SeatGeek Buyer Guarantee
If your event gets canceled, we'll make it right.
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.
Dates City Location Open run New York, NY New World Stages / Stage 4 Jan 14 - Jan 19, 2020 Tucson, AZ Centennial Hall Jan 21 - Jan 22 Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theatre Jan 24 - Jan 26 Reno, NV Pioneer Center Jan 28 - Jan 29 Folsom, CA Harris Center Jan 31 - Feb 2 Boise, ID Morrison Center Feb 5 - Feb 9 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre Memphis Feb 11 - Feb 12 Elmira, NY Clemens Center Feb 14 - Feb 16 Scranton, PA Scranton Cultural Center Feb 18 - Feb 19 College Station, TX Rudder Auditorium Feb 21 - Feb 23 Huntsville, AL Broadway Theatre League Feb 25 - Mar 1 Indianapolis, IN Clowes Memorial Hall Mar 3 - Mar 8 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall Mar 10 Maryville, TN Clayton Center for the Arts Mar 12 - Mar 15 Wilmington, DE Playhouse on Rodney Square Mar 17 - Mar 22 Milwaukee, WI Uihlein Hall at Marcus Center Mar 24 - Mar 26 Springfield, MO Juanita K. Hammons Hall Mar 28 - Mar 29 Little Rock, AR Robinson Center Music Hall Mar 28 - Mar 29 Little Rock, AR Robinson Center Music Hall Mar 31 Charleston, SC Gaillard Auditorium Apr 2 - Apr 4 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre Apr 7 - Apr 12 Schenectady, NY Proctors Theatre Apr 16 - Apr 19 Albuquerque, NM Popejoy Hall Apr 21 - Apr 26 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre May 5 Evansville, IN Old National Events Plaza May 7 Springfield, IL Sangamon Auditorium May 9 - May 10 Flint, MI The Whiting May 12 - May 17 Madison, WI Overture 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:
Character Cast Chris Bean Evan Alexander Smith Robert Grove Peyton Crim Jonathan Harris Yaegel T. Welch Sandra Wilkinson Jamie Ann Romero Max Bennett Ned Noyes Dennis Tyde Scott Cote Annie Twilloil Angela Grovey Trevor Watson Brandon J. Ellis
How to buy The Play That Goes Wrong tickets
SeatGeek is the best way to browse, find, and buy The Play That Goes Wrong tickets.
- Browse the above listings of The Play That Goes Wrong tickets to find a show you would like to attend. Once you find the perfect date and show time, click on the button on the right hand side of the event to see all available tickets for that show.
- Next, explore all available The Play That Goes Wrong tickets on the left hand side of the screen. Filters at the top of the page allow tickets to be sorted by price, or by SeatGeek’s Deal Score feature, which ranks tickets by value and tells you exactly how good of a deal you're looking at. On the right hand side, you can explore SeatGeek’s interactive maps to find the perfect seating section, and to get a preview of what a view from a seat in that section will look like.
- To buy The Play That Goes Wrong tickets, click the ticket listing and you will be directed to SeatGeek’s checkout process to complete the information fields.
- SeatGeek will process your order and deliver your The Play That Goes Wrong tickets.
Other The Play That Goes Wrong Tickets
|The Play That Goes Wrong Indianapolis Tickets||The Play That Goes Wrong New York Tickets|
|The Play That Goes Wrong Madison Tickets||The Play That Goes Wrong Seattle Tickets|
|The Play That Goes Wrong Milwaukee Tickets|