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%
(670 Reviews)
Positive
73%
Mixed
21%
Negative
6%
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Great singing, Great acting, Slow, Absorbing, Disappointing

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

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Member Reviews (670)

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876 Reviews | 906 Followers
30
Banal music, Great singing, Confusing, Nonsensical, Terrible

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

860 Reviews | 1009 Followers
45
Overrated, Excruciating, Slow, Bleak

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.

539 Reviews | 1877 Followers
57
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.

657 Reviews | 101 Followers
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

612 Reviews | 125 Followers
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.

508 Reviews | 56 Followers
87
Great music. great acting. great staging.

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.

384 Reviews | 231 Followers
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.

Nic
447 Reviews | 86 Followers
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.

Critic Reviews (27)

New York Stage Review
May 29th, 2022

"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."
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Front Row Center
May 5th, 2022

"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."
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The New York Times
March 5th, 2020
For a previous production

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
For a previous production

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
For a previous production

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

"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
For a previous production

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
For a previous production

"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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