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 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 Remarkable casting; rich storytelling; smart use and styling of the Dylan song material
Don't see it if Most popular Dylan songs inspired audience members around me to sing along which is an obvious distraction; heavy story not for everyone
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 this is a play w music - not a musical. Fascinating arrangements of Dylan. The singers & musicians are terrific.
Don't see it if the show is painful and sad, a lyrical evocation of the Depression that offers little in the way of hope. there's a bit too much fussing
See it if you are interested in human stories told with grace by amazing actors. It's a phenomenal night at the theater.
Don't see it if you are looking for a Bob Dylan jukebox musical. It's really it's own story. I forgot these were famous songs, they fit the plot so well.
Also Well done Conor McPherson.
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 You love Bob Dylan’s music. Depressing story about the renters in a rooming house & family that runs it The town people add interesting mix
Don't see it if You are expecting happiness. This is not the story of Bob Dylan. Not interested in dysfunctional drama
Also Mare Winningham play a demented wife excellently. The music is great
See it if You know the music. Not knowing Dylan well, I felt at sea for much of the show, trying to figure out how the songs might comment on the show
Don't see it if You're expecting a traditional narrative, diegetic songs, or anything that feels "big." It's quiet, often lovely, and mysterious.
See it if you want a beautiful theatrical piece, that slowly takes you in and moves you.
Don't see it if You need spectacle when you see a musical.
See it if Not quite a musical or a play, but a beautiful theatrical experience. The intimate production looks gorgeous and the cast is excellent.
Don't see it if You prefer big splash broadway musicals.
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 want to see a perfectly told story through the poetic brilliance of Bob Dylan’s music. The cast is phenomenal! This musical is gorgeous.
Don't see it if You don’t want to feel every type of emotion towards the story told by the cast. You feel part of their lives in this intimate staging.
See it if you're ready for the rare jukebox musical that's sophisticated & smart. This is a heartfelt & artistic show. And the Dylan songs sound great
Don't see it if you're looking for an exciting show b/c I have to say, I found the plot kind of dull. My mind wandered during a lot of the book scenes.
See it if you enjoy the slower pacing and the unraveling of what I could best describe as an O'Neill play with Dylan's music. Muted, and haunting.
Don't see it if you are looking for a spectacle. No flashy sets or large-scale song and dance numbers. Strikingly Midwestern, with universal elements.
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 I loved this, though I can't say why. My friend hated it& also can't say why. It's slow & not much happens & I didn't like any of the charac
Don't see it if ters, but the singing is great and I enjoyed the story, or what there was of it. Not for everyone, but the music is great.
See it if you want to see a beautiful show set brilliantly and seamlessly to music by Bob DYlan.
Don't see it if you are looking for a jukebox musical of Dylan's music.
See it if you want to see a beautiful piece of theatre a la Spoon River Anthology/Our Town. Dylan lyrics fit perfectly & the cast was heartrending.
Don't see it if you hate Dylan, want an upbeat, fast-paced, jazz-hand-y type of show. There are no bells, whistles, helicopters, or fluff here.
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).