La Bete Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 15



5.0 star rating Eric from Melbourne Australia


Yes, you have to like theatre to like this show. No, if you are there to see the TV stars do something familiar, or have an all-singing all-dancing special effects spectacular, you won't be happy. So that's fine, go see Cats again. Really: to those reviewers who didn't like this, I say: you didn't get it. Honestly, complaining about a lack of set changes...? Not all Broadway is Wicked you know. Rylance is one of the finest actors of his generation and here is in virtuoso form, and the others do a fine job of providing things for him to bounce off, the verse dialogue is ingenious and brilliantly delivered, and if I'd been in New York three more nights I would have seen it three more times. So: if you love theatre, rather than Broadway, you will love this play. If you want cheese and helicopters, there's always Miss Saigon.

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5.0 star rating Carol gunter from UK


Saw it in London and was absolutely entranced by the acting and the play itself. I hope that New York loves it as much as we did.

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5.0 star rating Montdorr from Chicago, IL


Absolutely brilliant on all levels. I haven't laughed so hard in I don't know when. Rylance, Pierce, Ouimette, et al are fantastic. Direction, sets, lights, sound all in accord and fueled the performances. A real treat not to me missed!

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5.0 star rating Connie from NYC


This show was a Pleasant surprise. Absoultely out loud funny! Great performances by all but I must say Mark Rylance was a scene stealer ....I would see it again! Loved it!

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5.0 star rating SOLEDAD from Germany


La Bête is an absolute rarity: an american comedy a la Moliere, playing in 1654 in France, and in verse. The play is a true festival of geniousity and talent and is profounder as it seems. Mixing extrem vulgarity with extrem rafinesse. Rylance brights in all Valere´s registers: an excessive character, egotistical, vulgar, pompous, showy and insensitiv beast: La bete It was worth to be one week in NYC only to see him!

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5.0 star rating Linda from Minneapolis, MN


Please see this show, if for no other reason than to witness the astonishing talents of Mark Rylance one more time! The monologue is long - yes! Stick with it; you'll enjoy it. What a privilege to have seen this show - we traveled from Minneapolis specifically to see it and couldn't be more satisfied!

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4.5 star rating M. Piazza from Brooklyn, NY


Wow. Um...I...couldn't disagree more with the reviews thus far on this page. Stellar performances, smart production and much better than the original production. The play itself is fantastic; the best play / performances / production I've seen on Broadway in a long time. If your coming to see celebs, than yes you are wasting your time, money, hotel room. However, if you're coming to see famous people on broadway, perhaps you should stick around to the end of the play and absorb its message into your thick skulls, and then (maybe) we'd have less garbage calling itself theater on broadway.

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