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Fish in the Dark, Written By and Starring Larry David, Will Open on Broadway in 2015

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Directed by Anna D. Shapiro, at a Shubert Theater to be named. This play seemed to come out of nowhere...
Fish in the Dark, Written By and Starring Larry David, Will Open on Broadway in 2015
Updated On: 8/7/14 at 09:43 AM
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This will either be the spring play at the Booth or the Jacobs (if Once closes).
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This is already the highlight of the season to me. This is pretty, pretty, pretty amazing...
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YAWN. It'll be like an extended episode of Seinfeld. (Only you can download Seinfeld for free.)

I imagine this will take best play since Larry David is a huge name.

Plus, this has that "God of Carnage" straight male and bridge and tunnel couples appeal.
Updated On: 8/7/14 at 10:03 AM
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"YAWN. It'll be like an extended episode of Seinfeld."

Funny, timeless, and groundbreaking? Let's hope so...
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Unoriginal and easily and cheaply downloaded. BORING.

I predict it will be this season's "God of Carnage"-lots of hoopla and good performances that elevate a dull, unoriginal script. But it brings money and fannies so that's all good. As long as my fanny isn't one of them it's all fine. (Let the schmucks from Joisey pay $500 a pop to watch "Kramer" "Elaine" and "Jerry" on stage.)

Updated On: 8/7/14 at 10:23 AM
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It does beg the question why you download Seinfeld at all then...
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Absolutely thrilled about this news! Huge fan of Seinfeld and an even bigger fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm, I agree that this is the highlight of the new season for me, and that's saying quite a lot with all of the promising revivals in the pipeline.

I would have been excited enough to see a Larry David penned script come to Broadway, but for him to be starring in it too... feels like a once in a lifetime experience.
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I do like the Larry David of the Seinfeld era, especially since his character was played by Jason Alexander, so brilliantly. But I hate Curb Your Enthusiasm with a passion. I can't figure out if it's the material or David's portrayal of himself. But either way, this is one show I'll be skipping. Fortunately, there are quite a few intriguing offerings in the fall to deplete my theater budget quite effectively!
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I like the TV show. (I did hate it when I was a kid. But I must say a play that's simply a re-hash of something I could see for free doesn't appeal to my wallet. The B&T crowd will eat it up because they're too foolish to know the difference.)
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You've stated that it will be a Seinfeld rehash thrice now with no evidence. We know nothing about the piece other than it being a 15 character play about about a death, written by and starring the acclaimed comedian Larry David. You're being trollish and stupid.
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I hope Larry David knows a play must follow a script, and can't be pure improvisation.
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Larry wrote seven seasons of Seinfeld scripts, which were very tightly plotted and shot. Curb utilizes very loose outlines and emphasizes improvisation, but he certainly knows how to write a script...
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I am not a troll. I've been here a lot longer than you. You can read all of my posts and see for yourself that I most certainly am not a troll.

That said, I share macnyc's lack of enthusiasm for this endeavor. Not everything is going to appeal to everyone. However, if you read more extensive articles (and there are plenty) it does sound like an episode of Seinfeld (at least in formula).
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Though the scenes in CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM are improvised, the plot is very carefully constructed, and I'd say the show should be studied (much like SEINFELD) for the ingenious way in which all the plotlines come together at the end. I have been watching a lot of SEINDFELD recently and am marveled at the pure genius of it. Hopefully, David is able to translate that into a play, I'm really excited about this project.
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I love Curb Your Enthusiasm, but absolutely hate Seinfeld. I look forward to seeing him!

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Updated On: 8/7/14 at 11:47 AM
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Ho hum. I'm with Dreaming and Mac on this one. Double yawn from me.
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I, too, have long been weary of David's small bag of schtick.
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I'm a huge Seinfeld fan and an even bigger Curb... fan. I'm thrilled to hear this!

Anyone remember the Curb... episode where Larry steps into THE PRODUCERS on Broadway? Hilarious!
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I'm a huge Seinfeld fan and an even bigger Curb... fan. I'm thrilled to hear this!

Anyone remember the Curb... episode where Larry steps into THE PRODUCERS on Broadway? Hilarious!
"I know now that theatre saved my life." - Susan Stroman
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I, like everybody else in the world, love Seinfeld to death, and I also sometimes enjoy Curb Your Enthusiasm in small doses, but I'm cautious about this piece and am worried it will play too much like television and not be theatrical enough.
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Most likely at the Cort after This Is Our Youth, also produced by Rudin, yes?
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Being a good humorist/screenwriter does not mean being a good playwright (I once saw a play by Lewis Black, which was shockingly inert). That being said, I'm optimistic. I enjoy David's schtick (and, let's face it, that's what he's going to, and be expected to, deliver).
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@Kad

I think you're right that being a good humorist or screenwriter doesn't mean being a good playwright. As much as I enjoy some of Lewis Black's standup, I think that when it comes to writing a script in any form, I think that Larry David has the upper hand. He did write Seinfeld episodes whereas (as far as I know) Black had no experience in script writing prior to the play he did. Because David has experience in that, I think that he is smart enough to find out that writing for TV and for theatre are two different ball games.
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Something tells me he will not have wacko fans waiting at the stage door like Menzel



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I love Larry David's work, and his appearance in 'Whatever Works', too!

Very excited to see what he has to offer!

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