Barrow Street Theatre
New York, NY, June 14, 2007 to January 6, 2008
- New York Daily News: "Hot: Small Musicals, Big Delights"
- The New York Sun: "smart, sad, and effortlessly tuneful"
- The Seattle Times: "something special: a mundane and metaphysical cabaret of bereavement"
- The Star-Ledger: "a thoughtful and sometimes loony show about forgotten wallets, missing childhood sock puppets, the lost island of Atlantis"
- The New York Times: Profile of Damian Baldet with video clips.
- Daily News: "uses the small and tangible - a mislaid wallet, say, or scarf - as a way to tap into yearning for what's irrevocably left us"
- Blog Critics: "Go see this if you are in love with someone and want an evening that will bind up the little scratchy gaps you are feeling right now."
- NY1: "director Steve Cosson displays a pitch-perfect ear for tone"
- The Village Voice: "This bustling mosaic vibrates with energy and intelligence"
- flavorpill: "straddles the documentary and musical genres, succeeding in both"
- Broadway.com: "Gone Missing Extends Again at Barrow Street Theatre"
- Broadway.com: "Fresh Face: Stephen Plunkett"
- Courier-News: "this is painfully funny! I certainly wasn't leaving that evening without purchasing their CD"
- Downtown Express: "A jewel in the lost and found department"
- Epoch Times: "hilarious...very easy to emphasize with"
- American Theater Web: "a rollicking rollercoaster where theatergoers ricochet with the stories"
- New York Post: "Eclectic, Tuneful Production's a Real Find"
- The New York Sun: "the Civilians have created a work to be cherished."
- Time Out New York: "clear evidence of evolution in the world of modern theater. Miss it and weep."
- New York Times: "fresh, breezy and very funny indeed, pretty much the perfect summer entertainment"
- New York Press: "an affectingly off-kilter sketch-and-song revue, Gone Missing sweeps you up in a tight, clearheaded embrace"
- The Star-Ledger: "The Civilians' cool, classy interpretation of their findings still packs quite a bit of thoughtful entertainment."
- Daily News: "balances the funny, strange and touching. Ask me to name a show I've seen recently that I've enjoyed more: I'd be at a total loss."
- TheaterMania: "a wildly funny and marvelously inventive meditation on things lost and sometimes found"
- NYTheatre.com: "a thrillingly theatrical work that pivots on a thing that is lost and often what is surprisingly gained"
- CurtainUp.com: "songs, monologues and coordinated trios, making for a vividly entertaining night out"
- Variety: "Welcome to the bigger leagues...'Gone Missing' is engrossing and inventive. And it delivers a stunning payoff in its final scene."
- Time Out New York: "this is a company that does really interesting work"
- Time Out New York: "one of the city's smartest and most original troupes"
- The Village Voice: "Happily, Gone Missing has been located and revived for a commercial run at the Barrow Street Theatre."
- New York Sun: "silly, moving, weirdly spiritual hymn to lost things"
- Variety: "the show could push The Civilians to a new professional peak while possibly convincing legiters that there's still life in Off Broadway yet."
- Variety: "Company has attracted attention for productions, often with musical numbers, based on research and interviews about a particular topic."
- TheaterMania: "The Civilians will make their official Off-Broadway debut"
- Playbill: "the show has grown and now features a score by Friedman, which incorporates salsa, ballads, operetta and tuneful pop."
- BroadwayWorld: "The Civilians, the acclaimed New York-based experimental theater troupe, will play a rare local summer season."
Dartmouth College — Hanover, NH, September 28-29, 2007
Yale University — Concert Version, New Haven, CT, September 26, 2007
Princeton University — Concert Version, Princeton, NJ, Septmber 23, 2007
Wesleyan University — Middletown, CT, September 20-21, 2007
Actors' Theatre of Louisville — Kentucky, Septmber, 2006
Davidson College — North Carolina, May, 2006
Pennsylvania State University — 2006
Connecticut College — 2006
Carriage House Stage — Providence, RI, 2006
Fairfield University — Connecticut, 2006
St. Ann's Warehouse — Under the Radar Festival, New York, January, 2005
HBO US Comedy Festival
University of California at Riverside
University of California at Santa Barbara
University of California at Irvine
Brown University — Providece, RI
The Gate Theatre — London
The Belt Theater — New York
- The New York Times: "a cunningly constructed and charmingly performed show built on real-life interviews with people who have lost something."
- The Telegraph: "the verbatim speech is accompanied by witty, tuneful and often extremely touching original songs about loss"
- The Independent: "a startling combination executed with great panache, satirical acumen and covert tenderness"
- The Sunday Telegraph: "It is based on real-life interviews, but they are imaginatively edited, enhanced with half-comic, half-poetic side-shows"
- Evening Standard: "arrives on these shores from the Big Apple laden with praise, to which London audiences should hasten to add their voices"
- The Times: "many things to lose: the will to live, the plot, a war. These and others are explored in this slick cabaret piece"
- Time Out London: "Michael Friedman's songs are super-smart and heartfelt."
- NY1 Television: "Best Show of 2003"
- Time Out New York (David Cote): "10 Best of 2003; The brilliant Civilians earned more medals of honor with their brainy, touching song-and-sketch revue."
- Time Out New York (Adam Feldman): "10 Best of 2003; The Civilians merged lost with found in this elliptic, perfectly pitched collage"
- The New Yorker: "a surprising amount of fun and abundant moments of clear-eyed empathy"
- New York Magazine: "As usual, they plunged into their subject with scores of interviews, and ended up with a kind of musical mockumentary so empathic it's sure to console the bereft."
- The Village Voice: "The troupe members and director Steven Cosson have a fine ear for striking phrases and odd-ball cadences...with such linguistic virtuosity, missing Missing cannot be endorsed."
- Time Out New York: "Gone Missing dissects the phenomenon of lost things — material and metaphysical — in a remarkably poignant and funny review of sketch and song"
- New York Sun: "Shows That Hinted Musical Theater Might Not Be a Fussy Relic After All: The Civilians' documentary cabaret Gone Missing"
Galapagos Art Space — New York
Joe's Pub at The Public Theater — New York