“La Bete” opened Feb. 10 at the Eugene O’Neill Theater to three favorable reviews (Kuchwara, AP; Snow, WINS; Winer, Newsday), five unfavorable (Cunningham, WCBS-TV; Kissel, Daily News; leSourd, Gannett; Feldberg, Record; Rich, Times) and three mixed (Barnes, Post; Klein, WNYW; Lindstrom, WNBC-TV).

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