Already closed | 1h 10m | Midtown W

Midnight Street

From 27 member  reviews
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.

1h 10m | Already closed | Theatre Row / Theatre One (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (27)


Disappointing, Excruciating, Banal, Confusing, Indulgent
Avg Score

Terrible, Disappointing, Terrible acting, Terrible singing, Excruciating

See it if You want to support someone in the cast, crew or creative team.

Don't see it if You value your time.

Also I’ve never before tonight thought to myself that I felt certain I coul... Read more Read less

Great singing, Dated, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if You enjoy really need a mindless show with very little to it other than singing

Don't see it if You want to see something worth your time.

Vanity project gone off the rails?, Inane, Slow, Misguided

See it if If you know/support a cast member? Setup: shallow fem. prostitute singing banal songs; 2 harassing thugs; random vile rant on Jewish faith.

Don't see it if Just don't. Disjointed & distasteful in every way; lyrics lame & sounding underrehearsed; characters utterly dislikable. Actors seem pained.

Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if you don't mind an extremely slow-moving musical/drama with decent singing and a pointless story.

Don't see it if you're expecting a decent story with good performances, and at a fast pace

Also This was perhaps the worst show I've seen in years, very slow moving, ... Read more Read less

Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You like offbeat drama

Don't see it if You like comedy or musicals

Define a musical!

See it if Flashes of talent.

Don't see it if Is it a musical if only one person sings? Is it a cabaret if there are two other characters who don’t sing? Is it worth seeing? No.

Also Chanteuse-type solo singer laments life on the game. Anti-Semitic-spou... Read more Read less

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.

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.

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

Insipid, Indulgent, Excruciating, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you like singing under any circumstances

Don't see it if you want a good show with good writing; singing was ok but not enough meat to the show

Quirky, Cliched, Great acting, Great singing, Confusing

See it if you can appreciate fine actors (particularly the exquisite Emily Afton) giving wonderful performances in a poorly written confusibg show.

Don't see it if you only like traditional Broadway musicals or expect a script with logical motivations and plot.

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.

Also The 3 actors were impressive enough trying to make something of the we... Read more Read less

Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You want to see a short, amateurish show in a nice venue with actors who tried hard.

Don't see it if You want to see a meaningful, well done off-Broadway show which this is not

Insipid, Great singing, Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You want to see terrible theater and the waste of an amazing actress' talent. Emily Afton brought life to otherwise garbage theater.

Don't see it if You can do literally anything else. Helping your friend move into a walkup would be a better use of time.

Also The script is laughably terrible. There are far far too many ballads. ... Read more Read less

Avoid! run away! 🙈, Confusing, Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You like bad theater? This musical is like The Room of musical theater. For people that relish bad movies this would be right up your alley

Don't see it if You want to be entertained. You like good theater. You (literally) have anything else to do with your life.

Also I really hate giving negative reviews. I feel horrible because this is... Read more Read less

Insipid, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if Don’t see it under any circumstances.

Don't see it if You want to stay awake.

Confusing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Funny

See it if You want to hear the leading female sing retrospective songs to herself

Don't see it if You are expecting a strong story

During previews
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.

During previews
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.

Also "Like all the yesteryears that never were." Don't support hate.

During previews
Quirky, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you like a show that is very confusing. There seemed to be a few themes with no connection. Good singing by actress.

Don't see it if you do not like intense anti semitic and anti Christian rant by the two male characters. What a waste of my 70 minutes.

During previews
Insipid, Indulgent, Banal, Excruciating

See it if you want to see and hear what non-talent is all about.

Don't see it if you have anything better to do.

Also When the music, lyrics, libretto and direction are all by the same per... Read more Read less

During previews
Slow, very slow, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if No, don't see it. At times it seemed as though the singers (especially the woman) were making up the songs on the spot.

Don't see it if you're looking for a cohesive story line and songs that advance the plot. Only 70 minutes, but it seemed much longer. Much longer.

During previews
Excruciating, Confusing, Cliched

See it if An all around terrible show. 70 minutes that I will never get back. Lyrics and story didn't make sense...terrible script..just terrible...

Don't see it if Not worth seeing unless you have a friend involved in the production and they paid you generously to sit through this painful production.

During previews
Hilarious, Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if Show really is a score of 30, however, I feel really badly for everyone. This is just like the creators other two shows.

Don't see it if Themes include prostitution, anti-semitism, lesbianism, violence and disparaging woman. Performances where not even. Music had limited range

Also I disliked his other two shows. I came two years later hoping this sho... Read more Read less

During previews
Songs all sound very similar, Disappointing, No real story

See it if you know the playwright. I hardly ever give negative scores and feel for the actors who tried but at times it seemed off-key. Bad writing.

Don't see it if you have anything better to do.

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-h...
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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 mean...
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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 son...
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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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