Daddy Issues
Closed 1h 40m
Daddy Issues
75

Daddy Issues NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(65 Reviews)
Positive
77%
Mixed
15%
Negative
8%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Cliched

About the Show

In this '80s-set comedy, a man tries to appease his parents by hiring his ten-year-old downstairs neighbor to play his son. After a successful limited run earlier this year, the show transfers Off-Broadway.

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Member Reviews (65)

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384 Reviews | 54 Followers
75
Funny, Cliched, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a lighthearted comedy that may be silly with cliched characters, but ultimately funny and entertaining.

Don't see it if you cannot ignore the imperfections and just sit back, go with the flow and let yourself laugh.

376 Reviews | 53 Followers
62
Disappointing, Dated

See it if you like over- acting and the discussion of "Daddy Issues". you like farces

Don't see it if you've seen this type of show before and don't like farces.

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
98
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You want to laugh and be entertained. You don't take life so seriously. You have daddy issues or don't. You want to see a really good play.

Don't see it if You take life too seriously. You can't sit back and enjoy a funny entertaining play. You don't want to laugh.

297 Reviews | 78 Followers
70
Cliched, Entertaining, Predictable, Funny, Sweet

See it if you like family comedies w/a festive drag-queen thrown in for fun. Cute show, funny albeit very predictable. Give it a shot when it returns.

Don't see it if silly family humor bores you, and a simple theater-lite night-out for everyone wouldn't cut it. Not much thinking involved, just campy fun.

290 Reviews | 60 Followers
79
Funny, Siily, cute, clever

See it if you want an entertaining time with a story about what we do to please our family and how it backfires with hilarious laughs & a happy ending

Don't see it if you don't like gay theme plays or silly situations.

260 Reviews | 42 Followers
67
Occasionally funny

See it if you like a light, comedy. The acting is reasonable. The plot is unsurprising. The play is not too hard to watch.

Don't see it if you don't like a predictable play with stereotypical humor.

207 Reviews | 36 Followers
66
Insipid, Dated, Banal, Cliched

See it if You like TV sitcoms and exaggerated characterizations

Don't see it if You are discriminating about your humor

161 Reviews | 52 Followers
80
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Clever

See it if you would like to see a comedy dealing with what one would do to please the family while hiding their true self

Don't see it if gay stories are not your thing

Critic Reviews (14)

Lighting & Sound America
October 18th, 2016

"With its cast of swishy gays, kvetching Jews, and drunken Irish, it serves as a veritable compendium of stage clichés, for easy reference. Drama students could also profitably use it as a case study in how not to construct a farce...Quite apart from its poor construction, Goldberg's script contains some of the lamest gags in town...The director, David Goldyn, seems to have encouraged his cast to behave like a cartoon, but, really, it's hard to know what else they could do."
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TheaterScene.net
October 6th, 2016

"For a fun twist on family drama, Marshall Goldberg’s 'Daddy Issues' delivers. Approaching familial issues and expectations in a hilarious and heartfelt way, this comedy makes a powerful statement and has something for each member of the family."
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Theatre is Easy
October 6th, 2016

"What makes 'Daddy Issues' so captivating is the cast’s agility within the comedic script. The writing itself is a pure joke machine...This nimble cast—under excellent direction by David Goldyn—knows exactly how to make the audience squirm with anxiety and then let the tension snap in moments of sheer comic genius. Beyond humor, Marshall Goldberg’s play taps into the core of what it means to be a father, mother, and son."
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Theater Pizzazz
October 7th, 2016

"We welcome from the stage the bombardment of three Mary Ellen McGuires and calculatingly hysterical ethnic and general humor. There are a whole host of 'Daddy Issues:' circumcision, faygeleh interior designers, a drag queen and that that damned dropped bladder. All of which contribute to an evening of merriment...Certainly a few may find 'Daddy Issues' a bit dated, particularly through the lens of 2016, but for me it was funny and sweet theater.."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
October 7th, 2016

“You’ve seen a variation of this substitution plot device somewhere before, of course, either in movies, on TV, or on the stage. ‘Daddy Issues’ is the kind of play that should drench you in a storm of hilarity; there are laughs, of course, but instead of a storm we get a drizzle with an occasional thunderclap...It’s hard to find funny the inherently cruel situation of a guy trying to deceive his loving family; it slices painfully through the comedy's otherwise genial spirit.”
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On Stage Blog
October 10th, 2016

"A sitcom in the theater...If you are hungry for the genre and nostalgic for '90s television, you will have a blast...Although the jokes are sometimes predictable, the ensemble pulls it off and makes the show enjoyable. The duo of fiery Levi and phlegmatic Henrietta were my absolute favorite. Somewhere between not-so-original jokes about Henrietta’s weight and Levi’s femininity, those two created a comedic sidekick duo both caricature-like yet believable and therefore lovable."
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Theatre is Easy
April 12th, 2016
For a previous production

"The play is sheer screwball silliness...This is a veritable festival of implausibility…David Goldyn directs this sitcom of a play very capably…Child actor, Austin Levine, steals the show. Levine is a natural con artist, suave and charming, adorable qualities in a ten year-old…'Daddy Issues' wants to be nothing but a good time. You will do yourself a favor by turning off your discerning mind before entering. Allow this zany comedy to entertain you with what it has to offer."
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Front Row Center
April 8th, 2016
For a previous production

"Yuval was either badly guided by director, David Goldyn, or bad at taking direction as his character is never fully 'camp' nor 'straight-acting'...Rossi’s performance is so one note that it is a relief to see him leave the stage...Pleasure can be found in the women of this cast...'Daddy Issues' is a good effort... If you don’t mind a little struggle in your entertainment...slap a few bucks down on this one."
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