New York Theatre Workshop presents a musical about how Abigail and Shaun of the folk-rock duo the Bengsons met and fell in love, and how that unleashed their fear of mortality. Previously seen at the Under the Radar. More…
A folk-punk dream like you've never experienced. Shaun and Abigail Bengson's 'Hundred Days' unleashes an exhilarating and raw story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap, and loving as if you only had a hundred days to live.
See it if Concert cum performance art cum bio-drama powerfully sung & performed by charismatic Bengsons Focus more on Abigail's story w/mixed results
Don't see it if Elegant staging by Kauffman can't mask song cycle's innate self-absorbed quality But songs are both heart-felt & poignant enough to win out
See it if ...you like smart alt rock or folk music, & would like to see the genre extended & expanded -- a "concept album" in the flesh.
Don't see it if ...you require a play -- this is not that, & has only one, extended (& touching) scene; the rest of the story is told in song.
See it if you're a fan of folk rock music, unconventional narratives, intimate love stories like Once, or powerful voices (Abigail's voice is INSANE).
Don't see it if you don't enjoy folk rock music. This performance has a concert feel with a narrative interwoven. But it's all in the music.
See it if you want to see two supporting performers—Jo Lampert and Reggie D. White—steal the show from Abigail and Shaun Bengson!
Don't see it if you are not interested in a new genre: concert as theatre.
See it if ...you are a fan of unconventional music. The story is sweet, but slight. The performers were engaging.
Don't see it if I did not care for the music. I found it tuneless and self-indulgent. The show was basically a concert with story. I was bored.
See it if you want something outside the typical theatregoing experience. It's concert-style blending reality and fiction. Truly captivating.
Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional, big ol' fashioned musical.
See it if you enjoy soul searching pieces that relate to real life scenarios and charm you
Don't see it if whimsy, edgy, operetta style pieces are not your cup of tea
See it if love story of the Bensons told in a concert format with some dialogue in between songs; wonderful folk-rock music - some very moving
Don't see it if you want more of a traditional musical with elaborate staging; would be put off by loud music (& much drumming) which can hide the lyrics
See it if you liked Janis Joplin. The lead sings like her.
Don't see it if If you don't like loud rock-ish music. Story is slow and goes nowhere. Girl meets guy, they marry, they make music together. That's it.
See it if You like indie/folk/rock. Want to walk out of the theater in deep thought. Enjoy theatre that isn't bound by traditional devices.
Don't see it if Prefer traditional book style musicals. Dislike the above genres. Are just looking for a "light" show.
See it if new composers and writers are of interest; fine musicianship; interesting concept; talented performers
Don't see it if over-amplified performance that disguises the important lyrics drives you nuts; multiple storylines poorly delineated frustrates you.
See it if You like a love story set to music wherein fear of mortality is addressed & overcome.
Don't see it if You are not interested in hearing Abigail & Shaun's story. It is all about them.
See it if A musical concert with storyline about falling in love
Don't see it if A tale of meeting and developing a relationship is of no interest to you. Add a number of songs to move it along.
See it if you love the Bengsons, indie rock, Jo Lambert (underused but vital), the vibe of Portlandia, are into a concert staging
Don't see it if you're expecting a full fledged play; you are impatient with existential whimsy; you want plot
See it if You love theatrical concerts with beautiful music and voices.
Don't see it if You expect a traditional show rather than an operatic experience.
See it if how would you behave if you thought the man you just met and already love, will die in 100 days? Awesome songs and fabulous vocals.
Don't see it if wonderful indie/rock theatrical concert with a storyline that traces the Bengsons courtship; important details missing in this story.
See it if a different style musical excites you. A love story that is real staged like a concert/musical about the real band leaders. Brilliant!
Don't see it if you need the typical basic run of the mill theater musical.
See it if you enjoy Indie rock and lovely staging. If you are Jo Lampert fan, though it will leave you wanting more of her - wanting her to be lead.
Don't see it if you don't care for indie rock and are looking for much of a story. It's pretty whisper thin on story.
See it if You like the Bengsons and especially if you like Jo Lampert, who is amazing on backup (as she is on everything she does).
Don't see it if You don't care for a scripted meltdown and a bit of screaming onstage.
See it if You enjoy outside the box theatre. It’s a folk punk rock opera/memoir/set piece. Brave, funny, stunning, all the adjectives.
Don't see it if It doesn’t sound like your thing. It’s insanely specific and really will not be for everyone. Read up/listen to a Bengsons song or two.
See it if You enjoy love stories. You enjoy live music (as this felt more like a concert with a story than a musical). Still, a beautiful performance.
Don't see it if You prefer productions with full-scale sets and costumes. You do not believe in love at first sight (or are not willing to be convinced).
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