New York Theatre Workshop presents this surreal chamber musical from Dave Malloy ('Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812') in which murder ballads, doo-wop, jazz noise, and raucous campfire drinking songs collide. More…
'Ghost Quartet' is a haunted song cycle about love, death, and whisky. A camera breaks and four friends drink in a quartet of interwoven narratives spanning seven centuries: a warped fairy tale about two sisters, a tree house astronomer, and a lazy evil bear; a retelling of Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher;' a purgatorial intermezzo about Scheherazade; and a contemporary fable about a subway murder. Featuring 'The Great Comet' stars Brittain Ashford and Gelsey Bell. Ages 21 and up only.
See it if you want to see a sometimes whimsical, mostly eerie, but always gripping semi-staged spectral song cycle by the creator of The Great Comet.
Don't see it if you aren't a David Malloy fan (tho I found this more enjoyable than Comet) or you need distance between you & the performers to enjoy a show
See it if The beautiful and mysterious in magical environment attracts you. Or you like whiskey with your theater.
Don't see it if You want a linear plot and predictable characters.
See it if you want an intimate musical experience with great singing and musicianship, enjoy quirky ghost stories and an eclectic, haunting score.
Don't see it if you don't like staged concerts, you're afraid of dark & possible audience participation (playing percussion instrument, passing out drinks)
See it if you love theatre!This is another Dave Malloy gem.Funny.Beautifully written & performed.Intimate setting.Totally involving.LOVED it.
Don't see it if you are dead!This show is as good as it gets.The run is sold out for a very good reason.This is brilliant.It's the next great thing. GO!!!!!
See it if You enjoy great storytelling and folk music; an intimate setting to take in a slightly confusing story
Don't see it if You can't get tickets; You want a big production or are afraid of the dark
See it if Inventive weaving of several haunting stories told in song & music by wonderfully attuned cast. Blends of folk, soul, jazz music create...
Don't see it if ...sort of concept album of eerie old & new tales. No linear plot but it doesn't really matter if the stories confuse you. Super finish too!
See it if you're a fan of Malloy, Comet, & co. Or gorgeous singing and folksy tunes. If you've ever wanted to drink bourbon at a wonderful show.
Don't see it if You want a linear narrative or consistent story. This Quartet veers wildly through time, styles, and characters.
See it if Dave Malloy, Brittain Ashford and Gelsey Bell. Fanciful storytelling through song. Musicality of Great Comet deconstructed.
Don't see it if Expecting linear story telling. Scared of the dark.
See it if You love seeing dazzling performers weave you into an intimate evening of haunting otherworldly mystery.
Don't see it if you prefer linear plots.
See it if you enjoy ethereal, atmospheric pieces, beautifully sung, and are a fan of Dave Malloy's work.
Don't see it if you need more of a concrete story told in a linear fashion, or if you dislike periods of being in a very dark room.
See it if you're a fan of intellectual music, high concepts, and virtuosic performances
Don't see it if you need a plot-driven show that hangs together as a comprehensible piece
See it if you've liked Dave Malloy's other shows or enjoy eclectic music styles and intimate but eccentric theatre performances.
Don't see it if you prefer a structured story with characters and plot or if you don't respond to Malloy's music.
See it if you want to see a song cycle beautifully performed with some very unique ideas.
Don't see it if you are looking for something that's heavy in plot. This is not. Or production value. There is little. It's a quaint production.
See it if you'd like a concert in your living room with Dave Malloy at the piano, plus super- talented Brent Arnold, Brittain Ashford, & Gelsey Bell
Don't see it if you want a play with a clear, linear plot. All sung at mikes; quirky, time-shifting storyline; ghost themes; darkness; but free whiskey
See it if You like the cast. You like Dave Malloy's music. You don't need a straightforward plot.
Don't see it if You need a plain plot or fully staged show. You don't like experimental shows. You're afraid of the dark.
Also More brilliance from Dave Malloy. Indescribable.
See it if Malloy's theatrical experience strings along characters' otherworldly journeys; "song cycle" format (album sides 1-4); GO, see it!
Don't see it if you may experience some similarities to Great Comet, but ultimately this format remains unique, playful & hauntingly creative
See it if you like the idea of making a classroom instruments moment Jimmy Fallon style, but instead of Jimmy you get Dave Malloy
Don't see it if you fear audience participation
See it if you are a fan of Dave Malloy's composing and writing, and enjoy intimate and unique theatrical experiences.
Don't see it if non-linear story-telling confuses you.
See it if you like weird, electronic but also simple music and lyrics but a very complex story told by a small cast
Don't see it if you like traditional theater, don't want to pay a lot of money for a small show
See it if You enjoy amazing singing; ethereal plots; Dave Malloy; and shows that make you think. You’re ok with non linear plots and sitting in dark
Don't see it if You are expecting the Great Comet reincarnated; are confused by the abstract or non linear plots; or need everything spelled out for you.
See it if you're interested in another unique gem from Dave Malloy. You like nonlinear fantasy stories, live music, and an intimate setting.
Don't see it if you want a conventional theatre experience. You don't like morbid stories or listening to music in the dark. You're not over the age of 21.
See it if You are looking for something different - can enjoy quirky, non-linear storytelling
Don't see it if You want a fully staged production - have qualms about sitting in total darkness for several minutes
See it if you love Dave Malloy's music, unique and intimate theatrical experiences, spooky/ghost stories, or whiskey.
Don't see it if you want a show with a simple plot.
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