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 Excellent use of 20 Bob Dylan songs by a very strong cast. Sad story of life's difficulties in hard times. Very well done
Don't see it if You are looking for exciting. This is thoughtful and rather slow.
See it if You can appreciate a wildly visionary interpretation of Bob Dylan songs. Superb cast and Mare Winningham shines. Sit close if you can.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of depression era themed plays and dislike Bob Dylan songs.
See it if you love Dylan and want to see great performances of his songs set in a fairly predictable story that showcases the music.
Don't see it if you object to a fairly predictable story with standard characters, or if you don’t like Dylan.
See it if You are a Bob Dylan fan. The music is the most redeeming aspect. Not McPherson’s best.
Don't see it if You are expecting McPherson’s writing to carry the day. This is a tremendous disappointment after The Night Alive and The Weir.
See it if you would like to see music woven into a musical in a unique way.
Don't see it if you like one main storyline. This weaves together snippets of the stories of people who have come together by chance for a short time.
See it if You love Bob Dylan and his music and don't care if a play makes sense as long as the music is great.
Don't see it if You don't like Bob Dylan. You want a story that goes along with the music and makes sense.
See it if you like dark dramas. the acting was wonderful but the story left me flat. I found it confusing and depressing.
Don't see it if if you don't like dark stories.
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 think that the only thing you need to shoehorn Dylan’s music into a musical is a banjo and a washboard.
Don't see it if You like plot lines that complete their storyline, or you actually like knowing when an act is going to start.
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 You like Bob Dylan, or enjoy shows with beautiful staging.
Don't see it if You don't like shows with plot points that don't get resolved, aren't a Bob Dylan fan, or want the plot to relate to the songs that are sung
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.