The Play That Goes Wrong welcomes new cast members
Broadway's longest-running comedy is set to play its final performance at the Lyceum Theatre on January 6, 2019.
The Broadway company of the Olivier Award-winning hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong welcomes new cast members tonight, as Toccarra Cash and Mara Davi assume the roles of Annie and Sandra, respectively. Ashley Bryant and Amelia McClain both played their final performances in Broadway's longest-running comedy on September 9, 2018.
The current cast of The Play That Goes Wrong includes Jason Bowen (as Trevor), Preston Truman Boyd (as Robert), Toccarra Cash (as Annie), Mara Davi (as Sandra), Mark Evans (as Chris), Alex Mandell (as Max), Ned Noyes (as Jonathan), and Harrison Unger (as Dennis), with Adam Daveline, Ashley Reyes, Katie Sexton, and Quinn Van Antwerp.
As previously announced, the Broadway production delayed its closing date of August 26, 2018, to January 6, 2019 at the Lyceum Theatre, making it the second longest-running show in the history of the venue (behind the 1947 production of Born Yesterday). Upon closing, the Broadway production will have played a total of 27 previews and 745 performances. The National Tour is set to launch in Pittsburgh, PA, this month.
The Play That Goes Wrong began previews at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre on March 9, 2017, and officially opened on April 2.
The comedy is co-written by Mischief Theatre company and original cast members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields.
Synopsis: "The Play That Goes Wrong is a riotous comedy about the theatre. The play introduces The 'Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society' who are attempting to put on a 1920s' murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does, as the accident prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call."
Under the direction of Mark Bell, the creative team features scenic design by Nigel Hook, costume design by Roberto Surace, lighting design by Ric Mountjoy, and sound design by Andy Johnson.
The Play That Goes Wrong is produced on Broadway by Kevin McCollum, J. J. Abrams, Kenny Wax, Stage Presence Ltd. and Catherine Schreiber.
Having begun its life on the London fringe in front of only four paying members of the public, the play eventually went on to transfer to the West End and win the Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 2015. The Broadway production received the Tony Award for "Best Scenic Design of a Play" and Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for "Best Play".
The Play That Goes Wrong Tickets are available now for performances through to January 6, 2019.
(Photo by Jeremy Daniel)