What Do Critics Think of New Musical Sing Street?

The Verdict   What Do Critics Think of New Musical Sing Street?
 
From the creators of Once, the world premiere opened at New York Theatre Workshop December 16.
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Zara Devlin and Brenock O'Connor Matthew Murphy

The world premiere of Sing Street, a musical adaptation of John Carney’s hit indie film, opened at New York Theatre Workshop December 16. Helmed by Tony-winning director Rebecca Taichman, the new musical about first love and the power of music, features a New Wave score from Carney and Gary Clark, a book by Tony winner Enda Walsh, and choreography by Sonya Tayeh.

Set in Dublin in 1982, in the midst of the recession, Sing Street follows new kid Conor and his schoolmates as they start a band to get the attention of the mysterious Raphina.

Read what critics had to say about the show below.

The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Helen Shaw)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo) (Steve Suskin)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Observer (David Cote)

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The cast features Brenock O’Connor (Game of Thrones, Living the Dream) as Conor, Zara Devlin (Hecuba) as Raphina, Max William Bartos (Uncut Gems) as Darren, Brendan C. Callahan (She Loves Me) as Gary, Billy Carter (Hangmen) as Robert, Gus Halper (Ride the Cyclone) as Brendan, Jakeim Hart (Blue Bloods) as Larry, Martin Moran (All The Rage) as Brother Baxter, Anne L. Nathan (Once) as Sandra, Johnny Newcomb (The Last Ship) as Barry, Gian Perez (In the Heights) as Kevin, Sam Poon (Runaways) as Eamon, Skyler Volpe (The Hello Girls) as Anne, and Amy Warren (Women of a Certain Age) as Penny. Ilan Eskenazi (Iron Fist) understudies the role of Conor.

Sing Street, which began previews November 25, features scenic and costume design by Bob Crowley (An American in Paris; Once), lighting design by Christopher Akerlind (Waitress), sound design by Darron L West (Lobby Hero), and music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; Once). Fred Lassen (Prince of Broadway) serves as music director, Deborah Hecht (Angels in America) serves as dialect coach, and Amanda Spooner (Log Cabin) is the stage manager. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting.

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