The Gallery Players presents a revival of this musical portrait of early-20th-century NYC featuring intersecting stories of three families pursuing the American Dream. Based on E. L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel. More…
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing, and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York City, three distinctly American tales are woven together—that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician—united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. Written by award-winning songwriters Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and noted playwright Terrence McNally.
See it if Timely revival of epic Americana musical Vital & wholehearted effort by director Harborth & spirited cast Minimal set allows optimal dancing
Don't see it if Clunky 2nd act still troubles, too many plot lines to close & too ballad heavy Lively cast a big plus w/stand outs Zannelli, Koren & Jordan
See it if Consensus of 5 of us is a 99. Almost perfect. Cast of 36 can do no wrong. . Dance and songs super. Gallery Players have had a super season
Don't see it if Sorry... no negatives,, The Gallery just needs more seats.
See it if you're interested in early 20th century Americana or issues of race and immigration. The cast does a great job with limited resources.
Don't see it if you don't prefer stripped-down shows that are light on sets and costumes, or you're just not into classic musicals.
See it if you enjoy period pieces w/beautiful costumes, staging & masterful music. Parts are hard to take, but it IS exquisitely & exceptionally done.
Don't see it if US history race-relations & equal-rights struggle is a turn-off. Not a happy theme. It's deep, thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, & REAL.
See it if you enjoy classic musicals very well staged in a small (almost intimate) space.
Don't see it if you believe alternative facts or you don't acknowledge racism still exists.
See it if you never make the trek to Brooklyn for theater. a new high for the great Gallery. magnificently sung and staged. monumental and moving
Don't see it if no excuse not to see this thrilling production of a great show
See it if You love a great musical. You want a warm, smart evening & Intimacy and epic-ness all at once. You care for the saga and tales of America.
Don't see it if Do want a simple dull time. You don't love a great musical.
See it if You're looking for something beautiful with an amazing score and gorgeous songs!
Don't see it if you're looking for a fun, leave smiling "Disney" type musical. This is deep and very relevant for our currant climate.
See it if you can get to Brooklyn! It was worth the trip. Really talented cast.
Don't see it if It's a long show. I kept waiting for an intermission that felt like it was never coming.
See it if Saw it in fords theater in dc. Great acting and singing. I also liked the set'design.
Don't see it if You aren't into history or musicals.
See it if If you like ambitious musicals and like seeing them in an intimate theatre instead of a Broadway size theater
Don't see it if no reason to miss this production
See it if You're interested in a concert version of a very topical musical and are open to various levels of performance.
Don't see it if You require elaborate musicals about light topics in a formal theater setting and do not care for long performances.
See it if you want to see a great cast full of amazing voices!
Don't see it if you don't want to trek to Brooklyn. Other than that, no real negatives!
See it if you have even an iota of interest in the early 1900s time period in New Rochelle, NY.
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with racism depicted on stage.
See it if You enjoy music from the Ragtime era and appreciate stories that relate to history. Great performance and artistic costumes!
Don't see it if Not interested in history or mat be offended by racial comments. Not a happy story, but difficult period of time.
See it if You love complex musical layering, fascinating interweavings in story lines, and an honest depiction of a period of great historical change.
Don't see it if You have difficulty keeping multiple story lines straight or if you're not interested in shows with historical context.