"Beat [is] a captivating celebration of Allen Ginsberg... Kelly Groves has captured the spirit of a literary movement for which there has never been a satisfactory definition... At times raucous, at times moving and consistently absorbing... Mr. Groves' deft cutting and pasting of the highlights of Ginsberg's early life and excerpts of his poetry...make Beat a lively and exciting piece of theatre, and the closest one is likely to get to a 1950s coffeehouse."
"This year's breakthrough production...the heir-apparent to Urinetown."
"[This] successful...piece of documentary theater -- centered around the Howl obscenity trial -- offers clever editing, energetic performances, and polished staging..."
"[An] intelligent historical play...making Allen Ginsberg appealing and accessible to yet another generation... Groves's beautiful, visual pictures speak as strongly as Ginsberg's own work."
"Intelligent and well-researched portrayal..."
"A fascinating look at the Beat Generation..."