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 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 The wonderful performances of Dylan's songs are reason enough to see this, but the subtle deployment of a historical narrative to comment on
Don't see it if (cont') American life make this a wonderful evening in the theater. There are flaws, but the whole is so good they needn't be mentioned.
See it if you love the songs of Bob Dylan - they are reimagined in a very interesting way!
Don't see it if You're looking for a good book - it was a very loose story that didn't go anywhere.
See it if You want to hear Dylan music but not hear Dylan's voice. Cast is totally terrific and story is compelling.
Don't see it if a NOT happy-go-lucky story is not your thing.
See it if A long time fan of Dylan. Seeing his music worked by Conor McPherson into an interesting historical piece made for a great experience.
Don't see it if Not a fan of Dylan. Not one for stories that are not happy and peppy.
See it if Short-stories in depression era flophouse enhanced by beautifully sung Dylan songs will redeem your faith in musicals. Original & affecting.
Don't see it if Discouraged folks in a quiet hamlet shouldn't sing & dance. It moves tunefully through a modern Calvary where redemption isn't always joyous
See it if You love Bob Dylan tunes splendidly sung and orchestrated within the context of an original story featuring desperate characters.
Don't see it if You're expecting a jaunty feel-good show. The book is serious and sometimes ponderous. But the musical portions are great.
See it if you like the music of Bob Dylan, want to see some of the most talented singers on stage, and like shows that aren't always happy-go-lucky
Don't see it if you prefer to leave the theater feeling hopeful - the show is bleak but outstanding and a fantastic showcase of a great American songwriter
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 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 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 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)