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The Unsinkable Molly Brown

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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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From the show:

This is Molly as she really was: vibrant, progressive, and ready to fight for the underdog as a champion of women’s rights, labor rights, and immigration reform. Transport Group’s production, starring Beth Malone, marks this show’s off-Broadway debut, and the first production in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1960.


Member Reviews (283)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging
83
Avg Score

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.

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

Also Why was the 2nd act totally rewritten????... Read more Read less

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.

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.

80
Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if Only reason: Beth Malone

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

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.

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

82
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a musical about the old west and women’s rights rolled into one. The singing was great and cast was talented.

Don't see it if You do not like full length musicals. You do not like period pieces.

89
Entertaining, Great singing, Engaging

See it if you want upbeat entertainment & great singing by all but especially by Beth Malone and David Aron Damane as Molly & JJ Brown.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals; might find parts of this too upbeat, light/, fluffy

Also Act 2 started off poorly with storylines changing with one quick walk ... Read more Read less

81
Old-fashioned, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy old-fashioned musicals, you like tuneful songs

Don't see it if you want serious drama, you hate "updating"

90
Masterful, Great staging, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see Beth Malone in a firecracker performance! Seeing this caliber show in a small theater is special. The costumes are gorgeous!

Don't see it if You don’t want the opportunity to see a rare Meredith Wilson gem performed by a top notch cast! Off, off broadway it may be but far from!!!

77
Relentlessly upbeat; overlong, Sporadically entertaining, A molly for the trump era

See it if for Beth Malone's indefatigable performance in the title role, her spunk is boundless if sometimes exhausting; for Marshall's neat staging

Don't see it if you expect the Reynolds movie or the Grimes stage version: this is a Thoroughly Modern Molly with all her proto feminist credentials on view

Also In laboring mightily to replace the caricature of the real woman who i... Read more Read less

88
Relevant, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if Great fun. Upbeat and updated, with clear references to current events. Beth Malone perfectly cast.

Don't see it if .. you don't like updates of classic musicals.

70
Ambitious, Great singing

See it if A revisal of an old piece by Meredith Wilson with a refreshing Beth Malone as Molly. Titanic related stories may be of interest to some.

Don't see it if Social and political themes crammed in your throat

87
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like well staged light musicals

Don't see it if You prefer dramas or one person events

85
Heart warming, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if U enjoy great singing, acting and staging in a revival of an old favorite in a small intimate venue.

Don't see it if U don’t enjoy musicals, smaller venues or revivals or prefer dramas.

95
Refreshing, Delightful, Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like "old-fashioned" musicals or shows based on historic people (I love both!): this was a real treat with incredible singing & dancing!

Don't see it if you are not interested in the life of Molly Brown and are willing to miss a show which gives the feeling of being performed on Broadway.

Also Beth Malone & David Aron Damane were stunning, the rest of the team no... Read more Read less

95
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You want an updated and relevant reworking of an "old fashioned" show. Exceptionally talented cast led by Beth Malone. I loved it.

Don't see it if You don't like updated musicals

85
Funny, Great acting, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want to see a great revival of a classic musical in a small intimate setting. All cast members were terrific.

Don't see it if You'd rather see this as a big spectacle. It's small scale but doesn't detract from the excellence of this show!

85
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy good musicals with some comedy and romance and also historic content about the Molly Brown and the Titanic

Don't see it if You expect this show to be exactly like movie version or if you want to see a one person show or play set in modern times.

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 *

Also *on women's rights,labor rights & ... Read more Read less

65
Fluffy, Great singing, Cliched

See it if you want to see an old-timey musical, or if you love Beth Malone; she's the absolute star here. The costumes are also great.

Don't see it if you want memorable music or high-production values. The actors do a good job with somewhat meh material.

65
Fluffy, Slow, Excruciating

See it if You want a modern take on a classic and are looking for new songs.

Don't see it if Are a purist. Second act has been considerably changed.

Also Really couldn’t get into this one. Love the classic but felt this show... Read more Read less

88
Delightful, Surprising., Great dancing., Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see what can be done when an old and tepid musical is revised in a fresh way. You love good singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You don't like classic-style musicals. You're not interested in a revised take on a heroine.

Also I didn't know much about Molly Brown before this musical, but I read u... Read more Read less

81
Absorbing, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great acting, Funny

See it if This is a lovely production with great writing, staging , acting and direction.

Don't see it if If you don't like plays based on true stories that envolves fierce woman


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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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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February 26th, 2020
"Lifeboats and Lifelines: Two Musicals Make the Case for Not Giving Up"
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February 26th, 2020
"'The Unsinkable Molly Brown': Females Are Strong as Hell"
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