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Ian Shaw trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, having obtained a BA in American Studies at Sussex University. Theatre includes War Horse and Common (National Theatre); Widowers’ Houses, The Importance of Being Earnest, Nude with Violin, The Philadelphia Story, and The Brothers Karamazov (Manchester Royal Exchange); Three Sisters (Nuffield and Theatre Royal Bath); Private Lives and Closer (Birmingham Rep); The Rivals (Derby Playhouse and Philadelphia Walnut St); The Tempest (SRT) and Much Ado About Nothing in London’s West End. Television includes “Sharpe,” “Soldier, Soldier,” “Medics,” “Wuthering Heights,” “The Queen,” “Ghost Hour,” “Silent Witness,” “Cambridge Spies” and the Emmy award-winning “Hiroshima.” Film includes Century, Moondance, The Boys and Girl from County Clare, The Contract and Johnny English Reborn.

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Original Broadway Production, 2023
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West End Transfer, 2009
Friedrich Miller [Replacement]


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Broadway Licensing Global Acquires Rights to THE SHARK IS BROKEN

Broadway Licensing Global has acquired the rights to The Shark is Broken, by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon. The 95 minute, three-person play received a highly praised premiere at the Edinburgh Festival in 2019. It has since gone on to widely celebrated runs on London’s West End and a recently closed run, on Broadway.

THE SHARK IS BROKEN & More Set for George Street Playhouse 2024-2025 Season

George Street Playhouse has unveiled complete programming for the 2024–2025 season. See the lineup and learn how to purchase tickets.

Cynthia Nixon Visits THE SHARK IS BROKEN Ahead of Closing Weekend

On Thursday, November 16, ahead of THE SHARK IS BROKEN’s final weekend on Broadway at the Golden Theatre, Cynthia Nixon (The Gilded Age, And Just Like That…, Sex and the City), stopped by to see the splash-hit! After the show, she met the cast and posed for a photo.

3 Broadway Shows Close Today

Today, November 19, 2023, Broadway says goodbye to three productions. The Shark Is Broken takes its final bow at the John Golden Theatre following 18 previews and 116 regular performances; Jaja's African Hair Braiding wraps up at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre following  21 previews and 56 regular performances; and Melissa Etheridge: My Window concludes its run at the Circle in the Square Theatre following 8 previews and 44 regular performances.

THE SHARK IS BROKEN Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway

This weekend, THE SHARK IS BROKEN celebrated 100 performances at the Golden Theatre! Learn how to purchase tickets to the show!

THE SHARK IS BROKEN Enters Final 3 Weeks of Performances on Broadway

Only three more weeks to see the strictly limited engagement of THE SHARK IS BROKEN, the laugh-out-loud comedy that has been making a splash on Broadway.

Photo: Paul Rudd & Lin-Manuel Miranda Visit THE SHARK IS BROKEN

See photos of Paul Rudd and Lin-Manuel Miranda at The Shark is Broken on Broadway!

Richard Dreyfuss is Unhappy With How He is Portrayed in THE SHARK IS BROKEN

The Shark is Broken is the new Broadway play, which explores the behind-the-scenes drama that took place during the filming of the 1975 film Jaws. Richard Dreyfuss shared his opinions on the production in a recent interview, including how it hurt his feelings the way he was portrayed.

Photos: Original JAWS Star Richard Dreyfuss Visits THE SHARK IS BROKEN on Broadway

The stars of THE SHARK IS BROKEN got a special surprise at the Golden Theater on Wednesday when the real Richard Dreyfuss came to the show! Check out photos!

Photos/Video: Leslie Odom, Jr. Hosts BROADWAY FOREVER Concert With Alex Newell, Adam Pascal, Shoshana Bean, and More!

The second installment of Broadway Forever was held on October 15, hosted by Leslie Odom, Jr. and featuring performances from Adam Pascal, Alex Newell, Shoshana Bean, and more. Check out photos and video footage here!

THE SHARK IS BROKEN to Offer $75 Orchestra and $45 Mezzanine Tickets as Part of 'Sharktober'

Celebrate “Sharktober” with $75 orchestra tickets and $45 mezzanine tickets to see the laugh-out-loud comedy that has been making a splash on Broadway.

Leslie Odom, Jr. Will Host BROADWAY FOREVER Concert With Alex Newell, Adam Pascal, Jessica Vosk, and More

NY Forever has announced the lineup and volunteer opportunities for the second installment of Broadway Forever. Learn more about the upcoming concert here!

Photos: Ben Stiller Visits THE SHARK IS BROKEN on Broadway

On Saturday, September 30, movie star Ben Stiller took his family to see The Shark Is Broken on Broadway at The Golden Theatre. He met up with stars Alex Brightman, Ian Shaw, and Colin Donnell backstage after the show to congratulate them and shared stories of working with Steven Spielberg. See photos!

Which Actors Have Played Their Own Family Members on Broadway?

This time, the reader question was: In The Shark is Broken, Ian Shaw portrays his father Robert Shaw on stage. Have other actors played their real-life family members on Broadway or off-Broadway?

THE SHARK IS BROKEN Enters Final 8 Weeks On Broadway

Audiences only have 8 weeks left to see the critically acclaimed comedy that has been making a splash on Broadway, THE SHARK IS BROKEN. Get performance and ticket information here!

Stage Door Behavior: The Plays

In May, I promised a series of stage door behavior stories. And then there were a lot of more timely stories to report on and, unfortunately, the next installment in the series got pushed. But now I can finally do the second installment, on plays.

Best Broadway Shows in 2023

Not sure about which Broadway show to see in 2023? Check out a full list of what's new on Broadway and which productions to catch before they're gone for good!

Video: Stars Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night of THE SHARK IS BROKEN

In this video, watch as BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge takes you to the opening night red carpet for The Shark Is Broken to chat with some of the evening's celebrity guests, including Al Roker, Patti Murin, Christian Slater, Nikki M. James, James Monroe Iglehart, Orfeh, and more!

Video: The Company of THE SHARK IS BROKEN Hits The Red Carpet On Opening Night

Last night, The Shark Is Broken officially opened at the Golden Theatre! Check out video from the red carpet as BroadwayWorld takes you inside opening night!

Video: Go Inside Opening Night of THE SHARK IS BROKEN

On Thursday night, the best of Broadway was at the Golden Theatre to celebrate opening night of The Shark Is Broken.We're taking you inside opening night in this video!


How many Broadway shows has Ian Shaw been in?

Ian Shaw has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Ian Shaw been in?

Ian Shaw has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Ian Shaw's first West End show?

Ian Shaw's first West End show was War Horse which opened in 2009

What is Ian Shaw next theatre project?

Ian Shaw's next show will be The Shark Is Broken which opens on 8/10/2023 on Broadway.

How many shows has Ian Shaw written?

Ian Shaw has written 1 shows including The Shark is Broken (Writer).

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