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Boom (WYRD Productions)
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Boom (WYRD Productions) NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(127 Reviews)
Positive
87%
Mixed
12%
Negative
1%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging

About the Show

A solo performance that documents the music, culture, and politics that shaped the Baby Boomers (1945-1969).

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Member Reviews (127)

79
Frantic pace, Educational, Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you'd like an unusual romp thru 25 yrs. RW re-creates 100+voices.Sweep of world & personal history. TED talk on steroids! Well-staged. Fun.

Don't see it if you want depth. No time to analyze import of events. Snippets of songs. Fun facts scroll on screen for ea yr. Some connections made to now Read more

86
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want to take a walk down baby boomer memory lane via the song hits and headlines, all brought to life quite well by one actor and film.

Don't see it if You have no interest in the music or social happenings of the baby boomer generation. Read more

Critic Reviews (8)

January 15th, 2020

"Rick Miller's New Show Is Just OK, Boomer: Miller leads a multimedia trip across three tumultuous decades at 59E59."
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January 16th, 2020

"See 'BOOM' at 59E59 Theaters-Rick Miller's Powerful Multi-Media Journey"
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January 15th, 2020

"People, places, and things rush by, forming a double-time parade that never pauses to allow anything to sink in."
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January 15th, 2020

3/5 Stars. "Writer-director-performer Rick Miller uses footage, pop music and numerous wigs to make his point"
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January 15th, 2020

3/5 Stars. "Multi-tasking Canadian star and Gen Xer Rick Miller channels baby boomers and their icons, in words and music"
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January 22nd, 2020

"Covering the music, politics and social trends of the baby boomer age, Miller cleverly uses lights and projections in real time, making lightning fast yet seemingly effortless transitions between characters. His impersonations are as detailed and enjoyable as the characters he's portraying."
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January 15th, 2020

"So much information flashes by…that it's impossible to absorb it all, or to get much more out of it than a potted version of the times...Boomer or not…there's no avoiding the fact that, on purely technical grounds, you'll experience Rick Miller detonating an H-Bomb of talent in 'Boom.'"
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February 21st, 2020

Score: 85%. "An interesting Canadian perspective of American events during the Baby Boomer years that leaves a dizzying exhausting effect and many questions and stories unfinished."
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