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The Play That Goes Wrong Details

Winner of Best New Comedy in 2015 (Laurence Olivier Awards), The Play That Goes Wrong is an uproarious comedy about an amateur 1920s murder mystery production that goes horribly awry. Originally premiering in the UK in 2012, The Play That Goes Wrong made its Broadway debut early in 2017. Poking fun at the potential disaster any live show could experience, The Play That Goes Wrong will have you in stitches from the moment the seemingly clueless “stage crew” takes the stage until the final curtain. A fanciful imagining of every stage actor’s worst nightmare combined into one ill-fated production, the unlucky action is nonstop and endlessly amusing. The set itself is part of the hilarity, and the innovative design won a Tony Award for Best Scenic Design in a Play in 2017. With so many hysterically unfortunate scenes, audiences are sure to leave the theater still laughing long after the final curtain comes down.

It takes some talent to perform in a stage show that is bent on presenting every possible catastrophe, and the cast of The Play That Goes Wrong delivers the chaos with gusto. They are magnificently awful, their timing impeccable, and their ability to hold themselves together while appearing to fall completely apart is amazing. There is hardly time to catch your breath from laughter before something else goes wrong, and yet somehow, the cast manages to present this ill-fated production within a production as if it was meant to be a serious play.

While the cast of The Play That Goes Wrong is superb, it’s the set itself that often steals the show. Set Designer Nigel Hook outdoes himself, creating a masterpiece of flawed props, with an especially spectacular surprise at the end of the show. Creating a set that’s meant to fall apart show after show is a monumental task, but Nigel Hook pulls it off brilliantly. This is the second time Nigel Hook has worked as Set Designer on The Play That Goes Wrong, and his 2017-18 set is even more masterful than his work in 2014.

The Play That Goes Wrong is Co-Producer J.J. Abrams’ first foray into Broadway. A life-long fan of the theater, J.J. Abrams is known for his work on films and television as a writer, producer, director, and actor. Active since 1982, he holds too many credits to list here, but most fans will recognize him for his work on the most recent Star Wars movies, several of the Mission Impossible movies, and the TV show Lost.

The Play That Goes Wrong Show Dates

The Play That Goes Wrong officially opened at Broadway’s Lyceum Theater on April 2nd, 2017 after previewing in March. It is set to run until January 14th, 2018, but there is already talk of extending those dates. Like any popular production, The Play That Goes Wrong is likely to add dates with good ticket sales, so make sure you check back often for updates.


Frequently Asked Questions About The Play That Goes Wrong

What is The Play That Goes Wrong about?

The Play That Goes Wrong is an uproarious comedy about an amateur 1920s murder mystery production that goes horribly awry.


How much are The Play That Goes Wrong tickets?

The Play That Goes Wrong ticket prices on the secondary market can vary widely depending on the location, day of the week, season, and other factors. The Play That Goes Wrong tickets can be found for as low as $97.00, however the national average is $101.00.


What's The Play That Goes Wrong's tour schedule?

The 2020 Play That Goes Wrong tour schedule is listed below.

DatesCityLocation
Open runNew York, NYNew World Stages / Stage 4
Jan 14 - Jan 19, 2020Tucson, AZCentennial Hall
Jan 21 - Jan 22Palm Desert, CAMcCallum Theatre
Jan 24 - Jan 26Reno, NVPioneer Center
Jan 28 - Jan 29Folsom, CAHarris Center
Jan 31 - Feb 2Boise, IDMorrison Center
Feb 5 - Feb 9Memphis, TNOrpheum Theatre Memphis
Feb 11 - Feb 12Elmira, NYClemens Center
Feb 14 - Feb 16Scranton, PAScranton Cultural Center
Feb 18 - Feb 19College Station, TXRudder Auditorium
Feb 21 - Feb 23Huntsville, ALBroadway Theatre League
Feb 25 - Mar 1Indianapolis, INClowes Memorial Hall
Mar 3 - Mar 8Norfolk, VAChrysler Hall
Mar 10Maryville, TNClayton Center for the Arts
Mar 12 - Mar 15Wilmington, DEPlayhouse on Rodney Square
Mar 17 - Mar 22Milwaukee, WIUihlein Hall at Marcus Center
Mar 24 - Mar 26Springfield, MOJuanita K. Hammons Hall
Mar 28 - Mar 29Little Rock, ARRobinson Center Music Hall
Mar 28 - Mar 29Little Rock, ARRobinson Center Music Hall
Mar 31Charleston, SCGaillard Auditorium
Apr 2 - Apr 4New Brunswick, NJState Theatre
Apr 7 - Apr 12Schenectady, NYProctors Theatre
Apr 16 - Apr 19Albuquerque, NMPopejoy Hall
Apr 21 - Apr 26Seattle, WAParamount Theatre
May 5Evansville, INOld National Events Plaza
May 7Springfield, ILSangamon Auditorium
May 9 - May 10Flint, MIThe Whiting
May 12 - May 17Madison, WIOverture Center


What is the recommended age for The Play That Goes Wrong?

Most shows will have both a recommended age limit and minimum age requirements. Generally, children under the age of 4 are not permitted at Broadway shows. The Play That Goes Wrong is intended for ages 8 and up.


How long is The Play That Goes Wrong?

The Play That Goes Wrong is approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes with one intermission.


What should I wear to The Play That Goes Wrong?

There is no specific dress code for The Play That Goes Wrong. Some people like to dress up an others will go in jeans. It is recommended to avoid anything too casual such as tank tops and cut off shorts.


Who was in the original cast of The Play That Goes Wrong?

The original cast of The Play That Goes Wrong includes:

CharacterCast
Chris BeanEvan Alexander Smith
Robert GrovePeyton Crim
Jonathan HarrisYaegel T. Welch
Sandra WilkinsonJamie Ann Romero
Max BennettNed Noyes
Dennis TydeScott Cote
Annie TwilloilAngela Grovey
Trevor WatsonBrandon J. Ellis

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