Stereophonic
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Stereophonic
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Stereophonic NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(520 Ratings)
Positive
84%
Mixed
8%
Negative
8%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing

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 (163)

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126 Reviews | 7 Followers
100
Perfection!, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a truly outstanding production with the best writing I've seen in years! Everything and everyone is PERFECT!

Don't see it if .....no reason. This is a MUST SEE!

554 Reviews | 285 Followers
100
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!

53 Reviews | 8 Followers
98
Wonderful, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if you want to experience something original, and beautifully theatrical.

Don't see it if it's pretty long at 3 hours.

346 Reviews | 93 Followers
98
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!

116 Reviews | 28 Followers
98
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.

200 Reviews | 41 Followers
96
Epic, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Just Great

Don't see it if Very 70s

800 Reviews | 252 Followers
95
Great music, direction, singing, acting & staging, Resonant, Masterful, Intense, Epic

See it if Band members struggle with personal & relationship crises while making #1 albums. Great characters, epic scope & stunning performances.

Don't see it if Long & unhappy. But also a lot of humor! The main theme is sacrifices made for art. Drug use. Quiet dialog (use hearing assist if needed!) Read more

68 Reviews | 11 Followers
95
Exciting, Great performances, Brilliant, Gripping, Incredible

See it if you love Fleetwood Mac or 70s music, you want to see a brilliant cast perform studio quality instruments and vocals to great original songs

Don't see it if you cant handle 3 hours, but it's WORTH IT!!

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 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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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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Theatermania
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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