The Unsinkable Molly Brown
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The Unsinkable Molly Brown
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The Unsinkable Molly Brown NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(283 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
6%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging

About the Show

Transport Group presents a revitalized version of the musical tale of Margaret “Molly” Brown.


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Member Reviews (283)

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433 Reviews | 93 Followers
79
A little long, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see Beth Malone in a great show. She's a star. Fun and interesting story about a strong willed female character.

Don't see it if You don't like long musicals with a kind of one note plot. "She's strong willed and stubborn and she's going to get her way."

414 Reviews | 64 Followers
79
Dated, Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You don’t know the original you’ll love it. A real old fashioned musical. My problem with this production will be explained below.

Don't see it if You don’t like old fashioned musicals. Read more

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367 Reviews | 61 Followers
69
Old fashioned with some nods to contemporary politics, Cliched, Great singing, Disappointing, Upbeat-- but one note!!

See it if Like Beth Malone. Like old fashioned musicals.

Don't see it if Want Something fresh.

260 Reviews | 597 Followers
80
Socially relevant, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love Beth Malone, want to see a completely new script about Molly Brown based more on her real story.

Don't see it if You will miss the old Molly Brown story. This was a little preachy and a too long.

328 Reviews | 41 Followers
80
Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if Only reason: Beth Malone

Don't see it if Sadly, a glorified HS production,

285 Reviews | 47 Followers
92
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You want to see Broadway quality on off-Broadway. Great show!

Don't see it if You prefer dramas

240 Reviews | 127 Followers
85
Resonant, Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Charming rendition of classic w/ amazing cast,incredible voices,great costumes&choreo on creative stage. Historic plot abt true events.

Don't see it if Weak characterization of Molly in 1st act:she does not appear as progressive as one expects.Wait until 2nd act to see the real activist * Read more

239 Reviews | 197 Followers
86
Great staging, Dated, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you want to enjoy an old fashioned musical done the way it was originally intended but a bit updated to play for the current times.

Don't see it if you only like contemporary musicals. The second act is a bit weaker and was a bit too long.

Critic Reviews (16)

The New York Times
February 26th, 2020

"‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’ Has Its Ups and Ups: A 'revisal' of a Meredith Willson musical has a strong female lead who doesn’t quit, and her unrelenting energy makes for a static production."
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Time Out New York
February 26th, 2020

3/5 Stars "A feminist-forward revisal...Malone...is enchanting...The book scenes often feel sluggish. You wait impatiently for Malone and the talented company to start singing and dancing again. When they do, this new 'Molly Brown' doesn’t just sail, it soars."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
February 26th, 2020

"Lifeboats and Lifelines: Two Musicals Make the Case for Not Giving Up"
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Theatermania
February 26th, 2020

"'The Unsinkable Molly Brown': Females Are Strong as Hell"
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BroadwayWorld
March 1st, 2020

"Beth Malone Grandly Skippers New Progressive-Minded Musical Vaguely Resembling 'THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN'"
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Lighting & Sound America
February 26th, 2020

"It is now the most conscientious musical you've ever seen…an enormous amount of effort, some of it effective, has been expended on a show that might not really merit so much loving attention."
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Talkin' Broadway
February 26th, 2020

"It pales in comparison with the composer/lyricist's near-perfect 'The Music Man.' Sadly, the 2020 version, which should be called 'Willson and Scanlan's The Unsinkable Molly Brown,' no matter how fervently it persists, does not raise the show in artistic merit."
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New York Stage Review
February 26th, 2020

4/5 Stars. "The Meredith Willson musical has been completely retooled, but its old-fashioned charms are still very much intact."
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