See it if you like an unusual musical about a genius with strange dreams. Nice singing, some good songs. I liked the staging.
Don't see it if you don't like the premise of a genius like Einstein getting all his ideas from dreams. This is a clever show but the premise is weird. Read more
See it if Physicist conjures a Mother Time figure to assist discovery of his renowned epiphany.Great set with live music,song,choreo, and projections.
Don't see it if The Brain only clicks when he's snoozing in dreamscape; suggesting the connection to his theory to bend time was one only to meet her.
See it if like myself, you usually love everything Einstein; likeable actors, good voices, good band; good potential but under developed.
Don't see it if All we learn is that Einstein is fixated on the theory of relativity but for anything to progress he has to be asleep. Needs some depth. Read more
See it if Nice music, Alexandra Silber sings well and is perfect in the part. Einstein good too. 90 minutes no intermission
Don't see it if You want a coherent musical. Some songs were moving despite confusing story.
See it if You appreciate adventurous new musicals.
Don't see it if You want a traditional. musical only.
See it if want 2 support musical work in progress, great visuals & masterful singing are enough, like idea of scientist celebrity portrayed in song
Don't see it if chamber musical is not your thing, need more depth 2 an investigation of theory of relativity & human relationship with time & other humans Read more
See it if You are a musical theatre completionist and like to see all new musicals. You want to support Prospect Theater Company.
Don't see it if You are looking for a musical that is ready for an audience. It feels more like a hastily devised piece than a true musical. Read more
See it if you really love the novel and therefore can follow what is happening on stage.
Don't see it if you like fast paced or traditional musicals.
"Einstein’s Dreams,’ Adapted and Muddled in a New Musical: Alan Lightman’s novel loses its charm in Joanne Sydney Lessner and Joshua Rosenblum’s show, which lacks a sense of a sure artistic voice."
"In 'Einstein's Dreams,' a Young Albert Einstein Has Visions of Time and Love: Joanne Sydney Lessner and Joshua Rosenblum's adaptation of Alan Lightman's bestselling novel comes to 59E59 Theaters."
"The New Musical 'EINSTEIN'S DREAMS' Makes Its Stunning NYC Premiere at 59E59 Theaters"
"'Einstein's Dreams' would dearly love to do for relativity what Sunday in the Park with George did for pointillism, but I'm afraid that for the authors…deal with infinitely complex ideas in strictly musical comedy terms."
"And an excerpt: Time flies in this quirky chamber musical. It also stands still, unravels backwards, and splits along multiple paths."
4/5 Stars: "'Why isn't love as easy as physics?' wonders the great physicists, now turned romantic leading man.
"Reichel's ultra-imaginative staging and the impressive score by Lesser and Rosenblum, which shows off the pair's consummate skill with everything from heartfelt ballads to quasi-patter songs, both prevent much of the more science-oriented material from becoming completely inaccessible."
"'Einstein's Dreams' is an unusual musical which will linger in the memory like a piece of music heard in the distance or a faint perfume, while not answering all your questions about the early life of the famed physicist. It may even send you to search out a more complete biography."