The Shark Is Broken on Broadway Tickets
The Shark Is Broken on Broadway: What to expect - 1
The Shark Is Broken on Broadway: What to expect - 2
The Shark Is Broken on Broadway: What to expect - 3
New York, NY

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: What to expect - 1
The Shark Is Broken on Broadway: What to expect - 2
The Shark Is Broken on Broadway: What to expect - 3
82/100
The Shark Is Broken on Broadway Tickets

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

Plays, Broadway

Age

Recommended for ages 14+

The Shark Is Broken on Broadway: What to expect - 1
The Shark Is Broken on Broadway: What to expect - 2
The Shark Is Broken on Broadway: What to expect - 3

1K+ Reviews

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

598 Reviews | 285 Followers
90
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Three outstanding actors,stuck in a boat during the filming of Jaws,give a "jaw" droppin perf while discussin art,money,fame,fatherhood etc*

Don’t see it if Watching the movie would be helpful with some references.

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

759 Reviews | 422 Followers
93
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing, Clever

See it if A sure fire hit with all of the outstanding components including acting, directing, set, lighting & script. Bravo!

Don’t see it if No negative comments.

Phil 9070

Phil 9070

414 Reviews | 95 Followers
90
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if I must admit I went into this play a little hesitant about the subject matter but what a pleasant surprise. This features great acting by

Don’t see it if All 3 principles especially Ian Shaw portraying his father. Also many humorous moments making for an enjoyable afternoon. Highly recommended

XS2211

XS2211

314 Reviews | 187 Followers
83
Mainly about actor & acting, Thought-provoking, Stage too big, Great staging, Great acting

See it if 90 min no intermission. If you’re here for the shark you’ll be disappointed. The projection is amazing, but only as a time indicator..

Don’t see it if It’s the JAW’s “3 leads on set” talking about filming. You’ll glance a bit about actors’ process and life, and empathize with them.

View all reviews

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

More information about The Shark Is Broken on Broadway

Get tickets to The Shark Is Broken on Broadway, or sign up to receive our latest news and show alerts.

Show schedule

Sorry, no performance schedule available.

Frequently asked questions

What is The Shark Is Broken on Broadway about?

This hilarious account of the mishaps on the set of Jaws is swimming over to Broadway after premiering in the U.K. Ian Shaw plays his father, Jaws star Robert Shaw, and dives into the drama behind the landmark blockbuster. Learn about tickets now.

How long is The Shark Is Broken on Broadway?

The running time of The Shark Is Broken on Broadway is 1h 35m

Where is The Shark Is Broken on Broadway playing?

The Shark Is Broken on Broadway is playing at Golden Theatre. The theatre is located in 252 West 45th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, 10036.

What's the age requirement for The Shark Is Broken on Broadway?

The recommended age for The Shark Is Broken on Broadway is Recommended for ages 14+.

How do you book tickets for The Shark Is Broken on Broadway?

Book tickets for The Shark Is Broken on Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.

Tickets

Tickets for this event are currently not available. Check back soon.

Get the latest updates on The Shark Is Broken on Broadway

Sign up to our mailing list to receive exclusive offers, new show ticket alerts and seasonal promotions. You can unsubscribe at any time.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy

Subscribe to our newsletter to unlock exclusive New York theatre updates!

  • Get early access to Broadway's newest shows
  • Access to exclusive deals and promotions
  • Stay in the know about top shows and news on Broadway
  • Get updates on shows that are important to you

You can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy