Already closed | 1h 45m | Midtown W

The Time Machine (NYMF)

From 19 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Quirky, Disappointing, Clever, Slow

About the show

Part of the New York Musical Festival: In this wicked retelling of the classic novel by H.G. Wells, a troubled inventor discovers a modern dystopia where machines are nonexistent and love is forbidden. More…

Extraordinary events force him to venture underground where he must face the demons that control his future. An official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival.

Member Reviews (19)


Entertaining, Quirky, Disappointing, Clever, Slow

Banal, Dated, Excruciating, Amateurish

See it if You really love this material and you want to support any production of it; you are okay with a couple of good voices.

Don't see it if You expect a certain caliber of singing and dancing no matter what stage of development.

Also There's a nugget of something here, with two standout voices. Unfortun... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Slow, Repetitive score, Banal, Clever special effects

See it if you're a fan of anyone of the very talented cast members, appreciate occasional clever effects, like period costumes, and have comp tickets

Don't see it if just don't. The music is slow, repetitive, and dark...the story is lame...and the talents involved are pretty much wasted.


See it if Too draggy

Don't see it if Na

During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Needs more work

See it if You like the book or movie based on the book. You like the sci-fi genre.

Don't see it if You're looking for a well fleshed out story.

Also It has potential, but it needs a lot more work. Only one of the charac... Read more Read less

July 17th, 2017
"The revamping of the plot is not an improvement...Cooney's choreography has the cast striking curious poses...That quirkiness might have worked if 'The Time Machine' kept tongue in cheek throughout and injected some humor into what becomes a grim, then ultimately confused and nonsensical story. ...
read more
July 21st, 2017
"A rollicking evening of expanded story, which adds songs to flesh out and expand the inner monologue of each character, while simultaneously staying true to the namesake novel on which its based...The 115-minute romp is slow to start, and the piece as a whole feels like it’s doing much with its ...
read more
July 17th, 2017
"This NYMF production is delightfully inventive, whimsical, exciting, and touching. That doesn't mean it's perfect, but it does mean it's a lovely adaptation of Wells's novel...Hunsaker's Thomas has an enthusiasm and childlike sense of wonder that renders him immediately endearing...Aside from Hu...
read more
July 16th, 2017
"An overwrought musical adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic, plagued with too many genres, resulting in a enfeebled main plot...The message is lost as flippant styles emerge from one scene to the next. The music and lyrics are quite impressive, but seem to embrace a dark, heavy somber tone with ...
read more

Related content