Larry David's Fish in the Dark Recoups on Broadway

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"Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" creator Larry David's new dysfunctional family comedy Fish in the Dark, which officially opened on Broadway March 5 at the Cort Theatre, has recouped its entire capitalization.

Prior to its first preview (Feb. 2), the world premiere had taken in over $13.5 million in advance sales at the box office. That figure was the highest advance for any spring production on Broadway and, according to the New York Times, beat the previous record for a play, $13.05 million for the 2013 revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal (produced by Scott Rudin, also the producer of Fish in the Dark). 

For the week of May 11-17, the production played to 101.6 percent capacity (the extra due to standing room), bringing in $1,208,230 at the box office.

The play, from the creator and star of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and co-creator of “Seinfeld," is directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro

Read: With Enthusiasm Curbed, Larry David Talks Broadway Debut and How Scott Rudin "Ruined My Life" The cast also includes Rita Wilson, Jayne Houdyshell, Rosie Perez, Ben Shenkman, Lewis J. Stadlen, Jerry Adler, Marylouise Burke, Jake Cannavale, Jenn Lyon, Jonny Orsini, Molly Ranson, Maria Elena Ramirez, Rachel Resheff, Joel Rooks, Jeff Still, Kenneth Tigar and Richard Topol.

The limited engagement run of the production, originally scheduled through June 7, has been extended for six weeks through July 19. Beginning June 9, Tony Award winner Jason Alexander will succeed David, who will play his final performance June 7, in the role of Norman Drexel.

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Fish in the Dark is described as "a comedy about a death in the family." 

The production has scenic design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen.

Fish is produced by Rudin.

Tickets, priced $65-$155, are now available at Telecharge.com.

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