Bella Bella
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Bella Bella

Bella Bella NYC Reviews and Tickets

(184 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Clever

About the Show

Four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein returns to MTC taking on New York City’s very own political firebrand, Bella Abzug, in his new raucous solo show. 

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485 Reviews | 92 Followers
Must see, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you are are interested in seeing delightful play about a fascinating woman (Bella Abzug) portrayed by a talented actor (Harvey Fierstein).

Don't see it if a story about woman who followed her interests in politics which lead her to run for political office herself doesn't interest you. Read more

419 Reviews | 52 Followers
Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if 90 minutes of bravado,humor and great insight.Not just about Bella,about the challenges faced by women in politics and society.Go Fierstein!

Don't see it if No reason not to see ... even Trump supporters (you may learn something).

209 Reviews | 150 Followers
Funny, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if Interested in Bella's charge to Congress &what took place in 1976 Show correlates politics then & now. Much laughter. Harvey does it so well

Don't see it if Don't like Harvey & not interested in politics. Read more

114 Reviews | 9 Followers
Must see, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if you are interested in the story of women in US politics and about the iconic Bella Abzug in particular, told with brio and charm

Don't see it if you do not want to be reminded of politics or about the way women have not always won against male power.

120 Reviews | 40 Followers
Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Harvey Fierstein awesome portrayal of Bella Abzug. Heart rending & humorous set in the historical NY political arena of the seventies.

Don't see it if if you do not like solo performance Read more

194 Reviews | 39 Followers
Fascinating, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy a wonderfully written and acted play about a fascinating, relevant and accomplished leader, Bella Abzug! Harvey Fierstein is great

Don't see it if you don't enjoy one-woman shows and political character studies!

197 Reviews | 224 Followers
Hilarious, Must see, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you're paying attention to America today. Fierstein holds audience in the palm of his hand as Battling Bella. Brilliant writing/performance

Don't see it if you're a misogynist, racist, homophobe, anti-semite or Republican. Not a drag show. All he needs is her hat and his powerhouse performance Read more

53 Reviews | 10 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if Harvey, Harvey, Harvey. And Bella, too. A fan of truth in politics with a shot of feminism.

Don't see it if You're a Trumpet or believe a woman should only be in the kitchen. Have no imagination .

Critic Reviews (17)

The New York Times
October 22nd, 2019

"Abzug and Fierstein, on the Same Ticket in ‘Bella Bella’: When the former Edna Turnblad plays the feminist firebrand of the 1970s, there’s no dress but it’s still a drag."
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Time Out New York
October 22nd, 2019

4/5 stars "Informative and respectful throughout, but there's an unavoidable incongruity in the fact of Fierstein's male presentation. The tradeoff for this is Fierstein himself: He's so distinctive a performer and so immensely appealing as Abzug…that it's hard to imagine the role being played by anyone else.
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October 22nd, 2019

"Harvey Fierstein’s ‘Bella Bella’ Is Classic Harvey Harvey"
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October 22nd, 2019

"Fierstein wrote this homage to legendary New York politician Bella Abzug -- and plays her, too."
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The Hollywood Reporter
October 22nd, 2019

"Four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein wrote and performs this affectionate solo tribute to political firebrand Bella Abzug, set on the night of her 1976 bid to become New York State's first female Senator."
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October 22nd, 2019

"Harvey Fierstein Takes On New York Politics in 'Bella Bella': Fierstein plays the real-life politician Bella Abzug in a new solo show."
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October 22nd, 2019

"Harvey Fierstein Tips His Hat To The Iconic Abzug in 'BELLA BELLA'"
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Lighting & Sound America
October 30th, 2019

"Nobody works a room like Harvey Fierstein. In a time dominated in part by a fraught conversation about women and power, it's good to remember how Abzug built an indelible career by demanding that her voice be heard -- even if, all these years later, a man has to play her.:
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