Nowhere Man
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Nowhere Man
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Nowhere Man NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Thought-provoking, Great acting, Must see, Fun, Clever

About the Show

Theater for the New City presents a new play about a man hired as a double for one of The Beatles.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (3)

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116 Reviews | 53 Followers
95
Creative concept!, Great writing, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if Want to be surprised by a creative concept realized in a well written & well acted play. U are a Beatles fan & liked their Nowhere Man song.

Don't see it if U are not interested in the Beatles or demand accuracy of events. I think even non Beatles fans will enjoy this refreshing idea for a play.

Also Accolades must be given to gifted playwright Claude Solnick for his unlimited imagination that can develop brilliantly into a creative vehicle that easily carry dramatic plot, characterization, & fluid flow. His no nonsense clear delivery of story makes it easier to have a natural structure of fast but even pace & room for actors to breathe their own colors into the roles. What more can be said about the well documented iconic Beatles? You must see this play to find a refreshing new angle. Solnick (a career journalist) used an old rumor flamed by fans & gossip tabloids about Paul McCartney being dead when the band ceased to perform public concerts & kept a low profile doing studio work amidst a time of possible partnership rearrangement. Hence, the story is about hiring a double for Paul & the complications of keeping secrecy living a double life, confidentiality contract, unexpected happenings, emotional & business toll. All this human drama from a simple "what if...?" by a writer.

172 Reviews | 24 Followers
80
Delightful, Entertaining, Fun

See it if you enjoy the beatles and what to see a semi-true story about some behind the scenes stuff

Don't see it if a good concept, well executed but they could have done a bit more with it.

2 Reviews | 3 Followers
97
Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if you have a desire to be compelled and immersed by the story of the legendary conspiracy theory of who really was the "secret" Paul McCartney

Don't see it if you really have no desire to see any of what is mentioned above.

Also I particularly enjoyed this play because I am a devout Beatles fan and I never actually knew that there was the conspiracy theory that Paul McCartney had someone who was a standin for him while he had to take time off (or maybe even if he was dead). Likewise, the acting all around was very strong, completely superb and compelling, (Especially with the play taking place in such a specific era!) Moreover, even though the play explores the depths of a possible conspiracy theory reguarding Paul's stand-in, there were still quite a few lovely comedic moments, such as when a fan sneaks into "Paul's" flat through a bathroom window! Nevertheless, go see it! It's certainly worth your time.

Critic Reviews (1)

Talkin' Broadway
June 13th, 2017

"One hopes the playwright continues to develop this work as there is much to appreciate. The mingling of fact and fiction is generally credible until the machination starts to unravel, and the conceit is tantalizing. Nevertheless, the play misses several opportunities for elevating the farcical high jinks, as well as teasing out the trenchant satire about our obsession with celebrity...Many of these scenes simply peter out, and Solnik and Mejia have not sufficiently raised the stakes."
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