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.
See it if Singers were great. But lots of long, drawn out time spent on the depressing and not that interesting story.
Don't see it if if you want to see something upbeat, engaging with a lot of music. Bob Dylan's songs but not that many, too much talking!
See it if a fan of Bob Dylan, “slice-of-American-life” dramas with large casts and multiple story-lines, or Mare Winningham; you don’t need a plot.
Don't see it if you need massive drama, shock, & resolution; you dislike depressing and dreary, dark (physically and symbolically) plays; you dislike Dylan.
See it if A treat to appreciate the music and understand Dylan's lyrics. This is a depressing story about the impact of the Depression.The talented
Don't see it if I enjoyed this musical more in the intimate space at the Public. The view in the 1st mezzanine row is partially blocked by the railing.
See it if you want to see Dylan's music beautifully adapted and sung; you want to see some excellent performances from a great cast
Don't see it if you want a tight, well-written book; you have trouble following multiple story lines
See it if you love the music of Bob Dylan and want to hear super talented Broadway actors take on his incredible songs.
Don't see it if you loved the off-broadway production. Without the intimacy of the public it looses a lot of its charm. The story is super depressing.
See it if If you like to see how times were during the depression in an average American town. The singing was spectacular!!
Don't see it if You want to see an upbeat musical or don't want to hear about major problems facing all the characters in this show.
See it if You enjoy “plays with music,” quiet and slow shows that make you think and create a dominant mood, with great music.
Don't see it if You like musicals with songs that advance the story, or flashy shows that are upbeat with a lot of dancing.
See it if you want to see a deliberately paced play with some powerful moments that features several well-sung Bob Dylan songs.
Don't see it if you want to see a Broadway-caliber musical. This is a inconsistent play in which characters periodically sing Bob Dylan songs.
See it if You love Bob Dylan's music and want to see how a new story could incorporate Dylan's poetry & song into a show. Very minimalistic design.
Don't see it if You don't like Bob Dylan's music and want a more glitzy musical.
See it if you'd enjoy a depressing stage play set in 1934 & written specifically to feature Dylan retrospective from 1964 through 2012.
Don't see it if you expect a play, interesting plot, well developed characters or good drama. Or if you want Dylan songs done in Dylan's style.
See it if An intelligent, well written book and not just trite connecting songs. Ambitious in scale and creates an exquisite mood. Vivid characters.
Don't see it if Rather dull overall. Almost too many characters in times of desperation. Hard to concentrating on the meaning of the songs if not familiar
See it if you like a beautiful, if depressing story of problems of everyday people in Depression era Minnesota set to Bob Dylan's beautiful music.
Don't see it if you don't like Dylan's music or only like happy musicals with songs especially written for it. Here a story is told integrating Dylan songs.
See it if You like the music of Bob Dylan and want to hear his songs sung beautifully. Interested in life in a Minnesota town during depression era
Don't see it if You want a clear plot. Want a more uplifting story. Need the songs to advance the story. Dont want more questions than answers.
See it if you want to see an odd, mesmerizing, meandering tale of American tragedy, despair, delight, madness, torment and haunting musical talent
Don't see it if you expect a musical tribute to Dylan. Songs are oddly rearranged, but moving and captivating. Takes a while to sink in. But I loved it!
See it if You love Dylan-for beautiful singing by Bayardelle, Winningham, Sprawl, Ryan & Scott- group numbers/cast interaction lovely
Don't see it if Story is everything-this is about feeling of the songs, & pre-FDR era & large cast of characters- intricacies of story not entirely clear
See it if you like interwoven stories all under one roof and a fan of Dylan. The music is moving and mystifying.
Don't see it if you’re easily confused or want to see a happy story play out. No big dance number in this one
See it if The singing was great with re-interpretations of classic Dylan songs & wonderful live band.Mare Winningham was excellent in this flawed play
Don't see it if The storyline/play itself was dull and uninteresting. I felt indifference towards the characters, and couldn't wait for a song to start. The
See it if You don’t mind if your folk revival is punctuated by a mess of scenes with characters you don’t quite care about.
Don't see it if You’re looking for a jukebox musical. This is more of a play with songs presented as a foil / counterpoint / complement to the plot.
See it if This is not your regular Jukebox revue. Masterfully done with great casts. It’s a Play/Musical approach, very creative n totally enjoyable.
Don't see it if You are looking for either a straight play, or a Jukebox Musical.