Already closed | 1h 40m | Midtown W

Daddy Issues

From 65 member  reviews
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. More…

It is 1982 and Donald Moscowitz has overbearing parents. They disapprove of his choice of profession (actor), his flair for decorating (pastels), and his lifestyle (homosexual). The one thing that would make them happy is a grandchild. His solution: pay the kid downstairs to pose as his son. What could possibly go wrong?

1h 40m | Already closed | Theatre at St. Clement's (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (65)


Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Cliched

Dated, Disappointing, Cliched, Bad direction, Bad writing

See it if want to waste your time and money. I had high hopes for the continued run of the show from the spring. But, it was re-done poorly now

Don't see it if expect to see an improved revival of a show. The show was made worse with dated, unfunny, poorly directed, + disconnected performance

Also It was a waste of time to see this show again. I thought I would be en... Read more Read less

Miscast, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if I went to see the first cast again, because they were fun! When I sat down, I found out that this show was cast with all their understudies!

Don't see it if I enjoyed the other cast better, but this cast was nice, too. I enjoyed the last script much more - this version was changed for the worse.

Also Fix the script. It should be more like a one-act play, unless the writ... Read more Read less

For a previous production
Felt like a live version of a bad "three's company" sitcom episode

See it if Stereotypical characters in a plot built entirely around a silly deception concept, misunderstandings, mistaken identities and coincidences

Don't see it if It's corny, predictable and painful--just don't ....

For a previous production
Cliched, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You like lousy situation comedy with stereotypes

Don't see it if If you find parodies of alcoholics offensive.

For a previous production
Over the top, Silly, Excruciating, Disappointing, Dated

See it if To see a failing show's 2nd chance. The last cast was fun. Fire the director for this awful version, painfully presenting inept caricatures.

Don't see it if No substance to the script, production, or dated shallow material. See it if you are voting for Trump & believe in simplistic stereotypes.

Also Oct2016 - We support new plays, especially off-Broadway. We saw this s... Read more Read less

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 conta...
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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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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 ...
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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 even...
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