La Bete

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Music Box Theater
239 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036
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USER REVIEWS

Your mileage may vary

Its a play awash in grays and ambiguity. its painful in places, a bit of a writers dialogue with himself but by the end, I suspected we had seen a full reversal- that Rylance had played the fool to size up his rival and push him towards his downfall.

wished I would have chosen another play

I see quite a bit of theater on Broadway & off and feel this is a play that would have benefitted immensely by editing! Talented actors not utilized to their talents, wonderful set & beautiful costuming... and we left feeling disappointed we had spent the evening there. I agree wholeheartedly with rube2424. Unfortunately there was quite a bit of beating a dead horse in this play. I might have felt differently had they chopped 30 minutes out of the play.

A PRETENTIOUS PLAY IS GIVEN A SPARKLING PRODUCTION

As talky as it is it is worth seeing because of some brilliant staging and wonderfully high style acting by Mark Rylance, David Hyde Pierce, and Joanna Lumley. Maybe not for everyone but for the serious theatregoer it is worth it just to se Mr Rylance give one of the most resoursful comic performances that Broadway has seen in years. Almost makes you forget that the play almost talks its self to death .

Not a Sure Bete

Here is a play with superb acting, magnificent direction and brilliant set and lighting design. Then theres the script. The first hour of LA BETE is brilliantly funny and insightful as are the last ten minutes. The problem lies with the 30 minutes that lie between. Here the play is overwritten and verbose with only the beautiful Joanna Lumleys performance keeping the audience interested. All that has been needed to be said has or will be said before and after this boring interlude.I know that by cutting that 30 minutes you would have a play running only an hour ten, but those seventy minutes would be brilliant. To be honest I think the only reason the play received good reviews is because of the positives I stated earlier. I am sure that without this winning acting and production team the play would be hard to recommend as written. Four stars for Rylance, Pierce, Lumley and Warchus.

La Bete well worth a watch

I saw this last week, while it was in previews, and was blown away. SO FUNNY, and Mark Rylance just steals the show. What a talent! You will just hate yourself if you miss this one while in its short run. A real unexpected gem!

La Bete well worth a watch

I saw this last week, while it was in previews, and was blown away. SO FUNNY, and Mark Rylance just steals the show. What a talent! You will just hate yourself if you miss this one while in its short run. A real unexpected gem!

RE:La Bete well worth a watch

I saw this while it was still in previews last week, and what a wonderful surprise!! SO FUNNY and Mark Rylance steals the show. You will hate yourself if you miss this one. A real unexpected gem!