Sing Street on Broadway
About Sing Street
Tony Award winners Rebecca Taichman (Indecent) and Enda Walsh (Once) bring John Carney’s “funny, joyful, and effortlessly cool” indy hit film Sing Street to the stage direct from its sold out engagement at New York Theatre Workshop.
Dublin, 1982. 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.
Tell Me More
“Sing Street” tells the story of a teenage boy named Conor who forms a band with his classmates to impress a mysterious girl he fancies named Raphina. While they write and perform original music (and even film some music videos!), the band forms a camaraderie that helps them through the struggles and hardships of being teen boys in ‘80s Dublin, Ireland. Together, they balance Ireland’s recession, abuse at their Christian Brothers school, Synge Street, and young love.
Tony Award-winning director Rebecca Taichman (“Indecent”) and Tony Award-winning writer Enda Walsh (“Once”) bring John Carney’s indie hit film to the stage. With an energetic score that embraces the funky sounds of the era, “Sing Street” celebrates the healing power of music, brotherhood, and the thrill of first love. The joyful musical also features movement and choreography by “Moulin Rouge” choreographer Sonya Tayeh and set design by Bob Crowley (“The Inheritance”). “Sing Street” premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop in December 2019, and Ben Brantley of the New York Times wrote that the musical “takes on [a] fresh, senses-stirring life.” Visit 1982 Dublin to hear fun hits from the 2016 film like “Drive it Like You Stole It” and “Brown Shoes.”
What To Watch For
- "Sing Street" is the second film by John Carney to be adapted to the stage, the first being the 2007 film "Once" (also written by book writer Enda Walsh).
- It’s been a busy season for choreographer Sonya Tayeh — in addition to “Sing Street,” she also choreographed the movie-to-musical stage adaptation of “Moulin Rouge.”
- New York Theatre Workshop also produced the pre-Broadway premieres of hit, groundbreaking plays like Jeremy O Harris’s “Slave Play” and Heidi Shreck’s “What the Constitution Means to Me.”
- Similarly to “Once,” the actors in "Sing Street" are also the musicians and play multiple instruments throughout the show. In addition to original music by Gary Clark and John Carney, the actors also perform ‘80s hits like Duran Duran’s “Rio” and Depeche Mode’s “Just Can’t Get Enough.”
2hr 15min (including intermission)
Recommended for 8 + (Adult language). Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.