great music well performed by a professional cast. But it becomes increasingly bleak and even the music doesn't provide a lift

Don't see it if You are looking for a lighthearted uplifting performance

60
Great acting, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you are a huge Bob Dylan fan you like depressing shows

Don't see it if You like uplifting shows

68
Overrated, Indulgent, Great singing, Disappointing, Banal

See it if Definitely non traditional jukebox musical. A must for big Dylan fans. Some great performances by the female leads

Don't see it if I found it very hard to connect with this show. Except for a few good numbers, the show lacked some much needed energy.

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Great singing

See it if You like Musicals

Don't see it if Staging was crowded, was a bit distracting.

87
Great singing, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if If you love Dylan’s music incorporated in a show it’s a must The talent is amazing the story engrossing

Don't see it if If you don’t like Dylan’s music and lyrics

100
Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like dark drama set to music of Bob Dylan.

Don't see it if If you are not a Dylan fan and/or expect a traditional musical.

84
Thought-provoking, Slow, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Actually saw in London. A bit hard to follow but eventually got into it. Best rendition of ‘Like a Rolling Stone”. Just beautiful.

Don't see it if You want something light and you don’t like Bob Dylan music!

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Bob Dylan's music and great acting.

Don't see it if You don't like Bob Dylan's music and family situations.

94
Great singing, Must see, Refreshing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You enjoy incredible acting and singing on stage. The way that is directed is innovative and makes it all the more interesting.

Don't see it if You you expect a straight forward fun musical, it can get bleak and the the songs are performances in themselves that aren’t really blended

76
Slow, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if You really love Bob Dylan.

Don't see it if You really want to see a really tightly written musical.

Also This musical ALMOST works. Great cast, interesting subject, nice desig... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of Bob Dylan's music. You enjoy juke-box musicals.

Don't see it if You want a lot of action, and if you don't like Dylan's lyrics. Also if you expect the songs to carry the story.


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