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Miss America's Ugly Daughter
Upper W Side

Miss America's Ugly Daughter NYC Reviews and Tickets

(84 Reviews)
Members say
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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Member Reviews (84)

Poignant, Great writing, Great acting, Hilarious, Enchanting

See it if you are intrigued by recounts of changes over time in famous mother/not famous daughter relationships, esp. of Bess Meyerson/Jews.

Don't see it if you do not like one woman stand up comedy/vignettes, plays about mother/daughter relationships, sitting 90 min. w/out interval small house. Read more

Sad, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in the true life of Bess Meyerson and her narcissism, this your play. It read like Page 6 from the NY Post.

Don't see it if You want a happy biography.

Critic Reviews (6)

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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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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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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