Fish in the Dark
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Fish in the Dark
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Fish in the Dark NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(76 Ratings)
Positive
80%
Mixed
20%
Negative
0%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Great writing

About the Show

Jason Alexander stars in this limited run comedy about a death in the family, which brings playwright Larry David's acerbic wit and unfiltered observations to Broadway.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (76)

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170 Reviews | 23 Followers
88
Banal, Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if you enjoy Seinfeld/Curb Your Enthusiasm humor, are Jewish/ NYC based, can afford the tix

Don't see it if you were not a fan of Larry David's shows

509 Reviews | 336 Followers
88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You love Larry David , you want to laugh and to just enjoy a night at the theater.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a silly sitcom-like show.

94 Reviews | 28 Followers
87
Entertaining, Hilarious, Original

See it if you like a great laugh with a clever writing. Love Larry David.

Don't see it if if you don't love Larry David.

74 Reviews | 29 Followers
86
Clever, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You like Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm

Don't see it if You don't find Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm funny, you probably wouldn't enjoy this show.

118 Reviews | 29 Followers
84
Great acting, Hilarious, Quirky, Clever, Overrated

See it if You want a long, stage version of Seinfeld or Curb your Enthusiasm. You like the hilarity of dark, quirky family dramas.

Don't see it if You're made too tense by conflicts that could be easily resolved at any point along the line. You're expecting the funniest show ever.

220 Reviews | 54 Followers
80
Hilarious, Great acting, Great writing, Slow, Fluffy

See it if you love Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. If you do, the show is an absolute riot!

Don't see it if You don't feel like forking out the money. OR if you don't like the shows mentioned above. Read more

74 Reviews | 23 Followers
80
Hilarious, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love Curb Your Enthusiasm because this is a live version of it.

Don't see it if You do not like Curb Your Enthusiasm

266 Reviews | 299 Followers
80
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Must see

See it if you love larry david humor and seinfeld.

Don't see it if you hate larry and seinfeld

Critic Reviews (44)

The New York Times
March 5th, 2015

"The fish that figures in ads for the new play and can be seen on the drop curtain at the Cort Theater is pretty great, a charming and maddening creature destined to capture your heart. O.K., if you insist: It is pret-ty, pret-ty, pret-ty great. The show for which this fish stands? Not so much...I have been known to dissolve into incontinent giggles while watching episodes of “Curb” or of “Seinfeld.” During “Fish,” I laughed fully exactly once."
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Time Out New York
March 5th, 2015

"Anna D. Shapiro stages the hybrid sitcom-farce for maximum shine, and the mix of seasoned actors with David’s breezy script (about three TV episodes’ worth of plot windup) results in a night of huge, rolling laughs."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 5th, 2015

"It’s well built, occasionally thoughtful, and consistently very funny if not transcendently so. In short: You’ll laugh, you’ll cry — well, you’ll cry when the Visa bill comes...For a playwriting debut, if not a Broadway acting debut, Fish in the Dark is amazingly confident and delivers what it promises. But it’s got neither cerebral gloss nor solid emotional underpinnings. It’s going for something else, and almost gets there. Which is a complement, truly. We criticize because we care."
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New Yorker
March 16th, 2015

"The director, Anna D. Shapiro, moves bodies around the stage with little visible evidence that she’s concerned about their inner lives, and rarely steps outside the Broadway machinery to reënvision the dreck she’s stuck with. And still I can’t help wondering how she was able to reconcile herself to this script, with its cynical manipulation of sentimentality and humor."
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The Wall Street Journal
March 5th, 2015

" A thimbleweight comedy about two bickering brothers brought together by the death of their father, it consists of several thousand jokes, most of which involve somebody saying something inappropriate. Imagine a Neil Simon play without a plot—or three bottom-drawer episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” hastily knocked together into a two-hour script—and you’ll get the idea."
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Deadline
March 5th, 2015

"Very funny. Occasionally very, very funny. Four-stars funny. If that’s all you need to know about Larry David’s Fish In The Dark, his debut as a Broadway twofer—playwright and actor—then read no more...A half-hour seems just the right amount of time you want to spend with these folks on any given evening. Of course, this is the age of binge-watching, so two hours of shtick can be satisfying. Or give you heartburn."
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New York Daily News
March 5th, 2015

"Chronically amusing, if creakily old-school...David wrote and stars in the funny full-length sketch that aims for, but just misses, the lofty territory of great 1960s Broadway comedies. He has a huge following from “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” — and when you add in everyone’s deep craving for light entertainment, the show is a bona fide must-see...You don’t need to be a fan of David’s hit TV series to appreciate zingers."
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Variety
March 5th, 2015

"The people have spoken. This outlandish comedy penned by Larry David opened with a stratospheric advance of $13.5 million. Which renders moot whatever the critics might have to say about the show...Instead of sticking to a conventionally constructed plot, this “Fish” swims from one comic situation to another — which may not make it much of a play. But there are plenty of laughs in the play’s minor comic questions."
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