Transport Group presents this world premiere musical about the radical, reckless, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, who lived one hundred years ago, a hundred years ahead of her time. More…
At eighteen she writes a staggeringly profound poem that rocks the literary world and transforms her from rural Mainer into a virtual cause célèbre. Vincent captivates everyone in her orbit—male and female—and is hero-worshipped for her unabashed intellect and frank sensuality. She works her newfound fame, leaving in her wake broken relationships with those who believed in her before anyone else.
See it if Journey thru Millay's early years via her poetry; providing lyrics to Dean's music Ambitious soundscape, more secular oratorio than drama
Don't see it if Millay's poetry can get lost amidst talented singers but bohemian, feminist quality prevails Ending could have more power recited than sung
See it if like bio shows but done non-conventionally. well-acted, well-directed and intelligent. music is really good too.
Don't see it if don't like bio show then not for you. having a background in reading "the" poem would be highly recommended
See it if You're interested in learning about Edna St Vincent Millay's life and hearing songs whose lyrics are her poems.
Don't see it if You want something very fast-paced or set in the current day
See it if You would like to see a new ambitious musical with beautiful poetic lyrics by a woman poet that some may not have ever heard of.
Don't see it if If you only like straight forward familiar musicals
See it if Gorgeous music, and a fresh take on Millay and her poetry - the women all shine, and her passion and talent feel utterly contemporary.
Don't see it if An irreverent and anachronistically ironic take on the exposition irritates you.
See it if you want to see something unique and unconventionally beautiful. Beautiful score, staging, movement, and performances from all actors.
Don't see it if you want to see something flashy or conventional. The non-linear aspect may be a turn off for some. It also feels longer than it needs to be
See it if you love exquisite music and versatile actors. The lead actress is mesmerizing and the cast is very impressive.Beautiful voices.
Don't see it if you don't like intelligent stories or stripped down musicals.
See it if you want to hear beautiful music! The cast is incredible and the story is very interesting.
Don't see it if it's a long piece that moves slowly at times.
See it if It is an amazing, if cerebral show. If you like poetry and gorgeous music, incredibly sung you'll be happy. Mid century Bohemian culture
Don't see it if If you need a traditional story with book scenes etc. There are no tap numbers.
See it if you are interested in innovative musicals, or early modernist poetry, or Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Don't see it if you like your musicals to be traditional, or segments of close-up staging upset you.
See it if you like Edna St. Vincent Millay's poetry set to a symphonic style score, learn about her early life & a great perf from Hannah Corneau
Don't see it if don't like somewhat esoteric, ethereal productions, expect songs to push the production forward rather than for atmosphere or commentary
See it if you want a slice of the poet's life revolving around the title with unique staging, an energetic cast with good voices, band, stage presence
Don't see it if you want to catch every word-though miked I found it difficult at times to hear when actors were not facing the audience, especially Corneau
See it if 6 very talented performers with Broadway-caliber voices. High energy tale of "Vincent" Millay & how she started by entering poetry contest.
Don't see it if Annoying that playbills are not distributed until end of show. (Show runs 2 hrs 29 minutes but it flies by.)
See it if Talented troupe of 6 in bio-musical. Millay's lyrical, naturalistic poetry set to Sondheim-y music. Hannah Corneau is excellent as Vincent
Don't see it if A non-traditional musical, intelligent staging. Focuses more on the poetry and the poet. Orchestra of 8 in the pit under the extended stage.
Also Abrons is the perfect venue for this piece.
See it if musicals are your thing, you enjoy based-on-real-life shows, you're interested in poetry on any level, you own stock in Kleenex tissues.
Don't see it if you only like dazzling productions. This is all about the music, poetry & story. Low-budget (almost zero) set, forcing your ears to submit.
See it if You like shows done in a completely original way. Where you can experience new theatrical journeys with amazon talent.
Don't see it if If you really like musicals done in the usual way. If you aren't open to theatre a bit out of the box.
See it if You're a fan of Millay or up for an offbeat bit of theatre, slightly long & musically repetitive, but soaring arrangements and stagecraft.
Don't see it if Not a fan of Millay's poetry, resist the idea of poems set to music or don't have the patience for tone poems, art songs or vocalise.
See it if you want to hear top-notch singing of beautiful melodies or are a huge Millay fan.
Don't see it if you're expecting a realistic production, not a fan of prose as lyrics, don't like having to leave your seat for part of the show.
See it if You want to hear a great original score with beautiful orchestrations and exquisite vocal arrangements. Are a fan of Millay's work.
Don't see it if You dislike musicals that contain anachronisms in both the design elements and music. Heavily dislike audience immersion.
See it if you are inspired by spoken-word, like historical biographies, musical theater, outside the box theater, incredible performances--sublime.
Don't see it if don't like bare-bone sets, fluidity with sexuality, nonconformist casting, and poetry set to music.
See it if You want to hear some really great singing interspersed with scenes about Millay's life.
Don't see it if You're expecting an elaborate production. The beginning feels more like a workshop with bare bones set and costumes that try not to look it.
See it if If you're at all familiar with and like this poet's work, you should definitely put this on your must-see list Musicalizing of poems A+.
Don't see it if You don't know the poetry and are resistant to an artsy musical with bare bones set (a few sticks of furniture) and street clothes costumes.
See it if you'd enjoy accomplished musical settings of snippets of Millay, made to suggest her biography and character
Don't see it if you know Millay-this trivializes both her biography & her work; experimental approaches bore you; mightily striving to find drama exhausts