Larry David's 'Fish' light and flaky

March 6, 2015 4:04 AM

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Surely, even Larry David's most ardent fans weren't hoping to have their lives changed by Fish In the Dark (*** out of four), the new Broadway entry that marks David's professional debut as both a playwright and a stage actor. A man who has found his greatest inspiration in minutiae — first as co-creator of Seinfeld, then as creator and star of Curb Your Enthusiasm — was not likely to try to bowl us over with depth.

Not that Fish, which opened Thursday at the Cort Theatre, doesn't pose difficult questions. For starters: Is it necessary to wake a person in the middle of the night to alert him that his father is dying, if there's nothing the guy can do?

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