Fish in The Dark on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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Fish in The Dark Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Play
  • Fish in The Dark is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: February 2, 2015
  • Show Opened : March 5, 2015
  • Show Closed: August 1, 2015

In Fish in the Dark, the protagonist is met with ultimate loss of losing a parent. The grieving process that the family undergoes is a little different that most can relate to as the siblings are in disagreement of their late father’s will. The obstacles of whether who should receive most of the inheritance or who is left to take care of their elderly mother are some of the precarious scenarios that arise within the story.

Fish in The Dark on Broadway Background

Larry David, the co-creator of “Seinfeld”, and creator and star of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” is making his stage debut as both actor and writer. Fish in the Dark will begin performances at the Cort Theatre on February 2, 2014, with an official opening night on March 5, 2014. The production will star David in a role very similar to himself, perhaps just himself with another name, he has said. The production will be directed by Anna D. Shapiro, who won a Tony Award for her helming of August: Osage County, and was also behind This Is Our Youth and Motherf**ker with the Hat. The show is produced by Scott Rudin, who always rises to the occasion with stellar design team and production value. The design team is made up of Todd Rosenthal on sets, Ann Roth doing costumes, and Brian MacDevitt on lighting design.

What's Fish in The Dark Like?

The play is inevitably a comedy. Though little information has been revealed about the plot and characters, David has stated that the story involves a death in the family. Furthermore, additional cast members have been announced, including Jayne Houdyshell (Tony Award nominee for Well and Follies), Jake Cannavale (Off-Broadway’s Basilica), Jonny Orsini (The Nance), Rosie Perez (“Fearless”), and Jerry Adler (“The Sopranos”).

Is Fish in The Dark Good for Kids?

The show may be inappropriate for children aged 11 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted inside the theatre.

Theatre Information

James Earl Jones Theatre

138 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,102
Entrance: 48th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
Theatre Information

James Earl Jones Theatre Seating Chart

Fish in The Dark Marquee

Fish in The Dark Marquee

Cast Members

Brenda Drexel
Rita Wilson
Norman Drexel
Larry David
Sidney Drexel
Jerry Adler
Diego Melendez
Jake Cannavale
Gloria Drexel
Jayne Houdyshell
Fabiana Melendez
Rosie Perez
Jonny Orsini


Scott Rudin

Production Credits

Anna D. Shapiro
Set Designer
Todd Rosenthal
Costume Designer
Ann Roth
Lighting Designer
Brian MacDevitt
Sound Designer
Rob Milburn + Michael Bodeen
Larry David

Creative Team

General Manager
Joey Parnes Productions LLC
Casting Director
Telsey + Company
Advertising Representative
Press Agent
Philip Rinaldi Publicity
Production Manager
Aurora Productions