Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust Road
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Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust Road
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Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust Road NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(32 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
3%
Negative
3%
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Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Great dancing

The story of seven friends' relationships is told throughout the decades, using the music of Hoagy Carmichael.

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Member Reviews (32)

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1079 Reviews | 264 Followers
75
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if More of a revue than a play. Great costumes, tap.

Don't see it if If you want dialogue.

891 Reviews | 258 Followers
82
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you'd enjoy a review of Carmichael's music with a fun, young cast and great choreography. Good orchestra makes for a toe tapping 90 minutes.

Don't see it if you do not like musical reviews. Sound for voices could be a bit better. Read more

456 Reviews | 116 Followers
99
Masterful, Old fashioned, but not dated, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if you understand that songs and music can be dialog. You want brilliant curating of a large songbook to tell a sad, melancholy story w/rebirth

Don't see it if you need a spoken book to "explain" things to you. Sometimes songs and dance can be as effective or more effective than dialog. Read more

404 Reviews | 76 Followers
68
Just okay, Fun, Disappointing, Simplistic, Entertaining

See it if You like good dancing especially tap and superior costumes. An outstanding performance by Cory Lingner makes it all worthwhile.

Don't see it if You want dialogue (there is none), if you want history of Hoagy (there is none). History is on walls outside theater; read before entering. Read more

315 Reviews | 126 Followers
80
Nostalgic, Wonderful costumes, Great singing and dancing, Delightful

See it if you want to enjoy the prolific talents of Hoagy Carmichael presented by talented singers and dancers and a terrific band.

Don't see it if you need a plot. This is a revue that spans several decades with Hoagy's great songs.

334 Reviews | 46 Followers
84
Delightful, Great dancing, Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like talented young people singing & dancing beautifully. The show captures the periods very well in dress, style, movement. I loved it.

Don't see it if you expect a plot or information about Carmichael. This is not a bio. The thin "plots" don't really make sense. But it is a retro delight.

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273 Reviews | 74 Followers
77
Exquisite

See it if into a medley of Carmichael’s songs, in 4 sections, a gorgeous wardrobe, and of course for York, great singing and dancing.

Don't see it if well... much here is without context, so despite the great direction, there was a sense of quantity over meaning. Read more

259 Reviews | 61 Followers
77
Refreshing, Great staging, Disappointing, Cliched, Delightful

See it if you like music from the era, with period costumes and settings to match

Don't see it if you are expecting an actual plot or familiar songs

Critic Reviews (7)

Theatermania
December 1st, 2022

"You can enjoy the soundtrack of a generation that has now mostly left us in 'Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust Road,' a lovely tribute to a gifted songwriter."
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Lighting & Sound America
December 2nd, 2022

Much of the time, the show provides the often-delightful shock of the unfamiliar: Conceived by Susan H. Schulman, Michael Lichtefeld, and Lawrence Yurman, with an assist from Carmichael's son, Hoagy Bix, it is a heaping selection of songs, not just the expected hits, that demonstrates the composer's staying power through several decades of pop music.
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Talkin' Broadway
December 1st, 2022

"I'll heartily recommend 'Stardust Road' as a swell earful of Hoagy Carmichael, including at least two dozen listenable songs you probably don't know, beguilingly sung and abetted by a couple of delightful choreographic moments."
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New York Stage Review
December 1st, 2022

"Hoagy Carmichael’s 'Stardust Road' goes far attesting to his greatness, though not far enough."
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TheaterScene.net
December 10th, 2022

Conceived by director Susan H. Schulman, choreographer Michael Lichtefeld and musical arranger Lawrence Yurman, and developed with Hoagy Bix Carmichael (Hoagy’s son), "Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road" succeeds not by showing the audience another “And Then I Wrote” compendium, but by allowing the endless riches of the Carmichael songwriting catalogue to say it with music. We are treated to five extended “parts” where we meet seven characters, all friends, as they traverse the decades from the 1920’s to the 1950’s, through every high point and every heartache.
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Front Row Center
December 2nd, 2022

"The cast of seven, sings and swings and taps their hearts out, everyone getting their solo to shine, and all backed by a multi-talented six-piece band that flows effortlessly from song to song."
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T
December 1st, 2022

"The York Theatre Company’s Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road, does not take us on a biographical journey. Instead, it tells the story of seven friends in five scenes spanning four decades."
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