REVIEW: Photographic Memory: Girl From the North Country (for Parterre Box)

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Girl From the North Country on Broadway. (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

David Fox: Well, first of all, Cameron, perhaps we should acknowledge this solemn and rather sad moment. Even with all the COVID-19 stuff going on, I had little sense till today that Wednesday’s two-show trip to New York—for Girl From The North Country, considered here, and West Side Story, which is coming soon—would likely be our last for some time. It certainly imparts an unforeseen sense of gravitas to these events.

Cameron Kelsall: Indeed. Although lingering questions certainly hung in the air yesterday, the audience at the matinee performance of GFTNC (as we’ll call it for brevity’s sake) didn’t seem any less crowded or receptive than usual. If people were in fear, they were hiding it well. But now that all Broadway performances have been suspended through at least April 12, we also have to wonder whether a small-scale, just-opened musical like this will be able to bounce back—or if it will even return at all. But for now, let’s discuss the material itself…

Read the full review at Parterre Box.

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