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A Never-Ending Line

Members say: Disappointing, Clever, Entertaining, Cliched, Ambitious
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37 reviews
 

The Players Theatre presents the New York debut of this song cycle conceived by Jaime Lozano as a tribute to the women in his life.

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Inspired by his upbringing in a strong matriarchy, Lozano and nine female lyricists wrote songs that explore the unique challenges women face in society today on the journey to find happiness, love, and meaning in their lives. The themes of acceptance, hope, and friendship are universal reminders that no matter who we are or where we come from, our lives are all connected through the shared experience of womanhood.

 

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Reviews (42)

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DC Metro Theater Arts

"The score...is rich and resonant...Singers...show their commitment to the moods and characterizations. Though their vocals are sometimes uneven, each excels at hitting the power notes...The show could benefit by embracing more of the joys of...the elements of life that make it a pleasure to be an accomplished independent woman...Lozano is to be applauded for shining a spotlight on women and giving female professionals in musical theater an opportunity to be seen and heard." Full Review

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Theater Pizzazz

"It may or may not be a case of too many cooks, but the brew is spoiled in any event...Arrangements for most songs have vocals and accompaniment at odds with each other, on separate melodic tracks that are not complementary...Staging is simple, which works well for this type of entertainment...Lyrics are sometimes clever, occasionally moving, often pedestrian. Singers are, for the most part, fine; direction is efficient. But nothing is remarkable." Full Review

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Broadway Blog

"Seems to have a limited view of women...The songs mostly fit into three categories...The few songs that seemingly step away from these narrow views of love and beauty and make a vague attempt to discuss something else fall flat...Beyond the underwhelming vocal performances, unnecessary and strained choreography, and unmemorable music, the biggest problem is this production’s insulting, demeaning and possibly hurtful portrayals of women." Full Review

85
White Rhino Report

"A thrilling song cycle...Four gifted women sing the songs...The loose thread that ties together the songs in this cycle are women and their struggles - with men, with body image, with weight, with looks, with relationships, with hope for the future...My only complaint was that the amplification of the piano sometimes drowned out the singers in the intimate space that is Players Theatre." Full Review

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Delco Culture Vultures

"Boasts enough showstoppers to make you wish it were a full-scale musical...The show is filled with poignancy, compassion, anger, insight and humor–truly something for everyone...While some of the songs deal with mildly-clichéd themes, and sometimes resonate less personally and more politically, most of the songs and their performances have the ‘unfakeable’ ring of truth...'A Never-Ending Line' is a loving, respectful homage to women." Full Review

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63
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88
Ambitious, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You like a show that deals with issues women face through their lives in song. Great lyrics and messages with many songs.

Don't see it if You don't want small theater or minimal staging. This was nicely done.

19
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched, Dated

See it if you want to support women singing.

Don't see it if you want a relevant, non-cliched, entertaining show.

65
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you prefer a Cabaret Act but not a play. and you like historical theaters. Many different styles of song. Some rising talent.

Don't see it if you were expecting a play. Seats are not staggered (from days of yore) Lead singer was replaced. Choreography needs help.

Also A microphone malfunctioned for some time. With the theater at 2/3 capa... Read more Read less

75
Indulgent, Banal, Disappointing, Cliched, Slow

See it if You are single working woman experiencing the ups and downs of contemporary life, love, dating, work, etc. You will identify.

Don't see it if You aren't the target audience. Most guys will be very bored. I sure was.

50
Disappointing, Cliched, Insipid

See it if you like song cycles.

Don't see it if you are looking for a good show of songs about today's women.

Also I really wanted to like this show BUT over amplification with static f... Read more Read less

65
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Slow, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Like feminist issues.

Don't see it if Dont like hearing about some other people troubles.

Also The piano completely drown out some of the singer's songs.

58
Disappointing, Excruciating, Great staging, Fell short on multiple fronts

See it if you want to hear some new song writing with four talented singers.

Don't see it if bothered by loud piano over female voices that don't always harmonize on songs that lack something, added to mic troubles in stuffy theater.

45
Disappointing, Excruciating, Must miss, Horrible

See it if You want to sit through the equivalent of a bad high school talent show. Enthusiastic performers, but mediocre performances.

Don't see it if You want to see a professional production. Also, if you're looking for dialogue or a plot this isn't the show for you.

Also It's excruciatingly bad. The keyboard player needs some finesse and to... Read more Read less

62
Disappointing

See it if you enjoy off key singing. This show had potential. The songs had good lyrics, and the simple staging with chairs worked.

Don't see it if you enjoy good singing. The cast was so off key that it was painful to hear. With a good cast, this show about women's lives could be great.

40
Disappointing, Excruciating, Amateurish

See it if You don't mind sitting in a smelly theater watching a semi entertaining women's cabaret

Don't see it if If you want to see a musical, or if you are a man, who I do not think this musical would appeal to at all.

62
Indulgent, Banal, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You're a feminist or you just like an all woman song fest.

Don't see it if You have sensitive ears.

0
Disappointing

See it if You love musicals

Don't see it if Terrible weak singing, terrible one-dimensional acting, under-rehearsed, don't feel any empathy for the characters. Such a horrible show!

16
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched, Insipid

See it if You are a close relative and/or schoolmate, You enjoy figuring how many ways a production can go wrong.

Don't see it if You want some redeeming value for your ticket

Also Monotonal singing, some obviously bad choreography, overloud keyboard ... Read more Read less

68
Funny, Ambitious, Quirky, Relevant, Fluffy

See it if you are a fan of shows that are reminiscent of Songs for a New World, or you like all-female casts

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a song cycle about the female experience

60
Disappointing, Light, Amateurish

See it if you need something to do for a girls nights out. Like shows about women's lives that don't get too deep.

Don't see it if you can't tolerate off key singing and sound system issues

Also The loud music sometimes made it difficult to hear the singers. Also, ... Read more Read less

56
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Long, Cliche

See it if you enjoy song cycles and you want to experience four relative new comers to the New York theater scene

Don't see it if You expect creative lyrics or songs you'll remember once you walk out the door. No real storyline throughout the song cycle

71
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You like song cycles, or are a woman of a certain age looking for your theme song. It has empowering songs about womanhood and friendship.

Don't see it if Don't like song cycles, cringe when someone says feminist, or if you do not progressive themes in music or shows.

77
Funny, Clever, Edgy, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You like female driven casts and songs.

Don't see it if You're not a feminist

70
Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You like shows about female empowerment.

Don't see it if You don't like the song cycle style of show and prefer more linear story-telling.

Also This is a great start to a potentially great show. It's exciting to se... Read more Read less

88
Clever, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if Love musicals with lotsa dancing and history

Don't see it if You have hearing problems

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World. Similar set up.

Don't see it if not

68
Disappointing, Slow

See it if You have nothing else to do... and you don't mind an old smelly theater...

Don't see it if If you want to hear something new about men...

80
Ambitious, Clever, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy moving tributes to women and very simple productions.

Don't see it if You're expecting an incredible, Broadway level production.

Also I wish I could rate each of the performances separately, because in my... Read more Read less

88
Ambitious, Clever, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You're a fan of indie musicals and clever songs. The singing and acting was wonderful.

Don't see it if You're hard of hearing (the sound wasnt great) and don't like theaters that aren't well airconditioned.

Also As a man who was raised by a single mother, I have a lot of appreciati... Read more Read less

100
Ambitious, Clever, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy a moving homage to women.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a moving homage to women!

Also This show is a must-see. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made... Read more Read less