Harry Clarke
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Harry Clarke
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Harry Clarke NYC Reviews and Tickets

87%
(293 Ratings)
Positive
97%
Mixed
3%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever, Funny

About the Show

On the heels of a sold out, twice-extended world premiere produced by Vineyard Theatre, Tony winner Billy Crudup returns to this one-man, comic thriller about a shy midwestern man leading an outrageous double life.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (293)

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65 Reviews | 17 Followers
100
Delightful, Exquisite, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You admire absolutely brilliant writing accompanied by outstanding acting. One of the biggest treats you will ever give yourself is this sho

Don't see it if There is not one reason not to see it. Read more

78 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if Amazing actor! Amazing story

Don't see it if If you don’t like one man show

106 Reviews | 60 Followers
100
Must see, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if Maybe best solo show I've ever seen. Excellent story expertly told by Billy Crudup.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it.

97 Reviews | 32 Followers
100
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if Incredible incredible masterful performance! Great plot and it’s really a do not miss. Wow!

Don't see it if You don’t like one man shows. Otherwise do not miss the opportunity to see this incredible piece of theatre.

JHR
79 Reviews | 25 Followers
100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Funny

See it if You enjoy masterful performances and “less is more” design with superb lighting.

Don't see it if You dislike one-man shows (although this one could change your mind) or are offended by sexual references.

183 Reviews | 36 Followers
100
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Intelligent, Must see

See it if if you love a great story performed to perfection by an tremendous actor. If you love a really well written play one-person shows.

Don't see it if If you don't like one-person shows.

102 Reviews | 46 Followers
100
Clever, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You love a great story and masterful acting.

Don't see it if You don’t like one person shows.

139 Reviews | 26 Followers
100
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Intense, Great writing

See it if You enjoy being mesmerized by brilliant acting. Billy Crudup does not disappoint from beginning to end. He truly assumes the personality of

Don't see it if You are turned off to one actor plays with sparse scenery. Though there is a trace of music, this is not a musical by any means. Read more

Critic Reviews (41)

Variety
March 23rd, 2018

"Personally, I could have learned more about young Philip’s schoolboy miseries. But playwright David Cale is anxious to get to the good part, where the kid turns into a full-blown confidence man...Crudup takes Harry deeper into the dark recesses of his adopted identity — especially the side of Harry who toys unmercifully with poor Mark and the members of his generous but gullible family. Crudup plays every character in this story with vocal precision and some subtle physical tricks."
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New York Stage Review
March 18th, 2018

"Crudup gives a performance that is altogether enchanting and decidedly bravura...Unmissable...A firm basis for an evening of theatrical delight. And a springboard for Crudup to breeze through a 90-minute performance which we might find astonishing if the actor weren't so irresistibly charming...Silverman directs with such skill that her work is invisible; Crudup glides through with no contrivance or crutches in evidence...A treasurable evening in the theater."
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New York Stage Review
March 18th, 2018

"Crudup delivers a memorable performance of devilish charm and admirable skill...A terrific showcase for Crudup, who seamlessly invokes the voices and physicality of more than a dozen singular individuals...Although handsome Harry is not an admirable fellow, there is no resisting his appeal, thanks to the humor that Cale paints into the character and the charm of Crudup's engaging performance...Silverman's direction is so sheer that it seems nearly invisible."
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Front Row Center
March 23rd, 2018

"The crowning achievement, if not the sole merit of this show by some accounts, is Crudup’s acting. True to Cale’s repertoire, this show was written as a vehicle for a formidable solo actor, and in Crudup’s hands may well be considered a masterclass in this craft...Silverman’s staging helps Crudup fill Dodge’s cleverly designed set...Edwards’ lighting design guides the audience through the many beats and phases of the play and of Crudup’s character(s)."
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Stage Left
March 18th, 2018

"This is one performance you do not want to miss...As he seamlessly summons some fifteen characters by my count, each with a distinct voice and specific movement vocabulary, Crudup takes the audience on a thrilling ride at once funny, sexy, and scary...Cale has spun a fascinating, original story...I vividly experienced characters and places that never appeared on stage—a testament to the writing, but also Crudup’s considerable talent under Silverman’s keen eye."
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The New York Times
November 21st, 2017
For a previous production

“Crudup appears to be having the time of his life in a sly role terrifically suited to his gifts...One of the best things about the play is that for a long time it leaves us bamboozled into believing...Crudup has a natural sense of drama that needs no underlining. His vulpine charm makes it impossible not to like him, even as he grows alarming...The production, directed by Silverman, is just as masterly, playing quietly on the theme of making much out of little.”
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Time Out New York
November 21st, 2017
For a previous production

“Compared to Cale’s previous pieces, 'Harry Clarke' is surprisingly thin...And there's something strangely dated about it, too...Crudup has fire-hose charm and a naughty triangular grin; he's charismatic enough to sell water to a duck. But he hasn't got an immaculate English accent...The piece, for all its faults, has just enough glamour to carry us along. As Harry tells us, sometimes even fake enchantment will do.”
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Deadline
November 27th, 2017
For a previous production

"Crudup switches not only among Philip, Harry, and his sneering father, but also will transform himself with the widening of an eye, a deft riposte, into each member of the all-to-eager family. It’s a dazzler of a performance, choreographed with precision by director Leigh Silverman. It’s also quietly unsettling, I’d say even shocking, as we realize there’s a void where Harry’s soul should be. That’s what gives 'Harry Clarke' its inevitable poignancy."
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