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Miss America's Ugly Daughter - 2020 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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Miss America's Ugly Daughter is a darkly comedic, poignant two character solo show about the seismic mother-daughter relationship of Bess Myerson and Barra Grant and will be directed by Eve Brandstein.



Bess Myerson was the first and only ever Jewish Miss America. She was famous; she was infamous. She had it all... until she fell in love with the wrong man and lost her reputation and a little of her mind.



Her daughter, Barra, was an awkward child who was not equipped to wear tiaras. As Barra takes us on the journey of her life, Bess is ever-present, fixated on "improving" Barra by molding her into a version of herself. Her advice is not very helpful... as Barra wages a feisty struggle, trying to fit in at school, meet the right man, find a career and forge her own place in the universe.

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Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre


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by Michael Dale - January 27, 2020
'Fame was like a tongue sandwich to my mother,' is one way Barra Grant puts it in her autobiographical (almost) solo play, MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER: BESS MYERSON AND ME.
by Stephi Wild - October 4, 2019
Producer Suzi Dietz announced today that on the heels of its successful run in Los Angeles, Miss America's Ugly Daughter written and performed by Bess Myerson's only child, Barra Grant, will open in New York this winter. Miss America's Ugly Daughter is a darkly comedic, poignant two character solo show about the seismic mother-daughter relationship of Bess Myerson and Barra Grant and will be directed by Eve Brandstein.