New Ohio & Bedlam present a world premiere that weaves together the comedic and tragic stories of 21 New Yorkers as their lives intersect during a rainy Manhattan day. More…
From an East Village diner to a Park Avenue penthouse, four actors playing twenty-one different characters deal with love, sex, money and impossible relationships. It's just another rainy day in New York City, played to a live new soundtrack by Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater, the lyricist for 'Spring Awakening.'
See it if you enjoy being in the middle of the action (NYA is performed thru-out the room's cabaret) and love Bacharach (well sung by Jo Lampert!)
Don't see it if you want insightful sketches about NYers. With millions of stories to choose from, how do you get such unilluminating material?
See it if you want to hear Jo Lampert's stunning vocals plus tunes by Bacharach and Sater. You want to witness Susannah Millonzi's star-making turn.
Don't see it if you need a strong, cohesive book.
See it if you want to hear about two good songs and are willing to sit through two and a half hours to do so.
Don't see it if you have no patience for cliche.
See it if you can forgive a uninteresting script to enjoy strong performances, clever staging and good music.
Don't see it if you have had enough of self-absorbed and annoying characters in your daily life or if you've sworn never to sit in cabaret chairs again.
See it if Jo Lampert (and her voice and her haircut and her outfits and her earrings) is astonishingly charismatic and talented. A real find.
Don't see it if I think Bedlam is one of the most brilliant theater companies in NYC but this is a rare misfire from them. Less then the sum of its parts
See it if You like great acting and creative staging in an intimate space.
Don't see it if You dont like theatrical pieces where all the facets of a show don't easily fit together.
See it if Fun, sultry music and an ambitious range of performances from small number of actors (all in a suave atmosphere) suits you.
Don't see it if You like clearly defined plots or get squeamish with actors breaking the 4th wall.
See it if you enjoy solid actors playing multiple roles, watching various plot lines weave together, cabaret-style theater, and a jazzy lead singer
Don't see it if you want a coherent plot or script, you feel uncomfortable with sitting in the stage, or you want a fresh perspective on NYC free of tropes
See it if You love really intimate minimal but imaginative staging.talent was really good.
Don't see it if You're looking for a full blown story . these are sketches of NY moments with cabaret style Burt Bacharach interludes that feel a bit disjoi
See it if you enjoy Bacharach music. wonderfully melodic songs beautifully sung by Jo Lampert; hard-working, talented actors. Good band and bandleader
Don't see it if you want something very traditional
See it if you're interested in the intersection of music and theater; a new type of show where music is part of the acting, and vice versa.
Don't see it if You're not interested in original work on the frontier of a new kind of theater. This is an original show; if you want traditional, don't go
See it if you enjoy intimate theatre settings and actors who portray multiple characters within a single show.
Don't see it if you don't like to fourth wall to be broken (actors will talk to you, put things on your table, etc).
See it if you want to experience great performances by a strong cast.
Don't see it if following one actor as multiple characters is difficult or cliched character tropes of 90's New Yorkers hurts your soul
See it if you really need a night out and have time and money to burn.
Don't see it if you're looking for a developed show or for Bacharach music, download his greatest hits and listen to that instead, it'll save you time & $.
See it if the prospect of having Bacharach back with strong new tunes scintillatingly presented in an exquisite setting makes you purr with pleasure.
Don't see it if the tame book of cliched urban situations stretched out to 2&1/2 hrs will bring out the animal in you. There's nothing meaty on these bones.
See it if you like extraordinary talented group of actors/singers/musicians in a cabaret setting
Don't see it if you want to be uplifted: If you don't like dark skits about lonely people and everything wrong with the living in the city
See it if you enjoy intimate theatre. The skillful blending of the songs with the scenes and the musicians' and actors' performances were lovely.
Don't see it if you are interested in seeing a large scale BROADWAY show and/or you prefer straightforward, linear storytelling.
See it if you're a fan of the movie "Crash" with a story about a location and not specific characters.
Don't see it if You want good writing, a clear plot, or have sensitivities to subjects of miscarriage/infant loss (which they fail to warn audiences about).