Midnight Street
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Midnight Street
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Midnight Street NYC Reviews and Tickets

43%
(27 Reviews)
Positive
7%
Mixed
26%
Negative
67%
Members say
Disappointing, Excruciating, Banal, Confusing, Indulgent

About the Show

In this new musical, amid the dark and dangerous underbelly of the city, a trio plays out a seductive and lethal turf war against a vivid musical landscape.

Member Reviews (27)

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153 Reviews | 14 Followers
66
Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched, Dated, Mediocre

See it if You simply want to see a musical at a nearby location. It's entertaining in some ways. But the acting is so-so

Don't see it if You have something better to do. Watching live performance is still better than watching movies in some circumstances.

120 Reviews | 12 Followers
55
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal, Great singing

See it if You want to hear the lead actress how has a lovely voice

Don't see it if You want to see a play with any kind of value. This play is disconnected with very little take away.

101 Reviews | 9 Followers
51
Disjointed, Ambitious, Slow

See it if you enjoy productions in their nacsent stages. The perfomers voices are pleasant enough and they d the best they can with the material.

Don't see it if if you want to fully though out story, While the concept sounded intriguing and mysterious, the execution was a bit confusing and lackluster

64 Reviews | 16 Followers
56
Quirky, Confusing

See it if you want an odd experience seeing 3 talented people struggle to make sense of an under developed book.

Don't see it if If you want to hear memorable music and song. Read more

1085 Reviews | 265 Followers
During previews
58
Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You do not care what kind of performance you are seeing. If a story does not be any good. If over smiles and to many words attract you.

Don't see it if If you like singing that is on key or if you want a good coherent plot line. Story throws up a lot of varied non essential things.

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
During previews
61
Insipid, Indulgent, Great singing, Cliched, Banal

See it if NY pro sings laments of disappointed love refrains. Backing her are rabbi ("I'm spiritual, I care") and anti-Semitic off-key black marine.

Don't see it if Too many similes. Plenty of anti-Semitic diatribes courtesy of the untalented Jewish playwright and director, Arnie Cohen. Don't stay up. Read more

27 Reviews | 2 Followers
During previews
50
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if An hour of vla-singing - if you like it

Don't see it if An hour of vla-singing - if you like it

Critic Reviews (6)

TheaterScene.net
June 10th, 2019

"Cohen is clearly an intelligent, well-read man, familiar with the twists and turns of different periods and styles. 'Midnight Street' is chock full of ideas, poetic meanderings and some worthwhile melodies but just doesn't add up. His direction can't overcome the pretentious language and heavy-handed symbolism. Only a Lotte Lenya or, perhaps, a Patti LuPone might have given Mr. Cohen's songs the right gravity, not to mention finding sense where none exists."
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Theatre is Easy
June 5th, 2019

"All three actors in 'Midnight Street' offer very capable performances, but unfortunately, the script is too thin and underdeveloped to allow them to shine. None of the characters have any depth or dimension...Clearly, 'Midnight Street' is not trying to offer a realistic depiction of what it means to be a prostitute. But if not, then why this story and these characters? We don't ever learn. I have to wonder what compelled Cohen to romanticize prostitution in the year 2019."
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Theater Pizzazz
June 6th, 2019

"Danielle…rambles on in…artificially inflated prose, sometimes bordering on abstraction, talking about her disillusion with men, her use of her body to make money, her attraction to women…Barely any narrative is expressed as Danielle goes on and on, valiantly singing one instantly forgettable song after the other…sometimes screeching the high notes…Half the time it's hard to figure out what anyone is talking about or to accept anyone as being human enough to care."
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Times Square Chronicles
June 5th, 2019

"This is not a musical, but a cabaret with some beat poetry...We have the main character, a prostitute played by Emily Afton, who sings well, but has no acting skills. Every song sounds the same...The seventy minutes of this show seemed like two hours and sadly there is nothing to recommend it."
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On Stage Blog
June 13th, 2019

"'Midnight Street’ follows the prostitute Danielle through an hour of an essentially glorified, convoluted monologue...The musical simply does not address what its message or purpose or characters truly are, leaving audiences to scratch their heads and bolt from the theater unassuming of any larger meaning or impressions...An amalgamation of caricatures, poetic meanderings, and pretentious language with confusing symbolism—a bold but perplexing flop.”
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P
June 5th, 2019

“The stunning music, Cohen’s lovely, poetic dialogue, and Afton’s breathtaking vocalizations, were skillfully integrated, flowing from words to notes to the hearts of the audience...Afton’s part...could easily stand on its own as a song cycle in a concert...Had the men been integrated into the plot a little sooner, it would not have seemed quite so jarring...That said, the two men were extremely effective...A lovely, thought-provoking production.”
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