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.
"Despite its rollicking indie rock- and folk-flavored score, it feels entirely like TMI...There's little dramatic tension derived from watching the couple making moony eyes at each other, and their profuse declarations of love become more than a little grating...All this is a shame, because their music proves consistently tuneful and engaging, even if the amplification often prevents the lyrics, so important to the storyline, from being fully understood." Full Review
"It’s a rock cycle for which much has been done to make it theater-stage-worthy by director Anne Kauffman. Much has been done, but to little avail...The music is blandly insistent, the lyrics aren’t consistently intelligible and Abigail Bengson’s pipes reside somewhere between belt and strident...The musicians-back-up singers, are first-rate." Full Review
"There will undoubtedly be people who enjoy and connect with 'Hundred Days,' but if you're like me you'll find it a challenge...The story, written in conjunction with Sarah Gancher, can't support a 90-minute drama even when it's shoehorned into a 'concert musical' framework...If this sounds like a bore, it is, despite the fact both Abigail and Shaun Bengson are charismatic performers. There were many times during 'Hundred Days' I had to stifle the urge to yell 'who cares?!' at the stage." Full Review
See it if You wish the average concert had more melodrama, or you're obsessed with Jo Lampert
Don't see it if You're not interested in a self-indulgent concert/musical/thing that doesn't amount to much of anything
See it if You like slow moving performances, folk music, or boring stories.
Don't see it if Hard to follow at times, dull stories, not much personality from the performers, not sure why anyone would want to hear their story.
See it if you're interested in a folk rock concert with a unifying theme (or sorts)
Don't see it if you're looking for a show with a cohesive story or memorable musical numbers. Confession, I drifted off for a bit about 50 minutes in
See it if you like modern folk music. But if the story doesn't sound appealing to you you'd better stay away. This was the most repugnantly...
Don't see it if narcissistic show I've ever seen. These happy hipsters tried to paint their plain relationship as one of the great love stories of the ages.
See it if you like music in the vein of The Lumineers but more self indulgent, somehow.
Don't see it if you are expecting a theatrical musical rather than a concert or expect a cohesive story.
See it if you are a romantic person, or are currently in a long-term relationship; amazing vocals and lighting are enough to keep your interest
Don't see it if you prefer musicals with elaborate sets, costumes, and choreography - not just performers spending most of the show in front of mic stands
See it if you like the music or know the performers. They are very talented, but this is NOT a play. It is a concert without any real plot or point.
Don't see it if you can avoid it. It doesn't go anywhere.The musicians are very good, but there is no real story, nothing really tying the songs together.
See it if Entirely self-created drama and angst when two 20-somethings fall in love (with good music) sounds enjoyable to you.
Don't see it if Your eyes would roll out of your head if someone acted like death is around the corner bc of a minor head injury and a recurring dream
See it if You're super interested in self-indulgent people. Or if you like their music enough to ignore how self-obsessed they are.
Don't see it if You don't want to spend 90 minutes watching a hyper-extended version of one couple's "crazy" story of how they met and fell in love.
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