Transport Group presents a revitalized version of the musical tale of Margaret “Molly” Brown.
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.
See it if Like Beth Malone. Like old fashioned musicals.
Don't see it if Want Something fresh.
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.
See it if you want to see a revisal of this classic musical. It takes the original in a new direction, maybe for the better, maybe for the worse.
Don't see it if If you do not like musical theatre classics or revisals.
See it if You want a fun easy musical. Cast good, costumes interesting, very watchable.
Don't see it if You want a well written new molly brown version. This is not it. Seems as if all scenes stolen from past musicals. Too wordy. Way too long.
See it if The main reason to see this is the outstanding lead performance by Beth Malone who is a force of nature here.
Don't see it if The show itself is an odd effort to update a show while retaining its old fashioned style and structure, which makes for a long sit.
See it if you are a fan of Beth Malone and are willing to put up with a badly staged, ill-conceived revision of a mediocre show.
Don't see it if you'd prefer to see the show as originally written and with the full score.
See it if you're a fan of the great Beth Malone. She can do no wrong. The performances are heartfelt and earnest.
Don't see it if you're hoping for the updated book to be a strong one.
See it if You like old school-style shows, if you want to see a great performance from Beth Malone
Don't see it if You want to see the original version of the show, if you want a cohesive plot arc, if you don’t like shows that are preachy
See it if You like Beth Malone (who is quite good)
Don't see it if You expect to see a true revival of MB. The updated book clashes with the score in places. Rarely revived, a good revival would have better.