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 hear some great music. You want to see Mare Winningham give a great performance. Have a warm feeling about life.
Don't see it if You are expecting your typical musical.
See it if You enjoy beautifully performed songs by Bob Dylan performed by an incredibly talented cast.
Don't see it if You aren’t ready for a play highlighting so many ugly aspects of America.
See it if a sui generis pastiche musical melodrama: stark, melancholy, haunting. Act 2 is a heartbreaker. Astonishing moments in music and staging.
Don't see it if you might find its bleakness dour. It borrows tropes from old-timey Americana, but be prepared for an experimental sensibility.
See it if Because it will change theater for the better, the actors in great roles to match their talent (even the smallest part is great), and Dylan
Don't see it if You’re too old to remember how Dylan made you feel, because you need to feel this play
See it if you love the music and like the British style of staging (but whose changes make it so it doesn't quite live up to the hype from London)
Don't see it if you want good casting choices that elevate the material or you want a show that lives up to its emotional storyline
See it if you like stories about multiple characters with multiple storylines thrown into the same circumstance; if you like bob dylan
Don't see it if you're easily confused, you hate period pieces
See it if you like shows with music tangentially related to the story, or you want to hear Dylan's songs EXQUISITELY performed by jaw-dropping talent.
Don't see it if you need a clear connection between songs and storyline. It's more "Once" than "Fiddler". It's a parable of a family during the depression.
See it if you like: Bob Dylan's music & a great ensemble cast singing Dylan's music; a musical where the music tells the backstory of the characters.
Don't see it if you don't like: Dylan's music; a slow melancholy-almost depressing musical; a large ensemble cast
See it if you want to experience gorgeous singing and harmonies that wash all over you. I don't even like Dylan that much, but I loved this show!
Don't see it if you want something happy and peppy. This is a sad play with music.
See it if you want to enjoy a night with sensational singing and atmospheric storytelling.
Don't see it if you care a lot about the story.
See it if To experience an emotional, dramatic and interesting original show with beautifully orchestrated music from Bob Dylan. Well acted and sung.
Don't see it if You like big splashy musicals with lots of choreographed dancing,splashy scenery and staging where you don’t have to pay attention or think.
See it if A sensitive hybrid piece of Dylan's songs beautifully re-arranged and McPherson's text. Staged with elegance.
Don't see it if You are not keen on Dylan's music
See it if Stunning production with a huge cast with amazing voices. Dylan songs never sounded so poetic. An intimate show that transforms and inspires
Don't see it if You want an action show. This is all about the nuances of a small place and human interaction. You are open to new versions of Dylan songs.
See it if You love music, beautifully performed by a terrific ensemble in an absorbing story.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of plays with music. I wouldn't call this a musical, per se.
See it if want to see a masterfully staged musical. The show exquisitely creates a mood of the '30s and sustains it throughout the entire show.
Don't see it if ...need a perfect story & songs that support it. Normally this would bug me, but if the lyrics aren't obviously relevant, the melodies are.
See it if You like musicals that present big ideas in a small story.
Don't see it if You can’t stand musicals that take their time to resolve.
See it if You want to see terrific actors, terrific voices, really great arrangements of Dylan’s songs. Who knew Mare Winningham could sing like that?
Don't see it if You don’t like dramatic musicals with Depression-era themes.
See it if Masterful use of Dylan songs to reveal character impressionistically. Best to absorb superb performances and not over-intellectualize.
Don't see it if ...you're expecting a conventional, plot-driven musical. Strikes me as a polarizing show -- love or dislike. For me it was love.
See it if You want to feel a taste of the south. It was ok but I found myself looking at my watch which is never a good sign
Don't see it if You want to recognize Dylan’s music. I am a Bob Dylan fan and didn’t recognize several of the songs. It was too long for me.
See it if See it if you like or never liked the music of Bob Dylan’s music. What is done with his music and the story written around it is great.
Don't see it if I can’t think of a reason not to see it. At the Public before it heads for Broadway
See it if You are patient and want to hear some amazing singing. The staging and cast are stellar. The book is a bit hard to follow the first half.
Don't see it if You don't like a slow burning story or melodrama. If you don't like radio shows/ stories, this is probably not for you.
See it if Bob Dylan's song catalog is important to you and you want to see a creative work using those songs as it focus
Don't see it if You are sensitive to what can become somewhat melodramatic or you do not appreciate Dylan's music
See it if You are o.k. with hearing some new and well-done arrangements of Bob Dylan songs.
Don't see it if You expect the songs and the story to flow well together or if you are turned off by a very depressing show.