Monkey: Journey to the West OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    July 9, 2013
    Closing:
    July 28, 2013

    Theater: Lincoln Center Theater / 150 West 65th Street, New York, NY,

    Synopsis: 

    Visit the enchanting, fantastical world of Monkey: Journey to the West. Equal parts epic music theater and stunning animation, this production by Gorillaz creators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett includes a remarkable cast of Chinese acrobats, singers, mind-bending contortionists, martial artists, and transfixing animated displays, under the inspired direction of Chen Shi-Zheng.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Monkey: Journey to the West

    An Imp Makes Detours on the Road to Enlightenment

    Charles Isherwood

    July 9, 2013: For all its enticing visual flourishes, however, “Monkey” didn’t supply the food for thought or emotional engagement that might make for a truly memorable experience. Perhaps because there wasn’t much to draw me in, I found myself idly pondering the bits of gnomic Buddhist thought that occasional flashed onto the supertitles, only to disappear before their paradoxical ideas could be properly digested.

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