Miss America's Ugly Daughter
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Miss America's Ugly Daughter

Miss America's Ugly Daughter NYC Reviews and Tickets

(84 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent, Absorbing, Slow

About the Show

In this solo piece, Barra Grant explores her life growing up in the shadow of her mother Bess Myerson, the first and only Jewish Miss America.

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Funny, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if This was an enjoyable play about real people I didn't know about. Sad and funny. Clever staging and premise.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy one-person shows. Can be slow at times and painful to watch (I know people just like that)

Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy stories about strained mother/daughter relationships. Very entertaining & interesting true story that I was not familiar with.

Don't see it if You dislike one person shows. Grant is not the best actress however I very much enjoyed her play so it ultimately did not matter.

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
January 20th, 2020

"Bess Myerson’s ‘Ugly Daughter’ Recalls Miss America Dearest Barra Grant’s autobiographical solo play plumbs her fraught relationship with her mother, the famous politician and beauty queen Bess Myerson."
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January 17th, 2020

"Miss America's Ugly Daughter Dishes on a Beauty Queen's Private Cruelty: Bess Myerson's daughter performs her confessional solo show off-Broadway."
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January 27th, 2020

"Barra Grant Tells of Her Iconic and Infamous Mom in 'MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER: BESS MYERSON AND ME'"
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Theater Pizzazz
January 17th, 2020

"Grant is a pleasant, undemonstrative performer…While not given to histrionics, she earns our engagement as she…leads to…an act of forgiveness. 'Miss America's Ugly Daughter' is neither a mess nor the best of Bess but the inherent fascination of its subject covers a multitude of sins."
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February 26th, 2020

"It is certainly an informative evening and of course who doesn't love a little gossip about celebrities. It is not so much that Ms. Barra has written a meaty role to showcase her acting ability but the honesty of purely being herself telling her story."
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Off Off Online
February 18th, 2020

"Barra Grant, Miss America's (Bess Myerson's) daughter, has no respite from harangues from Bess and the latter's two failed marriages and multiple relationships."
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