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Hundred Days

From 211 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Romantic, Absorbing, Quirky

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (211)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Romantic, Absorbing, Quirky
78
Avg Score

For a previous production
80
Romantic, Refreshing, Enchanting, Great singing, Quirky

See it if Couple presents the loss of control of falling deeply in love, accompanied by fear of death/loss. Creative emotional music.

Don't see it if You're not interested in a pair of insecure late 20 year olds seeking their way. There were a few slow moments but overall it was touching

For a previous production
80
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great music, Absorbing, Messy

See it if you like to see a really beautiful story told in a very unconventional way that will alternately make you laugh and wreck you.

Don't see it if you're expecting a fully staged play. It's a concert. A concert that tells a story, but a concert nonetheless.

For a previous production
78
Great singing, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if you want to her Abigail's glorious voice! very well produced, heartfelt and entertaining with a great ensemble.

Don't see it if might find it a bit self-indulgent . story of 20-somethings falling in love and thinking they are the first/only people to feel that way

Also overall, quite lovely, but would have preferred a different storyline ... Read more Read less

For a previous production
90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing, Romantic, Refreshing

See it if absolutely fabulous, soul stirring, foot-stomping, music performed by a talented and likable group of actor/musicians. Beautifully designed

Don't see it if if you're expecting a traditional musical or play. The show is a hybrid concert/cabaret/musical...and it works wonderfully.

For a previous production
88
Absorbing, Beautiful music, Resonant

See it if you love folk music! Also the design/choreography/presence of the performers is beautiful and so well done.

Don't see it if you are looking for a more concrete play. It is very much cabaret/concert style, though still consisting of theatrical elements.

For a previous production
94
Enchanting, Absorbing, Great singing, Romantic

See it if you like folk music, stories about husbands and wives, or want a more direct storytelling experience than you're used to

Don't see it if you hate folk music or if shows that deal with mortality and what it means to be alive

For a previous production
85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Romantic, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy watching two people visibly in love talking about the beginning of their relationship; you like new styles of musical theater

Don't see it if you don't enjoy The Bengsons; you prefer standard musical theater more than concerts

For a previous production
90
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Romantic

See it if You want part theater, part concert, like love stories that are quirky and intense and are willing to share someone else's reality.

Don't see it if You are wedded to the theatrical format and want a straight linear story and musical theater experience.

For a previous production
97
Absorbing, Edgy, Profound

See it if you have an open mind to performance art and music. Open yourself to the emotion and beauty the Bengsons put into their story.

Don't see it if You're expecting a cookie cutter musical with typical music.

Also Incredible concert/musical something or other. I was completely caught... Read more Read less

For a previous production
85
Absorbing, Great singing

See it if great music, and more importantly super duper great storytelling concert

Don't see it if the acting is not so perfect

For a previous production
100
Great singing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You love folk music, story telling, raw emotion, and are open to existential questions.

Don't see it if You're seeking a traditional play or musical.


December 4th, 2017
"A luminous musical memoir...Staged with resonant economy by the talented Kauffman, with sharp and subtle movement direction, 'Hundred Days' is cabaret as cri de coeur, and it is advisable to watch it with a handkerchief...The shift in focus from outside to inside clarifies and intensifies what w...
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December 7th, 2017
"Director Anne Kauffman plays against the internal emotional extremism of the material with an elegantly spare staging...Though only 75 minutes long, 'Hundred Days' has a slow, deliberate sensibility, in keeping with the Bengsons’ ways of dealing with death: not to outrun time but to force it to ...
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December 4th, 2017
"A deceptively simple affair: a stage largely unadorned save for musical instruments, a book by playwright Gancher that gives a voice both wry and poignant to the story of the Bengsons’ meeting and marriage, and of course, a collection of lush, plaintive, soaring songs...Shaun is a model of the c...
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December 4th, 2017
"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...
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