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 be bored and depressed at the time, or if you're a huge McPherson or Dylan fan.
Don't see it if you are looking for characters you care about, a believable story, or music that supports the show.
See it if You like shows in the vein of Once and The Band’s Visit. However know those two are far superior to this production.
Don't see it if You value dramaturgical consistency and have a good grasp on common sense. Most of this show is nonsense.
See it if you: like jukebox musicals where the songs have little relation to the story being told; want to hear Mare Winningham’s beautiful voice.
Don't see it if you: want to feel anything; like uplifting stories.
See it if You think that the only thing you need to shoehorn Dylan’s music into a musical is a banjo and a washboard.
Don't see it if You like plot lines that complete their storyline, or you actually like knowing when an act is going to start.
See it if you don’t mind getting thrown out of the time period by random Bob Dylan songs.
Don't see it if you care about plot, need songs to make sense in the plot, or aren’t bothered by pointless theater.
See it if Dylan for Dummies! Never have Bob's songs been so debased. Except for Twyla Tharp. See it if you love to drink Heaven's Gate whiskey.
Don't see it if Dylan's songs ever meant something to you.
See it if You like slow drama, coupled with folk music that has little to do with plot.
Don't see it if You don't like being mislead into musicals that are actually plays with music. Or if you want to hear your favorite bob dylan music.