Women in Music 2016

Dylan Musical Closing After Poor Reviews

A musical set to the songs of Bob Dylan will close less than a month after it opened on Broadway. "The Times They Are A-Changin," which was critically panned, will have its final performance on Nov. 1

A musical set to the songs of Bob Dylan will close less than a month after it opened on Broadway. "The Times They Are A-Changin," which was critically panned, will have its final performance on Nov. 19, closing after 28 performances.

The show was conceived and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, who successfully transformed Billy Joel's songs into Tony-award winning musical "Movin' Out." It follows failures like last year's flop "Lennon," about the late Beatle.

In his review, New York Times critic Ben Brantley called the Dylan show "the latest heart-rending episode in Broadway's own reality soap opera, 'When bad shows happen to great songwriters."'

The iconic Dylan approached Tharp three years ago but the critically acclaimed choreographer failed to woo critics, who said her fable about a struggling circus did not capture the magic of Dylan's songs.


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