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.
See it if You want to see a truly original piece of theatre. Technically a jukebox musical but so unlike one. Gorgeous, relevant, desperate, intense.
Don't see it if If you can’t handle a mosaic of plot and themes swirling around you sometimes not making sense till later when you see the whole picture.
See it if Struggling characters in the Great Depression. Soft, slow rearrangements of Dylan songs. Good performances.
Don't see it if A play scene, a Dylan song, another play scene etc. Felt disjointed. I couldn’t get absorbed into either the play or the music.
See it if Foreigner's jukebox take on 20 Dylan hymns in Depression-era America. Large cast laments the times and troubles they have seen. Lyrical.
Don't see it if Depressing Dylan Depression. Appears that scissors were taken to a McPherson play and requiems were inserted here, stop, and here, and stop.
Also There must have been one happy bloke in America in 1931.
See it if You want to see a truly one of a kind show. It’s not a musical, it’s not exactly a play with music because the play +music can stand alone.
Don't see it if You can’t deal with plays that don’t follow all the rules in their structure. And not a play that allows you to just sit back and watch !
See it if you love Bob Dylan's music. Or if you want to see how McPherson uses the music artfully to comment on the characters' moods and thoughts.
Don't see it if you don't like bleak stories.
See it if you enjoy brilliant staging & singing; you like Dylan & the enchanting way songs are used, even if not always explicit to the story. Mare W!
Don't see it if sorrowful story but you root & care for almost everyone on stage; you don't like stories with a heart; extremely talented cast/musicians.
See it if you like Bob Dylan's music, great acting/singing/staging, and story that tackles social issues. Fortunately this is not a jukebox musical.
Don't see it if you're expecting an upbeat jukebox musical or revue. The songs are reinterpreted to fit a dramatic storyline.
See it if You like off beat musicals with stellar musicians and vocalists giving a snap shot look at an interesting moment in time.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals or quirky stories that deal with flawed humans.
See it if A story of one family, one town, in Depression-era Minnesota. The music was amazing. The story was compelling.
Don't see it if The play was ultimately sad and depressing. Nothing uplifting to be seen here.
See it if you like the songs of Bob Dylan and want to experience them in a new, creative way.
Don't see it if you've seen enough sentimental, sad stories about down and out, salt of the earth people. Characters were a bit of a cliche.
See it if you are a Dylan fan, and a fan of depression era stories well told. Actors are terrific, voices wonderful, the real deal jukebox musical
Don't see it if if you are a Dylan purist, these songs are rescored for the text, but they never sounded this way before
See it if nontraditional musical with Dylan songs; story set in Minn. during Depression & involving many types of loss, loneliness; great characters
Don't see it if want a typical jukebox musical where songs act as the dialogue or where a contrived plot is based on the songs; want a happy story
See it if SUPERB use of Dylan songs which feel organic to story & characters in compelling tale of Depression-era boarding house residents in Duluth.
Don't see it if you're not drawn by exceptional theater w/Eugene O'neill-type story/characters + GRAND HOTEL-type structure + Dylan's music. Pulls you in!
Also I predict this will move to Broadway.
See it if you are a fan of playwright Conor McPherson and/or just a fan of Bob Dylan because the combination will surprise you.
Don't see it if having Stephen Bogardus, Marc Kudisch, David Pittu, and Mare Winningham along with other cast members doesn't excite something inside you.
See it if You want to enjoy a unique theatrical experience written and directed by Conor McPherson. Dylan's songs are beautifully used in the fabric
Don't see it if You prefer lighter, comedic plays. The story will not lift up your mood.However, you will be uplifted by the wonderful performances.
See it if You want to hear deep Dylan cuts beautifully arranged and sung. You want to see a Depression era play with some great acting and uneven plot
Don't see it if You like your musicals to have plot advanced by song or song motivated by plot. You're expecting a jukebox musical.
See it if You love Dylan. You appreciate bold and creative attempts at melding drama and music. You want to be swept away by music and story...
Don't see it if You want a conventional musical.
Also Mare Winningham and Kimber Sprawl are stunning. Run, don't walk.
See it if Fabulous set piece of Dylan storytelling. What a cast! Mare! Has the feeling of an Altman film...delicious.
Don't see it if No reason. This NOT a jukebox musical.
See it if Heartache to heartache, Bob Dylan songs weaved in a house of lonely strangers each with their dark pasts and potentially grimmer futures.
Don't see it if Financial troubles, sexual assault, racism, mental/health issues, among other losses are too depressing for you. Gun/shots are triggering.
See it if You want to see a cross between Once, Spring Awakening, and the darkest episode of Prairie Home Companions News From lake Wobegon EVER.
Don't see it if You dislike Bob Dylan's lyrics. The orchestrations are lightyears away from Dylan's own but the lyrics are intact.
See it if Like a tone poem with a Dylan soundtrack that magnifies the sense of loneliness,loss and longing among inhabitants of depression era hotel
Don't see it if It’s not a jukebox musical- not really a musical- it defies categories in its originality so don’t go if you want Dylan’s greatest hits
See it if you love great writing (McPerson and Dylan), superb cast, great singing and have a bit of the Irish in you (even if you aren't Irish)
Don't see it if you expect a happy ending musical or Broadway glitz
See it if You can forgive a rather ludicrous cliche ridden and wooden book in order to experience great music beautifully staged and sung.
Don't see it if You cannot forgive a bad book.
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