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Following last summer's sold out run at the Edye, writer-performer Barra Grant is back with her darkly hilarious mother-daughter story: the true, inside tale of Grant's seismic relationship with her mother, Bess Myerson. A beauty queen best known as the first and only Jewish Miss America, Myerson was an accomplished pianist, television personality, New York City's first Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, a close adviser to Mayor Ed Koch, and a national spokesperson against anti-Semitism. Then, she infamously went down in flames — with her Mafia boyfriend! — in a judge-bribing scandal known as the "Bess Mess." If you missed Grant's fascinating tale about being a confused ugly duckling growing up in the shadow of her spectacular mother, here's your chance.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 30min (0 intermissions)
  • Dates:First Preview:
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  • Ticket Office:3232852078