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're interested in a very well-acted and very well-observed slice of life of a community of down-on-their-luck people.
Don't see it if you're looking for something upbeat and flashy. This is not that kind of musical.
See it if You like unique music-theatre pieces like Once & Band’s Visit, that tell small, dreary stories.
Don't see it if You’re looking for a Dylan jukebox musical in the style of Jersey Boys, Summer, etc. His music is well sung, but only used to set tone.
See it if You are a fan of Bob Dylan’s poetry/music, Set in a boarding house in the American Depression Era. Amazing cast of singer actor musicians.
Don't see it if You expect an elaborate musical production, and happy ending. Dislike profanity and sexual references. Are easily depressed.
See it if are a fan of Conor McPherson and/or Bob Dylan and if you want to see the results of blending their efforts.
Don't see it if you are expecting a traditional musical in which the songs deepen characterization and/or advance the plot.
Also Mare Winningham and Sydney James Harcourt are outstanding.
See it if Dylan’s poetry sung beautifully by engaging characters trapped in difficult time of depression era rural America. Story illuminated by music
Don't see it if Different than a typical jukebox musical, it isn’t song after song, and doesn’t focus on Dylan’s life or songwriting.
See it if There are a few performances that are almost worth the $70-90 ticket. Especially Hurricane and I Want You, If you like a dour look at 1930's
Don't see it if You are a Dylan purist. This is a relentless mashup of depression era movies with no wit or originality. Everyone loses and there is no joy.
See it if Well intentioned blend of Dylan’s songs & depression era story. Lots of great voices in big cast. Wonderful Mare Winningham.
Don't see it if Book needs work as does some uneven acting. Not for those who prefer a feel-good musical. McPherson might not “get” Americana.
See it if you love more intimate musicals a la Band's Visit. It helps to like Bob Dylan's music–with this show you'll hear it done in a whole new way.
Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional jukebox or bio-musical. This is more a play with music but it wows.
See it if you can allow story-telling to be cliche and scattered if the music, lyrics, and singing are mesmerizing; a fan of Bob Dylan's poetic work.
Don't see it if you aren't invested in Dylan's music, small-town American life post-Great Depression, or lackluster plot points that you've seen before.
See it if you're looking for a sad Steinbeck-ish novel meets Bob Dylan's music. Songs work surprisingly well for the period. Great ensemble acting.
Don't see it if your looking for Dylan's greatest its. I left the theatre trying to figure out who the protagonist was. Plot was dark and painfully slow.
See it if You want to see Bob Dylan songs beautifully sung while enhancing the characters in a Depression era play.
Don't see it if You want a tighter book. The arrangements of the song and the talented actors more than made up for some weakness in the script.
Also Mare Winnigham and Sydney James Harcourt were outstanding!
See it if You want to see a Depression era tale overlayed with bluesy versions of Dylan songs done by a large, excellent troupe
Don't see it if You want musical comedy, this is a drama with music
See it if You like a brilliant ensemble with flawless choreography, staging and a great book. Oh, and DYLAN songs with new arrangements.
Don't see it if You expect this to be just another "jukebox musical".
Also This show is Broadway ready. See it as this will sell out quickly.
See it if You love Dylan's songs, and his logic and narrative sense. An intimate, poetic musical, it is strange and wonder-ful, with creative staging.
Don't see it if You are expecting Rodgers and Hammerstein. This is as inexplicable as a Dylan song, with elements as compelling as his best lyrics.
See it if you had no idea Dylan's music could sound so exquisite. If you want to be transported to another time and place where there is suffering.
Don't see it if you are bothered by a show that is more about creating a mood than providing a coherent narrative. If you want something light.
See it if you enjoy Dylan's songbook, like hearing fantastic singers and are not afraid of depressing book.
Don't see it if you are adverse to foul language, loose/dropped plot strings or not-full-integrated jukebox musicals.
See it if You want to hear good renditions of Bob Dylan songs (whose voice I am not a fan of). Or if you like a lot of exposition through narration.
Don't see it if You are expecting a coherent story that has plot points that are resolved and not just dropped arbitrarily.
See it if you likes themes of Americana evoked by Bob Dylan music.
Don't see it if you are not open to a show that can neither be defined as a jukebox musical or a play with music.
See it if Lovely renditions of Bob Dylan Songs. Good portrayals of melodramatic plot. Successfully moody. Memorable staging.
Don't see it if You like your musicals straightforward and upbeat. You don't like a rooming house approach to drama.And it's a downer.
See it if you like Bob Dylan's music and enjoy watching a large cast of actors form an amazing acting, singing, and dancing ensemble to tell a story.
Don't see it if you don't like Bob Dylan's music and you don't like "outside the box" theatrical concepts.
See it if like Dylan songs; the story is really well written and the music turns Dylan back on his roots. I could see this multiple times
Don't see it if No reason not to see it--even if you hate Dylan, it's people who can sing doing his songs.