Ibsen's Ghost: An Irresponsible Biographical Fantasy
Ends Apr 14 1h 30m
Ibsen's Ghost: An Irresponsible Biographical Fantasy
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Ibsen's Ghost: An Irresponsible Biographical Fantasy NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(62 Ratings)
Positive
92%
Mixed
2%
Negative
6%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Funny, Great acting

About the Show

The legendary Charles Busch humorously explores a scandal threatening Henrik Ibsen's legacy.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (33)

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142 Reviews | 37 Followers
95
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want your sides to hurt from non-stop laughing. Such a delight!

Don't see it if you want a serious take on Ibsen - or serious anything. Read more

263 Reviews | 26 Followers
90
Refreshing, Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love Charles Busch and his cohorts; you want to have a fun evening

Don't see it if you don't enjoy plays with men playing women

1123 Reviews | 382 Followers
83
Polished, Fun, Clever, Fluffy, Campy

See it if you enjoy Charles Busch. Broad humor, some relevance (women's societal role). Strg cast, well-directed, gr prodn values (set! costumes!) FUN

Don't see it if you dislike drag. Or prefer serious dramas/musicals. Not for everyone (some walk-outs) Still, JVDyck is a stand out! Lots of laughs.

425 Reviews | 66 Followers
82
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Campy

See it if you want to see Charles Busch and a delightful and witty ensemble. Who knew angst could be so entertaining? Just go already.

Don't see it if you're not ready to have fun while maybe learning a bit too.

629 Reviews | 152 Followers
80
Fun over the top acting, Quirky, Great set, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if u enjoy Charles Busch's campy takes on the classics; great acting and wonderful costumes; Thomas Gibson is likeably silly & a good addition

Don't see it if you're not a fan of drag or Busch's style of direction; lots of fun & a nip & tuck wouldn't have hurt

234 Reviews | 43 Followers
80
Funny, Masterful, Camp, Well-researched, Ridiculous

See it if The Ridiculous Theater was your jam decades ago because the art of camp is alive & well thanks to Charles Busch & his delirious costars.

Don't see it if you refuse to acknowledge women "camp" as well as men because Jennifer Van Dyck & Jen Cody are the funniest ones in one highly amusing show. Read more

57 Reviews | 5 Followers
79
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if If you enjoy a good witty performance. If u like Charles Busch and his humor !

Don't see it if If you don’t want to smile and see some great acting

MRM
98 Reviews | 14 Followers
77
Fluffy, Funny, Indulgent, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like some drag performances along with some outstanding women.

Don't see it if You are expecting one of Busch's must funnier, earlier works.

Critic Reviews (9)

The New York Times
March 20th, 2024

"Charles Busch’s satire...a widow faces a rather catty fight to save her husband’s legacy"
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Theatermania
March 14th, 2024

"...Ibsen’s Ghost features a plot that is only partially coherent"
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Lighting & Sound America
March 19th, 2024

”If you're looking for a highly literate lark, this is it.”
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Talkin' Broadway
March 14th, 2024

"Ibsen's Ghost is a joy ride all the way, with a great company"
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Theater Pizzazz
March 14th, 2024

A triumphant example of fast-paced, energized, high-camp acting.
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Front Row Center
March 14th, 2024

"His play is hilarious and I’m so glad people are still writing in this style."
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Exeunt Magazine
March 14th, 2024

"The resulting play, overstuffed and undergunned, falls short of the auteur’s best"
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Off Off Online
March 15th, 2024

"Busch has written himself a terrific role...he’s done the same for his co-stars."
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