The Play That Goes Wrong to Move Off-Broadway | Playbill

Off-Broadway News The Play That Goes Wrong to Move Off-Broadway The Broadway play takes its final bow at the Lyceum Theatre in January.
Harrison Unger, Jonathan Fielding, Preston Truman Boyd, Mara Davi, and Alex Mandell Jeremy Daniel

British import The Play That Goes Wrong will end its run on Broadway in January, but it’s not going very far. The comedy will move to Off-Broadway’s New World Stages, beginning performances at the underground, midtown venue February 11.

The announcement follows the news of Avenue Q planning to end its 10-year engagement at New World Stages, which, like The Play That Goes Wrong, moved to the space shortly after its Broadway engagement.


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, which is attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery. But as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does as the accident-prone thespians struggle to get to their final curtain call.

The Mark Bell-directed Broadway production, produced by J. J. Abrams and Kevin McCollum, opened at the Lyceum Theatre in April 2017, going on to win a Tony Award for set designer Nigel Hook. Though the play initially announced an August 26 closing notice, it later pushed its final date to January 2019. A national tour launched in September.

Casting for the Off-Broadway engagement will be announced later.

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