Dorian Gray (NYMF)
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Dorian Gray (NYMF)
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Dorian Gray (NYMF) NYC Reviews and Tickets

63%
(24 Reviews)
Positive
58%
Mixed
21%
Negative
21%
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Disappointing, Clever, Absorbing

About the Show

Part of the New York Musical Festival: With found objects and big imaginations, an outcast troupe of players reinvents Oscar Wilde’s 1890 gothic tale of the young and mysterious Dorian Gray.

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Member Reviews (24)

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601 Reviews | 88 Followers
78
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy the story of Dorian Gray told to music. Simply but nicely staged. It does need some improvements especially in 2nd act.

Don't see it if you don't like the story of Dorian Gray. I think the NYMF did a nice job and with some improvements will have a show that can move on.

271 Reviews | 68 Followers
55
Excruciating, Disappointing, Powerful material lost, Singing is embarrassing

See it if You have a friend in the show, as some in the audience did.

Don't see it if You expect New York to produce superior voices at any stage of a show's development. Read more

176 Reviews | 41 Followers
27
Poor singing, Very poor singing, Did i mention horrible singing?

See it if you have a friend in the cast. Has little potential under this direction - the actors read the story, not play it. Singing is BAD!

Don't see it if you don't want to waste your time. Painful for the ears. Read more

175 Reviews | 45 Followers
63
Cliched, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if you enjoy the story.

Don't see it if you want a complete, well put together show. Since this is a workshop, it's in the more beginning stages versus a full put together show. Read more

117 Reviews | 24 Followers
68
Disappointing, Great music, Confusing, Has potential, Lacking story/character foundation

See it if you like shows that have potential but aren't there. I liked most of the musical numbers (unique music, clever lyrics) but book needs work.

Don't see it if amateur productions and uneven performances bother you. 2nd act went way downhill Read more

110 Reviews | 17 Followers
47
Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Dated, Cliched

See it if you like cliched characters singing too many love songs.

Don't see it if you like the plot and characters in the original Dorian Gray book/movie.

81 Reviews | 30 Followers
68
Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if you want to see some great young actors really dedicating themselves to a show.

Don't see it if you want the musical to stay faithful to the book. The last third of the show introduces an original character who severely alters the end.

56 Reviews | 14 Followers
46
Badly directed with an under-rehearsed cast

See it if You have no airconditioning in your home...it's cool in the theatre. You like watching under rehearsed young actors move boxes throughout.

Don't see it if You want a well directed musical with 4 basic songs and variations of them repeated. Actors trying, but failing because of their director Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

Theater Pizzazz
July 14th, 2017

"DeLeone and Layton are standouts. Both bring nuance to a production that lacks it. Both sing well and have clearly made character decisions beyond the written page...Mandracchia’s direction is pedestrian...Lyrics lack specificity and bite...Many tunes meander dissipating impact...'Dorian Gray' is good source material for a musical. Dayett and Mucchetti capture its darkness but over-complicate a story more powerful in simpler telling."
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T
July 16th, 2017

"Mandracchia's direction is pedestrian and misguided...The story is elementary because of the notoriety of the novel, but Dayett manages to complicate matters and loses focus, which results in a laborious book. The music is dark but ineffective, unable to create an impact...Lyrics do not serve the story or move the plot forward and at times detract from the music. The cast is uneven...This product might be well suited for a thesis but is not yet ready as a professional production."
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