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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
Fluffy, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Dated

See it if you're in the mood for something entertaining and old fashioned

Don't see it if You're looking for a serious and thoughtful tribute to a magnificent woman.

79
Great acting, Dated, Delightful

See it if A wonderful cast has some great choreography in this show. An incredibly interesting life I would recommend!

Don't see it if They've tried to update the book which takes a while to take hold. None of the songs were amazing, so don't expect The Music Man!

86
Refreshing, Must see, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You like a good old fashion musical

Don't see it if ..........

85
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to see a great new revised version of an overlooked musical with a fantastic lead turn by Beth Malone

Don't see it if You’re a old-school purist. The book and several songs have been rewritten

74
Old-fashioned, Fun, Delightful, Cliched

See it if you like meredith willson music, sung and danced beautifully, and don’t mind a flawed book

Don't see it if a flawed book will ruin your experience. this one is imperfect and too long, but when they start singing, the issues evaporate

76
Funny, Slow, Great singing, Clever

See it if you're looking for a story that uplifts with a standout leading performance

Don't see it if you're expecting the original Unsinkable. This is quite the re-work, to mixed effect, though Beth Malone is a big sell

75
Long, Slow, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like old fashioned musicals. Beth Malone is terrific (as she was in FunHome) and has a very large role

Don't see it if You don't like musicals. It is too long a production and many numbers should be cut. More like 2 hours would have worked!

82
Great staging, Great dancing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You are a Beth Malone fan. She is wonderful. You enjoy entertaining singing and dancing in a small theater space.

Don't see it if You don't like long musicals. Don't like shows with head-stong female characters.

79
Banal, Entertaining, Cliched, Dated

See it if If you enjoy old style musicals

Don't see it if you expect to see anything new or creative

86
Great singing, Energetic, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like old-fashioned musicals that focus on the singing and choreography without crazy stage effects.

Don't see it if You don't like updated material, (this is not like the movie!) or modern political thoughts interjected into the dialogue.

Also From the very beginning, this show is filled with tons of energy and s... Read more Read less

78
Refreshing, Disappointing, Just missed, Changed plot, Entertaining

See it if you are able to accept that this is not the Debbie Reynolds movie. In this version (spoiler!) JJ is dictatorial and cheats on Moll

Don't see it if you want to preserve the memory of the innocent version where JJ is kind and deferential and gentle and faithful to Molly.

Also JJ is a fantastic singer. Why didn’t they allow him to play it kind? H... Read more Read less

92
Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You're a fan of classic musicals and Meredith Wilson

Don't see it if You like edgy, hardnosed plays and musicals.

78
Great acting, Great singing, Funny, Slow, Delightful

See it if You enjoy stories centered around women, great singing, period costumes, happy stories

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy stories around the early 1900s, pioneers, first half is great, second half is a bit slow and too long

81
Slow, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You’re interested in seeing a new show that feels old fashioned.

Don't see it if You are looking for anything with edge.

95
Must see, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you like old school musicals with an incredible cast and an inspiring storyline.

Don't see it if you want a modern, contemporary show.

85
Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like traditional musicals with a powerful female lead played by the energetic and talented Beth Malone. Great cast as well.

Don't see it if you are not interested in social and political themes and not a musical fan.

70
Banal, Great singing, Entertaining, Didactic, Cliched

See it if you want to see a (too) well-meaning updated version of a clasic.

Don't see it if you want something edgy.

85
Indulgent, Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to see a musical in the vein of the golden era. While a new adaption, with an almost 100% revamped modern script, it felt classic

Don't see it if Fluffy shows with that classic musical theatre feel don't amuse you. I'm talking big smiles, big-acting, and hammy moments

85
Delightful, Invested, Fun, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy an “old Fashioned” musical. BETH Malone is a star. She navigates the whole show with ease and makes everything look effortless.

Don't see it if Not interested in the life and times of Molly Brown. This has alterations from the traditional 1960 version.

80
Disappointing, Cliched, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if to enjoy Beth Malone and an excellent cast do their stuff. Lovely revival in first act and contemporary theater stressed in second act.

Don't see it if if new content will annoy you. Second act is too short to develop all of the ideas so drama and musical numbers both suffer.

80
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Great staging and acting, dancing was entertaining. Well done.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals. Very retro, reminiscent of the great musicals of the 50’s and 60’s.

90
Refreshing, Great singing, Clever

See it if you like golden age musicals

Don't see it if you only like straight plays

Also Charming update of a golden-age musical. Soaring voices, clever choreo... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Entertaining, Riveting

See it if If you like musicals this has a good story and a lot of energy. Good singing and dancing. A lot of fun

Don't see it if If you don't like having fun do not see this. .

89
Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy musicals about true stories in intimate spaces.

Don't see it if You prefer 90-minute plays

70
Great singing, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You like classic-style bubbly musicals Like Mary poppies Enjoy period pieces

Don't see it if An intense drama A Modern musical

Also Better than I was expecting . Very cheery musical - Reminded me of Mar... 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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