Pipeline Theatre Company presents the NYC premiere of this rock musical about Rasputin, the infamous mystic who helped topple the Russian royal family. Featuring music by Dave Malloy of 'The Great Comet' fame. More…
Beardo is a Russian indie-rock musical that explores the mad inner workings of Rasputin, who sexed his way to the fall of the Russian monarchy. Experience the mysterious ascent of one of the most peculiar and seductive figures in history. 'Beardo' is staged at a fully operational church in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where the production makes full use of the venue's high-arched ceilings, stained-glass windows, and fully functioning pipe organ.
See it if Biographical farce based on Rasputin. Wonderful music and clever verse. Lots of sexual humor. Original and different.
Don't see it if You don't like raunchy silly comedy. You are looking for something more serious or dramatic.
Also Wish I could buy a soundtrack.
See it if for the wonderful innovative score and the hilarious 2nd act. Arrive early to get a seat with a clear view of the stage.
Don't see it if the G train is terra incognito, 3 hours on church pew offends your delicate posterior or historical inconsistencies disturb you.
See it if want to be on Dave Malloy bandwagon, experience a super talented cast that lands near all possible comedic elements of the tale of Rasputin
Don't see it if drowning, poisoning, shooting, black swans, hemophiliacs, the Russian revolution, assassination, sex, nudity or men in tutus, give you pause
See it if you like good music, good performances, and quirky staging.
Don't see it if you are not able to sit through a long play that needs editing or if one dimensional characters bore you.
See it if you liked Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812, know of Rasputin ('Anastasia' will do), or like Russian history.
Don't see it if You have sensitive tastes, dislike dick jokes and absurdism, or possess an unwillingness to suspend disbelief or break third walls.
See it if like intelligent musicals; it's the story of Rasputin, performed in an old church. It's a better Natasha, Pierre and Great Comet.
Don't see it if aren't interested in Russian history or a weird take on the Rasputin Story
See it if you're a fan of Dave Malloy and enjoy eccentric takes on historical figures.
Don't see it if you have little patience for long and awkward shows that contain moments of greatness in music, performance and staging.
See it if you like Dave Malloy, great singing, wacky takes on history, unusual settings and themes, & don't mind a long, sometimes confusing storyline
Don't see it if you need traditional structure and story, can't sit in a pew for 2.5 hrs (1 interval), or if you expect a factual retelling of history
See it if SEE THIS SHOW! Absolutely fantastic! The music (of course!) is incredible! The cast is completely amazing! The setting & staging perfection!
Don't see it if You may not enjoy the show because of subject matter: language, sex, violence. It is full of bold choices & lots of risk taking by the cast.
See it if you want to see an immersive musical show inside of a church. It is a site specific piece.
Don't see it if you live far away from this church, it is not worth all the trip.
See it if you enjoy irreverent theatre in non-traditional spaces, murder-ballets and tales of insane monks doing dirty things to increasingly odd folk
Don't see it if you're stuffy and strictly believe in the traditional musical form.
Also A remarkably kickass night!
See it if you like David Malloy music; dramatic rock/folk stuff. You like charismatic actors obviously having a good time.
Don't see it if half the show is dance sex; if you will be bored of dance sex, give this a pass.`
See it if you are looking for an off off Broadway experience where the "art of theater" beats out everything else. This is a fun, crazy ride!
Don't see it if you are looking for more commercial, linear story telling
See it if You like Natasha Pierre & the great comet of 1982. It deals with Russian history in a very similar way ( but it is not as good as " comet ")
Don't see it if If you know totally nothing about Rasputin. You will miss most of the inside jokes and historic references. The music Is maybe too eclectic.
See it if you enjoy the music of Dave Malloy. Very funny moments. Very irreverent take on the tale of Rasputin. Enjoyable!
Don't see it if If you are expecting a story that hangs together and isn't a bit rough shod.
See it if See it for the music; it's beautiful. Cast and direction are also really good.
Don't see it if Story's a mess and hard to follow at times. Also really long; almost 3 hours.
See it if You enjoy historical tales with quirky twists. Some excellent staging, narrative, bizarrely hilarious moments. Great music and atmosphere!
Don't see it if You prefer traditional historical tellings, or are offended by sexually explicit subject matter.
See it if a nontraditional site-specific show that approaches Russian history and religion in an irreverent, anarchic way sounds exciting.
Don't see it if a three hour production all the way out in Greenpoint that is vulgar, sacrilegious, crass, juvenile in humor, and meandering sounds hellish.
See it if you want a unique theatrical experience. The show, with it's strong cast, is being staged in a rundown church in Brooklyn
Don't see it if you have something better to see. While well intentioned, this show is a mess. The score, the dialogue, the pacing; it just doesn't work
See it if For a weird old time with a game cast, especially the priceless Willy Appelman and Brian Bock, don't mind shenanigans w total lack of plot
Don't see it if Expecting something on par with The Great Comet, looking for insight on Rasputin etc, expect craft in lyrics or book