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More Than All the World

Members say: Ambitious, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining
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Critics
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2 reviews
Members
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32 reviews
 

This epic, historical musical was inspired by Christopher Marlowe's 1593 play, 'Edward II.'

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'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.

 


Reviews (34)

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74
Avg Score

60
Talkin' Broadway

"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

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Gay City News

"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

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90
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78
Fun, Great cast, Gorgeous fun costumes

See it if you enjoy well-done rock musicals. Great cast and direction.

Don't see it if you're offended by a gay-themed show.

Also It's well done, but too long, lasts almost 3 hours. ... Read more Read less

83
Ambitious, Clever, Epic, Great writing, Great singing

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.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Great singing

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.

Also Very disappointed to read that a reviewer wrote to go see this show if... Read more Read less

94
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging

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.

Also Three of us attended this show and all 3 left really impressed by all ... Read more Read less

85
Great score, Vastly entertaining, High calibre singing, Packaged brilliantly, Has legs

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

Also More Than All the World does not disappoint in its construction or pre... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you wanna experience something new and unexpected.

Don't see it if you prefer quiet musicals.

96
Ambitious, Intelligent, Must see, Riveting, A raucous regal rock ruckus!

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.

86
Clever, Enchanting, Intelligent, Refreshing, Entertaining

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.

52
Confusing, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You can handle a gay gay sexual show

Don't see it if If you are easily embarrassed Not for young children is an understatement

100
Exquisite, Masterful, Profound, Relevant, Great staging

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!

Also I attended the opening yesterday, which was the same day as Hilary's c... Read more Read less

100
Enchanting, Masterful, Must see, Profound, Great staging

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

Also This show is a bolt of lightning from edgy, old-school New York––it dr... Read more Read less

97
Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing

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!

Also Erik is amazing. I am a history nerd, and I absolutely adore the way h... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like good story, strong cast performances, clever staging, good music & attractive actors!

Don't see it if You are a homophobe or can't appreciate beauty

100
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if You like spectacle, energy and passion!

Don't see it if You're tired..... Go energized!

100
Ambitious, Clever, Epic, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Historical musicals and great costumes.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a good musical.

88
Funny, Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if I cannot believe this was only the 2ND incarnation and round of this work! Truly looking forward to seeing what is in store next for this!

Don't see it if If you don't like sexually charged themes and you are homophobic!

100
Absorbing, Profound, Relevant, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy awesome theater

Don't see it if you are a crazy person who doesn't like awesomeness

97
Funny, Clever, Edgy, Must see, Great singing

See it if you want to see a great, sexy, funny, clever, musical about love and politics in 13th century England.

Don't see it if you're offended by men loving men.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if Nobody should miss it!!! I hope it has a Second life!!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy life...

100
Ambitious, Intelligent, Relevant, Riveting, Great staging

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.

90
Ambitious, Intelligent, Raunchy, Relevant, Great singing

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.

94
Funny, Clever, Romantic, Entertaining, Great singing

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.

100
Ambitious, Edgy, Epic

See it if You like Game of Thrones and the musicals "Chess", and "Taboo"

Don't see it if You dont like Gays...or music...or theater...or anything Fun

95
Ambitious, Edgy, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you love Galavant and wish it was more historical and queer.

Don't see it if you hate brilliant catchy musicals.

100
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You believe in love in all its forms and appreciate great wit and wonderful music.

Don't see it if You're a close minded prick.