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Stereophonic NYC Reviews and Tickets

(101 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Great singing, Entertaining

About the Show

David Adjmi's new play explores one band's rise to fame amid creative struggles.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (101)

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528 Reviews | 278 Followers
Must see, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great writing, acting, directing and design, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in seeing a play about a group of people coming together to create art. In this play, art is music.

Don't see it if you can't sit for three hours. The three hours truly fly by!

322 Reviews | 90 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if A stunning ensemble piece about a 70s band barely making it through the recording of an album. Shades of Fleetwood Mac.

Don't see it if This is a story that’s been told before, but honestly, it’s so masterful and perfectly performed and so rich. See it!

58 Reviews | 4 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you're game to observe a 3 hour slow boil of human behavior that ultimately paints a layered and aching ode of artistry and creation.

Don't see it if you walked out of "The Flick".

435 Reviews | 80 Followers
Naturalistic, Dynamic, Masterful

See it if you like DRAMA. Dialogue! ACTING!

Don't see it if you can’t sit still for 3 hours.

87 Reviews | 22 Followers
Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you wanna experience theater at its best. The cast, the music, the script… Everything’s incredibly wonderful. The 70s era rock band is GOAT!

Don't see it if you don’t like 3 hour long shows.

50 Reviews | 1 Follower
Great play with great singing -- not a musical!

See it if Clever and original -- a play based on Fleetwood Mac in the studio creating Rumours -- but wow -- the music and singing are superb!

Don't see it if Well -- one should see -- it's why we go to live theater -- to see so many talented artists come together to create something NEW! Read more

628 Reviews | 115 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Amazing attention to detail, Perfect casting, Incredibly original

See it if you want to see quite possibly the most original play ever

Don't see it if You are going to be bothered by a show that is three hours and 15 minutes in length. Read more

90 Reviews | 9 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Great show. Great acting.

Don't see it if You want to see a musical

Critic Reviews (19)

The New York Times
October 29th, 2023

CRITIC’S PICK: “So however you want to categorize ‘Stereophonic’ — perhaps a playical?...The music justifies the long buildup, and the play, Adjmi’s best so far, is as rich and lustrous as they come. You could even call it platinum.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 29th, 2023

“Aside from the fighting within the band, what binds ‘Stereophonic’ together is the work and perspective of Grover, the sound engineer. Gelb plays him with just enough slightly toxic aw-shucks male confidence, and he stealthily becomes the dramatic center of gravity.”
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The Wall Street Journal
November 9th, 2023

"I am a longtime Fleetwood Mac fan, and to me the play felt like warmed-over fictionalized history."
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The Observer
October 29th, 2023

“ ‘Stereophonic’ doesn’t really have a plot; it has a vibe...Without exception the cast is appealing and utterly cohesive, directed by Daniel Aukin with his usual preternatural gift for tonal control...Does ‘Stereophonic’ rock? It does, hard. Instant classic.”
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New York Theatre Guide
October 31st, 2023

“There’s a lot to admire about 'Stereophonic.' The cast gives feel-real performances under the thoughtful direction of Daniel Aukin.”
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October 29th, 2023

“ ‘Stereophonic’ is a unique and singular exploration of the passion and torment that comes with making art that passes the test of time, and I have little doubt that this play will, too.”
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Lighting & Sound America
October 30th, 2023

“Focusing on an Anglo-American band whose sharp-elbowed members include two troubled couples, Stereophonic is unlikely to see Mick Fleetwood or Stevie Nicks in the audience, but, even for non-fans of the classic album Rumours, this account of internecine personal and creative struggles is hard to beat…Across a luxurious three hours -- to be sure, the action never drags -- relationships crumble, friendships are betrayed, and nerve endings are given a thorough flaying...Stereophonic compels as a poignant character study and needle-sharp comedy.”
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Talkin' Broadway
October 29th, 2023

“Adjmi writes realistic, sometimes amusing dialogue, and Daniel Aukin directs to mine maximal humor out of it, with the jagged rhythms and friendly-bullshitting encounters presumably endemic to recording sessions like these...It's as if Adjmi was so determined to illustrate the bruises and abuses and arguments and insecurities that go into producing an enduring work of popular art, after that he had nothing else to say. We get all that. We got it well before 10:45.”
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