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Pillars of New York

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Relevant, Ambitious, Confusing, Banal

About the show

Write Act Repertory Theater presents a musical about four couples struggling with the events surrounding 9/11. More…

As the mental and physical recovery for the couples plays out, therapist and author Jake Kelly evaluates his own personal loss and mortality. These stories explore the tapestry of the human condition through tragedy and triumph.

Member Reviews (7)


Slow, Relevant, Ambitious, Confusing, Banal

Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You need to get out of the rain.

Don't see it if You're looking for a poignant story from 9/11. There were many, and this delivers none of it. It's trite, difficult to hear, insipid music

Banal, Cliched, Excruciating

See it if you want to see actors struggle with underdeveloped characters and have to sing some really insipid lyrics and mostly lousy music.

Don't see it if You have no patience for mediocrity. You don't mind lyrics about subways going "clickety clack."

July 15th, 2016
"'Pillars of New York' is an amateurish and maudlin musical that has its collection of stock characters caught up in the events and aftermath of 9/11...Antin’s trite book establishes his characters with the superficial tone of a 1970s disaster movie....The score is a serviceable collection of son...
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July 13th, 2016
"As boring as taxes sound to a musical theatre person, is as boring and unconstructed as Mr. Antin’s work in musical theatre is. His music is tuneless, goes off in obtuse ways that are annoying to the ear. His lyrics are so poorly layered that they seem mindless and his book is a pathetically wri...
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January 26th, 2016
for a previous production "Antin sets his tale amid the horrors of 9/11, but his central figure doesn’t have the stature to pull it off...Once we have seen the stark projected images of the destruction of the Twin Towers and their chaotic aftermath, it’s hard to take Jake seriously...Many of Antin’s scenes are credible an...
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January 24th, 2016
for a previous production "‘Pillars of New York’ is a fascinating, often riveting musical devoted to an exploration of the lives of a small group of New Yorkers deeply impacted by the horrific events of 9-11. These are all imperfect people, in other words very real...We are introduced to the people whose lives in some cas...
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