Playwrights Horizons presents Daniel Goldstein and Michael Friedman’s sweeping, elegiac musical about a woman’s journey to unearth the secrets buried in her family’s past. More…
From the show:
Cleaning out her grandmother’s home, Ellen Rabinowitz discovers a mysterious photograph of an anonymous soldier, tucked away in a box of keepsakes. And so begins Daniel Goldstein and Michael Friedman’s sweeping, elegiac musical about a woman’s journey to unearth the secrets buried in her family’s past. Spanning three generations, Unknown Soldier unravels a delicate tangle of family lore, as Ellen chases the extraordinary story that unlocks her history — and charts her future.
See it if You enjoy stories about uncovering a family's past. The cast is excellent, really great voices.
Don't see it if There were parts I really enjoyed and others whose tone didn't match the rest of the play that could be completely cut
See it if well acted and sung small musical taking place in multiple time frames. keep one engaged and caring about the characters
Don't see it if want big flash and froth. this is small show.
See it if If you want a romantic & haunting story that will make you feel all kinds of feels. You like time shift productions. To see a beautiful tale
Don't see it if You expect an all out production, don't like musicals, don't like time shift productions. Don't like romatic tales.
See it if A new musical with an intricate plot and nuanced emotions. Multi-Generational search for fulfillment and closure.
Don't see it if Unconventional musical. Or perhaps this is the new convention for musicals. Smaller, more personal, more recitative.
See it if Late Michael Friedman's elegiac music, heartfelt emotions,talented cast& designers not always mix well w/ multilevel,convoluted 90min story.
Don't see it if don't care abt "play-within-a-play" structure. Saw this musical in preview.Hope story changes to be equal w/terrific score.
See it if You like new musicals. You like shows with plots and characters that interweave of long time periods.
Don't see it if A show that will give you an emotional payoff in the end.
See it if You like Michael Friedman's work. And excellent singing in small musicals that could have been bigger in the 90s. Extremely memorable
Don't see it if You want perfection or the next big hit
See it if you like stories about the interaction of generations of an American family dramatized to produce more of a mood than a revelation.
Don't see it if you are looking for a well constructed book musical with memorable music and lyrics.
See it if you want another chance to hear Michael Friedman's gorgeous, intelligent music, in a chamber musical with surprisingly universal themes.
Don't see it if you need spectacle in your musicals; you like tidy resolutions
See it if you like sung-through-dialogue lyrics. Strg voices, adept staging, nice costumes, gd projections/set, gr musicians. Polished presentation.
Don't see it if you want a coherent plot; US strains credulity. Some lyrics are lacking. Drags a bit. Touching ending. Strg theme of discovering truth/past.
See it if You like mystery history stories. The main story is very entertaining and absorbing and the singing and music are great.
Don't see it if The show has this parallel story that is jarringly misplaced, annoying and kinda bizarre in contrast with main story of the show.
See it if you want to see pretty people sing pretty songs in a small-scale but overconceptualized musical about fabricating one's family history.
Don't see it if you want to avoid a rather convoluted, time-jumping, sentimental musical with too many subplots & too-few glimpses of potential greatness.
See it if you want to see a new musical that’s tuneful, innovative & says something wise about people & how they interact all at the same time.
Don't see it if you prefer your musicals to be staged traditionally.
See it if You enjoy musicals, Romantic war stories, untrustworthy narrators, historical mysteries with modern repercussions , chamber musicals
Don't see it if You don’t like Small-scale musicals with two simultaneous timelines,, war stories, obsessed heroines, lonely characters who can’t connect
See it if A secret love & marriage bourne of impulse, proves no escape from personal mythology:"Has unknown soldier found true love?" Parsons/Cullman!
Don't see it if Sweet creamy centre with a hard, bitter shell, unexpectedly linked to Cullman. Amnesia. "I fall deep into story/Why can't you say my name?"
See it if You love original, small, romantic musicals about finding love and finding oneself.
Don't see it if You’re more interested in big, bold musicals that are either splashy or completely different than what you’ve seen before.
See it if you want to see a very well written and acted drama. The story is beautifully told and the singing is great. This show may go to Broadway.
Don't see it if you are from Troy, NY.
See it if Beautifully acted, gorgeously sung, Broadway-ready musical.Large cast of various ages from esteemed Estelle Parsons to talented little girl
Don't see it if You don't like 90 minute musicals. You don't like being moved or musicals that take place in different time periods.