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Fish In the Dark - Broadway

$49-$275

Fish In the Dark is the new comedy written by Larry David, the creator and star of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and co-creator of "Seinfeld." Fish In the Dark is directed by Anna D. Shapiro and marks Tony-winner Jason Alexander's Broadway return and features Jayne Houdyshell, Jake Cannavale, Jonny Orsini, Rosie Perez, and Jerry Adler.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours, with one intermission

Cort Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
138 West 48th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Fish In the Dark


Review: Larry David's Broadway Play Is a Tedious Dead Fish - Associated Press
If you're wondering if you'll like Larry David's Broadway debut, "Fish in the Dark," you need to ask another question: Do you like "Curb Your Enthusiasm"? That's because David's new stage comedy is like his 30-minute HBO show, only stretched out over two hours so that what is usually a cringe-worthy appetizer on TV has grown into a tedious and self-indulgent main course onstage. What opened Thursday at the Cort Theatre will surely delight fans of David, the "Seinfeld" and "Curb" master of observational humor, who stars and wrote "Fish in the Dark." But it may leave others frustrated that a great cast, set and director were wasted...David stalks the stage like an overgrown, wiry insect -- a bespectacled Daddy Longlegs comes to mind -- as he stuffs his hands in his pockets or waves his arms around to sell his outrage. A self-satisfied smirk never seems far from his lips...Director Anna D. Shapiro keeps the action as brisk as a sitcom but this cold fish of a play would likely have ended up on the cutting room floor if it was made for TV...Talk about the one that got away: David had a chance to do something special here with a new medium and a game cast, but he chose to spin his wheels. He chose to go faux.

Fish in the Dark, Cort Theatre New York, review: 'adrift' - Telegraph
The Seinfeld creator and Curb Your Enthusiasm star's venture into new found territory at age 67 has clearly intrigued an avid public, but is the play itself any good? Possibly, if you want to watch a celebrity from one medium reprise material from another: a "pretty ... pretty" reference arrives late in the second act to cheers from an adoring crowd fully au fait with its TV provenance. Others may wonder whether so scattershot a piece of writing would have got this far without its physically rangy, bespectacled star attached. On stage, David's Norman Drexel forever looks as if he's going to teeter backwards, his notably large hands sawing the air for comic effect...The narrative moves on from the familial rancour that often attends funerals to a rampant smuttiness that exists in deliberately dubious taste...There are jokes about balls and boobs, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Gaza, the second of which brings down the house. But for every line that sticks...numerous others don't...Perhaps it's left to Fish in the Dark to suggest that this is our adulthood: one mean-spirited, sour gag or situation after another -- in which case please pass the beef.


 

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by BWW News Desk - August 1, 2015
Larry David's record-breaking hit comedy Fish In the Dark, starring Jason Alexander and directed by Anna D. Shapiro, closes today, Saturday, August 1 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street).
by Jessica Showers - July 23, 2015
Larry David's record-breaking hit comedy FISH IN THE DARK, starring Jason Alexander and directed by Anna D. Shapiro,  will extend its limited engagement for an additional two weeks through Saturday, August 1 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street).
by Jessica Showers - July 21, 2015
Rosie Perez was in tears when she announced two weeks ago that she will be departing THE VIEW on August 6, writes The Hollywood Reporter. After months of rumors, co-host and Broadway star Perez is officially leaving the ABC talk show.
by Jessica Showers - July 7, 2015
After months of rumors, THE VIEW co-host and Broadway star Rosie Perez is, in fact, leaving the ABC talk show. Deadline writes that her final episode is set to air August 6, 2015.
by BWW News Desk - July 7, 2015
Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander recently assumed the role of 'Norman Drexel' in Larry David's hit comedy Fish In the Dark, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Alexander steps into the role created by David in the comedy about a death in the family. The limited engagement run of the production, originally scheduled through June 7, is extended for six weeks through Saturday, August 1 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). Below, check out new production shots of Alexander in action!
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015
Larry David's record-breaking hit comedy FISH IN THE DARK, starring Jason Alexander and directed by Anna D. Shapiro,  will extend its limited engagement for an additional two weeks through Saturday, August 1 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street).
by TV News Desk - June 19, 2015
Jason Alexander stopped by this week's THE VIEW on ABC to talk about returning to the Broadway stage after 25 years in Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 16, 2015
Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander recently assumed the role of 'Norman Drexel' in Larry David's hit comedy Fish In the Dark, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Alexander steps into the role created by David in the comedy about a death in the family. The limited engagement run of the production, originally scheduled through June 7, is extended for six weeks through Sunday, July 19. Click below to watch a montage of Alexander in the show!
by TV News Desk - June 12, 2015
Jason Alexander stopped by this week's 'LIVE' and spoke about taking over the lead role for Larry David in Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK.
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2015
Acclaimed stage and film actress Glenne Headly will assume the role of Brenda Drexel opposite Jason Alexander as Norman Drexel, in Larry David's hit comedy about a death in the family, Fish In the Dark beginning tonight, June 9 at the Cort Theater (138 West 48th Street).
by BWW News Desk - June 5, 2015
A $35 rush policy will be launched on Tuesday, June 9th when Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander assumes the role of Norman Drexel in Larry David's hit comedy Fish In the Dark, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). A limited number of rush tickets will be available the day of the performance at the box office of the Cort Theatre. The $35 rush tickets will be limited to 2 per person and will be available when the box office opens.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 5, 2015
            Tony Award winner Jason Alexander, who joins the cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK on Tuesday, June 9, surprised the author and star of the hit comedy with a cameo appearance during the Thursday, June 4 performance at the Cort Theatre.
by TV - Press Previews - May 30, 2015
Jason Alexander will join the cast of Larry David's hit comedy about a death in the family, Fish In the Dark beginning Tuesday, June 9 at the Cort Theater (138 West 48th Street). Alexander and the rest of the company met the press earlier this week to talk about the cast switch-up and you can check out all the interviews below!
by Walter McBride - May 29, 2015
Jason Alexander will join the cast of Larry David's hit comedy about a death in the family, Fish In the Dark beginning Tuesday, June 9 at the Cort Theater (138 West 48th Street). Check out a first look at the cast welcoming Alexander below!
by Walter McBride - May 28, 2015
Jason Alexander will join the cast of Larry David's hit comedy about a death in the family, Fish In the Dark beginning Tuesday, June 9 at the Cort Theater (138 West 48th Street). Check out a first look at the cast welcoming Alexander below!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015
Acclaimed stage and film actress Glenne Headly will assume the role of Brenda Drexel opposite Jason Alexander as Norman Drexel, in Larry David's hit comedy about a death in the family, FISH IN THE DARK beginning Tuesday, June 9
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015
John Stamos stopped by Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK to visit his 'Greek sis' Rita Wilson, who recently returned to her role as Brenda in the hit comedy following a month medical leave.
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2015
Jason Alexander is set to star in a new comedy pilot for Adult Swim, created by Adam Lustick.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015
Last night, actress Rita Wilson made her triumphant return to the hit Broadway comedy Fish In the Dark, following a one month of medical leave. In April, the actress revealed the news that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and had undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Now that she's cancer-free and back onstage, Wilson told the Times, 'It felt surreal in the sense that all these changes had happened, and yet it felt like it was yesterday.'
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015
Last night, actress Rita Wilson made her triumphant return to the hit Broadway comedy FISH IN THE DARK, following a one month medical leave.