Halfway through the first act of the hilarious off-Broadway staging of The Play That Goes Wrong, an actor who has grown wildly frustrated because of a missing prop turns to the audience and says, "Stop laughing! This isn't television, I can see you." The demand, naturally, only makes the audience laugh harder. And that is an impressive feat given that the chuckles had been pouring forth relentlessly from the production's opening moments and, indeed, carry through to the final madcap meltdown,...
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After a successful Broadway run, The Play That Goes Wrong is now making audiences laugh at New World Stages. Get The Play That Goes Wrong tickets now.
The Play That Goes Wrong is a play within a play. The show centers on the amateur theatre troupe Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, and it's the opening night of their newest murder mystery show. But it's a struggle to get to the final curtain. While falling sets, forgotten lines, and missing actors would make for a disastrous theatre experience otherwise, at The Play That Goes Wrong off Broadway, these mishaps make for two hours' worth of nonstop fun and laughs.
The award-winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is a raucous affair on stage and a real-life, rags-to-riches tale off stage. Created by a group of LAMDA graduates who formed a troupe called Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong began its life on the London fringe with only four paying patrons, and then did absolutely everything right from there. The comedy evolved into a West End hit that would ultimately win an Olivier Award in 2015.
The original London stars also headlined the play's Broadway transfer, which officially opened at the Lyceum Theatre in April 2017 and got a Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play. The Broadway production enjoyed a lengthy run and finally played its closing performance on January 6, 2019. The mishaps continue, however, as The Play That Goes Wrong almost immediately reopened off Broadway in February 2019, delighting audiences with its signature brand of physical comedy.
How long is The Play That Goes Wrong?
The Play That Goes Wrong runs 2 hours, including an intermission.
Where can I watch The Play That Goes Wrong?
The Play That Goes Wrong is currently running Off Broadway at New World Stages in the Theatre District. There are performances every day except Tuesday.
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(Photos by Jeremy Daniel)
2hr (Incl. Intermission)
February 11th, 2019
October 15th, 2021
April 30th, 2023
February 11th, 2019
New World Stages
Appropriate for ages 8+
Cast and creative
By: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields
Director: Matt DiCarlo
Producer: Kevin McCollum, J. J. Abrams, Kenny Wax, Stage Presence Ltd. and Catherine Schreiber
Cast list: Adam Petherbridge (as Max), Kolby Kindle (as Trevor), Brent Bateman (as Robert), Trevor Braun (as Dennis), Chris Lanceley (as Chris Bean), Ashley N. Hildreth (as Annie), Clyde Voce (as Jonathan), Maggie Weston (as Sandra), Damien Brett, Laura D’Andre, Ellie MacPherson, Sid Solomon
Design: Nigel Hook
Lighting: Jeremy Cunningham
Costume: Roberto Surace
Sound: Beth Lake