The West End's Olivier Winning The Play That Goes Wrong Eyes Broadway for 2017

News   The West End's Olivier Winning The Play That Goes Wrong Eyes Broadway for 2017
 
The Play That Goes Wrong, a comedy about an amateur university production that goes hopelessly awry, has gone blissfully right; it won last year's Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and continues now in its second sell-out year at the West End's Duchess Theatre. It is also now eyeing a Broadway bow in 2017.

Meanwhile, the same Mischief Theatre Company, whose invention it is, has recently been simultaneously back in the West End with the Christmas entertainment Peter Pan Goes Wrong that played at the Apollo Theatre, and in March will be premiering yet another new play The Comedy About the Bank Robbery at the West End's Criterion Theatre, with a cast led by co-creators Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shield, that follows eight incompetent criminals trying to steal a diamond. 

Co-producer Kenny Wax told Playbill that the original cast of the new play need to run through the New Year with it, before they can take The Play That Goes Wrong to Broadway. He commented, "We anticipate being on Broadway by mid February 2017 and we are being offered theatres." The company is partnering with Kevin McCollum, the Broadway producer behind Rent, Avenue Q, Something Rotten and Hand to God, to take it to New York.

He adds, "The London run of The Play That Goes Wrong has played to 100 percent capacity since the beginning of December — quite incredible really how it has built based on word of mouth. And of course we performed in front of Prince Harry on the Royal Variety show. The advance is over £1m which for a play at the Duchess is remarkable."

For further details on the London run of The Play That Goes Wrong, visit http://www.theplaythatgoeswrong.com or contact the box office, 0330 333 4810. For details on The Comedy About the Bank Robbery, visit http://www.thecomedyaboutabankrobbery.com or contact the box office on 0844 847 1778

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