In Previews: Opens Nov 19 | 1h 35m | Midtown E

Einstein's Dreams

From 28 member  reviews
Members say: Confusing, Entertaining, Clever, Thought-provoking, Great singing

About the show

Based on the bestselling novel by Alan Lightman, this elegant new musical bridges imagined and real worlds, and unlocks the passionate intellect of one of the 20th century’s greatest thinkers. More…

From the show:

The year is 1905. A young and uncertain Albert Einstein dares to envision new worlds beyond the limits of classical physics. Drawn deeply into his dreams, he is guided by a mysterious woman whose elusive identity awakens his full genius.


1h 35m | In Previews: Opens Nov 19 | 59E59 Theaters / Theater A (Midtown E)

Member Reviews (28)

MEMBERS SAY:

Confusing, Entertaining, Clever, Thought-provoking, Great singing
64
Avg Score

During previews
38
Ambitious, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if Didn’t work at all starting with the disastrous sets and lighting. Unmemorable score, poor staging. And I was SO rooting for this.

Don't see it if I could watch the lit up backstage area for 2/3 of the show. No changes can save this.

During previews
69
Clever, Confusing, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if It is either a show that you think is okay or one that you will hate. A woman in his dreams and theory of relativity.

Don't see it if If you want a good musical with catchy songs in it.

During previews
75
Great singing, Quirky, Confusing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you are curios about Einstein and his theories which the play makes entertainingly accessible.

Don't see it if you cannot let your imagination soar. This is not a linear work. The structure suits the subject of relativity.

During previews
19
Boring, Repetitive direction and "movement", Confusing, Generic music and lyrics, Amatuerish

See it if you like your musicals to be on the level of a high-school production. This one has a very poorly written book and a forgettable score.

Don't see it if you expect a great score and some outstanding performances. You won't find them here.

Also One positive aspect of this production is David Bengali's projection d... Read more Read less

During previews
60
Sophomoric lyrics, Lacked tension, Ambitious, Nice production values

See it if You’re interested in a good idea that’s been overworked. Tiresome book with rhyming, banal lyrics. Game cast & band, nice set.

Don't see it if You enjoyed the original novel. The flights of fancy make little sense & very little of Einstein is revealed.

During previews
20
Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You want talented singers.

Don't see it if You're looking for a show with a cohesive story, memorable songs and a well-written book.

During previews
15
Slow, Boring, Disappointing, Banal, Confusing

See it if you are interested in Albert Einstein, the theory of relativity, period pieces, mediocre music, and romance.

Don't see it if you want a coherent show. This is a confusing production with a poorly written book, forgettable songs, and mediocre performances.

During previews
74
Theory of relativity set to music, Dreamlike quality, Pretty good

See it if you like musicals, can enjoy 90 minutes w/o intermission, don't mind abstract ideas & like science.

Don't see it if you prefer opera to musicals or would not like to see Einstein at various points in time, not chronologically ordered. It's on his dreams.

Also I'm surprised at the visceral dislike for this show. It's pretty good.... Read more Read less

During previews
73
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if Lovely performance, all actors are good (and their voices), quick costumes change and perfect work of orchestra and lighting designers

Don't see it if 95 minutes,no intermission.Think that life of Albert Einstein and creation of Theory of Relativity must be told only by boring scientists

Also First preview..and the show started on time!! No "technical difficulti... Read more Read less

During previews
69
Good idea, but a miss, Dull

See it if The concept behind the show is clever, but the dialog and songs didn't transport me. Talented and energetic actors.

Don't see it if I don't recommend the show, unless you know someone in it.

During previews
70
Romantic, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You like musicals based on historical figures in an intimate setting. It’s more of a chamber opera.

Don't see it if You like the bigger, splashier musicals.

Also I thought the music was lovely and the cast was perfect. I enjoyed thi... Read more Read less

During previews
50
I guess it's all relative, So many ideas in so little time, Confusing

See it if generally the Prospect's shows please you.

Don't see it if you are looking for something coherent and easy to understand.

Also Some of the music is good as are the projections. However, the story i... Read more Read less

During previews
70
Hoped for better, Thought-provoking, Some confusing musical numbers, Clever, Entertaining

See it if All things Einstein, fact or fiction, intrigue. The play missed the T of R 100th anniversary hoopla, or did it? For after all, what is time?

Don't see it if Looking for a blockbuster number. Music good, but nothing special. One of main characters singing hard to understand. Einstein, so what.

During previews
79
Confusing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see Albert Einstein singing and dancing

Don't see it if Albert Einstein was actually some sort of great man for you

Also A lot of singing, interesting choreography.... Read more Read less

During previews
67
Some great singing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if a trippy dream-like exploration of time and its various interpretations with some nice musical numbers and mostly great talent

Don't see it if an overall underwhelming and amateurish score, you actually expect to learn much about Einstein or his theories

Also Yes, they define E=mc2 and briefly address relativity at a very surfac... Read more Read less

During previews
85
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging

See it if What an intelligent show to be able to relate between the abstract physical theories and the human life experiences. It’s an educational one

Don't see it if If the background videos and modern choreography to tell the story is too mumbo jumbo for you.

During previews
80
Superb staging, great singing, a little diffuse

See it if you like modern musicals with excellent singing, like unusual amazing technical effects, can suspend disbelief as regards the story line.

Don't see it if you want serious theater, with a clear plot line, have no interest in Einstein's Theory of Relativity, didnt like the book Einstein's Dreams

Also This is from the same company that did the extraordinary, wonderful He... Read more Read less

During previews
97
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Clever, Delightful

See it if you like intelligent writing and terrific music

Don't see it if if you only like musicals about traditional topics.

Also RUN, DON'T WALK to see it! It's absolutely marvelous. The writing (Joa... Read more Read less

During previews
80
Enchanting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals and have any interest in modern science, or in Einstein the man. You like Rod Sterling’s “Twilight Zone” programs.

Don't see it if You don’t know who Einstein is, as this requires at least some knowledge of Einstein’s notoriety and achievements.

Also I enjoyed this show very much. Note: I am a big fan of musicals and I ... Read more Read less

During previews
60
Odd, Disappointing, Slow, Cliched, Confusing

See it if you have a couple of hours to kill some night. It's not that long, though it may feel that way. It has two lovely songs and a striking set.

Don't see it if you like plots, characters, and dramatic conflict. To have dreams, Einstein sleeps a lot. For a main character, it feels like a fatal flaw.

Also Can't not mention the choreography. It makes the cast looks awkward an... Read more Read less

During previews
50
Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy small intimate productions with superb talent.

Don't see it if you're looking for thought provoking dialogue and engaging staging.

During previews
92
Refreshing, Intelligent, Clever

See it if you like legit singing, exploration of intelligent subjects & physics, original ideas and creative lighting/staging concepts.

Don't see it if Don't see if if you don't feel like thinking.

Also I wasn't sure how a musical about Einstein's Theory of Relativity woul... Read more Read less

During previews
96
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You like intelligent musicals that make you think and feel. The score is beautiful, and every member of the cast is terrific.

Don't see it if If you want an "easy" show. There's a lot going on here but so worth it.

Also Rosenblum and Lessner have created something very special. I saw the s... Read more Read less

During previews
96
Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in something thought provoking and non-linear. If you love great singing, witty writing and lovely music

Don't see it if You are looking for something traditional and easy.

Also This is a gem of a piece... The performances are moving, the staging i... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Clever, Ambitious

See it if you like a feast for the senses! The score is stunning, sung by beautiful voices, and the show is also a visual stunner.

Don't see it if You only like remakes of movies or by-the-numbers jukebox musicals. It's unique and intelligent. Refreshing-- an ambitious show with heart.


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