BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
A romantic triangle involving a Brooklyn deli worker and two sweet sisters, one seeking stage stardom and the other a nice drudge, comprises the essential story for “Fly By Night,” a new musical currently at Playwrights Horizons.
Set in the mid-1960s and culminating in the famous Northeast Blackout, “Fly By Night” is a musical study in spiritual connectivity. Yet in spite of its thematic ambitions, this intermittently enjoyable musical – which clocks in at well over two hours in running time -- turns out to be a curiously trifling endeavor.
It serves, at least, to confirm that co-writers Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick and Kim Rosenstock (who conceived the musical) are talented folk, even though their mildly quirky show doesn’t add up to much beyond passing entertainment.