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 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.
See it if you like the music of Bob Dylan and don't mind it being used in a weak, disappointing book.
Don't see it if you want to see a first class musical or prefer drama.
See it if You’re willing to enjoy good singing and acting almost randomly put together; you love Dylan’s music in any context
Don't see it if You know Dylan’s repertoire and expect his music to be presented in some semblance of its original context. Want a great/uplifting storyline
See it if a man owns a boarding house on the verge of bankruptcy and makes some desperate choices for his family...
Don't see it if tone is unnecessarily depressing; the book doesn’t allow you to care for the characters; songs don’t compliment the storyline. Disappointed
See it if You're a Dylan fan and want to see how his songs were incorporated into a drama--except they weren't. The songs brought the action to a stop
Don't see it if You want a coherent story in which the songs amplify the story, not interrupt it. Singing & acting superb, but the project was misconceived.
See it if you're a Dylan fan, and would enjoy hearing his songs beautifully sung in arrangements you haven't heard before.
Don't see it if you want the story onto which the songs are grafted to be as compelling as the songs (it isn't).
See it if If one is captivated by the Bob Dylan music and doesn't mind that the book is not very good and slow.
Don't see it if One doesn't mind a confused and slow plot which is not particularly well directed or acted.
See it if if you like moody, rambling, no-plot, multi-thread musicals with little emotional connection to the large cast of characters.
Don't see it if If you like linear, plot focused musicals where you develop an emotional connection with the characters. I ended with, "so what, who cares"
See it if You want new arrangements of Bob Dylan songs; if you like atmosphere more than plot; if you like character-filled stories
Don't see it if You need the mixture of songs and plot to make sense (it felt like 10 min of play then 5 min of Bob Dylan then back to the play)
See it if You love Dylan lyrics in a stylized rendition to fit the script of depression era tales played by talented actors, singers and musicians
Don't see it if You are not a Bob Dylan fan and don't love multi plot lines delivered with music
See it if you're familiar with Dylan's music, but not a huge fan. You want to see something with a lot of positive buzz that will likely transfer
Don't see it if you are a big Dylan fan or are expecting a cohesive story. Every character has the most minimal development, the songs feel shoehorned in
See it if You love Dylan's music. The songs are strong, and two or three are absolute show stoppers.
Don't see it if The "book" is every cliché about the Great Depression, used to introduce Dylan songs. Very disappointing for a fan of Conor McPherson.
See it if You love Dylan's music re-interpreted. Can't wait for the cast album. Excellent singing
Don't see it if you want even the tiniest bit of hope about life. Couldn't be more depressing. Desperate in freezing cold Minn. -- lot sof them dying.
See it if The music and singing were beautiful and astonishing. The arrangements were lovely and when they were singing the show was wonderful.
Don't see it if But the play seemed jammed in and didn’t coalesce into one thing. The stories were melodramatic and some of the acting was with a capital A.
See it if Great cast and Bob Dylan.
Don't see it if The book was really bad. I EXPECTED A LOT and had to fight falling asleep. I did not like the story or characters. AWFUL!
See it if You like Bob Dylans's music and you'd like to see some great performances (though uneven)
Don't see it if you're expecting something other than an overall "mood" to experience.
See it if The singing is great. Dylan songs are reflective. Band terrific. Set terrific. Story is sad, sad, sad. A tone poem.
Don't see it if Dylan songs do not lend themselves to action.
See it if You love hearing Dylan songs sung well and don't care that they don't blend in with the story, and stories about poverty in the depression
Don't see it if If you want an interesting story with songs that move if forward. If you expect to hear someone sing the title song. It never happens.
See it if If you like Bob Dylan. The songs and arrangements were well done. Intimate theater at Public Theater
Don't see it if Story so convoluted. Who is the girl in the title? The songs didn't make any sense with the plot - they were just stuck in there. Meh