A Sign of the Times
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A Sign of the Times
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A Sign of the Times NYC Reviews and Tickets

73%
(77 Reviews)
Positive
70%
Mixed
27%
Negative
3%
Members say
Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Slow

About the Show

Broadway’s Javier Muñoz ("Hamilton," "In The Heights") stars in this new solo piece, an epic theatrical exploration of life, loss, hope, and time.

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Member Reviews (77)

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470 Reviews | 112 Followers
66
Great acting, Confusing

See it if Excellent acting in this one-man show. He makes eye contact with many audience members & is very energetic.

Don't see it if Show drags in many spots (1hr35min) & could use a good 20min trim. A bit too much rambling when the same point could have been made quicker.

299 Reviews | 103 Followers
67
Fluffy, Banal

See it if You want to get the warm fuzzies from Javier Muñoz.

Don't see it if You want something fresh. This was quite predictable (with one or two clever moments), not artistically or thematically challenging.

292 Reviews | 62 Followers
60
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Banal, Cliched

See it if You didn't see Hamilton and you really, really want to see someone who was in the second Broadway cast.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of indulgent shows that have already been done a billion times before. Or one-man shows. Or shows about time.

259 Reviews | 30 Followers
71
Slow, Intelligent, Repetitive, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy long shows exploring one human's condition or are a fan of Munoz

Don't see it if you need a clear plotline and story

208 Reviews | 12 Followers
75
Philosophical, Funny, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if U enjoy great acting in a nonlinear solo play that is funny, quirky, philosophical and thought provoking.

Don't see it if U don’t like solo performances, nonlinear plays or prefer musicals

170 Reviews | 26 Followers
87
Riveting, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy intelligent writing that has you thinking. I loved it. Saw it with understudy— he was very good! Intelligent all around.

Don't see it if You do not like to think or if you do not like solo performances.

117 Reviews | 25 Followers
78
Ambitious, Riveting, Great acting

See it if Life. Death. Slow. Stop. How do u deal with the death n the loss of a young child? If one can write, he put it in a play. Kudos to J Munoz.

Don't see it if If dealing with death and a lost soul is too much a subject. If watching a well-acted one-man Show for 90 minutes is too much a commitment.

98 Reviews | 9 Followers
69
Intense, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Muñoz and enjoy very intimate, single performer experiences. There are somber moments and a confusing jump in space & time.

Don't see it if a monologue about working through grief and loss might be upsetting or if you don't enjoy someone essentially speaking at you for 80 minutes

Critic Reviews (5)

Theatermania
February 27th, 2020

"The World Ends Not With a Bang but a Whimper in 'A Sign of the Times'" From Founding Father to foundering father, Javier Muñoz takes on death, life's meaning, and the universe in a new solo show."
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Lighting & Sound America
February 27th, 2020

"We never get a clear picture of the family's unraveling -- their apparently idyllic past remains largely a blank -- because Helper is too busy spinning out big-picture musings to focus on the tragedy at the play's heart… From so much straining for significance, you can get exhausted."
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Talkin' Broadway
February 27th, 2020

"This metaphysical monologue of a play is most fortunate in having the skillful and charming Javier Muñoz on deck as solo performer."
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Front Row Center
February 28th, 2020

Score: 79%. ""How daunting life can be," but with Javier Muñoz as my guide, it can't be a bad trip."
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Off Off Online
February 27th, 2020

"It's a script that could charitably be called overambitious; less charitably, pretentious. In stuffing in so many digressions and name-drops, the monologue loses focus…Muñoz is an asset to this production. He has an affable presence, and his heart is clearly in the role."
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