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The Play That Goes Wrong at New World Stages Theater

My wife and I went the day after Christmas and had the best time!! This show had us doubled... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
stevenhG1506MY
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Kings Park
MADCAP LUNACY AT ITS MOST EXTREME!

The funniest play on the planet. THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is funny even before it starts... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2019
pavlovich123
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South Orange, New Jersey
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow... they could have done SO MUCH MORE with this concept. One of the worst written plays I've been to. ACTORS DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB with what they had to work with. There were a few comical moments, but it was a stretch. Reviews seem...More

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went the day after Christmas and had the best time!! This show had us doubled over laughing from start to finish! I don’t want to give anything away, so I’ll just say this,,,, Be Prepared To LAUGH!!!! We’re still laughing two...More

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

The funniest play on the planet. THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is funny even before it starts. Pratfalls, collapsing scenery, missed lines, dragged bodies and a metal plate smack in the face are just some of the delights of this zany over the top Marx...More

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank pavlovich123
Reviewed December 5, 2019 via mobile

The Play That Goes Wrong was a wonderfully fun and raucous way to spend the afternoon. Be sure to get to your seat about 15 mins before for some preshow antics.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2019

I can really recommend this one!! Very different kind of show but it was an amazing show and great actors. To sum up.... British humor at it´s best!

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed November 25, 2019 via mobile

It was my last night in NYC and it was pouring rain, so I bought a last minute ticket. My expectations were not high and this play lived up to them. Silly and sophomoric. If you like juvenile slapstick, then this is the play for...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed November 16, 2019

We saw this play last year when it was on Broadway; the day before it closed. The comedy is now Off Off Broadway and it still is a great show. The cast might have some new members but the performers are just as good as...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Doug F
Reviewed November 14, 2019

Based on the previous reviews, I knew this was a show I'd either love or hate, but ended up sort of in the middle. The show and gags were funny, and some of the cast was quite good. But there was really no interesting story...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2019 via mobile

We watched a matinee on Sunday. It was funny and delightful. No, it’s not a big budget show. Those are available a block over. Check this out for a funny show at a great price. I wouldn’t make it the only show you see while...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed October 31, 2019

One of the funniest performances (plays, TV or movies) I've seen in years. Play is fast paced but full of twists and turns. Great cast.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from jcl08 | Reviewed this property |
There is a small side line of humor going on in the box stage right.... basically a guy with bad cell phone manners. I. do not feel it was a material element of the play, but you will miss it if you sit orchestra rear stage... More
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Response from RickM500 | Reviewed this property |
I concur with the prior responses, I can't think of anything vulgar enough to eschew with your kids, but they are likely to be impressed with the acting, the environment, and the slapstick aspects. The humor is such that... More
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