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The Shark Is Broken on Broadway Tickets

Sink your teeth into this comedic behind-the-scenes look at the making of Jaws.
The Shark Is Broken on Broadway Tickets
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About The Shark Is Broken on Broadway

Swim on over to the Golden Theatre for The Shark Is Broken on Broadway, the hit comedy play coming to New York after runs in Scotland, England, and Canada. Get The Shark Is Broken tickets, and discover the behind-the-scenes story of Jaws that made as many waves as the movie itself.

The Shark Is Broken play takes place on Martha's Vineyard in 1974, where Jaws filming is delayed — again — thanks to foul weather and yet another malfunction of the mechanical shark that's more frustrating than frightening. Crammed onto a tiny boat while waiting for production to resume, the three lead actors — Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, and Roy Scheider — are losing their patience, and a famous feud erupts.

The show, by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, is a juicy and funny look into on-set drama, but it also honors Jaws's landmark success when the movie looked likely to sink. Jaws (1975) was Steven Spielberg's second feature film, and it came out during the summer, a then-unpopular time for movie premieres. But Jaws ended up being the first "summer blockbuster movie" as we know it, and John Williams's score became instantly iconic.

The Shark Is Broken is also a tribute the trio of lead actors, particularly Robert Shaw. Co-writer Ian Shaw is Robert's son, and he has played his father in all iterations of The Shark Is Broken, beginning at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019.

The show went on to a 2021 run in London's West End, where it earned an Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play. The North American premiere took place in 2022 in Toronto ahead of its Broadway premiere.

How long is The Shark Is Broken on Broadway?

The Shark Is Broken on Broadway runs 90 minutes with no intermission.

Tickets to The Shark Is Broken in New York are available now.

Run time

1h 35m

Start date

July 25th, 2023

Categories

Age

Recommended for ages 14+

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Elisa 9119
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting
90 / 100
DOUG Rob NYC
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing, Clever
93 / 100
Phil 9070
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
90 / 100
XS2211
Mainly about actor & acting, Thought-provoking, Stage too big, Great staging, Great acting
83 / 100
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Our Review

'The Shark Is Broken' review — rough seas behind the scenes of 'Jaws'

3 of 5
09 Aug 2023, 02:00
Read our review of The Shark Is Broken on Broadway, featuring Ian Shaw, Alex Brightman, and Colin Donnell as the stars of Steven Spielberg's 1975 blockbuster.

Stars on stage

The Shark Is Broken on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon
Director: Guy Masterson
Cast list: Ian Shaw (as Robert Shaw)
Design: Duncan Henderson
Costumes: Duncan Henderson
Lighting: Jon Clark
Sound: Adam Cork
Other info: Original music by Adam Cork, video design by Nina Dunn

Venue

252 West 45th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

Accommodations for patrons who are blind, deaf, partially sighted, and/or have hearing loss; partial wheelchair access

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