Broadway's upcoming The Shark Is Broken has revealed in-person rush and digital lottery programs that will offer tickets as low as $30. Starring Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice), Colin Donnell (Anything Goes), and Ian Shaw, the comedy is set to begin performing July 25 at the Golden Theatre. The 16-week limited engagement opens August 10.
Rush tickets will be available in person at the Golden Theatre box office beginning at 10 AM for that day's performance(s) only. The $30 tickets will have locations determined at the discretion of the box office.
Theatregoers can also enter a digital lottery for a chance to purchase up to two tickets for $46 each. Entries will be accepted beginning at midnight ET the day before the performance, with winners drawn the same day at 10 AM (for matinees) and 3 PM (for evening performances). Winners will have five hours to complete their purchase. To enter, visit Rush.Telecharge.com.
Jaws, released in 1975, is considered one of the first true summer blockbusters. The Steven Spielberg film grossed almost $800 million and earned three Academy Awards (Best Original Score, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing). But it was not without its problems. The Shark Is Broken, written by Shaw and Joseph Nixon, takes audiences behind the scenes as the film's three stars try to cope with foul weather, a temperamental mechanical shark, and each other's egos.
Shaw reprises his role as his father Robert Shaw, who played Quint in the film, while Brightman will play Richard Dreyfuss and Donnell will play Roy Scheider.
Brightman was Tony-nominated for his roles in Beetlejuice and School of Rock. Donnell was last seen on Broadway in Violet.
The Shark Is Broken premiered at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019, and opened in the West End in 2021. The play is, believe it or not, one of two theatrical works tracking the creation of Jaws. A separate musical, titled Bruce, made its world premiere at Seattle Rep in 2022. The Shark is Broken comes to Broadway following a 2022 North American premiere at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre. The London bow was nominated for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play at the 2022 Olivier Awards.
Guy Masterson makes his Broadway directorial debut, leading a creative team that includes scenic and costume design by Duncan Henderson, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design and original music by Adam Cork, and video design by Nina Dunn. Casting is by Jim Carnahan Casting.