PLEASE NOTE: This is a review of the Off-Broadway world premiere of Sing Street at New York Theatre Workshop.The moral of Sing Street, as taught by a group of moody teenagers and put-upon adults, is that music, even 1980's pop music, can transform a boy into a man, especially when aided by the love of a pretty girl and the support of an older brother. This new musical, receiving its world premiere at New York Theatre Workshop, is a distillation of the 2016 semi-autobiographical film by John...
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The world premiere musical Sing Street, based on the 2016 indie film by John Carney, was first staged Off-Broadway as part of New York Theatre Workshop's 2019-2020 season, concluding on January 26, 2020.
The production will transfer to Broadway in a coming season.
Sing Street features a book by renowned Irish playwright Enda Walsh and a score by Gary Clark and John Carney (who wrote and directed the original motion picture). Broadway fans will most likely know the name John Carney as the writer and director of the 2007 indie film "Once" which went on to be adapted into a 2012 Tony Award-winning 'Best Musical'. Similarly, Once also featured a book by Enda Walsh and also staged a pre-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop. However, this time Carney himself is a member of the musical's creative team.
Fans of Once are bound to rekindle that passion with a trip down Sing Street, but as the latter is set in 1985, the score is appropriately infused with the new wave sounds of that era. Fans of David Byrne and his American Utopia Broadway engagement, therefore, might also find Sing Street right up their street.
The original company is led by Brenock O'Connor, who takes on the central role of Conor. The young British star is best known for his role as Olly on the global phenomenon that is HBO's "Game of Thrones" and Sing Street marks his Broadway debut.
Director Rebecca Taichman burst onto the Broadway scene in 2017, having forged a stellar career Off-Broadway, and took home the Tony Award for 'Best Direction of a Play' with her Broadway directorial debut helming Paula Vogel's Indecent. Sing Street marks her directorial debut for a Broadway musical.
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Dublin, 1985. Everyone is out of work. Thousands are seeking bluer skies across the Irish Sea. Sixteen-year-old Conor and his schoolmates turn to music to escape troubles at home and impress a mysterious girl. With a score that embraces the new wave sounds of the era, Sing Street celebrates the thrill of first love and the power of music.
2hr 15min (including intermission)
March 26th, 2020
Cast and creative
By: Book by Enda Walsh, with Music & Lyrics by John Carney & Gary Clark, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney
Director: Rebecca Taichman
Producer: New York Theatre Workshop
Cast list: Max Bartos (as Darren), Brendan C. Callahan (as Gary), Billy Carter (as Robert), Zara Devlin (as Raphina), Gus Halper (as Brendan), Jakeim Hart (as Larry), Martin Moran (as Brother Baxter), Anne L. Nathan (as Sandra), Johnny Newcomb (as Barry), Brenock O’Connor (as Conor), Gian Perez (as Kevin), Sam Poon (as Eamon), Skyler Volpe (as Anne), and Amy Warren (as Penny)
Design: Bob Crowley
Lighting: Christopher Akerlind
Costume: Bob Crowley
Choreography: Sonya Tayeh
Sound: Darron L West
Other info: Music Supervision & Orchestrations by Martin Lowe, Music Direction by Fred Lassen and Dialect Coaching by Deborah Hecht
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Get ready to hear them sing! The Broadway-bound musical Sing Street has set its cast for its run at Boston's Huntington Theatre, from August 26 to October 2. The show plans to transfer to Broadway afterward at a yet-unspecified date.Based on the 2016 movie of the same name, Sing Street is set in 1980s Dublin, where a boy starts a band with his friends to escape his home life — and impress a girl. The musical adaptation had its world premiere at New York Theatre Workshop in 2019. That production...
The producers of Sing Street announced on Monday that the musical will postpone its opening to the 2021-2022 season, with a target opening date for winter 2021/22. Based on the 2016 movie about a group of preparatory school boys who form a band, the musical was originally scheduled to open in April at the Lyceum Theatre but was shuttered due to the Covid-19 theatre shutdown."We want to be responsible and strategic about creating a proper runway to launch our new musical on Broadway, which...
The current world premiere production of Sing Street, based on John Carney's 2016 indie film, will transfer directly to Broadway this spring. The new musical is currently running at New York Theatre Workshop through January 26, 2020, and is now scheduled to begin previews at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway on March 26, 2020, ahead of an official opening on April 19.Sing Street features a book by Tony Award winner Enda Walsh, with music and lyrics by John Carney and Gary Clark.Synopsis: "Dublin,...