Open run | 2h 0m | Midtown W

The Play That Goes Wrong (NYC)

From 2,090 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 (2090)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever, Great staging

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

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.

50
Quirky, Overrated, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if You like farce, slapstick comedy.

Don't see it if You dislike farce, slapstick comedy. Honestly, I walked out at intermission.

69
A litte limp, Entertaining, Indulgent, A bit tired, More ha than haha!

See it if you haven't seen it before. Timing is now a bit off; it's a bit bedraggled, but for first timers great fun. Theatre shenanigans galore.

Don't see it if New theatre provides intimacy with diminished returns. Most actors seem to be just going through the motions. Needs to restore crispness.

66
Insipid, Disappointing, Dated, Excruciating, Fluffy

See it if you like slap stick silly British humor, like Monty Python.

Don't see it if If you don't physical humor with repetitive jokes and over the top acting.

58
Funny, Disappointing

See it if Like slapstick, corny humor.

Don't see it if You are looking for something clever and entertaining.

53
Slow, Dated, Excruciating, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if You are in a silly mood

Don't see it if If you dont like slapstick humor

60
Great staging, Cliched, Funny, Clever

See it if You love slapstick. They are masters of it.

Don't see it if You get the joke in the first 5min and would like to move on rather than repeating it for the next hour and a half.

60
Overrated, Quirky, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Thoroughly slapstick script with incredible acting skills, versatility, acrobatics, timing, non stop hilarity

Don't see it if If one is not attracted to absurdity

62
Indulgent, Intense, Overrated, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You like crazy actin and over the top.

Don't see it if If you don’t like over the top and insane energy.

60
Slapstick, Occasionally clever, Good acting, Silly, Fun

See it if you enjoy slapstick comedy. The set and staging are clever. The actors are talented. Start to finish silliness.

Don't see it if you don't have the patience for slapstick comedy - I don't - found this annoying, with some funny lines. The entire show is slapstick

62
Disappointing

See it if If you like Monty Python type humor you probably would like this.

Don't see it if You never liked I love Lucy

54
Clever, well done but a one trick pony.

See it if if you like slap stick comedy and silliness.

Don't see it if If you don't like figuring out early on exactly what's going to happen next.

68
Banal, Disappointing, Funny, Great staging, Cliched

See it if You like extremely obvious, physical comedy.

Don't see it if you don't like physical comedy.

68
Predictable, Quirky, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You like physical comedy and British humor.

Don't see it if You don’t like knowing what’s going to happen before it happens. The humor while funny at first, becomes predictable and overdone.

65
Adequately-acted, Full-price-sorrow, Meh, Silly, Disappointing

See it if You like farce.

Don't see it if You have any other option in life.

53
Disappointing, Banal, Funny, Clever

See it if It’s funny. Especially the second act

Don't see it if You like fast-moving right away. Impatient.

50
Slow, Overrated, Raunchy, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if If you like slapstick and or British humor, you will like this show.

Don't see it if We didn’t find the slap stick humor funny. It was like three stooges humor that was dumb.

55
Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You like predicable humor. You never laugh before the majority of the audience. You’re not hoping for noises off.

Don't see it if You are expecting great farce or great British comedy. I tried to get into it but the mishaps were telegraphed. Oh for a moment of surprise!

55
Funny, Thought-provoking, Overrated, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if It was a bit confusing. It had some funny parts but over all I thought it was a bit childish.

Don't see it if If you like musicals this is not for you. It's a dry comedy that for more was not very interesting. The story line is a bit confusing.

54
Cliched, Banal

See it if you like slapstick

Don't see it if if you appreciate good theater

50
Slow, Boring, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if We were a party of four; two enjoyed it and two did not. If you like slap-stick and just nonsense, it's the play for you.

Don't see it if You enjoy plays with depth and a story-line. This isn't the play for you.

During previews
55
Disappointing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if it's a one trick pony

Don't see it if you like drama

During previews
60
Cliched, Great acting, Overrated, Slapstick, Childish

See it if Your sense of humor is limited to laughing at people falling

Don't see it if You are an adult looking for something more sophisticated for a $100 Broadway show

During previews
51
Confusing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if Like any type of comedic action. I thought the show tried too hard to be funny

Don't see it if You are looking for great performance and entertainment


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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