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Original Sound

From 95 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

About the show

A young Nuyorican beat maker calls out a rising pop star for ripping off his track. "Original Sound" is a fierce, funny, musical journey through the heart of an unforgiving industry.

Member Reviews (95)


Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant


See it if a small play about artists in the music industry sounds appealing.

Don't see it if you don't like small plays, or plays that a broken into many small scenes bother you.

Also Because the play is many small 3-10 minute scenes it never really got ... Read more Read less

During previews

See it if You like see new plays. Plays involving the entertainment business interests you.

Don't see it if You want a play that feels finished. This feels like an early draft.

Also The lead male gives a lovely and charismatic performance. But unfortun... Read more Read less

May 13th, 2019
"Flawed but promising 'Original Sound,' the rare new play that pays attention to how the modern pop-culture sausage is made...From what we can hear in the show, the song is the rare piece of fictional art that is as good as everybody says it is, so much so that the 'Original Sound' producers migh...
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May 23rd, 2019
"The exploitation theme is a lot more compelling than the selfishness theme, which plays out too familiarly in situations with Danny’s sister and with his roommate. But the best scene is about neither: at the center of the play is a gorgeous extended musical sequence between Danny and Ryan that c...
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May 9th, 2019
"Enthralling new play...A former music journalist, Seidel thrillingly dramatizes contract negotiations and jam sessions, making them accessible and exciting for the lay viewer...Under the nuanced direction by Elena Araoz, we watch as Danny slowly cracks her shell, transforming 'Original Sound' in...
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May 12th, 2019
"A fresh and frenetic take on the promise and perils of guarding intellectual content in the music industry...Araoz directs a top-notch cast through 17 choppy scenes. I longed for more time with the members of Danny's family...'Original Sound' avoids tripping over itself by staying out of the cou...
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