Between Riverside and Crazy on Broadway Show Information and History

Between Riverside and Crazy Summary

  • Show Status: Future
  • Genre: Play
  • Between Riverside and Crazy is 120 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Begin: November 3, 2022
  • Show Opens: November 30, 2022
  • Show Closes: January 5, 2023

Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about an Ex Cop and his struggle to try to hang on to the last great rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive in NYC

Between Riverside and Crazy on Broadway Background

Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy from Stephen Adly Guirgis that shines a light on a very New York City obsession about trying to find, and keep, a rent stabilized apartment on the Upper West Side, specifically Riverside Drive with views of the Hudson River. The show was written in 2014 and has appeared Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company's The Linda Gross Theater in 2014 and at the MTC's Tony Kiser Theatre in 2015. Both show received excellent reviews.

The American Stage Company, located in Saint Petersburg, FL, staged "Between Riverside and Crazy in 2018, but audiences there just could not understand the unique context of rent stabilization in NYC and how it drives many of the actions of its many residents to do things that may seem bizarre.

What’s Between Riverside and Crazy Like?

Walter “Pops” Washington is a retired NYPD cop and recent widower when takes in his recently paroled son Junior, who did a two year stretch upstate for grand larceny. They struggle to hold on to one of the last great rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive in New York City.

Their odd houseguests, the bad blood with neighbors, the pressure from the fed-up landlord and a final showdown with City of New York comically documents the very New York experience of trying to hang onto a rent stabilized apartment in the midst of skyrocketing rents.

Is Between Riverside and Crazy Good for Kids?

Given the adult content and dark nature of the show, the show is recommended for children over the age of 16

Theatre Information

Helen Hayes Theatre

240 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 597
Entrance: 44th street between 7th and 8th avenue
Theatre Information

Helen Hayes Theatre Seating Chart