Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors
Ends Jan 2024 1h 30m
Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors

Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors NYC Reviews and Tickets

(55 Reviews)
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Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Delightful

About the Show

Dracula returns in a hilarious comedy that puts a wicked twist on the gothic classic.

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Member Reviews (55)

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172 Reviews | 61 Followers

See it if Tightly paced and quite funny sexy Dracula spoof

Don't see it if A little crude Read more

1114 Reviews | 450 Followers
Ambitious, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Funny

See it if You liked 39 Steps or Rocky Horror. This is lots of puns and tongue in cheek humor, clever costume changes/multiple characters-sexy fun!

Don't see it if You’re looking for something serious or can’t roll with the punches as some of the physical humor doesn’t always work out the same. Read more

511 Reviews | 131 Followers
Zany, quick-change campfest with genius cast

See it if Total hilarity as a gay Count terrorizes the familiar characters, now romping around the stage in quick-change lunacy. Arnie Burton is a gem

Don't see it if Our Dracula, James Daly is a tall, blond hunk from Newfoundland, Canada. He's a suave vampire playing off the adorable Andrew Keenan-Bolger

80 Reviews | 12 Followers
Campy, Fluffy, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy camp material. Playful and funny, with theatricality. Camp/Farce/Theatre of the Ridiculous. Mirrors devices in Ludlam’s Irma Vep.

Don't see it if You are looking for a Gothic thriller of the tale. Read more

64 Reviews | 9 Followers
Funny, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see comedic homoerotic riff on Dracula. I thought it was pretty clever and cute.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy silly humor.

302 Reviews | 52 Followers
Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see a very funny show. There is only 5 actors who play about 12 different characters. The story is interesting and complex

Don't see it if If you want to see a scary show. It is full of comedy without anything scary at all.

531 Reviews | 62 Followers
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if want a comic version of dracula. love small casts that play multiple roles. love over the top acting and style.

Don't see it if want the scary version of dracula - this is camp. a bit of a Charles Ludlam ripoff.

947 Reviews | 1042 Followers
Great acting, Silly, Fun

See it if You’re interested in a comedic take on Dracula. Cast is excellent with many juggling multiple roles.

Don't see it if You are looking for something serious. I was expecting to laugh a little more than I actually did. It’s funny but should have been funnier.

Critic Reviews (14)

The New York Times
September 24th, 2023

“For the show to really work, it needs more moments like that one: simple, goofy and fast. That last quality is important in farce, but unfortunately, in this case, the second half of the evening drags a bit. Some scenes even slow down enough to suggest … emotions? In this context, that’s just like garlic to a vampire.”
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Time Out New York
September 19th, 2023

"4/5 - 'Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors' goes for the jocular. Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen's silly, sexy spoof of Bram Stoker's bloodcurdling novel replaces horror with humor, centering on a pumped-up, preening, pansexual vampire who is suffering through an eternal-life crisis."
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The Observer
September 18th, 2023

“A funny thing happened to Arnie Burton on the way to ‘Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors,’ a raucous little spook spoof now at New World Stages. For several decades, Burton has been practicing—and perfecting—comedy on the stages of New York...’Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors’ is a relatively light sentence for Burton in that regard. The script by Steve Rosen and director Gordon Greenberg only allots him two characters to play, both women.”
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New York Theatre Guide
September 19th, 2023

“The show makes it difficult to begrudge pointing out the occasional imprecise, maybe, I’ll say it, potentially transphobic ‘man in a dress’ nature to some of the jokes because, after all, it advertises itself as a gender-bending reenvisioning of the text.”
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September 18th, 2023

“I don’t believe the play is actually trying to say much of anything about sexuality as much as it is just trying to be sexy– and it does that very well. While this may not be the truest or most cerebral adaptation of ‘Dracula,’ it is certainly the gayest and campiest version I’ve ever seen, and one that I’d like to think Bram Stoker (who is widely believed to have been queer) would’ve enjoyed.”
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Lighting & Sound America
September 18th, 2023

“The tone is struck at the top, when we are told, ‘Rest assured, you will be horrified. One way or another.’ After that, merriment prevails, thanks to a company willing to deliver the ripest nonsense with the straightest of faces while leaping in and out of assorted roles like decathlon runners. Not since The Mystery of Irma Vep has the supernatural been taken for such a wild comic ride.”
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New York Stage Review
September 18th, 2023

“If you’re expecting historical accuracy, you’ve come to the wrong place...you probably never thought you’d get a straight-up comic take on the century-plus-old story.”
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New York Stage Review
September 18th, 2023

“No amount of description can convey the delights of this ingenious rejiggering. You may gasp, you may marvel, but mostly you’ll be too busy laughing — thanks to all the artistry brought into play.”
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