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Murrow

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing, Thought-provoking

About the show

The Wild Project presents a solo show tracing the life of famed broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow. More…

Joseph Menino stars in this U.S. premiere by playwright Joseph Vitale. 'Murrow' covers the high points of the journalist's career, including his early years at Columbia Broadcasting Systems, onsite reports of the 1940s bombing of London, the liberation of Buchenwald, and the on-air collapse of Senator Joe McCarthy’s 'Red Scare' campaign. More than just a biographical look at an icon and pioneer of American broadcast journalism, 'Murrow' is a stinging indictment of the contemporary corporate-media complex.

1h 35m | Already closed | The Wild Project (East Village)

Member Reviews (4)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing, Thought-provoking
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Avg Score

80
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Though not a pitch-perfect embodiment of Murrow's distinctive personality, his prophetic words are more haunting than ever in Trump World

Don't see it if You don't want a frightening history lesson or a one-man play often based on known quotations.

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You can watch an actor fully immerse into a role. Joe Menino is a powerhouse in this piece which explore issues of privacy and consumption.

Don't see it if You hate one-man shows.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Intelligent

See it if You love history or are concerned about the direction of today's news media.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it.

97
Absorbing, Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if I thought it was galvanizing

Don't see it if You are uninterested in the sad state of today's media


May 13th, 2016
"Joseph Menino gives a superb performance as the legendary news broadcaster and journalist Edward R. Murow in this ambitious solo play that is strikingly presented…Director Jeremy Williams fills this two-hour presentation with vivid and indelible historical images…Mr. Williams seamlessly integrat...
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May 7th, 2016
“Murrow, the man, furnishes the frame for Murrow, the reporter. Both are magnificently brought to life via a superb collaboration between playwright Joseph Vitale, performer Joseph J. Menino and director Jeremy Williams...Merino’s Murrow is the class act that the original deserved. His resemblanc...
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May 10th, 2016
"Vitale succeeds in giving a fairly in-depth overview of Murrow's life and career. Whether he succeeds in drawing any overarching conclusion about the larger significance of Murrow’s career is debatable…Vitale isn’t quite able to unite the play’s two halves under a single thematic umbrella. But a...
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May 9th, 2016
“A fascinating look at one of last century’s most exceptional journalists...Director Williams shepherds Menino through the solo performance, together wisely crafting a Murrow out of history and authenticity, but Menino’s performance is not an impersonation...The effect is engrossing...The play is...
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