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Address: 210 W 50th St, Snapple Theater, New York City, NY 10019-6709
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Long running off-Broadway... But why?

Went to this play. Interesting little 4th floor theatre. Another play was on the third floor. This play was "on sale" at the TKTS booth. I now know why! The gentleman at the TKTS... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
jim4uga
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Georgia
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The theatre was a bit empty, perhaps because this play has run for so long. It was entertaining and funny in places although somewhat old fashioned. You have to pay close attention at the beginning to fully understand the story.

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Dover, DE
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed seeing Perfect crime. It was an inexpensive small off-Broadway production. The theater is very small. The actors were all very good and the play was enjoyable.

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Thank GregBabs
Fort Myers, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I decided to see this matinee before checking TripAdvisor - what a mistake! The lead actress who has been playing this part for 30 years should have given it up 20 years ago - the screaming, aggressive, rushed lines while she trips around the mini stage in heels she can no longer walk in is an embarrassment... More 

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Thank Barbara P
Westchester County, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...it was the theft of an hour & forty five minutes of our lives (not to mention the price of the tickets). This was THE WORST play that I have ever seen! We thought that a play that has been running for 12,025 performances had to be good - we were soooo wrong. Even though there were several red flags... More 

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Thank dmf1961
Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this play. Interesting little 4th floor theatre. Another play was on the third floor. This play was "on sale" at the TKTS booth. I now know why! The gentleman at the TKTS booth told us that if we liked crime drama tv shows, we would love this play. How wrong he was! The theatre itself is tiny. Not... More 

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Thank jim4uga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Don't listen to the other reviews - if they didn't get the plot, that's because they weren't paying attention. I thought this play was great. The characters acted very well together and had a flow that was phenomenal. We suggested it to other couples at dinner. Very impressed and actually ON Broadway. A treasure to find. If you like murder... More 

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Thank KateTheSkiier
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Very difficult to follow the plot. Very difficult to hear the dialogue - and we were seated in row 6. The main character seemed to be racing through the required dialogue like she had somewhere else to be. Save yourself the headache and be somewhere else.

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Thank Warren C
Northern NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I've never had more mixed feelings about a show. We tried to win the lottery for a higher profile show on B-way that day, didn't win, and as a plan B, easily obtained tix to this off-B-way staple for a great price on Today Tix (use my TT coupon code RDMPJ if you want to try it). We thought this... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Looking for a Last Minute show to attend, the TKTS person recommended this. They should be fired. Yes, the play has an almost clever plot, and we did talk about the permutations as we searched for a bar to drown our sorrows after the show. But the acting was wooden, stilted, and unconvincing. Maybe Catherine Russell, the leading lady, needs... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Had seen mixed reviews online, but after becoming a fan of Detective Kenda decided to give it a try. 4 flights up if you enter on Broadway- there is an elevator on the West 54 St entrance. Theater is compact and for our matinee visit had about 40 patrons- so it was easy to move forward. It was very intimate,... More 

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