New York | In Previews: Opens Oct 01

Girl From The North Country

45 Members say: Great singing, Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Slow
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2h 30m | In Previews: Opens Oct 01 | Public Theater / Newman Theater (East Village)

Following a run at London’s Old Vic and a West End transfer, the new show from Olivier winner and Tony Award nominee Conor McPherson and music icon Bob Dylan makes its American premiere. More…

Dylan’s inimitable songbook is transformed into the story of a down-on-its-luck community on the brink of change in Duluth, Minnesota in 1934. 


“Girl From The North Country” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

99
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like a brilliant ensemble with flawless choreography, staging and a great book. Oh, and DYLAN songs with new arrangements.

Don't see it if You expect this to be just another "jukebox musical".

Also This show is Broadway ready. See it as this will sell out quickly.

98
During previews
Enchanting, Must see, Profound, Great staging, Breathtaking

See it if The poetry of Bob Dylan's music is appealing to you: How his work is brought to life through this story is once-in-a-lifetime.

Don't see it if you're put off by "play with music"-type shows that weigh story and song in equal measure. But, in all honesty, go see this.

95
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see what jukebox musicals are capable of and can dare to be. Great ones, like this show, can make you re-think well-known songs.

Don't see it if Your definition of a musical includes chorus kick lines, hilarious hijinks and lots of playing out front. This show is subtle and spare.

Also I'm not a Dylan fan. Not a hater either, but I'm a bit too young to ha... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Must see, Great ensemble acting, Great singing and staging

See it if Dylan’s poetry sung beautifully by engaging characters trapped in difficult time of depression era rural America. Story illuminated by music

Don't see it if Different than a typical jukebox musical, it isn’t song after song, and doesn’t focus on Dylan’s life or songwriting.

95
During previews
Sui generis and unique

See it if You love heart-stopping Theatre with a capital T. A whole world comes alive.

Don't see it if You’re not a Dylan fan.

Also Most of the music used in the show was totally unfamiliar to me, and m... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Beautiful, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience a beautifully written, produced, acted and sung snapshot of life during the Depression.

Don't see it if You want to see something light.

Also Wow this was an exquisite production. Dylan’s music provides a backdro... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Must see, Refreshing, Great singing, Heartbreaking

See it if you love more intimate musicals a la Band's Visit. It helps to like Bob Dylan's music–with this show you'll hear it done in a whole new way.

Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional jukebox or bio-musical. This is more a play with music but it wows.

Also I saw this in London last fall at the Old Vic and it works so well in ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great acting, Resonant, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like Bob Dylan's songs in different settings surrounding a strong story-line. Not a juke box musical but meaningful.

Don't see it if You like tinsel musicals with simple songs and dance routines and banal stories. This is not for you.

Also Another superb production from the Public with a very talented cast, a... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Beautiful, Great acting, Great singing

See it if It you want to see a beautiful show, with amazing singing

Don't see it if If you are looking for a comedy

Also I saw this show on the West end and had to see it again. It is beautif... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Ambitious, Intense, Resonant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if A beautifully conceived and performed theater piece, moving, poetic, feels classic yet original. Gorgeous arrangements of Dylan's music

Don't see it if You are put off by plays that are set in 1930s Mid-America, are not strictly realistic drama or musical theater,or that echo Wilder, Saroyan

Also Dylan's words and music are not used to tell the story so much as to e... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Resonant, Great singing

See it if you appreciate Dylan's music and you're okay with non-traditional storytelling and like beautiful singing.

Don't see it if you're looking for a "musical." This is a play with music, the music sets a tone, intention, and emotion, but does not further the plot.

Also I found this play extremely resonant and the music was gorgeous. I thi... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a Depression era tale overlayed with bluesy versions of Dylan songs done by a large, excellent troupe

Don't see it if You want musical comedy, this is a drama with music

88
During previews
Engaging, Haunting, Gorgeous singing/harmonies, Uneven yoking of songs and story, Dylan's poetic and compelling lyrics are the show's lifeline

See it if you can allow story-telling to be cliche and scattered if the music, lyrics, and singing are mesmerizing; a fan of Bob Dylan's poetic work.

Don't see it if you aren't invested in Dylan's music, small-town American life post-Great Depression, or lackluster plot points that you've seen before.

Also Romantic and rustic, Girl from the North Country is Spoon River meets ... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant, Riveting, Great singing

See it if You want to see Bob Dylan songs beautifully sung while enhancing the characters in a Depression era play.

Don't see it if You want a tighter book. The arrangements of the song and the talented actors more than made up for some weakness in the script.

Also Mare Winnigham and Sydney James Harcourt were outstanding!

87
During previews
Edgy, Great singing, Melancholy

See it if You love Dylan's songs, and his logic and narrative sense. An intimate, poetic musical, it is strange and wonder-ful, with creative staging.

Don't see it if You are expecting Rodgers and Hammerstein. This is as inexplicable as a Dylan song, with elements as compelling as his best lyrics.

Also I generally do not care for musicals, but was increasingly charmed as ... Read more Read less

86
During previews
This jukebox musical will cement dylan as the great american songwriter of the discarded and dispossessed

See it if 20 Dylan songs, many not well known, w razor-sharp lyrics, sung by strong actor-singers, esp. Harcourt & Winningham

Don't see it if more concert than play; tales of yearning/desperation of boarding house occupants during Depression contrived but songs bring them alive

86
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you're a fan of McPherson or Dylan, like dark plays, great atmospherics, beautiful singing, seeing Dylan's work reflect on situations

Don't see it if Dark, gloomy plots are not your thing, don't need reminders of the Depression or many characters to follow, don't appreciate Dylan's music

Also Unusual vehicle, not quite a musical, more a reflection of life in the... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Riveting

See it if I am a fan of Conor McPherson and he didn't disappoint. Incorporated Bob Dylan songs in a meaningful way without it becoming a jukebox show

Don't see it if You don't like Eugene O'Neill because it was that kind of dark subject matter but not as long as his plays.

85
During previews
Dylan for those who don't like his singing!

See it if Discover the magic of Dylan's lyrics in beautiful arrangements sung by an extremely talented cast. And Mare Winningham can sing!.

Don't see it if If looking for a light upbeat musical but you will be missing out on some gorgeous arrangments and singing of Bob Dylan's lesser known songs

Also Book is a little weak espec in second act but the music and interpreta... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You are a fan of Bob Dylan’s poetry/music, Set in a boarding house in the American Depression Era. Amazing cast of singer actor musicians.

Don't see it if You expect an elaborate musical production, and happy ending. Dislike profanity and sexual references. Are easily depressed.

Also This multi-talented cast is led by Sydney James Harcourt, who played A... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like the music of Bob Dylan and the serio-comic writing (more serio) of Conor McPherson.

Don't see it if You like your musicals or more so, plays with music light and fluffy.

82
During previews
Indulgent, Pretty, Transportive

See it if you likes themes of Americana evoked by Bob Dylan music.

Don't see it if you are not open to a show that can neither be defined as a jukebox musical or a play with music.

Also Girl from the North Country manages to be a moving evening with atmosp... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Entertaining, Wonderful singing, Misses the mark, Dylan songs

See it if Lovely renditions of Bob Dylan Songs. Good portrayals of melodramatic plot. Successfully moody. Memorable staging.

Don't see it if You like your musicals straightforward and upbeat. You don't like a rooming house approach to drama.And it's a downer.

Also This reminded me of a Saroyan play but less optimistic. A house full o... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Great acting, Great music, Great singing, Compelling

See it if excellent adaptation of Bob Dylan music, with an excellent ensemble cast, making Dylan's poetry more accessible & a compelling story

Don't see it if Dylan's music is not your thing, if the 50's in too dated as a context, or you expect a more fulsome plot about race/Klan activities in OK.

80
During previews
Bleak, Great acting, Resonant, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you're interested in a very well-acted and very well-observed slice of life of a community of down-on-their-luck people.

Don't see it if you're looking for something upbeat and flashy. This is not that kind of musical.


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