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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

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.

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

67
Overrated, Dated, Slow, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You like old musicals with a fluffy plot

Don't see it if You prefer contemporary musicals with a faster pace and a more robust, fleshed out story

During previews
69
Overlong, Overstuffed, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

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.

Also Unfortunately, I wanted to love Beth Malone, but here she is giving a ... Read more Read less

During previews
55
Disappointing, Ambitious, Dated

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.

Also Malone good but miscast as Molly. She overacts. Acts like Annie from A... Read more Read less

During previews
65
Odd hybrid, Too long, Dated, Cliched, Strong lead performance

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.

During previews
57
Clumsy, Cliched, Indulgent, Great singing, Disappointing

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.

During previews
53
Overrated, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if You like an old musical that has been poorly “reimagined”

Don't see it if You are looking for a lively musical with strong acting and great choreography and direction

Also I’m a fan of Beth Malone, but not here she simply sinks. She never fee... Read more Read less

During previews
67
Dated, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You want to hear the great Beth Malone try to bring life into this dated show

Don't see it if Hate old fashioned long musicals

During previews
67
Dated, Great singing

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.

Also I feel like multiple elements fell flat here, but the Molly Brown stor... Read more Read less

During previews
68
Slow, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you're curious to see how they reworked/reimagined this mediocre show.

Don't see it if you're expecting the work of the very talented cast and creatives of this show to be as good as you want it to be.

During previews
65
Beth malone is great, Mildly charming, Sloppy, Preachy, Dated

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

Also Part of the reason I wanted to see this is because the show is a rarel... Read more Read less

During previews
55
Fluffy, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if You want to see an overly old fashioned gem. You like Beth Malone (who is great).

Don't see it if You're like, you know, under the age of 60.

During previews
66
Romantic, Banal, Disappointing

See it if You like old fashioned musicals. Glorified high school production.

Don't see it if You expect a better book than the original

During previews
55
Disappointing, Dated, Confusing, Cliched, Banal

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.

Also Gets preachy in places, what’s wrong with honoring the original? Why d... Read more Read less


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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