The Cottage (Broadway)
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The Cottage (Broadway)
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The Cottage (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(1328 Ratings)
Positive
92%
Mixed
5%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Clever, Great acting

About the Show

A salacious comedy behind closed doors about secrets, love, and secret loves.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (526)

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79 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Great set design, Clever, Entertaining, Omg hilarious!

See it if Simply one of the funniest shows I've seen.

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humour.

108 Reviews | 16 Followers
100
Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you want to laugh out loud all night long. Laura Bell Bundy is amazing!

Don't see it if you are looking for a serious play.

77 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Raunchy, Hilarious, Delightful, Clever, Funny

See it if Prepare to be captivated and delighted by the enchanting experience that is ‘Cottage on Broadway’! This show is an absolute gem.

Don't see it if Nothing, it’s a comedy that is amazing!! So don’t see it if you don’t like it

72 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like Noel Coward comedies.

Don't see it if You have trouble following fast-moving comedies with clever dialogue. Read more

58 Reviews | 22 Followers
100
Intelligent, Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to laugh for 2 hours. The physical comedy is amazing in this show

Don't see it if there is no reason not to see it Read more

86 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Delightful, Great acting, Clever staging, Light-hearted, Hilarious

See it if You want something light and funny. You don’t have to think too much and it’ll put a smile on your face

Don't see it if You are an incredibly boring, negative person. I honestly don’t know how anyone could hate this show Read more

54 Reviews | 10 Followers
97
Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want a rollicking good time. Just a very enjoyable experience. Bring tissues for the laughter.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward, physical comedy, sight gags or farce in general.

57 Reviews | 18 Followers
96
Raunchy, Masterful, Great acting, Hilarious, Clever

See it if you want a fun story & be delighted by a talented cast. Found myself laughing and being fully amazed by the physical stunts & comedic timing

Don't see it if you don't like plays, comedies or even silly/sexual jokes. I wouldn't miss this cast though. They're just *so* good.

Critic Reviews (26)

The New York Times
July 24th, 2023

“...though ‘The Cottage’ operates like a farce it only rarely achieves a farce’s liftoff. That’s when the pressure on the characters becomes so intense that it initiates a kind of verbal and physical fission.”
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Time Out New York
July 24th, 2023

"While the architecture of the plot is solid, what really keeps 'The Cottage' up is the comedic industry of its cast. Directed by Jason Alexander, a seasoned hand at classic timing, the actors leap gamely into their funny business."
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New York Theatre Guide
July 25th, 2023

“ ‘The Cottage’ is about Sylvia opening her eyes to her relationships with men. But the moment that sticks out is the hilarious sight of Sylvia plugging her nose with an old-timey phone receiver. Moments like that make ‘The Cottage’ a Broadway funhouse.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
July 24th, 2023

“There’s a fizz that bubbles up near the end of a door-slamming farce when the characters, one by one, have to explain to one another what’s actually going on...’The Cottage' tries to emphasize the fizz, but nobody remembered to shake the soda can beforehand. It’s full of explanations, light on mess.”
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The Wall Street Journal
July 27th, 2023

"Given the year the play is set, these developments seem more a matter of pandering to contemporary ideas than anything else. But linear logic is not a hallmark of farce, good, bad or, as in this case, indifferent."
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New York Daily News
July 24th, 2023

“Just check with everyone in your group: Some will be tickled pink by ‘The Cottage’ and thrill to the très outré comic stylings...Others will be ready to head to the basement bar at intermission to nurse their headache and remain there...All that said, given the givens, I still had several good laughs.”
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Variety
July 24th, 2023

“...this comedy of manners by the playwright Sandy Ruskin is so thoroughly old-fashioned that it may come as a surprise it’s not based — like so many Broadway outings lately are — on existing material. Which is not to say that any part of it feels original.”
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The Observer
July 25th, 2023

“The best thing about ‘The Cottage’ is the cottage, designed by someone with the name Paul Tate dePoo III. Everything else is more like the outhouse. Even as a lark, it’s beneath the standards of Broadway.”
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