Ultimate Beauty Bible
Closed 1h 45m
Ultimate Beauty Bible
82

Ultimate Beauty Bible NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(16 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
6%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Absorbing

About the Show

Page 73 presents the world premiere of Caroline V. McGraw's dark comedy about sex, death, accessories, city life, friendship, and lipstick—all the essentials for a fascinating existence.

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (16)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
470 Reviews | 112 Followers
86
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You like romantic comedies about dating/relationships and cut-throat women who work in the fashion scene.

Don't see it if The monologues go on way too long and should be cut (show runs just under 2 hours , no intermission).

291 Reviews | 704 Followers
79
Absorbing, Sad, Edgy, Relevant

See it if you like female centric dialogue driven shows about young women finding their way in their careers and their relationships.

Don't see it if you want a light evening, promiscuity offends you or you have no interest in millennials and their love lives.

384 Reviews | 54 Followers
70
Great acting, Relevant, Confusing

See it if you are interested in watching a group of spoiled millennials suddenly shocked to be faced with real life.

Don't see it if prefer characters that have an understanding of the realities of life, and that its not all just parties and casual sex.

221 Reviews | 33 Followers
84
Great acting, Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if Funny edgy and significant-- despite title. Well acted. Care about the characters-- even if glad some are not your friends

Don't see it if You are offended by raunchy language or conduct.

181 Reviews | 37 Followers
80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you're interested in fashion/beauty/magazine life, interested in seeing a primarily female cast and female focused show.

Don't see it if you're looking for a light and fluffy show. There are funny moments, but it deals with heavy themes.

124 Reviews | 27 Followers
90
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You like good ensemble acting and an engaging script about friendship and betrayal and illness.

Don't see it if You don't like plays that deal with Cancer or risqué sexually dialogue.

41 Reviews | 11 Followers
55
Funny

See it if you're a millennial (like me!) and want to see yourself reflected onstage. Funny and sweet, but no real substance here.

Don't see it if you're looking for something substantial.

30 Reviews | 6 Followers
80
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you enjoy a clever, unique voice and snappy, witty dialogue.

Don't see it if you're not interested in a millennial love story.

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
November 7th, 2016

"Wry and artful...Under Brackett’s spirited and astute direction, McGraw more fully develops her relationships...There is one major misstep in the play, a series of monologues from a callow editorial assistant...These precious homilies stall the action...Elsewhere there’s a tendency to punch up lines past the point of realistic, but as many of those lines are awfully good, it’s forgivable. And McGraw is at her best when she channels her impulse toward absurdism into small, sly flourishes."
Read more

Theatermania
November 4th, 2016

"McGraw gives us plenty of material to chew on, but it's difficult to pinpoint how all these characters and ideas jell into a cohesive thesis. There are lots of questions, mercifully few attempts at answers, and a few head-scratching moments when you wonder how this all relates to something titled 'Ultimate Beauty Bible.' Still, even if slightly mismatched, the play is both written and performed vividly enough to compel a deep investment in every clashing color."
Read more