Already closed | 2h 15m | Midtown W

Fish in the Dark

From 74 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 (74)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

53
Cliched, Dizzying, Intense, Overrated, Quirky

See it if You enjoy Larry David and his brand of humor. You definitely enjoyed his show and Seinfeld

Don't see it if You didn't enjoy Larry David and his show. Find it hard to laugh at humor that makes fun of other people

65
Insipid, Banal, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You like to see a regurgitated Seinfeld style play. You like Larry David or Jason Alexander.

Don't see it if You expect something original. Follows the Seinfeld formula with less success than the TV series.

68
Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing, Overrated, Quirky

See it if You're a fan of Larry David's writing. It was a bit disappointing but it is enjoyable

Don't see it if It was a bit like a long, not great episode of Curb.

75
Funny, Indulgent, Great writing, Seinfeld, Great acting

See it if You just want to see an episode of Seinfeld or Curb on stage. You love all things Larry David.

Don't see it if You can't stand Larry David's writing, you want something new.

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.

50
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Dated, Indulgent

See it if you must see anything Larry David is in.

Don't see it if you have an aversion to self-indulgent displays of ego and dated humor. The show wasn't nearly as clever as Curb Your Enthusiasm.

55
Disappointing, Overrated, Funny

See it if You like Larry David

Don't see it if You're looking anything near the quality of curb or Seinfeld

71
Quirky, Great writing, Hilarious, Clever

See it if you are a Larry David (and/or Seinfeld) fan, like dry, irreverant humor, and are looking for some good belly laughs.

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional play or complex story.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if You are fan of Larry David and dark, satirical humor, if you like parodies and enjoy laughing at yourself.

Don't see it if You are self-righteous and can not find humor in the tragic parts of life or if you prefer to cry at the theater.

75
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Pretty, pretty, pretty funny

See it if you like Larry David and Curb Your Enthusiasm

Don't see it if you don't enjoy silly humor

87
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You are a fan of Larry David. You love a good laugh. You are a fan of funny family conflict. You enjoy "Jewish" humor.

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

70
Funny, Raunchy, Overrated, Edgy

See it if You love Larry David and Curb Your Enthusiasm. I saw it with David in the lead role.

Don't see it if If you hate Larry David and Curb Your Enthusiasm

80
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you like Seinfeld-type humor

Don't see it if you don't like fast paced acting and family drama plots

73
Clever, Hilarious, Great writing, Quirky, Typical larry david

See it if you love Curb Your Enthusiasm

Don't see it if you hate Curb your Enthusiasm

80
Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Original, Funny

See it if You're into Larry David. A funny, sweet show.

Don't see it if You hated Seinfeld.

66
Funny, Great acting, Eh, Expected more

See it if It was solid, with this great cast, how could it be bad? But at the same time, I didn't go home reflecting on it like a good meal.

Don't see it if You hated Seinfeld.

55
Disappointing, Banal, Indulgent, Funny, Cliched

See it if you want to see Larry David and have a few laughs

Don't see it if you expect something all-through hilarious or unpredictable

69
Funny

See it if you love Larry David or just comedy as a whole. While the play has its glaring flaws, the laughs flow at a pretty rapid clip.

Don't see it if you're easily distracted by bad structure. The director tries to fix it with voiceovers and projections, but they're awkward patch-jobs.

100
Hysterical, Entertaining, Great writing, Must see

See it if you love Seinfield/Curb Your Enthusiasm

Don't see it if can't enjoy Larry David's humor

65
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you love Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. It was funny but got a bit old after awhile. Felt like a sitcom on stage

Don't see it if You want something edgy, unpredictable, and inherently theatrical

70
Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you're a Larry David fan and can appreciate his sense of humor.

Don't see it if you hate Larry David.

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Love this type of humor - it is just like the TV show. You will be entertained.

Don't see it if If you don't like the TV show, you won't like this show.

80
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy Larry David and his work

Don't see it if You are more into seeing a musical on broadway

93
Funny, Great singing, Hilarious, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if You want to laugh so hard you cry.

Don't see it if You're looking for something deep.

78
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Original

See it if you can appreciate jewish humor. It is very much like an episode of seinfeld and is hilarious if you understand that type of humor

Don't see it if you don't like satire or don't know enough about jewish stereotypes to appreciate the humor


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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