This epic, historical musical was inspired by Christopher Marlowe's 1593 play, 'Edward II.' More…
'More than All the World' relates the true story of England's controversial King Edward II, whose reign was so riddled with scandal and unrest that it led to an all-out civil war, with one faction led by the monarch, and the other by his scorned wife, Isabella, The She-Wolf of France. The piece features a period-infused pop/rock score and a fast-paced, stylized libretto.
"The score, a pleasing pastiche of styles ranging from Medieval to contemporary pop, is terrific. As the show unfolded, other notable crowd-pleasers sprang to mind, like 'Rent,' 'The Rocky Horror Show,' and—dare I say it?—'Hamilton.' Ransom has expertly distilled a vast amount of material, roughly spanning 30 years, into a cogent, absorbing narrative...This unpolished yet insightful 'More Than All the World' pulses with a raw, urgent intensity that is undeniable." Full Review
"Ambitious, sprawling, and unruly...The head spins with all we are asked to keep straight...Throughout, director Klein whips the 18-member company into a whirlwind of action, but varying acting styles and often highly stylized and eccentric British and French accents make for a shifting tone...Maybe we are meant to embrace the inconsistency of it all as part of the experience, but what unfortunately is nearly lost in the shuffle is the story." Full Review
See it if Absolutely beautiful staging and lights, tremendous costumes, some Broadway caliber talent in the cast, and VERY relevant in today's world
Don't see it if There were some kinks with the sound system, and the first act could enjoy a few cuts, but I'm not docking points, because this show rocks!
See it if If you love spunky exquisite productions & great intelligent music. If you love numerous breath-taking moments from various singer/actors!
Don't see it if You can't make it this week. It closes this weekend.
See it if You like rock musicals. It's based on the life of Edward the second and tells his story with clarity and theatricality. Big band big cast.
Don't see it if Gay love offends you. This couldn't have been done any more tastefully. You could take your Mother and neither of you would be offended.
See it if You want to see an amazing performance with an amazing cast. Great rock score meets Shakespere, meets Game of Thrones.
Don't see it if You are homophobic, don't like rock or are a "Broadway" snob. If you are the person who is fashionably late, you will sit the steps.
See it if You like well produced Off Broadway musicals with good music and good acting.
Don't see it if You don't like rock music musicals. You are looking for more elaborate staging.
See it if you want au courant, lens into 14th century Edward 2 court translated into glam rock storytelling with eye popping spectacle & prod. values
Don't see it if you don't like intelligible rock music, you're offended by sexual situations, or leather, feathers, & spandex give you the vapours
See it if you like a glam-rock take on medieval British history, gay relationship drama in historical context; great performances, costumes, singing.
Don't see it if you don't like nearly 3-hour musicals, tales of medieval British monarchy, gay themes, costumes and styles at odds with time period.
See it if You love original rock musicals, with a brilliant book and fantastic score, performed by sexy, talented geniuses in gorgeous costumes.
Don't see it if You don't like seeing brilliance.
See it if You love historical epics, palace intrigue, baroque rock n' roll, powerful stage pictures, sumptuous design, and sexy performers
Don't see it if You have a short attention span, prefer kitchen sink drama, your favorite downtown shows feature costumes from the Gap and rehearsal cubes
See it if Great singing! Fabulous SEXY costumes! Moving and compelling stories! Music that is beautifully composed and perfectly played! Real History!
Don't see it if You would be a real goof to miss it, so just go see it!
See it if An incredibly ambitious telling of a classic tale brought up to date with very timely issues. A very strong cast supports the story well.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with adult situations.
See it if You enjoy thrilling, choreographed musical numbers & heart-touching ballads and duets. An engaging story that educates as well as entertains
Don't see it if You hate musicals or don't understand what framing devices are. The 1 critic unfairly opined without acquiring that knowledge to review it.
See it if You enjoy romantic musicals with beautiful songs and clever lyrics. The sets and costumes are a beautifully staged as well.
Don't see it if Gay love stories somehow offend you, or you don't enjoy romance.
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