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Only Yesterday

From 15 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful, Funny

About the show

This intimate play brings to life a little-known night when John and Paul were becoming the most famous men on earth. More…

From the show:
After months of performing for arenas of fans, John and Paul find themselves stranded in a cheap motel room in Key West. They do what many young men do when they’re bored—get drunk and have some laughs. But as their talk turns serious, they bond over the revelation of childhood events and find inspiration for the music that changed our lives.

Member Reviews (15)


Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful, Funny
Avg Score

Entertaining, Delightful, Disappointing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Songwriting dynamic duo caught in a motel room...sing cover songs and bond over notes and shared painful childhood traumas. Easy accents.

Don't see it if Fun time. And so is the local karaoke night. Music rights are pricey, so instead, why not just insert two handfuls of Beatles' cover tunes?

Entertaining, Perfect shoes, Good set, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you enjoy imagining stories about a day in the life of the Beatles; good acting; songs by those who influenced their music; lighthearted.

Don't see it if you are looking for perfect accents, grand sets or a biography of the Beatles - this is a work of fiction with a few truisms slipped in.

Also Enjoyable and better than expected.

Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you are a fan of The Beatles especially Lennon & McCartney. They shared a common life incident that brought them close together.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the Beatles and you do not like songs from the 1960's.

Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You have a mother. Everyone should see this play

Don't see it if No reason not to see this. I think the Beatles are the most overrated band of all time and I loved this show

Also Once again 59 E. 59 theater does it! Based on the description of this ... Read more Read less

Excellen performances, Nostalgic, Delightful, Clever

See it if you were alive during the Beatles era or if you know their music.Performances are delightful.Set is terrific.Very well written.

Don't see it if you are expecting a musical.There is only a little performing of songs.If you don't know their music(and how can you not know it?)don't go

Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want a lovely, well-acted show that is consistently sweet and filled with great singing.

Don't see it if You're looking for a show that goes very deeply into the lives of these people.

Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Just see it. Mostly everything is good about the show, 4 actors, set, music, accents,shoes and hair

Don't see it if Dislike word of fiction.Need a seal of official approval on every page of the script and think that actors should be more look alike Beatles

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Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You loved The Beatles and would like to see an intimate play with music that is about an incident in the lives of McCartney and Lennon.

Don't see it if You are not interested in learning anything more about these two famous musicians.

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Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You are a Beatles fan and are interested in seeing “missing moments” or “behind the scenes” moments for celebrities

Don't see it if You don’t think you can see anyone else be the Beatles but the Beatles themselves. Don’t like plays that expand on a “What if” moment

Interesting, Funny, Entertaining, Fun

See it if Grew up with, like the Beatles. Playwright's imagined conversation between John & Paul based on a Paul interview makes for enjoyable evening

Don't see it if Not interested in the Beatles. Want realistic accents. Looking for Beatles songs instead of songs, musicians that influenced them.

Great singing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love the Beatles and would enjoy an imagined night with Paul and John sharing their youth and loss of their mothers

Don't see it if You only like completely factually based plays concerning real figures and don’t enjoy some speculation about their shared night in Florida

Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You like the Beatles and seeing an imagined up close look at John and Paul Beatles.If you lived through that era it will take you back.

Don't see it if Don't like the Beatles or staged biopics. The ending was a bit schmaltzy and obvious, and too drawn out.

Appropriate amount of music/singing, Well-cast, Entertaining, Clever mix of fact and fiction

See it if you find it at regional theaters. Now closed in NYC

Don't see it if you expect a Beatles tribute band concert

Great staging, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Definitely if you're a Beatles' fan (who isn't) but even if you're not. This is a sweet play, showing the human side of Paul and John.

Don't see it if You hate anything about the Beatles.

Entertaining, Refreshing, Quirky, Great singing, Funny

See it if You want to escape today's problems..

Don't see it if You don't like the Beatles, of course..

Also Cute..

September 18th, 2019
CRITIC'S PICK "Lennon and McCartney Wait Out a Storm in ‘Only Yesterday’: Bob Stevens’s fond look at a life-changing night for the young Beatles should satisfy more than die-hard fans."
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September 12th, 2019
"Paul McCartney and John Lennon Are 'Here Today' in New Beatles Play 'Only Yesterday': Playwright Bob Stevens imagines a night in the life of two music icons in a new comedy at 59E59 Theaters."
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September 14th, 2019
"'ONLY YESTERDAY'-A Fascinating Show that Brings Lennon and McCartney Together Again"
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September 12th, 2019
"'Only Yesterday' is sure to put a smile on the face and perhaps bring a teardrop to the eye of Beatles aficionados, especially for those of us who were young and self-absorbed back then and all our troubles seemed so far away."
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