Already closed | 2h 15m | West Village

Red Roses, Green Gold

From 102 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Disappointing, Delightful

About the show

The songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter (of the Grateful Dead fame) come to the stage in this new musical, the fantastical and comedic tale of a legendary swindler. More…

'Red Roses, Green Gold' tells the story of Jackson Jones and his family of swindlers as they gamble their way to love and riches in 1920s Maryland. The musical features a cast of eight actor-musicians. While the bulk of its songs were composed by Hunter and Garcia, the musical also features contributions from Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Greg Anton.

2h 15m | Already closed | Minetta Lane Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (102)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Disappointing, Delightful
68
Avg Score

During previews
89
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy, Strong design

See it if You love Grateful Dead music, love talented musicians, love visually beautiful productions, and love to be entertained.

Don't see it if You want a serious, heavy play.

During previews
80
Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You love the music of the Grateful Dead

Don't see it if You have no idea who Bertha is, what a Box of Rain is or how you get the Cumberland Blues.


October 30th, 2017
“The good news is that the songs, which lean heavily on a classic Americana sound, are effective in a sit-down, smoke-free theatrical context...Unfortunately, Mr. Mann has shoehorned them into a cartoonishly corny story...The zany mood is furthered by Rachel Klein’s bouncy staging...As manic as t...
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October 29th, 2017
"The featherweight endeavor crams some two dozen beloved Dead songs into a flimsy narrative that wouldn't sustain an animatronic theme-park attraction. The book must have been written under the influence of the band's favorite illicit substances...The sketchy storyline mainly provides an excuse f...
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November 5th, 2017
"A very good Dead cover band takes a tour of the band’s hits...Sorry to say, the good music comes wrapped in decidedly un-good nonsense...On the plus side, Kovach has used the space well, with an open, colorful setting...Chimenti’s arrangements do justice to the catalog of songs...'Red Roses, Gre...
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October 29th, 2017
“’Most enjoyable when Klein makes the show into a good old-fashioned rock concert...When the story doesn't intrude, the show and its performers deliver genuine excitement...Whether it's worth wading through a drawn-out plot to get to those performances will depend on how invested you are in the m...
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