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. More…
From the show:
BARRA GRANT stars in this darkly hilarious mother-daughter story. The critically acclaimed play tells the true story of Grant growing up a confused ugly duckling in the shadow of her spectacular mother, BESS MYERSON, the first and only ever JEWISH MISS AMERICA!
See it if Absolutely fantastic!!! A sad story told in the most humorous way...You laugh and you shed tears...Good humor!
Don't see it if Cant think about any reason why not! It is a must see
See it if You like excellent performances and plays that focus on one person's journey.
Don't see it if You do not care for one-person shows about actual historical figures or you must see performances with large and lavish production values.
See it if Women will probably relate to life- long mother daughter tensions. Resonates with a New York crowd.
Don't see it if Listening to a daughter’s life spent in the shadow of her successful but neurotic mother is not your thing. Performance is very slow.
See it if you are interested in the real lives of celebrities portrayed by the actual child. Well done.
Don't see it if you liked Bess Meyerson and still like to think she was a great mother.
See it if You can sympathize with Barra facing the audience reliving the memories of a mother that instead of nurturing made her life a living hell.
Don't see it if If you have endured a cruel detached relationship with anyone.
See it if You want to see someone work on horrendous mommy issues. Care about Ms. Grant and/or Ms. Myerson.
Don't see it if You have no patience for other people's issues. Show doesn't have life lessons beyond the personal history unless you can relate.
See it if I went to this show thinking it would be a “Mommie Dearest” thing. Boy was I wrong. It’s very insightful and funny. Highly recommend it.
Don't see it if Don’t see it if you don’t want to know the truth about Bess Meyerson.
See it if You like one person shows. If you are familiar with Bess Myerson's. If you can relate to difficult mother-daughter relationships
Don't see it if You are not much of a fan of one person shows. If you have no familiarity with Bess Myerson.
See it if the Big Payoff means something. Bess Myerson was a household name in my childhood home which focused my attention on this layered solo.
Don't see it if you expect deep insights. There is a lot of story telling & typical parental commentary but not a lot of moment to moment relationship.
See it if Living up to expectation in Mum's critical gaze. Words wound, but judgey words scar. Real daughter gets answers to her self-esteem issues.
Don't see it if High-achieving '50s personality may not deserve the hatchet to be sharpened for being a cheap narcissist. "You can't be beautiful and hate."
See it if Interest in B Meyerson. Even more unlikely you’ll have wondered about her daughter. But given that it is the actual daughter adds interest
Don't see it if Not up to New York quality acting. Although the story is certainly for New Yorkers.
Also Nice small theater on 64th St. Nice to see it.
See it if you'd like to hear a very revealing story about Bess Myerson by her daughter. It was critical but at the end it was very sympathetic.
Don't see it if you don't like to hear unpleasant info about Myerson or are not interested in her life.
See it if interested in the family dynamic between former Miss America Bess Myerson & her daughter. At times very funny with an underlying sadness.
Don't see it if want a fuller picture of Bess Myerson. Her accomplishments are mentioned but her intelligence & abilities not fully presented.
See it if you want to hear a Mommy Dearest tale that is moderately entertaining with occasional spots of brightness.
Don't see it if you don't like hearing a daughter bash her famous mother when mother is no longer around to tell her side.
See it if you are interested in the life of Bess Myerson. Her daughter wrote & stars in this piece-- funny & sad, often at same time. Honest & raw.
Don't see it if you prefer to think of beauty queens as perfect & don't want to see the truth behind the facade. If you don't want mother/daughter conflict.
See it if you want to understand the relationship between Bess Myerson , the only Jewish Miss America, and her daughter.as told by the actual daughter
Don't see it if if you don't like one person shows. It was interesting seeing her actual daughter doing the role - but she was only an OK actress.