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Ultimate Beauty Bible
West Village
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Ultimate Beauty Bible NYC Reviews and Tickets

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

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.

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Member Reviews (16)

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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).

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.

Critic Reviews (2)

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."
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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."
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