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 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 You love Dylan lyrics in a stylized rendition to fit the script of depression era tales played by talented actors, singers and musicians
Don't see it if You are not a Bob Dylan fan and don't love multi plot lines delivered with 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.
See it if you like Bob Dylan, good acting, a moving story. It held my interest. I only knew a few of the songs, but enjoyed them all.
Don't see it if don't like old fashioned stories.
See it if Amazing music and moving story. A very powerful moment about racism. I got the last seat. Loved it.
Don't see it if If you don’t like historical musicals or the music of Bob Dylan.
See it if you love Bob Dylan, you like untraditional narratives, multiple characters, piecing together a story.
Don't see it if you want a traditional musical where music directly carries on the narrative, or exactly reflects the situation. Clear cut main characters
See it if you want to hear covers of Dylan songs more than you want a coherent, vibrant, entertaining play.
Don't see it if you're expecting great theater with characters you care about, a story arc and music that makes sense with the action it's highlighting.
See it if you want to see a plot-filled piece with well-sung unusual arrangements of Dylan songs -- and an amazing performance by Mare Winningham.
Don't see it if you're looking for a straight-ahead things-are-so-clear musical or want to hear only Dylan's hits.
See it if you are a Bob Dylan fan and want to see his songs in a story that make them feel true. You like bleakly realist shows and don't mind drama.
Don't see it if you want to see a happy or action packed show. You don't like character study pieces.
See it if you're familiar with Dylan's music, but not a huge fan. You want to see something with a lot of positive buzz that will likely transfer
Don't see it if you are a big Dylan fan or are expecting a cohesive story. Every character has the most minimal development, the songs feel shoehorned in
See it if You love Dylan's music. The songs are strong, and two or three are absolute show stoppers.
Don't see it if The "book" is every cliché about the Great Depression, used to introduce Dylan songs. Very disappointing for a fan of Conor McPherson.
See it if You want to see a beautifully written, classic American drama that innovatively weaves in preexisting music.
Don't see it if You need the music in your plays to drive story.