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The Shark is Broken at George Street Playhouse

Dates: (4/29/2025 - 5/18/2025 )


George Street Playhouse

9 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick,NJ 08901

Phone: 732-246-7717

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By Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon
Directed by David Saint

Three Hollywood legends are stranded in the middle of the ocean while filming one of the greatest American movies, JAWS. Why are they stranded? The Shark is Broken!

From playwrights Ian Shaw (son of Robert Shaw) and Joseph Nixon, the Olivier Award-nominated The Shark is Broken takes a dive into the choppy waters of making this iconic Hollywood blockbuster through the eyes of its stars – Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider, and Richard Dreyfuss. Through their trials and tribulations in making a great American picture, the play dives into the dark side of these prolific actors' lives – between maintaining relevance, overcoming guilt, and fighting addictions.

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George Street Playhouse is at 9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ.

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