The Play that Goes Wrong
The Play that Goes Wrong
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Address
Neighborhood: Theater District
How to get there
  • Times Square • 4 min walk
  • Times Square – 42nd St • 4 min walk
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  • Mary-Ellen J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Very Funny, Lighthearted Show
    We went on a Monday when there were few options for shows and found it very funny. Lots of slapstick, physical humour which was executed very well. It was light hearted and the actors were excellent. Congratulations to them. Great interaction with the audience. It was a lovely night out and well worth it. It was great to leave the show chuckling at everything that happened. Thank you.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 3, 2023
  • Harry A
    Long Island, New York107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of my favorite shows
    I have seen this show three times already: twice on Broadway (once even with the original cast), and once of Broadway. All three times were some of the hardest laughs I’ve ever had in my life. This show is hilarious! The cast does an excellent job, and in the smaller off-broadway theater, every seat is a good seat. This show is heavy on the slapstick/physical comedy, so if that’s up your alley, give this show a try. You’ll be glad you did!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 4, 2023
  • the-huggins
    Billericay, United Kingdom81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant slapstick :-)
    We absolutely loved this. We went to matinee performance on a Sat. Only bad thing was my make up, I wiped it all off as was laughing so much! It's just great old fashioned slap stick. Everyone around us was chuckling so much. It's a great feeling. All actors were fab. Think show length was 1 hour then a break, then a further 45mins
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 17, 2023
  • Al L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant in every way! Don't miss it!
    Every once in a while you stumble upon something great and experience a truly transformational experience that leaves you laughing, smiling, and reminiscing with those who experienced it with you. Such was the case with The Play that Goes Wrong. The writing, acting, staging, set, and every other aspect - simply brilliant and laugh-out-loud funny. In fact, we woke up the next morning after seeing it, laughing still. If you've ever been IN a play, you'll enjoy it even more. All I can say is THANK YOU to everyone involved for creating a wonderful and terrifically enjoyable experience that will stay with us for a while. If you haven't seen this, GO! You won't regret it. We ALL need more laughter in our lives and this fantastic theater experience delivers. Just amazing. Wonderful. Go!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 9, 2024
  • abeagler
    West Lafayette, Indiana78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most hilarious play I've ever seen!
    Oh my gosh, so, so hilarious. You might think that farce and slapstick would wear thin over the span of two hours, but you would be wrong. Amazing cast, with incredible comedic timing and physical skills, an amazing production overall.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 13, 2024
  • marcolet
    Cork, Ireland483 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great show in lovely theatre
    Great show. Wasn't sure what to expect but as the reviews are very good we decided to book. It was a good choice and both myself and my husband really enjoyed it. It's very well done and funny. Lovely small theatre. We had aisle seats Row E so had a great view of the entire stage. Recalling bits the next day you would still be smiling.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 6, 2024
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arthuruga
Atlanta36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
My wife & I saw a Sunday matinee without knowing anything really about the play. Couldn't have been happier about our decision. Absolutely hysterical. Laugh out loud funny from start to finish. Both incredibly witty & impressive with its slapstick comedy. Plus, the tickets were very affordable (we got them the day before at the TKTS booth in Times Square) and there literally isn't a bad seat in the intimate theater. Highly, highly recommended. Also wouldn't hesitate to take kids, especially teens.
Written October 3, 2022
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Harry A
Long Island, NY107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I have seen this show three times already: twice on Broadway (once even with the original cast), and once of Broadway. All three times were some of the hardest laughs I’ve ever had in my life. This show is hilarious! The cast does an excellent job, and in the smaller off-broadway theater, every seat is a good seat. This show is heavy on the slapstick/physical comedy, so if that’s up your alley, give this show a try. You’ll be glad you did!
Written November 4, 2023
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Rod M
Bethlehem, PA189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
From start to finish none stop laughter. Don't even attempt to understand the story line since there isn't one. As the title explains everything goes wrong and that is the premise of the play.

The theatre is the perfect size so no matter where you sit you will have a good view.

This was our 2nd time seeing it (1st time was in Nov 2019) and a few characters were different but it was just as good. Will be back again!!
Written February 2, 2020
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DJMAN5
Abington, PA1,399 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We chose this play as a backup, purchase tickets at TKTS, as our first choices were sold out. First time at New World Stages 340 West 50 th street. Address on header is incorrect. EZ walk to this complex. Complex is nice, basic, comfortable, good restrooms. Building is industrial, not the ambiance of the older theatres but very nice. Jersey Boys also playing here. Back to the play within a play. Concept is a College is putting on a play " Murder at Haversam Manor" and then, all the mayhem that ensues with faulty sets, inept actors. Very Very funny if you enjoy physical comedy. The set was incredible and was like another actor. Good for the entire family. Be sure to read the Playbill as this is also funny, with the same theme. Recommended, especially if you can score TKTS discounted tix.
Written February 28, 2022
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Al L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Every once in a while you stumble upon something great and experience a truly transformational experience that leaves you laughing, smiling, and reminiscing with those who experienced it with you. Such was the case with The Play that Goes Wrong. The writing, acting, staging, set, and every other aspect - simply brilliant and laugh-out-loud funny. In fact, we woke up the next morning after seeing it, laughing still. If you've ever been IN a play, you'll enjoy it even more. All I can say is THANK YOU to everyone involved for creating a wonderful and terrifically enjoyable experience that will stay with us for a while. If you haven't seen this, GO! You won't regret it. We ALL need more laughter in our lives and this fantastic theater experience delivers. Just amazing. Wonderful. Go!
Written March 9, 2024
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the-huggins
Billericay, UK81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We absolutely loved this. We went to matinee performance on a Sat. Only bad thing was my make up, I wiped it all off as was laughing so much! It's just great old fashioned slap stick. Everyone around us was chuckling so much. It's a great feeling. All actors were fab. Think show length was 1 hour then a break, then a further 45mins
Written December 17, 2023
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melinda146
maryland37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
If you like slapstick comedy (think airplane , the movie) this one is for you. Personally, not my cup of tea. While the actors had some energy & wit, it wasn't (off Broadway) caliber. Saw a local small community theatre show for $20 recently that I thought was better. Wish I had sprung $$ for a real broadway show. Sorry this one was a no for me. :(
Written June 2, 2024
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Mary-Ellen J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We went on a Monday when there were few options for shows and found it very funny. Lots of slapstick, physical humour which was executed very well. It was light hearted and the actors were excellent. Congratulations to them. Great interaction with the audience. It was a lovely night out and well worth it. It was great to leave the show chuckling at everything that happened. Thank you.
Written October 3, 2023
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George Hamilton
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Well, that play is something different. At first you won't even think that the adjustments are part of the script and not some last-minute adjustment due to a leaking pipe or a backstage fire.
It's certainly something great for those who see it for a first time. Especially if they manage to get their hands on some great, cheap tickets!
Written August 18, 2022
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LucyG43
Miami, FL54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
I can’t even say how much I loved this show. I went with two kids, age 7 and 9. I thought it seemed like something they would enjoy. And they had never seen a non musical play. Well, they had the best time! It’s all they talk about from our New York trip. That and Central Park. What I didn’t expect was that I would laugh so hard that my face hurt. I don’t normally care for silly stuff like this, but it was so well performed. The cast is top notch.
Written November 30, 2022
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