A Sign of the Times (New World Stages)
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A Sign of the Times (New World Stages)
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A Sign of the Times (New World Stages) NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(56 Ratings)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Clever, Cliched

About the Show

A tale set in the '60s, following a photographer amid social change, featuring songs from the era.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (46)

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254 Reviews | 92 Followers
83
Fluffy, Great singing, Delightful

See it if jukebox with great singing

Don't see it if hamfisted story Read more

68 Reviews | 1 Follower
71
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if a young woman search for a career from her town to the big city of New York in the 60's

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the songs of the 60's

143 Reviews | 22 Followers
70
Clever, economical staging, Great singing, Dated, Banal, Cliched

See it if A fan of the likes of Petula Clark & Dusty Springfield. A "perfectly okay" insubstantial jukebox musical with great singing performances.

Don't see it if Looking for something memorable or thought-provoking. Hits the appropriate notes re: feminism & civil rights, but has nothing new to say.

73 Reviews | 9 Followers
64
Indulgent, Great singing, Entertaining, Cliched, Banal

See it if You enjoy 60's music and the voices are excellent

Don't see it if lead in to songs is really cheesy and the story is semi ridiculous

1321 Reviews | 356 Followers
56
Quirky, Fluffy, Great singing, Disappointing, Banal

See it if Good songs. Singers are all good. Economical set which worked well.

Don't see it if The book is not that great and drags the show down.

30 Reviews | 2 Followers
95
Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy a well-written book, excellent direction and musical staging, an uber talented cast, interesting character arcs & epic 60's songs.

Don't see it if You dislike Jukebox musicals, although this one did not feel as if songs were merely shoe-horned.

37 Reviews | 2 Followers
91
Great acting, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like music from the 60s and dealing with issues like feminism, gay rights, and racial justice. The characters really grew.

Don't see it if you don't like funny plays or get triggered by misogyny. Or if you didn't like the 60s and bright colored outfits.

50 Reviews | 5 Followers
50
Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated, Relevant

See it if You want to hear 60s music and a story about issues relevant during that era

Don't see it if You expect more than a high school play. Amateurish. Great subject with poor script, poor choreography.

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
February 22nd, 2024

"Gabriel Barre’s production is fairly luxurious for an Off Broadway musical"
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New York Theatre Guide
February 22nd, 2024

"a new musical featuring a score of classic hits from the 1960s"
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Theatermania
February 22nd, 2024

" 'A Sign of the Times,' the latest boomer nostalgia jukebox musical"
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Lighting & Sound America
February 22nd, 2024

"Whenever A Sign of the Times tries to articulate a story, it lurches to a halt."
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Talkin' Broadway
February 22nd, 2024

"If 'A Sign of the Times' is gossamer, it's cheery and diverting"
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New York Stage Review
February 22nd, 2024

"If you’re in the right frame of mind, 'A Sign of the Times' proves thoroughly enjoyable"
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