Opens Oct 24

The Portuguese Kid

Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great acting, Disappointing
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Manhattan Theatre Club presents this new feisty romantic comedy from Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize, and Oscar winner John Patrick Shanley ('Doubt'), starring Jason Alexander ('Seinfeld.')

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In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti (Jason Alexander). Intending to settle her latest husband’s affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry’s impossible Croatian mother, a dash of current politics, and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion.

 
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83
During previews
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy light comedy.

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor

90
During previews
Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Well crafted

See it if want to be totally entertained and feel good by seeing this brilliant new play by the writer of Moonstruck which is about 4 nutty people.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of silly, fun plays about 4 people and their crazy relationships with each other that could be classified as sitcomish.

85
During previews
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Raunchy, Silly

See it if 100 minute sitcom with good acting, lots of laughs, sexual and physical humor. Nonstop jokes and eye candy kept me entertained.

Don't see it if You are looking for something more serious. You don't enjoy sexual humor. You would be offended by Trump jabs.

85
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a night of good comedy. Good casting & writing. You leave the theatre happy. A must see

Don't see it if N/A

60
During previews
Annoying, Disappointing, Slightly amusing

See it if you're a die-hard fan of Jason Alexander. The actors are all great (esp Aimee) but the actual show was annoying and pointless.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of any of the actors in the show. There are a few funny moments but the show as a whole isn't worth your time.

65
During previews
Pointless, Banal, Insipid, Nice sets, Leaden

See it if you are easily pleased by sitcom plots and/or are a Jason Alexander fan.

Don't see it if you expect comedy to have wit or bite and to make good use of talented actors.

Also It's about as buoyant as a lead balloon. Throwing in Trump jokes is ju... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Funny, Cliched, Dated, Entertaining, Aggressive

See it if you are a fan of the performers and you like stage comedy antic and played at maximum volume.

Don't see it if you value subtlety in writing and performance.

65
During previews
Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you like seeing Sherie Rene Scott and Jason Alexander in a silly romantic-comedy.

Don't see it if don't mind seeing two great actors in a somewhat flat play. It's very predictable.

79
During previews
Ambitious, Indulgent, Hilarious, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if see my notes

Don't see it if a Seinfeld rerun with a great deal of farce turns your stomach

Also John Patrick Shanley channels his inner Neil Simon in this play. Jason... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Funny, Quirky, Disappointing, Cliched, Well acted

See it if JPS strives for a sit-com w/depth but fails to connect Some funny moments/situations but falls flat Alexander & esp Scott bring star quality

Don't see it if Better direction may have evened out rough edges & brought subplots together but JPS' effort clunky We hope for it to be better but ...alas

70
During previews
Funny, Fluffy

See it if you like Jason Alexander or Sherie Rene Scott in a play that's only okay. It's funny, but not spectacular

Don't see it if you're looking for a show with real depth or if a surface level comedy isn't what you're looking for

65
During previews
Funny, Insipid, Entertaining, Nothing much

See it if you wanna be entertained, but dont care about meaning.

Don't see it if you enjoy a more provocative theater

74
During previews
Great acting, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see Jason Alexander. The rest of the cast is also great. No character is all that likeable. The play itself is very sitcom like.

Don't see it if You are hoping for Seinfeld revival, because even though it’s hard to not project George onto the stage, this is not Seinfeld.

85
During previews
Funny, Fluffy, Frenetic, Fantastic set design, Fabulous acting

See it if seeking a night of peppy banter in a semi-stale battle of the sexes/couples-swap story; a fan of Jason Alexandre; have a sense of humor.

Don't see it if you are looking for deep, intellectual, and thought-provoking drama; dislike raunchiness and objectification of men and women; hate humor.

Also If Noel Coward were alive and writing now, he may craft something like... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of Shanley and Alexander, enjoy comedies with ethnic characters who gently satire their culture & fresh unexpected plotting

Don't see it if Providence-focused Italian stereotypes offend you, you have trouble with openly brazen sex talk, you don't have a sense of humor

67
During previews
Funny, Cliched, Slow, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you like tv sit-coms. It is basically that on the stage. Not terrible just superficial and unmemorable. Funny elements but played for laughs

Don't see it if you want drama with a deeper meaning and purpose. It is a perfectly pleasant way to spend the afternoon but it is like cotton candy

73
During previews
Disappointing, Cliched, Hilarious, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if Shanley knows how to write a funny show. Alexander is a terrific, funny performer. The show moves quickly......

Don't see it if ...but doesn’t really go anywhere. An entertaining trifle. I don’t love Sherry Rene Scott.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you like TV comedy. It is not our cup of tea but we did laugh many times. We are fans of John P. S. and will not miss a show written by him.

Don't see it if you want something deep you don't need a one sided view re: politics..

Also M.T.C.. retains # 1 in Set Design.

79
During previews
Quirky, Great set, Slow to start, Costanza!, Sometimes very funny

See it if You want to see John Patrick Shanley attempt to write and direct a comedy...sometimes successfully. You love Jason Alexander as Costanza.

Don't see it if You don't like Seinfeld, can't tolerate slow-to-start comedies, are seeking out a well-structured farce. Occasional great one-liner here.

63
During previews
Disappointing, Cute, Fluffy, Slight, Love mary testa

See it if You want a light cute romp that doesnt really prevoke thought

Don't see it if You need something to stick your teeth into

74
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You're looking for a humorous play without much depth; funny but not refreshing; very good acting by the entire cast & nice scenic design

Don't see it if You want anything beyond a light comedy; offended by harsh language or adult humor

65
During previews
Great acting, Fluffy, Bizarre, Confident

See it if you like sitcoms.

Don't see it if you think a show that often brings up politics and the relationship between men and women should have something to say about those things.

74
During previews
Raunchy, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you love sit-coms. This show felt like a 90 minute sit-com. Also if you love Jason Alexander this is a must see. The cast is great!

Don't see it if you do not like raunchy shows. It is very adult themed and does not have much depth.

70
During previews
Disappointing, Fluffy, Semi-amusing

See it if you are a fan of Jason Alexander or Sherie-Rene Scott. The first half hour is fun.

Don't see it if you want a comedy that's totally amusing, makes sense and is not stereotypical. The playwright is also the director, ai.

65
During previews
Disappointing, Dull, Some funny lines, Didn't care about characters, Loved mary testa

See it if you just want to see Jason Alexander on stage and the great Mary Testa

Don't see it if you just want to see a good play