Already closed | 2h 15m | Midtown W

Fish in the Dark

From 73 member  reviews
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. More…

Jason Alexander takes over the role originated by Larry David, who returned to the stage for the first time since eighth grade, in a brand-new Broadway comedy written by...Larry David. Norman Drexel is a character who is very much like...Larry David. Expect his trademark humor and no-filter criticisms of life's annoyances.

2h 15m | Already closed | Cort Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (73)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Great writing
77
Avg Score

55
Cliched, Disappointing, Old-fashioned, Indulgent

See it if you love Larry David. If you don't, you'll be disappointed. You'd be better off watching a few episodes of Curb.

Don't see it if you want fresh humor. FITD felt tired, altho it's new. I expected much more from LD.

Also I'm catching up on reviews for shows I saw. I had high hopes for FITD,... Read more Read less

60
Cliched, Great acting, Funny, Dated, Slow

See it if you are a fan of Larry Davis

Don't see it if you can't stand Larry Davis. It's all about him...

80
Funny, Entertaining, Fun, Comical, Hilarious

See it if You like Larry David or the humor in Curb Your Enthusiasm or Seinfeld.

Don't see it if You don't find Curb or Seinfeld funny

70
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you're a fan of Larry David and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Don't see it if you're looking for something heavy and timeless.

73
Entertaining, Funny, Overrated, Quirky, Cliched

See it if You love Larry David and just want to see Curb Your Enthusiasm on stage.

Don't see it if You can't stand Curb Your Enthusiasm or Seinfeld, and would be annoyed to watch basically a 2 hour long sitcom episode.

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.

79
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging

See it if Like an extended Seinfeld episode, but much dirtier. Very funny show - can't remember when I laughed harder at a show. Tight ensemble.

Don't see it if Some people might find the subject matter offensive. The humor was very Jewish - some people might not get it.

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

68
Funny, Great acting, Great cast, Mediocre play, Disappointing

See it if are a fan of Seinfeld, Larry David or their style of sitcoms.

Don't see it if are expecting this to have any depth.

78
Seinfeld episode on stage, Bizarro world where seinfeld sitcom is live

See it if You are a Seinfeld fan. I saw it with "George Costanza" in the lead role and it felt like I was watching a live version of Seinfeld sitcom

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Larry David's humor... Or if you choose the enjoy Seinfeld in syndication instead of on a Broadway stage-- it's cheaper

73
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Plodding

See it if you're a big fan of Larry David and/or Curb Your Enthusiasm. It feels like a long episode of Curb, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Don't see it if if you don't care for Larry David or Curb. (It's VERY Larry David.) The plot is a little thin.

70
Overrated, Funny, Great writing, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if funny, but not hilarious.

Don't see it if not larry david's best work, was expecting more

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.

Also I saw the show with Jason Alexander and thought it was a great and fun... Read more Read less

77
Delightful, Hilarious, Original, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if If you're a fan of David's work or are looking for a show with quirky characters and gut busting laughs; "Ooh!" moments in a show;

Don't see it if If you're looking for a well-structured play; serious acting;

50
Banal, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if You just really need to see Larry David onstage.

Don't see it if watching Curb is an option.

78
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent, Seinfeld-lite

See it if You are a fan of Seinfeld/Curb/Larry David. It's a fairly funny spiel from David's mind stretched to play length. Mostly funny shtick.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of the Seinfeld-type brand of humor or are expecting the 2nd coming of Jerry, George, etc. Or the 2nd coming of Neil Simon

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

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.

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.

73
Funny, Entertaining, Indulgent

See it if you're a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm or Larry David. Funny shtick, almost like a lengthened stage version of a Curb episode.

Don't see it if this is not your kind of humor. The plot is somewhat thin.

56
Cliched, Playing to larry david fans, Predictable, Hoping for more, Disappointing

See it if love Larry David no matter what he does, if you have never seen good theatre, like farce.

Don't see it if want a real theatre experience or if you think this will be like Curb Your Enthusiasm or Seinfeld, or want to really laugh.

75
Funny, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if Love the Larry David Show, or Seinfeld....or just want a relaxing evening with a few laughs

Don't see it if Hate sitcoms, Larry David, or neurotic Jewish humor.

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

66
Funny, Slow

See it if You love Larry David and his work. Honestly, it was slow moving and somewhat disappointing.

Don't see it if You don't like Larry David.

70
Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if You love Larry David. It's him all over, and it's very funny. In the tradition of the Borscht Belt comedians.

Don't see it if You're looking for a comedy with an edge, like some of Neil Simon's later work (a playwright I'd associate with David).


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......
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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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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 p...
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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...
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