The Verdict: Read Reviews of Larry David's Fish in the Dark on Broadway

The Verdict   The Verdict: Read Reviews of Larry David's Fish in the Dark on Broadway
"Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" creator Larry David's new dysfunctional family comedy Fish in the Dark, about the death of a patriarch, officially opened on Broadway March 5 at the Cort Theatre. 
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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 is the highest advance for any spring production on Broadway and, according to the New York Times, beats the previous record for a play, $13.05 million for the 2013 revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal (produced by Scott Rudin, the producer of Fish in the Dark). 


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 and Molly Ranson.

Read: Heavy Metal Rocker and Broadway's New Fish: Get to Know Bobby Cannavale's Teenage Son, Jake

The critics are filing their reviews and will continue to update them for our readers.



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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.

Show times are Monday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM. Beginning March 10, show times will be Tuesday and Thursday at 7 PM and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

Tickets, priced $65-$155, are now available at

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