More Than All the World
Closed 2h 45m
More Than All the World
90

More Than All the World NYC Reviews and Tickets

90%
(32 Ratings)
Positive
97%
Mixed
3%
Negative
0%
Members say
Ambitious, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining

About the Show

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

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Show-Score Member Reviews (32)

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115 Reviews | 61 Followers
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.

202 Reviews | 39 Followers
94
Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

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 aspects of this well polished show. The 2 hours and 50 minutes flew by. Don't let the length dissuade you form seeing one of the best off off shows I've ever seen.

252 Reviews | 61 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Masterful

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 you want " a gay sexual show". Honestly, some people need more of an education, exposure to more cultural events and they need to get out more often. What this show was - was a masterful production put on by professional actors who ALL did a marvelous job. It wasn't a "gay sexual show" but rather actors who needed to convey emotions and feelings on stage. Yes, there were sensual moments and kissing between two men on stage. Did they manage to convey what the story called for, A passion between two men? YES! And THAT is what is called acting. This is also part of history we are taught. We are entitled to our own opinions in shows, but please let's keep our opinions solely about the show and NOT personal biases. (And Hugh Hysell, you got "stank eye" down to a science! Lol)

96 Reviews | 18 Followers
86
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing

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.

608 Reviews | 142 Followers
85
Great score, High calibre singing, Packaged brilliantly, Has legs, Vastly entertaining

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 presentation. It may have a limited niche audience but should be able to make it to the next level from its current production.

159 Reviews | 33 Followers
83
Clever, Ambitious, Great singing, Great writing, Epic

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.

124 Reviews | 28 Followers
78
Great cast, Gorgeous fun costumes, Fun

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. First act should be carefully trimmed and end with Piers' demise.

27 Reviews | 10 Followers
100
Great staging, Profound, Must see, Enchanting, Masterful

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 draws incredibly timely insights from the shadow of the past, and features several of those ecstatic moments of perfection that can only exist in live musical theater, where time itself seems to stop... (I'm not sure I've ever seen a show this ambitious stick its landing so perfectly––it's like I Claudius, The Iliad, Game of Thrones, or Lawrence of Arabia in scope.)

Critic Reviews (2)

Talkin' Broadway
November 10th, 2016

"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."
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Gay City News
November 9th, 2016

"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."
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