The Play that Goes Wrong
The Play that Goes Wrong
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Margy H
Beverly Hills, CA53 contributions
I had taken my kids to see "The Play That Goes Wrong" in Los Angeles, but we had some unexpected extra free time while on a trip to NYC and decided to see it again. We laughed just as much this time as we did the first time! No, the writing isn't Chekhov, but sometimes you just need silliness and fun. And as theater people, we appreciate all of the technical aspects of the show, which are incredible!!
Written January 31, 2022
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DJMAN5
Abington, PA1,366 contributions
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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Annietomk
Andover, NJ19 contributions
This show was our pick for a girls weekend in NYC. We laughed so much. The actors are fantastic! The theater is small but just perfect to make you feel like you are part of the action on stage. I would Highly recommend this show!
Written February 3, 2020
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Rod M
Bethlehem, PA218 contributions
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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George Hamilton
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions
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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LOVEDOGS1
New York City, NY11 contributions
Friends
It was awful from the very beginning and never ever not once gets better.

I live NYC so when sister came for a visit we selected this play because the reviews were positive and it's a comedy but it was painful to sit two hours through what isn't even a poor high school "play". P A I N F U L!
All it is is hammy yelling and falling. There is NO story, no plot, no funny, clever murder mystery they must solve. We wasted $300 in this garbage and I want my money back. Many in the audience did laugh but I don't understand why. Honestly, there is nothing to this production but a waste of your money and time.
Written July 3, 2018
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Andrew F
Stronachlachar, UK51 contributions
Couples
Terrible

This is the most hideous show I've ever seen. Amateur dramatics at its worst... I know it's the play that went wrong but at least make it look like it wasn't suppose to go wrong. Was boring, poor, worst show ever and for a broadway newyork show it was terrible.

Do not go and see in my view
Written December 6, 2017
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t s
1 contribution
Couples
Horrible. Do not believe these reviews. The only people laughing were paid laughers. Two girls sat behind me and used canned laughter. The row of people in front of me and both sides never laughed. I saw one guy fall asleep. Don’t waste your money!
Written December 30, 2018
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jmfrodgers
London, UK1 contribution
Friends
Went to see this play last night with two friends. Had lots of recommendations from other friends and read lots of good reviews, so was looking forward. We booked late so tickets were £60 each, which was expensive. Anyhow, sorry to write this because I feel like the little boy in the Emperors New Suit, seriously how could anyone in their right mind think this is remotely funny!!!! I really think that there's been so much hysteria around it that people must be genuinely apprehensive about calling it as it is. It was atrocious. It was a catalogue of staged mishaps that just weren't funny. Pictures falling off walls, actors lines out of synch (planned), a dead actor forgetting that he was suppose to play dead.......time and time again.... the list is endless. I appreciate that the intention was to stage an amateur production that went wrong but it so over the top. The actors were working to a scrip so wouldn't fault them just the material they had to deliver. We left at the interval, rationalising that the money we would lose just wasn't worth the 90 minutes of our lives that we would sacrifice to see this ridiiculous production. to its end.....DON'T GO!!!!
Written August 5, 2018
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Jeffrey K
Boston, MA29 contributions
Friends
This is the dumbest comedy I have ever seen. If you laugh with the laugh tracks on the least of TV sitcoms maybe this is for you BUT I found it to be utter trash. Nothing funny...only really stupid. One of my 5 worst Broadway shows of all times. Terrible... period!
Written October 18, 2018
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