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%
(138 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 (138)

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1015 Reviews | 420 Followers
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

754 Reviews | 124 Followers
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.

484 Reviews | 130 Followers
84
Physically adept acting, Comic thrust, Delight on a shoestring, Best use of comic brit accents ever, Cleverly entertaining

See it if a clever, very funny, physical, well acted/directed/written, 2 person adaptation of DrJ&MrH floats boat & will entertain with its dexterity

Don't see it if Silly, funny, sometimes ridiculous characterizations & organ music offend you, U need serious adaptations of your classics, can't find humor

435 Reviews | 126 Followers
80
Quirky, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy cleverly and minimally staged pieces with versatile actors, engaging music, over-the-top physicality and silliness.

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor & only like Broadway quality work. This piece was silly but extremely fun, & does not take itself too seriously. Read more

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
76
Quirky, Slow, Great staging, Funny, Dated

See it if You’re a real JEKYLL and Hyde fan.

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of English madcap comedy.

345 Reviews | 78 Followers
88
Refreshing, Masterful, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Two players take on the Dr. Jekyll and Hyde story --oh so well. It is fun and funny, clever and ingenious. And boy those two can act!

Don't see it if There is literally no set, and the costumes are practically pasted on--but these two manage to make it all work. Hysterical fun.

302 Reviews | 86 Followers
97
Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Sublime

See it if you enjoy a hearty mix of comedy, puns, slapstick, suspense, melodrama of a familiar tale, clever minimal set/costumes expertly executed

Don't see it if you abhor guns/gruesome violence/death (no ketchup/red dye used), woman stereotypes (though in good fun), cannot sit 80 min, prefer big cast Read more

302 Reviews | 67 Followers
80
Refreshing, Quirky, Great staging, Delightful, Clever

See it if you'll enjoy a fast-paced, very imaginative, over the top version of Dr J & Mr. H. Though minimally staged, staging & props were excellent

Don't see it if you don't like "campy" shows; prefer fully staged shows and, like me, will have trouble with some of the accents--esp. the actress's.

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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