Open run | 2h 0m | Midtown W

The Play That Goes Wrong (NYC)

From 2,077 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever, Great staging

About the show

This Olivier Award-winning comedy features an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). More…

From the show:

The time is right to see The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway’s funniest smash hit! This Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “a riotous explosion of comedy!” (The Daily Beast) and “tons of fun for all ages!” (HuffPost). Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls The Play That Goes Wrong “a gut-busting hit,” and Cindy Adams of the New York Post has just one word for you: “Go!” Get tickets now – it would be WRONG to wait!


Member Reviews (2077)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever, Great staging
84
Avg Score

89
Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if you enjoy absurd, slapstick humor - here to the max by a talented cast on a set that never stops surprising - a tv variety skit on steroids.

Don't see it if you would not enjoy constant verbal and physical humor at the speed of light that revolves around the mystery of two deaths.

96
Refreshing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love vaudeville, slapstick, physical comedy, “Mousetrap” style Victorian British mystery, parody, and an evening of no identity politics

Don't see it if you lack patience to sit through slow, banal, sometimes tedious first scenes to reach energetic, fast paced, hilarious overacting and action

Also Some punch lines are lost in the noise and action but most of the fun ... Read more Read less

91
Hilarious, Great staging, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like slapstick & physical humor; enjoy laughing; don't mind "campy" shows & especially if you've ever done any acting yourself.

Don't see it if You prefer dramas and/or musicals, dislike slapstick.

78
Hilarious, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if If you like British murder mystery spoofs. If you want to laugh again and again and if you like physical humor.

Don't see it if You don’t like murder mysteries or spoofs.

95
Hilarious, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if You like farce, slapstick comedy, farce, Noises Off, college theater, slapstick - if you have a broad sense of humor.

Don't see it if You don’t like English comedy, or farce, or slapstick. You only like serious drama.

Also I don’t know why I put this off so long. It was so much funnier than i... Read more Read less

85
Great staging, Clever, Good twist & turns, Funny, Amazing set

See it if you just want to laugh at slap-sticky silliness

Don't see it if you want a complicated plot where everything makes sense

79
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want a night of fun, laughter and entertainment.

Don't see it if You really think you are seeing a serious play!

90
Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if On the recommendation of a dear friend of mine I finally saw this wonderful comedy. Great slapstick comedy, great timing and a wonderful set

Don't see it if You don't like slapstick comedy and just to laugh out loud for a good two hours.

79
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy slapstick and Monty Python-like humor.

Don't see it if You want sanity and serious drama.

92
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if If you want a entertaining and funny play You will laugh from the start of the play to the end Go see this play You will enjoy

Don't see it if If you want a serious play

85
Fluffy, Quirky, Farce, Clever, Entertaining

See it if This show is actually was better than I expected as I don't usually like farces however this was well done, clever and surprisingly witty.

Don't see it if You don't like clever, witty comedies .

65
Slapstick, Stupid, Silly

See it if You love silly physical comedy and backstage farce, and appreciate stunts in theatre

Don't see it if Stupid, broad, repetitive slapstick comedy is not your cup of tea

98
Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if you want to laugh your ass off.

Don't see it if you want to be moved to tears.

86
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want a silly, fun night at the theater. You like slapstick and physical comedy

Don't see it if You want a clever, thought provoking comedy or hate slapstick. Get annoyed at audience laughter/4th wall breaks (it happens sometimes)

Also Im not a huge fan of slapstick but I had a good time! Yes its silly an... Read more Read less

85
Great staging, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to LAUGH!

Don't see it if You’re in the mood for something serious.

Also I absolutely loved this. I don’t see how anyone couldn’t have fun at t... Read more Read less

79
Great physical comedy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in having a fun, lighthearted evening out. You enjoy slapstick comedy.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show filled with deep characters and drama.

Also Lots of fun! Reminds me of old I Love Lucy mixed with a little Monty P... Read more Read less

87
Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Slapstick comedy. Breaking the 4th wall. A hysterical show with hysterical performances. If you want to laugh. If you like psychial comedy.

Don't see it if You don’t want to laugh. If your theater tastes run on the droll. Want to wactch one of the funniest carefully corographed theater meltdowns

90
Clever, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you have ever participated in a production of any kind or are simply a fan of the arts. This show can be appreciated by everyone!

Don't see it if you only enjoy classic old school theatre or have no sense of humor whatsoever!

100
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if if you love farce well done

Don't see it if if you do not like sometimes silly jokes and humor

91
Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You want to be entertained it's not the movie but the changes are worth it.and make it a musical not a movie. The cast is great.

Don't see it if If you just want the movie put to song.

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Clever

See it if you like physical comedy, slapstick, and silly humor. Or if you just want to see an entire set fall apart on stage.

Don't see it if physical comedy does nothing for you. You will be bored out of your mind.

Also This play is quite funny, but it's not for everyone. Go in with the ex... Read more Read less

75
Family-friendly, Indulgent, Funny, Clever

See it if You want to laugh at endless gags and slapstick humor from beginning to end.

Don't see it if You want a compelling, emotional, or intellectual experience at the theatre.

55
Too long, Overrated, Indulgent, Dated, Funny

See it if you want to laugh at the same joke for far too long

Don't see it if you want to see something with any sort of depth at all.

86
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy a family friendly show that touches a little on many forms of comedy. You enjoy slapstick. You enjoy interactive theater.

Don't see it if You are looking for a serious play. You don’t like comedy. You don’t like comedic violence or loud noises.

90
Quirky, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to have a good laugh.

Don't see it if You want a deep, meaningful plot.


February 21st, 2019
"Forgoing pesky details like plot and character development, the two-act evening of visual gags - many worthy of a Mack Sennett silent - pieced together by bits of verbal silliness is one of those endeavors that charges onto the stage as a force of choreographed chaos...This reviewer found his en...
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February 20th, 2019
“In this Henry Lewis-Jonathan Sayer-Henry Shields comedy where everything that can go wrong absolutely does, the result is one of the most laugh-filled works that has ever jollied a stage...The troupe of actors are not simply good; they’re gallant to the point where they should be getting hazard ...
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February 20th, 2019
“The rickety amateur-theatrical scenery is even more rickety than before; shoehorned onto a considerably smaller stage...The cast is new...The present troupe is more than satisfactory...'The Play That Goes Wrong’ still proceeds like a well-oiled clock that doesn’t actually keep time. But it is no...
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February 20th, 2019
"If you're looking for a cure from the winter blues, a way to forget your personal troubles or just enjoy laughing until you're blue in the face for two hours, there can be little argument that 'The Play that Goes Wrong' has all the right stuff."
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