The Play That Goes Wrong Sets Closing Date on Broadway

Broadway News   The Play That Goes Wrong Sets Closing Date on Broadway
 
The play about a play marked J.J. Abrams' Broadway debut as a producer.
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Harrison Unger, Jonathan Fielding, Clifton Duncan, Amelia McClain, and Alex Mandell Jeremy Daniel

The Play That Goes Wrong, a comedy about an amateur production of a murder mystery that goes hopelessly awry, will end its run at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre August 26.

The production officially opened on Broadway April 2, 2017, following previews that began March 9. At the time of its closing, the play will have played 27 preview performances and 585 regular performances.

Read: HOW THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG DEFIED ALL ODDS TO BECOME BROADWAY'S LONGEST-RUNNING PLAY

A national tour will launch in September in Pittsburgh. Casting and a full itinerary, which will also include a five-week stint at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, will be announced at a later time.

The Olivier-winning comedy, which began in a pub as a U.K. fringe production, currently stars Preston Truman Boyd, Ashley Bryant, Mark Evans, Jonathan Fielding, Alex Mandell, Amelia McClain, Harrison Unger, and Akron Watson. The company also features Ned Noyes, Ashley Reyes, Katie Sexton, and Quinn Van Antwerp.

Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields (who all appeared in the original Broadway cast), The Play That Goes Wrong is produced by J. J. Abrams, Kevin McCollum, Kenny Wax, Stage Presence Ltd., and Catherine Schreiber. Abrams, best known as the director of blockbuster films such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, made his Broadway producing debut with this show.

The Play That Goes Wrong is directed by Mark Bell and features Tony Award-winning set design by Nigel Hook, lighting design by Ric Mountjoy, sound design by Andy Johnson, and costume design by Roberto Surace.

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