The York's world premiere musical charts the romance between a singer and a songwriter who put together a nightclub act at an illegal gay bar in 1960s Greenwich Village. More…
Singer Trevor Copeland and songwriter Arthur Brightman have the perfect New York romance. That’s swell. In 1965, it’s also against the law. So in the back room of The Never Get, they put together a show called Midnight— a nightclub act where Trevor sings Arthur’s love songs with their male pronouns intact. But, as the lovers hurtle towards the end of the decade, they find themselves caught in a passion they can’t control and a political revolution they don’t understand.
See it if you'd like classic love songs (a la Berlin) sung by gay couple. Clever premise (set in Limbo) About memory, relationships, gay history, art.
Don't see it if you don't like gay themes, many similar songs (some standouts). Trevor is over-the-top (it may annoy you). Gr band. Nice set. Kicks in late.
See it if would have been a better cabaret show. If you like a story or musical about a piece of history that deal with the gay community.
Don't see it if If you want a consistent plot throughout the entire show. Plot turns and not for the betterment of the show.
See it if Gay love story set in a 1960's nightclub. Excellent original cabaret music. Surprising character and relationship developments.
Don't see it if You are not a fan of cabaret music. You are not interested in gay issues from the 60's and different ways that people coped.
See it if you want to follow the arc of a pre-to-post-Stonewall romance of 2 cabaret performers & their quest for acceptance (as gays & as performers)
Don't see it if u expect to see a mere cabaret act; u don't like Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, et al (whose music Sonnenblick’s canny, original score evokes).
See it if Glossy, high toned view of gay liberation thru eyes of budding cabaret star Classy tunes well sung by Bolen cuts thru threatening schmaltz
Don't see it if Conceptual framework around storyline rather clunky but doesn't harm Gets repetitous in its cabaret format but has powerful political stance
See it if you enjoy 2-person musicals, stories about gay couples in pre-Stonewall era, songs in Great American Songbook style, delicious twist endings
Don't see it if don't like 2-actor musicals despite a live band, don't like plots about gay life in NYC in 60's & 70's or unreliable narrators, hate twist
See it if you love standards and the type of performer who excels in performing standards.
Don't see it if you don't want to wait through a pretty straightforward nightclub act to eventually get to something more innovative dramatically.
See it if Singer meets pianist/songwriter in 1965 NY. Can their act and relationship survive? Sam Bolen is a fine singer. Jeremy Cohen at the piano.
Don't see it if Great 5 piece jazz combo behind a scrim at back of stage. The plot reflects the frustration and danger of being gay in Mayor Wagner's NYC.
Also All original songs in the early 60s style. Well done
See it if you would like a sense of what the male gay scene was like pre-Stonewall or if you want to be introduced to the music of Mark Sonnenblick.
Don't see it if you've had enough gay-themed stuff lately.
See it if you enjoy cabaret-style musicals about gay-love & loss; beautiful old-school music; different gay-era (60s), dreamy sequences (ghosts).
Don't see it if anything GLBTQ turns you off. You'd miss out on amazing music, supporting a moving book. If just for Jeremy Cohen on the piano, SEE IT.
See it if You long for a great, romantic story with awesome performers and a wonderful, creative score and premise. It was fantastic!!!!
Don't see it if If you have a problem relating to romantic stories about LGBT couples. Other than that it's truly a show to be seen.
See it if You want to think about gay history while hearing songs that reflect an earlier era of crooning
Don't see it if You need more than 2 people performing and find gay romance boring (it isn't )
See it if you're a fan of smart pastiche music evoking Cole Porter and cabaret novelty songs of the 60s. It's well done and sung very well.
Don't see it if you don't like older cabaret music, are homophobic, don't like one acts.
See it if a clever retelling of gay life in NY in the sixties told through torch songs and performance will be of interest to you.
Don't see it if Don't like a campy and ironic show--this was more poignant than expected and the acting and singing was great. Very clever.
See it if You like cabaret act shows with original songs that actually sound of the era and are witty.
Don't see it if You don't want to watch a gay romance or if you're expecting a meaty story. This is a pretty simple thing that packs a punch at the end.
See it if you enjoy new musicals w/gay stories. Charming talented cast connects w/ material and us but not each other. Entertaining but doesn't payoff
Don't see it if you're expecting a profound show. It tries to be about so many things, but never succeeds at any one. The resolution adds to the confusion.
See it if you want to see what life was like back when the LGBT community was relegated to the back rooms of seedy clubs
Don't see it if you want a neat, tidy ending with clarity...or if you cannot handle same sex relationships
See it if Heart broken by ghosts of his past, Trevor tells his version of this love story; most of the story takes place before Stonewall riots
Don't see it if Music is pleasant but sleepy... needs more variety
See it if you'd like a musical concerning a gay relationship between a singer and songwriter. Stick with it to the end. Some songs quite entertaining.
Don't see it if gay stories turn you off.
See it if you want to hear wonderful original songs and a marvelous band. See it if you want to think about the gay experience.
Don't see it if you are expecting a Broadway extravaganza. It is a small show.
See it if you'd enjoy a small musical with a romantic '40's score and a gay sensibility.
Don't see it if lead tenor Bolen is good not great. Book needs work & takes a strange, sad, confusing twist 3/4 through that seems to come from nowhere.