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 love or do NOT love Bob Dylan music (the musical arrangements and scoring are brilliant)
Don't see it if You want to be challenged to put the pieces together (the music and story are not necessarily always together)
See it if If you want to have a new experience in the theatre. Are a fan of Dylan. Lik exquisite singing and acting. Want to be delighted.
Don't see it if You don’t like music and excellent productions
See it if You're a fan of Dylan's music but can appreciate dramatic reinterpretation. You don't mind a "musical" taking a dark turn in the second half
Don't see it if You like shows where the book and score work closely together; you're a Dylan purist; you want something uplifting
See it if Saying you saw a hyped show matters to you, character empathy comes easy for you, you want to see a new take on a jukebox musical
Don't see it if You have been to Minnesota (accents and book are not true to region), you want the music to carry the story
See it if you enjoy beautiful voices singing excellent lyrics, unique staging and a profound story about a difficult time in american history.
Don't see it if you are expecting a jukebox musical where the Bob Dylan songs sound just like on his albums.
See it if You like a homespun yarn, retold by a narrator about Depression Era longing and hope for a better life, with reworked Dylan music.
Don't see it if You are expecting a play about Dylan
Also I was hoping for more.
See it if you appreciate seeing amazingly versatile talent all encompassing you, if you can handle being transported to hard times, if you like music.
Don't see it if you are not interested in risk taking theater or need happy endings.
See it if You love Dylan's music and want to hear the songs fit into an original narrative. Atmosphere and depression era stories are well portrayed
Don't see it if You don't like a story interrupted by too much music, especially in the second act.
See it if You enjoy shows for beautiful music and beautiful designs. The show is very successful at evoking emotion and atmosphere.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of Bob Dylan or like a more traditional book musical format in narrative.
See it if You are finally ready for some serious theatre, beautifully written and exceptionally entertaining, that includes Bob Dylan’s iconic songs.
Don't see it if If you interested in conventional narrative and haven’t a clue what reminiscent of “Our Town” means or who Bob Dylan is.
See it if If you like the music of Bob Dylan or even if you’re unfamiliar with it and appreciate sprawling, intense family dramas. And music!
Don't see it if You think a family musical set in the depression isn’t of interest.
See it if You love musicals, like Dylan, dislike Dylan, can accept ambiguity in relationships, can get tickets. Mine was a surprise at the last minute
Don't see it if you think it's about Dylan, don't like political or social problem plays, don't want to hear about poor people in the depression.
See it if You're a Bob Dylan fan but you're comfortable with his songs being adapted in different contexts.
Don't see it if You're a Bob Dylan purist or you don't like musicals.
See it if You enjoy an epic interestingly executed with Bob Dylan music performed in a new and different way.
Don't see it if You're easily confused, want Dylan's music played that way you remember and need total clarity in story-telling.
See it if You love Dylan, O'Neill, Faulkner, Steinbeck. For the brilliant voices and performances.
Don't see it if You're expecting a jukebox musical or a greatest hits show. These are deep cuts. Skip it if you don't like a tearjerker or high melodrama.
See it if You want to see something wonderful but not flashy- great voices, great music- story of life with all of the characters.
Don't see it if you don't like Bob Dylan music and words.
See it if You like Bob Dylan, and want to hear his lyrics sung by a full cast of gorgeous voices.
Don't see it if You're not into ensemble casts or period pieces. Or if you think this play has anything to do with Duluth aside from Dylan.
See it if Well done development of the story and characters. The songs and voices were great,
Don't see it if If you don’t like Bob Dylan music
See it if Beautifully preformed songs. Interesting blend of a strong play with Dylan music that enhances the emotional impact of the script.
Don't see it if You prefer classic musicals or if you find the challenges many Americans experienced during the depression depressing.