Midnight at the Never Get
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Midnight at the Never Get
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Midnight at the Never Get NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(106 Ratings)
Positive
93%
Mixed
7%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Romantic, Absorbing, Clever

About the Show

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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (106)

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290 Reviews | 92 Followers
100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing

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.

247 Reviews | 61 Followers
96
Absorbing, Entertaining, Romantic, Spectacular singing, Spectacular music

See it if you like great musical theater. This one is special as pretty much all musicals from The York Theatre Company are. Sam Bolen is amazing!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals about LGBQ romance. Read more

273 Reviews | 36 Followers
95
Resonant, Romantic, Clever, Absorbing

See it if A heartfelt story told through great songs and music. The talent was wonderful! A lovely 90 minutes. Hooray for The York Theatre.

Don't see it if You do not like a sentimental show that is both sweet and sad.

90 Reviews | 40 Followers
90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Refreshing, Romantic, Great writing

See it if you want to see a transporting new musical with wonderful new music in the style of the Great American Songbook. Sam Bolen is magnificent!

Don't see it if you dislike cabaret-style shows with gay themes. The story is fresh and well-told with delightfully unexpected highs and lows. A real treat!

366 Reviews | 77 Followers
90
Heart-grabbing, Highly memorable songs, Well written, Concept worth pondering, Go already!

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.

65 Reviews | 17 Followers
90
Absorbing, Resonant, Profound

See it if You enjoy a great story and heartfelt acting.

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110 Reviews | 18 Followers
90
Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Romantic, Thought-provoking

See it if you like great singing, writing, music. This 90 minute show is so entertaining, romantic, engrossing. It's a must see!

Don't see it if you don't like romantic stories, good singing, good acting, good music, good entertainment.

137 Reviews | 13 Followers
87
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you like great singing and new music based on old styles.

Don't see it if you don't particularly enjoy a 2-person show. Read more

Critic Reviews (26)

The New York Times
October 21st, 2018

"Sonnenblick’s music, beautifully orchestrated by Adam Podd, strikes that elusive balance between fresh and period-familiar, and the lyrics are lively. There’s only one jarring anachronism, a reference to the emergency number 911, that can’t quite be explained away. Otherwise this smartly constructed show is utterly transporting...An intimate, aching chamber musical about heartbreak and bliss, 'Midnight' is about bravery, too. And about the kind of battered hope that refuses to die."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 11th, 2018

"'Midnight' has the slightly over-slick feeling of a show that’s been through the workshopping process, and through it and through it. But the high gloss suits the subject matter...The show is solidly constructed and well performed by both Bolen and Cohen—and its last number comes with a particularly touching twist—but it’s difficult for Friedman to find his way in the finale. The show both wants to break itself and doesn’t."
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New Yorker
October 23rd, 2018

“In this smart, well-crafted new musical as we watch Trevor reminisce about his relationship with, we gradually realize that he may not be the most reliable narrator...The period-perfect score sounds as if it consists of deep cuts from obscure LPs by Bing Crosby and Peggy Lee...Directed with stylish economy by Max Friedman, the show overcomes its obvious cabaret origins to slowly reveal a sly, unexpectedly subversive side.”
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BroadwayWorld
October 16th, 2018

“Wonderfully engaging and ear-tingling score...A sumptuous collection mixing beautiful melodies framing lyrical poetics with jaunty numbers loaded with snazzy jokes and unexpected rhymes - it's the superb storytelling of Sonnenblick’s book, exploring issues of the 1960s gays rights movement in a universal manner...that makes the musical truly soar...Smart and romantic, funny and politically aware, ‘Midnight at the Never Get’ is a knockout from start to finish.”
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Lighting & Sound America
October 15th, 2018

"The songs are remarkably literate, jazzy little items that call to mind Coleman's work with Leigh; they display a level of craft all too frequently absent from today's musicals...A remarkable entertainment for several reasons -- the accomplished songs, the evocative portrait of gay life in another era, and its understanding of a certain go-for-broke showbiz sensibility...'Midnight at the Never Get,' for all its showbiz pizzazz, has plenty of raw honesty, and it is a beautiful thing, indeed."
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Talkin' Broadway
October 11th, 2018

"A striking little production and some very-worth-hearing songs. And it still needs a bit of work...Sonnenblick's cabaret pastiches are clever and convincing...His music, if not bursting with melody, is pleasingly structured and combines traditional form with the occasional unexpected detour...And then there's the book. Well, Sonnenblick is no slouch at dialogue...You just wish Sonnenblick had devoted as much care to character development and storytelling as he did to music and lyrics."
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New York Stage Review
October 11th, 2018

"A gay romance that goes sour at just about the time that the Mark Sonnenblick musical, co-conceived by Sam Bolen, itself goes sour...Maybe Sonnenblick doesn’t see the unappealing aspects of his musical. Perhaps he misses the unmitigating facets to Arthur that can alienate spectators. Needless to say, unsympathetic characters have their dramatic place. So far, however, Sonnenblick hasn’t found the place, and that severely affects his musical."
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New York Stage Review
October 11th, 2018

"A sweet musical fairytale that turns sour, 'Midnight at the Never Get' offers a poignant chapter of pre-Stonewall gay life in the 1960s, garnished with Great American Songbook-style numbers...The latter revelations of the musical curdle beyond bittersweet. Watching the show is akin to sipping a Shirley Temple cocktail only to discover a worm lurking at the bottom of the glass...Bolstering this bijou musical is the sincerity of its performances under Friedman’s well-tuned direction."
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