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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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."

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.

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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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Theater News Online
February 29th, 2020

"NOT WORTH THE TRIP: Neither a new musical nor a revival, this odd revisal is an unwieldy, plot-heavy mess."
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Theater News Online
March 3rd, 2020

"BIG MONEY, BIG HEART: If Beth Malone weren't such a fine actress, this modest musical would definitely be less fun."
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CurtainUp
March 2nd, 2020

"This is an 'Unsinkable Molly Brown' for the 21st century."
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Front Row Center
March 3rd, 2020

Score: 98%. "It is a celebration of the human spirit, an irresistible, eloquent, raunchy, bawdy, knee-slapping, uproarious, hell of a good time!"
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T
February 26th, 2020

"The remarkable cast is led by powerhouse Beth Malone who invents a new Molly Brown for a new century filled with wit, fury and determination that represents the modern female of this time."
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New York Theater
February 28th, 2020

"Meticulously transformed into Elizabeth Warren….Some of this activist Molly reportedly hews closer to the real Molly Brown - a Molly of her age for our age. But for all the gut renovation, the surface of 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown' remains an old fashioned musical."
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C
February 26th, 2020

"The show offers a truly dynamite central performance by the fiery Beth Malone, some first-rate choreography by director Kathleen Marshall and a tuneful-enough score to create a diverting entertainment."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
March 5th, 2020

"The new book devotes so much time to dialogue scenes that the show often gives the impression of being a play with songs instead of a traditional musical…Lots of glowing ore to mine…but…too much plotting, an excess of obvious wokeness, and a heaviness where ebullience is required."
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