Closed 1h 35m
Einstein's Dreams
Midtown E
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Einstein's Dreams NYC Reviews and Tickets

68%
(54 Reviews)
Positive
69%
Mixed
20%
Negative
11%
Members say
Ambitious, Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Confusing

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.

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Member Reviews (54)

78
Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Clever, Ambitious

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.

72
Confusing, Quirky, Alexandra silber was worth seeing, Kind of a mess, but kept my attention, Great singing

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.

Critic Reviews (13)

November 20th, 2019

"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."
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November 22nd, 2019

"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."
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November 22nd, 2019

"The New Musical 'EINSTEIN'S DREAMS' Makes Its Stunning NYC Premiere at 59E59 Theaters"
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November 21st, 2019

"'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."
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November 21st, 2019

"And an excerpt: Time flies in this quirky chamber musical. It also stands still, unravels backwards, and splits along multiple paths."
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November 20th, 2019

4/5 Stars: "'Why isn't love as easy as physics?' wonders the great physicists, now turned romantic leading man.
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November 20th, 2019

"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."
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November 22nd, 2019

"'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."
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November 22nd, 2019

"Cara Reichel's production is first rate…The cast is sensational…The entire nine-piece ensemble brings great energy and passion to the production…Unfortunately, the show's potential, and its wonderful score, is hindered by a book that lacks some key structural elements."
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December 12th, 2019

Score: 60%. "Alan Lightman's 'Einstein's Dreams' was the miracle concept album of novels. It's based on the whimsical premise of a young Albert Einstein being troubled by dreams, each a different conceptualized world with discrete rules of how time works."
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November 21st, 2019

"The thin book and simple lyrics are credited to Joanne Sydney Lessner and although serviceable, are lackluster and at times trite. The music created by Joshua Rosenblum is lush and emotive but is mostly derivative."
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November 21st, 2019

"A unique combination of the challengingly cerebral and the touchingly sentimental...With its notably original tunefulness, Rosenblum's music goes a long way toward covering the occasional heavy-handedness of Lessner's lyrics…A stunningly attractive visual scheme."
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November 20th, 2019

"Writers Joanne Sydney Lessner and Joshua Rosenblum make the musical feel like a cohesive whole by its end...Much like 'Einstein's Dreams 'itself, this Einstein is decidedly imperfect-but ultimately, their intelligence and sense of compelling humanity win out in the end."
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