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The Fourth Messenger (NYMF)

From 6 critic and 21 member reviews
Members say: Great singing, Ambitious, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

About the show

Part of the New York Musical Festival: This new show wonder, what if the Buddha were a woman living in our times? Featuring Nancy Anderson. More…

Mama Sid is a modern-day “awakened one” with a worldwide following. But a determined young woman seeks to unearth Mama Sid’s mysterious past, exposing secrets that could change everything. Epic and intimate, comic and profound, 'The Fourth Messenger' investigates what it means to be both enlightened and human. An official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival Next Link Project.

The New York Times

"Anderson’s performance is the highlight...Unfortunately, Matt August’s staging and Ms. Shaffer’s book and lyrics are less evocative and less witty than they need to be—Ms. Shaffer flirts with satire in some of the retreat scenes, only to hastily pull back. Ms. Teng, a singer-songwriter of standing who also contributed lyrics, fares better with the music, even if Sid gets all the best songs." Full Review

Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you don't mind a show with a variety of styles--ie serious one scene, farcical the next

Don't see it if you want good music, a solid understandable story that builds and is of one style/genre