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

15
Dizzying, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You like the "Three Stooges" on steroids and can get free tickets

Don't see it if We like comedy, but this was too much. There was barely a line that didn't have something stupid happen along with it. It lost it's "punch"

Also by going overboard with the antics. We left at intermission

10
Sucks, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You laugh at anything or you’re a child

Don't see it if You’re an intellectual who demands witty humor

Also It was painful for me but apparently most ppl are easily amused. Go fi... Read more Read less

29
Disappointing, Not funny, Overrated

See it if You enjoy stupidity.

Don't see it if You don’t want to waste your hard earned dollar.

30
Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing, Funny, Slow

See it if There are funny parts but overall it’s not a Broadway level performance, silly humor

Don't see it if If you don’t like seeing every single thing go wrong you will hate this play

25
Slow, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you like slap-stick comedy to the nth degree

Don't see it if you'd rather see an actual comedy or invest the time into an amazing musical

0
Insipid, Disappointing

See it if It was the worst

Don't see it if You want to save you money, time, brain cells

30
Confusing, Excruciating, Slow, Banal, Disappointing

See it if Don't see it.

Don't see it if Mid play, I was just sitting in my chair, wishing I was somewhere else. Not worth your time. Slapstick humor. Not my cup of tea at all.

48
Excruciating

See it if Totally disappointing and misleading. Thought I was seeing top notch performers based on the flyer. It was so silly and ridiculous.

Don't see it if You want to laugh and be entertained. Instead you will be bored. Totally silly. I am so sorry that I spent money on this show.

49
Fluffy, Quirky, Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You enjoy slapstick comedy.

Don't see it if You don’t like slapstick comedy and dated gags

Also This show is slapstick comedy which I rarely appreciate but my husband... Read more Read less

30
Excruciating, Dated, Confusing, Cliched

See it if If you like the Brit thing.

Don't see it if left before intermission

For a previous production
49
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy slapstick humor and easy laughs.

Don't see it if you are looking for intelligent humor. This felt like a two hour long SNL sketch.

For a previous production
49
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You like slapstick and physical silly meaningless theater. Nothing against this kind of theater but it can be done in a smarter way.

Don't see it if You don't like to leave your brain at the coat check. Even silly plays can use some smart humor ( e.g. Noises off ). This one is just silly

For a previous production
35
Banal, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you like slapstick. BUT: I actually do love Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd etc. and still didn't like it. Only show we left at intermission.

Don't see it if you want some "intelligent" kind of humor. This one is silly, but contrary to others we were not able to laugh.

For a previous production
21
Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Insipid, Banal

See it if You really enjoy British Humor. I do but not this show. Just goes on & on. Needs to be cut by an hour. Everything is repeated too often.

Don't see it if No if. Just don't see it.

For a previous production
40
Dizzying, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you enjoy slapstick humor and 2 hours of the same thing with no plot.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy slapstick, want a good story, there are other shows that you want to see but haven't yet.

For a previous production
30
Cliched, Banal, Overrated, Insipid, Low-brow

See it if you have unlimited tolerance for buffoonery and are quick to laugh at obvious, contrived situations.

Don't see it if you actually enjoy a good farce with wit, savvy and sass, because this is not that. There is little or nothing to laugh at here.

For a previous production
45
Overrated, Cliched, Slapstick

See it if if you are a fan of British slapstick humor.

Don't see it if if you want intelligent theatre that makes you think.

Also Maybe I'm alone in this world, but I did not laugh at all during this ... Read more Read less

For a previous production
49
Banal, Excruciating, Slap-stick, Stupid, Not funny

See it if you like slap stick without any substance. Left at intermission.

Don't see it if you like clever humor. Should not be compared to One Man Two Guvnors, Something Rotten or Noises Off.

For a previous production
10
Dated, Disappointing, Stupid, Ridicules, Offensive

See it if you want to see something boring, not funny, racist, misogynistic, childish with no point or message at all

Don't see it if you value your time and money

Also I would have left during intermission if it wasn't a date with a good ... Read more Read less

For a previous production
37
Disappointing

See it if You like slapstick Want to see a play where EVERYTHING goes wrong

Don't see it if You expect a pleasant theatrical experience

For a previous production
9
Cliched, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if you enjoy slapstick, people falling down or comfortable theater seats.

Don't see it if you want plot, variety, subtlety or anything to think about.

Also Kind of like "Noises Off!" but without the plot to hold onto, the char... Read more Read less

For a previous production
48
Excruciating, Insipid, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if did not enjoy and found the so called humor sophomoric at best

Don't see it if you don't enjoy silly slapstick style comedy.

For a previous production
40
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated, Fluffy

See it if It does have its funny (slapstick) moments.

Don't see it if If you don't like slapstick skip this; that's all it is. Forced and mechanical.

For a previous production
20
Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Awful, Stupid

See it if you are a masochist with nothing better to do.

Don't see it if you are expecting a clever Monty Python type British comedy. It's just more stupid than funny.

For a previous production
4
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if I'm not a fan of farce, so maybe not the show for me. But it was so overblown and ridiculous, I left @ the interval. Soooo disappointing.

Don't see it if You have taste


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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