Sing Street
Closed 2h 15m
Sing Street
80

Sing Street NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(147 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
11%
Negative
1%
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Refreshing, Great acting

About the Show

Based in the indie film, this new musical follows a sixteen-year-old in 1980s Dublin who starts a new wave band to try to escape his troubles and impress a girl. Directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman ("Indecent").

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Member Reviews (147)

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706 Reviews | 214 Followers
85
Inspiring, Youthful, Romantic, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if Energetic young cast acts, sings & plays their hearts out. Lively rock/pop & sweet ballads. Despite many cliches, I was captivated & moved.

Don't see it if Coming-of-age story with familiar elements: broken home, abusive schoolmaster, boy loves girl, boy starts band, band rebels. Read more

692 Reviews | 152 Followers
82
Predictable, Slow, Great music, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if liked the film & 80's Brit-pop, family struggle stories, youthful energy, actors on instruments, choreography as natural to plot, love story

Don't see it if don't like loud rock music played live, predictable plot, typical family saga, to convenient happy endings, limited character development

567 Reviews | 146 Followers
81
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Quirky, Romantic

See it if Gifted band of musically-inclined actors enjoy themselves breaking free from the establishment, picking up instruments; displaying that joy.

Don't see it if Lite and fun pop musical might woo the girl, but that might not be enough to distract from paper-plot and close-to-type characterisation. Read more

471 Reviews | 74 Followers
86
Fun, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you liked Once.This isn't quite as good,but has same vibe.Super talented cast.

Don't see it if you love Tina Turner type musicals.This is small, draws you in, makes you smile.

Nic
447 Reviews | 86 Followers
86
Great singing, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to rebel against the man with an endearing bunch of ragtag teenagers using 1980s-style rock music as your weapon. Trust me; you do.

Don't see it if you are an abusive priest at a parochial school who hates independent children, rock music, and being seen as the piece of shit you are. Read more

399 Reviews | 202 Followers
75
Slow, Too long, Great singing, Good music

See it if You like early '80s alt-rock. The music is bouncy and catchy, and the singing is great. The actors are fun to watch.

Don't see it if The story is meh. And the show was about 15 minutes too long. The finale seems tagged on to give a solo to the brother of the lead.

414 Reviews | 74 Followers
80
Disappointing, Great musicians, Fun, Entertaining

See it if very entertaining & talented youth band, some touching moments, story of youth in an economically down turned Dublin

Don't see it if expecting "Once" (not as developed); want more character development of the band members (one was beaten but no story behind the others) Read more

425 Reviews | 62 Followers
79
Fun

See it if Boy meets manic pixie girl (potentially with real mental health issues?) and starts a band to woe her. Light despite many societal issues.

Don't see it if Dislike Duran Duran. Fluctuating accents annoy you. Could develop characters a lot more or skim down the number of characters. Read more

Critic Reviews (18)

The New York Times
December 16th, 2019

"New Wave Music as Sweet Deliverance: This tuneful adaptation of John Carney’s movie, about the saving grace of pop music in 1980s Dublin, hasn’t quite found its ideal voice."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
December 16th, 2019

"A New Order for 'Sing Street,' Now Adapted for the Stage"
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The Hollywood Reporter
December 16th, 2019

"Mirroring the screen-to-stage evolution of John Carney's 'Once,' the Irish filmmaker's semi-autobiographical 2016 comedy about a 1980s Dublin high school pop band gets theatrical treatment."
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Variety
December 17th, 2019

"The creators behind the Tony-winning 'Once' return with a charming but unadventurous new musical."
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The Observer
December 16th, 2019

"Most of what's fresh and appealing in the film (which is cheerfully formulaic) has been lost in a leaden theatrical frame that saps milieu, character, and music-making of any tension or charm."
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Theatermania
December 16th, 2019

"'Sing Street' Is Positioned as the Next 'Once,' but Lightning Hasn't Struck Twice: Another John Carney film makes it to the stage at New York Theatre Workshop."
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BroadwayWorld
December 17th, 2019

"Enda Walsh/Rebecca Taichman's Indie Rocker 'SING STREET' Mixes Anarchy and Empathy"
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Lighting & Sound America
January 2nd, 2020

"All in all, it's a strangely careless enterprise that delivers its pro forma upbeat message with little conviction, proffering songs that could be easily replaced without making much of a difference."
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