Best Life
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Best Life NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(17 Reviews)
Positive
82%
Mixed
18%
Negative
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Members say
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky

About the Show

A musical comedy about ambition, anxiety and avocados that asks, how do you know if you are living your best life?

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Member Reviews (17)

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983 Reviews | 229 Followers
67
Ambitious, Banal, Funny, Clever, Quirky

See it if If you want to see a good singer talk about her millennial life.

Don't see it if If you do not like one person shows. If you are not intrested in supporting young actors as they start out.

706 Reviews | 214 Followers
70
Raunchy, Fluffy, Funny, Juvenile, Clever

See it if Cute 28-y.o. girl. Stand-up comedy w/songs. Subjects include her promiscuity, genitals, drinking/drugs, & lack of stability. Clever lyrics.

Don't see it if I empathized with the voice of the girl's offstage grandmother representing old-fashioned values. The girl seemed a bit lost inside.

612 Reviews | 125 Followers
89
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if Very Funny, about doing day to day living and thinking of what is a Best life.

Don't see it if you do not want to laugh, or you get a easy upset with some topics. Read more

567 Reviews | 146 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Delightful, Funny

See it if Angsty comedic feminist millennial cabaret. Strong independent Brit woman trying to live up to expectations on social media hashtag bestlife

Don't see it if Pre-recorded rhythm tracks, otherwise Yamaha keys. Sixty-five minute, eleven-song solo show. Cabaret. Read more

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
88
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want a fun, musical & original take on growing up female. You enjoy low-budget productions. You want to be entertained & inspired.

Don't see it if You don't want a millennial POV. You don't want any raunchiness. You prefer shows w/bigger production values. You want a serious story.

387 Reviews | 132 Followers
60
Cliched, Overrated, Fluffy, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you support young actors getting started, don’t mind them relying on personal charm over good writing, avocado toast isn't old news to you.

Don't see it if an interesting autobiography is key to a good autobiographical solo. Anyone doing a set in NYC on keeping up with the Joneses... Read more

299 Reviews | 103 Followers
83
Quirky, Great writing, Funny

See it if You enjoy comedic music on the typical millennial comedian topics. You like clever rhymes and a thoughtful meditation on “success”.

Don't see it if You dislike small cabaret spaces.

237 Reviews | 35 Followers
73
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in a millennial's comedic view of her life interspersed with original songs

Don't see it if you don't enjoy one-woman shows in a small intimate venue

Critic Reviews (5)

C
August 27th, 2018
For a previous production

"It feels as if she’s covering well-trodden ground, but upbeat, well-written songs and a winning stage presence keep the show surfing a wave of good spirits...Broadbent is a winsome, winning presence, greeting the problems she addresses with a cheery smile. She occasionally lapses into perky musical theatre insincerity but is always warm and engaging. So even if she’s not moving the needle of comedy, she offers a dependable hour’s amusement."
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M
August 6th, 2018
For a previous production

"This autobiographical musical hour is a fast-paced, well-delivered take on the generation gap(s), glass ceilings, millennium generational angst, and top-quality humour. Broadbent’s voice has matured beautifully – her soaring notes are exquisite contrast to her lyrics – powerful, witty words with a cut like acid that make you laugh out loud...Consistently funny, this is a fantastic hilarious gem."
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The Peg Review
August 16th, 2018
For a previous production

"Broadbent is radiant on stage, and clearly enjoying herself...The audience were laughing from the word go, over the Broadbent’s pressing questions, her confession that she can only cook Bolognese and chilli, and her daring and brilliant songs...The show provokes thinking as much as laughter. Broadbent is wonderfully, straightforward in her discussion of heterosexual female desire...Although Broadbent’s comedy is quick, clever and warm, it is her songs that truly stand out.
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One4Review (UK)
August 19th, 2018
For a previous production

"Broadbent has stage presence and all the talents required and then some. She has a great singing voice, she has the ability to write good songs and a wonderful comedic imagination to meld all these talents together and in doing so provides an hour of classy entertainment and laughs...Go see her. You never know it may be your chance to see the next big thing."
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Edinburgh Festivals
August 26th, 2018
For a previous production

"Using an innovative mix of traditional stand-up and musical comedy, this award-winning songwriter cleverly considers what success means in the modern world and asks if the goals we set are truly our own or are they what we fear they should be?...With blistering wit and a 'Glee'-style delivery, Broadbent creates a must-see show that leaves the audience clutching their sides, tapping their feet, and eagerly waiting for more."
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