Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(137 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
5%
Negative
2%
Members say
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Great staging

About the Show

This bare bones, fast-paced, and largely comic staging of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of dual identity is performed by only two actors.

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Member Reviews (137)

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91
Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You want to be thoroughly entertained and engrossed by two fantastic actors playing every role in this dark serious story.

Don't see it if You’re not impressed or intrigued by imaginative stage craft and actors able to perform many roles seamlessly. Read more

88
Quirky, Great staging, Hilarious, Delightful, Clever

See it if an energetic comic version of a classic horror story sounds like fun. 2 people create a cast of dozens on a simple brilliantly adaptable set

Don't see it if you prefer the scary version.

Critic Reviews (16)

Theater Pizzazz
April 28th, 2019

"Grinstead portrays Jekyll and Hyde, which leaves Stromberg to portray ever other man and woman in the cast. It is entirely to her credit, that it is always crystal clear as to which character she is playing, but she brings unique comedy chops as well as genuine pathos, whenever either is required...An exciting and fiendishly clever way to spend eighty minutes, if you are inclined to seeing a new take on this oft-told tale."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
May 13th, 2019

"Unlike the show, I'm not going for suspense-it's well executed…Grinstead and Stromberg's performances seem vocally taxing and I desperately hope they are drowning themselves in Throat Coat between shows…Stromberg's quick-change skills are impressive as she flawlessly flits about from character to character…The writing is clever, unpretentious, and an all-around good time…The production is the clear result of a collaboration between two people who can really riff off each other."
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Times Square Chronicles
April 29th, 2019

"Smart, refreshing, delightfully staged and acted, this production is a thrilling surprise...Stromberg’s staging and direction alone, is so sharp, inventive and intelligent. She is truly remarkable...Grinstead plays the dual role of the title character brilliantly. His Jekyll is insecure, yet intent on finding the cure and the reasons behind good and evil. His Hyde is scary with just a top hat, vocal changes and slight body manipulations. He literally made me scream."
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Off Off Online
April 30th, 2019

“A sincere, occasionally scary, and often jovial adaptation of the classic...The first half hour of the production is sometimes lumbering in its exposition, and Grinstead struggles to make the mild-mannered Jekyll interesting. But his Hyde is worth the wait...Stromberg makes an excellent foil. Each of her characters is defined by a quick prop or costume change...She is also in charge of most of the humor...Her direction is fast-paced and crystal clear.”
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Plays to See
April 29th, 2019

"Lively feat of comic imagination and innovation...Outstanding is Mr. Grinstead’s enthralling transformation into Hyde...Ms. Stromberg’s transformational energy into at least 10 characters adds to this momentum...The youthful exuberance and excitement for this production by the SoHo Playhouse staff is evident from the moment one enters the theater."
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NYC Splash
April 28th, 2019

"Not that you need a prerequisite course in horror esthetics to enjoy what’s happening right now at the Playhouse. Anna Stromberg and Burt Grinstead, the writers and the entire cast of this new, bare-boned, ingenious production of 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,' have invented a show that simultaneously parodies and finds the inherent drama in this tragic, cautionary tale...The contributions that Stromberg and Grinstead have made to 'Jekyll and Hyde' seem to further layer the show’s DNA."
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Front Row Center
December 9th, 2018
For a previous production

"A wonderful, creative, joyful, fast paced, delight of a show. It’s a romp through the tale, having such fun with itself that it allows the joy of theater and storytelling to spill over the lip of the stage and flow out over the seats of the audience...The scenes shift with a dance-like smoothness that makes the show flow as steady as the Thames...This wonderful piece of theater will give you a fun evening, put smile on your face and a chill up your spine."
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StageBiz.com
December 9th, 2018
For a previous production

“Physical, inventive, ingenious and funny...Grinstead and Stromberg’s comedic adaptation is theatrical catnip – you just can’t get enough of it. This multi-talented duo has written a sophisticated comic-tragedy, produced it and performed it – excelling in every area...A prime example of performance skill, innovative design and clarity of directorial intention all rolled into one exceptional ‘fringe’ performance.”
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New York Arts
December 6th, 2018
For a previous production

"The particular, wacky charm of the show stems from the fine interplay between Burt Grinstead, playing Jekyll and Hyde and Anna Stromberg playing everyone else...The play intertwines comedic farce and serious interludes...It’s smart, funny and surprisingly likable, complete with dark humor, quick pacing and a very high level of innovation. Grinstead and Stromberg have made good use of the original work in order to provide the audience with both laughs and gasps."
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Show Showdown
December 24th, 2018
For a previous production

"This version sought to insert moments of laughter into the traditional story...Grinstead tackled the dual role of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde admirably...Especially well done were the transformation scenes where his body changed dramatically from one character to the next...Stromberg ably acted all other roles...Especially poignant is Dr. Jekyll's interactions with his maid, who ultimately becomes his moral conscience as the story navigates to its conclusion."
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Stage and Cinema
July 26th, 2018
For a previous production

"Switches between comedic farce and serious scenes just as slickly as Jekyll becomes Hyde...This never-lagging, 80-minute version pares down the Gothic novella...As director, Stromberg’s flourishes are often fabulous, but the formidable creators could use an outside eye to help shape the show and keep the entertaining shenanigans less one-note. Still, for the spectacular performances, clever production, and a timeless message...'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' is just what the doctor ordered."
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N
December 6th, 2018
For a previous production

“If you are a fan of the book then this is the comedy you’ve been waiting for...An 80 minute retelling of the horrors unleashed by imprudent, self indulgent science that leads to murderous, anti-social schizophrenia. All done with wit and style that had me laughing from the opening minutes to the very end...If you love to laugh at well parodied literary classics, as I do, then this is a play for you.”
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Grigware Reviews
June 11th, 2018
For a previous production

"The story takes a few twists and turns from the original...Grinstead and Strombeg lace their script with lots of dark humor and farce, making us question at first whether we are watching a comedy or a thriller. As the plot moves along, though, the joke lines become a naturally entertaining part of the proceedings...I cannot say enough about the pacing of the play, as it never lets down, keeping us on the edge of our seats in horror or laughter."
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Haines His Way
June 13th, 2018
For a previous production

"It is more comic than horrifying but that is fine. It breaks up the tension. The show runs barely 80 minutes and there is never a dull moment as the talented duo of writer/performers brings their vision to the stage. Grinstead plays the dual role of the meek, good-natured Dr. Jekyll with just the right amount of shy uncertainty then with a quick spasm of energy becomes the evil, wet-fur-smelling vulgar and violent Mr. Hyde. Stromberg is a marvel as all the other characters."
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Stage Raw
July 17th, 2018
For a previous production

"It’s a highly innovative work, impressive not only for its delightfully morbid sense of humor and the versatility of the acting, but for its meticulous marriage of theme and aesthetics...The dialogue, performed with perfect synchronicity, is snappy and silly, with quick and clever pacing...If you are a person who loves demented comedy and insightful performance, direction, and design, remarking on the negatives in this work might be as futile as Jekyll’s effort to divorce good from evil."
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M
June 13th, 2018
For a previous production

"Blanket Fort infuses their production with humor and creates a fantastic two-person showcase...With the show expertly whittled down to the basics, Grinstead and Stromberg showcase their incredible physicality and dialect work by oscillating quickly between characters...A clever mix of the original gothic story and their own brand of witty, nuanced humor, Fort’s version of the classic story is an amazing time at the theater, and a must-see...Absolutely fantastic!"
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