Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Closed 1h 20m
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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176 Reviews | 20 Followers
68
Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious, Banal, Clever

See it if you are fascinated by the Jekyll and Hyde stry

Don't see it if you feel two actors are too few

77 Reviews | 7 Followers
65
Confusing, Enchanting, Clever

See it if If you like old time shows with a twisted plot. Also if you like good acting.

Don't see it if If you prefer to see a more modern play with a simple plot. Also if you don't like a two character play and would rather see a larger cast.

73 Reviews | 9 Followers
60
Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you have a teenager you want to bring to the theater. It's fun, quirky accessible like a school play.

Don't see it if you want a staging true to this classic Stevenson piece - it takes the story and then twists it to accommodate modern tastes and tiny budget

68 Reviews | 10 Followers
59
Overrated, Insipid

See it if It’s not really innovative or funny, it seemed like something more for kids

Don't see it if Just wanted to warn the people about the overscoring. I went to watch it because of the reviews

11 Reviews | 2 Followers
65
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You love a quirky take (Acting wise) on classic tales. Actors were very good at keeping me on the edge of my seat.

Don't see it if You expect this play to be spooky and have characters with a lot of depth. Although the actors were great, it's a bit of a farce.

384 Reviews | 132 Followers
69
Overrated, Fast, Energetic, Amusing

See it if you want to see a cute, goofy show (innuendo, quick changes, organ music, running in place). I liked the story revisions.

Don't see it if you’ve seen too many shows w/ a similar improv-like approach that were really hilarious. This didn’t have the wow factor I expected. Read more

280 Reviews | 45 Followers
68
Funny, Quirky, Slow, Hard working actors

See it if you like silly plays. Both actors did an admirable job considering what they had to work with. My score is based on their hard work.

Don't see it if you are a true Jekyll & Hyde fan. It's way over the top "silly"

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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