Great Circle Productions presents a new musical commemorating the 150th anniversary of actor Edwin Booth's return to the stage—after his brother assassinated President Lincoln. More…
Edwin Booth was the finest American Shakespearean actor of his day, however, his triumphs were marred by tragedy. Eight months after his brother murdered Abraham Lincoln, Booth returned to the stage, braving death threats and public outrage. 'Edwin, The Story of Edwin Booth' takes us backstage on that fateful night, revealing the private grief of a man struggling to redeem his family’s name.
See it if you're a history buff, perhaps. I had high hopes at the beginning, but we all had trouble hearing some of the most crucial words, so...
Don't see it if You have no interest in this theatrically significant personage. He gave his house to the Players' club--nice guy, despite his brother.
See it if if you like historical dramas and you like learning interesting facts about famous people.
Don't see it if you don't like real slow moving shows with unmemorable songs.
See it if you like a musical about historical events told with beautiful and intelligent lyrics, and music, and interspaced with Shakespeare’s words.
Don't see it if you do not like substantive musicals
See it if like Shakespeare, wonderful music and singing, interested theatrical history, great acting, and a historical dysfunctional family
Don't see it if you dislike Shakespeare, don't like musicals and aren't into historical drama.
See it if You want to know more about the Booth family's behind-the-scenes struggles and their celebrity status in the 19th century.
Don't see it if you aren't prepared for some light innuendo, people hurting the ones they love, and tragedy as well as comedy. No wheelchair access venue
See it if you like history, good singing and acting, like a dramatic story about an equally as dramatic family, attention to some historical details
Don't see it if you have trouble following flashbacks, don't have an interest in this subject, have no tolerance for some historical... liberties