The national tour of The Play That Goes Wrong, which launched in September 2018 in Pittsburgh, recouped its investment in 15 weeks, during the week ending January 6 at The Kennedy Center.
The tour, playing Toronto through February 10, is currently scheduled to make stops in Detroit, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and more.
Producer Kevin McCollum said in a statement, “We have been so thrilled at how audiences around the country have embraced the show. We look forward to continue making things go wrong across America in 2019!”
The Broadway production of The Play That Goes Wrong concluded its run at the Lyceum Theatre January 6 and will resume performances Off-Broadway on February 11 at New World Stages.
Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong introduces The Cornley University Drama Society, who are attempting to put on a 1920’s murder mystery, but everything that can go wrong does, as the accident-prone thespians battle on against all odds to get to their final curtain call.
After a successful London run, The Play That Goes Wrong began performances on Broadway March 9, 2017, and officially opened April 2. Upon closing, the production played 27 previews and 745 performances. The Broadway staging received the 2017 Tony Award for Best Set Design.
The Play That Goes Wrong is produced on tour by Kevin McCollum, J.J. Abrams, Kenny Wax, Stage Presence Ltd., Catherine Schreiber, Ken Davenport, Double Gemini Productions / deRoy-Brunish, Damian Arnold / TC Beech, Greenleaf Productions / Bard-Roth, Martian Entertainment / Jack Lane / John Yonover, and Lucas McMahon.