Ordinary Days
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Ordinary Days

Ordinary Days NYC Reviews and Tickets

(149 Ratings)
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Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Clever

About the Show

Keen Company presents the first New York revival of this musical about four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect in unexpected ways as they search for success, happiness, love, and taxis.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (149)

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52 Reviews | 10 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if ... you want to spend a delightful evening of sheer pleasure and enjoyment.

Don't see it if ... of you’re not a fan of light-hearted and clever mucsical shows.

116 Reviews | 53 Followers
Not ordinary but extrodinary!, Contemporary, Entertaining, Great cast & team, Must see

See it if U want to see realistic portrait of NY life about ordinary people in an uplifting musical that is superbly acted, sung, directed & supported

Don't see it if If U are not a musical fan. U want lavish productions. However, U must see this if U value entertainment & talent. Keen Company delivers! Read more

108 Reviews | 15 Followers
Clever, Edgy, Great staging, Romantic

See it if you love off-broadway theater

Don't see it if you don't like simple sets or you don't want to use your imagination.

78 Reviews | 18 Followers
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great singing, Must see, Resonant

See it if you look to theater to illuminate our world. This show does that & more. The music is beautiful, the story powerful & the acting wonderful

Don't see it if I think everyone should see this show. It's neither big nor splashy but quietly moving and profound. If you're looking for CATS, don't go!

56 Reviews | 9 Followers
Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if want to see a spectacular cast, wonderful music and smart lyrics, excellent little orchestra and a nice slice of life in NYC.

Don't see it if don't like sung-through musicals, intimate staging or romantic plots.

576 Reviews | 88 Followers
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Fun and touching

See it if you love clever musicals that have something serious to say, are funny, & have top notch talent.Voices were perfection.Don't miss this one.

Don't see it if you want a gritty story full of angst and drama.This has a huge heart & tells a beautiful, authentic NYC story. This is a classic. GO!

70 Reviews | 7 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you enjoy clever plays and sweet stories, enjoy a hybrid of musical and play, you enjoy simple yet powerful productions with great acting

Don't see it if you need elaborate staging and big productions. you need a lot of action

86 Reviews | 12 Followers
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great singing, Enchanting, Romantic

See it if You are willing to be swept away by a very small, robust musical that starts out quirky and ends emotional.

Don't see it if You don’t like to follow along to lyrics or don’t want something about finding yourself while living within the good and bad NYC offers

Critic Reviews (16)

The New York Times
October 26th, 2018

"A sweet escape back to 2007. It’s a relief to spend a little time in a moment when New Yorkers had the luxury of everyday angst...Claire and Jason never come fully to life. The other love story, though, is delightful to watch. It’s the romance of new friendship between Deb and Warren, which blossoms despite her standoffish resistance. Even before they meet, Ms. Marion and Mr. Sherman make these two refugees from the Island of Misfit Toys achingly endearing."
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Lighting & Sound America
October 22nd, 2018

"Silverstein's swift, light-handed revival of this beguilingly oddball chamber musical is, arguably, better than the original production; it's a potent reminder of his talent...Sometimes Gwon's music skips wittily, nervously over the surface of difficult situations; more often, it is shot through with longing...Gwon crosscuts between the stories deftly, weaving them together in lovely vocal quartets...A fine reminder why, thanks to so many fresh voices, these are halcyon days for the musical."
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New York Stage Review
October 17th, 2018

“’Ordinary Days’ remains something more than ordinary. Likable, brisk, and professionally mounted with a friendly and strong-singing cast, the Keen production of ‘Ordinary Days’ makes an enjoyably pleasant evening. But it remains not much more than one of those young-folk-trying-to-cope revues. Good enough, no complaints; but earthshaking or invigorating? Not so much..A promising showcase for a talented songwriter as opposed to a fully realized musical."
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October 26th, 2018

"Although 'Ordinary Days' wants us to believe that these are extraordinary people living through ordinary but memorable days, Jonathan Silverstein's production fails to deliver on that premise. His cast sings well but this sophisticated sung-through musical needs more than just good voices. Unfortunately, this highly awaited revival of the charming Adam Gwon musical is low on the charm factor, a disappointment leaving us to wait for a definitive production sometime in the future."
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Theatre is Easy
October 18th, 2018

“A musical theatre treat...’Ordinary Days’ focuses on just four New Yorkers...Bashor's performance is simply astonishing. The rest of the cast is also excellent...The dense lyrics reveal layered characters and move the story forward, while still remaining clever and unexpected...Though ‘Ordinary Days’ is not especially illuminating or revelatory, the production is solid and does justice to this little gem.”
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Theater Pizzazz
October 17th, 2018

“Gwon’s ‘Ordinary Days’ presents a mélange of mayhem, tears, truth and humor...Reminiscent of the boy meets girl, falls in love old tale but much more relatable in this 21st Century intelligent compelling musical...The story songs are filled with humor, passion, joy, hope, sadness and fury and readily understandable in this vignette styled production, smartly directed...The ensemble is outstanding, the message not new but a reminder and wake up call of what’s really important.”
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Front Row Center
October 19th, 2018

“Engaging and unpretentious, the music by Gwon and performers are right in the pocket. However, the music eventually loses pace with the story, causing the charm to wear a little thin...Bashor takes stage with ease...She is an excellent singer...The other three singers are also clearly well trained...This show has so much going for it...Unfortunately, the music doesn’t quite keep up...Consistent and comfortable but not memorable.”
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Front Mezz Junkies
October 17th, 2018

“The cast sounds good and strong...Clever and musically charming, although not as deeply engaging as it is sweet and tender. Fighting through the noise and traffic of the city, ‘Ordinary Days’ arrives at its journey’s end with clarity and kindness, driven forward with beguiling sweet songs...They won’t hang around too long in your conscious brain as the weight, is too flighty and paper thin to help anyone arrive at a clearer sense of who they are and what they want to be.”
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