Matt Harrington, Ryan Vincent Anderson, and More to Embrace Calamity in New Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
A new semester is beginning at Cornley University this winter as the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong moves up the block to New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) and welcomes a new company for the Off-Broadway production beginning Monday, February 11th.
The new production of The Play That Goes Wrong will feature Ryan Vincent Anderson as Trevor, Brent Bateman as Robert, Bartley Booz as Dennis, Matt Harrington as Chris, Bianca Horn as Annie, Chris Lanceley as Jonathan, Ashley Reyes as Sandra, and Matt Walker as Max. The cast will also include Damien Brett, Adam Daveline, Simone Policano, and Maggie Weston.
Mischief Theatre co-founder and co-writer Henry Lewis said "The new cast is the best one yet, it contains an actor who shows some promise and we hope his parole officer changes her mind and allows him to go on. I'm told the actors are being paid in fruit - which is certainly interesting." Producer Kevin McCollum adds that "the fruit is all pre-washed."
Producer J.J. Abrams said "I haven't seen the show, but absolutely have no plans to see it."
The Play That Goes Wrong will be directed by Matt DiCarlo featuring set design by Tony Award winner Nigel Hook, costume design by Roberto Surace, lighting design by Jeremy Cunningham, and sound design by Beth Lake. The original Broadway production was directed by Mark Bell and featured lighting design by Ric Mountjoy and sound design by Andrew Johnson.
The Play That Goes Wrong begins performances on February 11 and officially opens Off-Broadway on February 20 at New World Stages - Stage 4.
Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong is a riotous comedy about the theatre. The play introduces The 'Cornley University Drama Society' who are attempting to put on a 1920s' murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong...does, as the accident prone thespians battle on against all odds to get to their final curtain call.
The Play That Goes Wrong began performances on Broadway March 9, 2017, officially opened on April 2, 2017, and concluded its run on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at The Lyceum Theatre. The Broadway production of The Play That Goes Wrong received the 2017 Tony Award for Best Set Design, a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Best Play and the Theater Fans Award Choice Award for Best Play.
Awarded 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, 2014 WhatsOnStage Best New Comedy and 2015 UK BroadwayWorld Best New Play Awards, The Play That Goes Wrong is now in its fourth year in the West End, is currently on a 30 week UK tour and playing on six continents. The producers have avoided Antarctica for fear of a frosty reception.
It is a remarkable rags-to-riches story for a play which started its life at a London fringe venue with only four paying members of the public at the first performance, and has gone on to play to an audience of over 2 million people around the world.
Mischief Theatre, led by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer, was founded in 2008 by a group of graduates of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and began as an improvised comedy group. Mischief Theatre performs across the UK and internationally with improvised and original scripted work.
Tickets for the Off-Broadway production are now available by calling Telecharge at 800-447-7400, online at www.telecharge.com or in person at the New World Stages box office.