Review Roundup: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at The Ahmanson in Los Angeles; What Did The Critics Think?Review Roundup: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at The Ahmanson in Los Angeles; What Did The Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

The Play That Goes Wrong is now open at the Ahmanson Theater! What did the critics have to say? Read all the reviews! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Opens At The Ahmanson TheatrePhoto Flash: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Opens At The Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019

The national tour of 'The Play That Goes Wrong,' the hilarious Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy celebrated its opening night at the Ahmanson Theatre last night! (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at the Ahmanson TheatreBWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at the Ahmanson Theatre
by Don Grigware - Jul 11, 2019

No one carries off a farce better than the Brits. It seems like they invented it just as we Americans invented the musical. Mischief Theatre first presented The Play That Goes Wrong in 2015 and then it came to Broadway in 2017. Now it is on tour, currently onstage at the Ahmanson until August 11. I cannot think of a better word to describe it than INSANITY. Most farces have slamming doors, pratfalls galore, double entendres, and mistaken identities. But when the slapstick turns into entire sets collapsing, as well as actors moving about helter skelter in nonstop fashion? The Play That Goes Wrong is unlike any other farce you may have seen. To say you will laugh uproarisouly is an understatement. Naturally, it will appeal to all actors and theatre lovers who know that live, anything can happen onstage. The Play That Goes Wrong carries it to the furthest extreme. (more...)

BWW Interview: From Understudy to Lead, Brandon J. Ellis Can't Go WRONGBWW Interview: From Understudy to Lead, Brandon J. Ellis Can't Go WRONG
by Gil Kaan - Jul 5, 2019

The U.S. tour of the Olivier Award-winning THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG lands at the Ahmanson Theatre for its Los Angeles stop beginning July 9, 2019. This madcap play-within-a-play also won, among other laurels, the Tony for Best Scenic Design in 2017. I 'rightfully' got a chance to ask a few questions of WRONG's Brandon J. Ellis. Brandon's the U.S. tour's original Trevor, the sound and lighting tech handling the play-within-a-play THE MURDER AT HAVERSHAM MANOR, a 1920's murder mystery. (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Begins Performances at the Ahmanson July 9thTHE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Begins Performances at the Ahmanson July 9th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019

The national tour of "The Play That Goes Wrong," the hilarious Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy, will begin performances at the Ahmanson Theatre on July 9 with the opening set for Wednesday, July 10 at 8 p.m. Performances will continue through August 11, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at The Majestic Theatre San AntonioBWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at The Majestic Theatre San Antonio
by Ashley Corbaley - Jun 19, 2019

When things go wrong they go right for the National Tour of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, now playing at the Majestic Theatre San Antonio. A play within a play, things go from bad to worse onstage and offstage in all the most creative and wonderful of ways. As a result, an evening of hilarity ensues filling the theater with continuous roars of laughter. From breaking props to breaking character, this sensationally popular hit proves just how far actors will take the phrase: “The show must go on!” (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Play at Walton Arts CenterTHE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Play at Walton Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019

The rip-roaring comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong will play at Walton Arts Center's Baum Hall Nov. 12-17. (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Comes To The Ahmanson Theatre Next MonthTHE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Comes To The Ahmanson Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019

"The Play That Goes Wrong," the hilarious Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy, will make its Los Angeles debut at the Ahmanson Theatre on July 9 and will continue through August 11, 2019. The opening is set for Wednesday, July 10 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG National Tour at Gammage AuditoriumBWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG National Tour at Gammage Auditorium
by Timothy Shawver - Mar 21, 2019

Comic obstacle course THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG thrills Gammage patrons. (more...)

BWW Review: How Much is Too Much in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at DCPA?BWW Review: How Much is Too Much in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at DCPA?
by Jon Bee - Mar 14, 2019

As a long time thespian, I have seen first-hand what happens when a performance does not go according to plan. In fact, it is through theater that I learned the important concept of "cope and adjust." But what happens when everything goes up in flames? Well, you cope and adjust, until the last flame burns out. Such is the case in the latest show to hit DCPA, The Play That Goes Wrong. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at The Kennedy CenterBWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at The Kennedy Center
by Kelle Long - Dec 22, 2018

I cannot fathom willingly undertaking the escalating catastrophes of The Play that Goes Wrong night after night. The potential for disaster is, of course, the masochistic thrill of live theater. Anything can happen but how often do you actually see anything go wrong in a play? Yet, we are all tethered by this morbid curiosity for the possibility that things could at any moment fall apart. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Oriental TheatreBWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Oriental Theatre
by Patrick Rybarczyk - Dec 7, 2018

If there's one thing the world needs more of right now it's laughter. Sometimes we just need a few hours to set our brains to the side to rest while watching a show filled with hysterics and hijinks. There's plenty of all of that in the slapstick-filled farce, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, running now at The Oriental Theatre. (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Comes To The Kennedy CenterTHE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Comes To The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong, the hilarious Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy, will make its Washington, D.C. debut at the Kennedy Center December 18, 2018-January 6, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: You Can't Go Wrong With THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONGBWW Review: You Can't Go Wrong With THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 15, 2018

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG gives new meaning to the phrase "brings down the house." An incredible ensemble, seamless direction, and a Tony Award-winning set combine for non-stop, laugh-inducing antics that make this night of theater an absolute delight. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Goes So Right at OrpheumBWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Goes So Right at Orpheum
by Christine Swerczek - Oct 31, 2018

Nothing goes wrong in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Omaha's Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is Brilliant Slapstick ComedyBWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is Brilliant Slapstick Comedy
by Frank Benge - Oct 25, 2018

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is a comedy by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields of Mischief Theatre Company that won Best New Comedy at the 2015 Laurence Olivier Awards. Mischief Theatre Company have also written Peter Pan Goes Wrong which opened at London's Apollo Theatre in December 2015 starring the same cast. They have also done a spoof of Dickens A Christmas Carol, all with the same frenetic pace and trademark extreme physical comedy. It's like the hyperactive child of Noises Off gone off their meds. (more...)

BWW Review: Everything Right With THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at The Straz Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: Everything Right With THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Oct 17, 2018

Is there a proper way to describe the best worst play ever? If I was in the audience for "The Murder at Haversham Manor," I probably would have walked out. Before the play even began, scenery was falling, the door wouldn't stay closed and the weary stage manager brought out duct tape. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Delivers the Comedy Goods for Nashville AudiencesBWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Delivers the Comedy Goods for Nashville Audiences
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 10, 2018

Everything that could conceivably trip up seasoned performers - who've been reciting monologues in front of their bathroom mirrors since they were toddlers, bring down a set considered to be a landmark in design for the stage (or in the history of architecture since the Greeks built their first temple and the Romans engineered their first aqueduct), and/or send scores of trembling thespians to the emergency room after but one performance - actually befall the cast and crew of The Play That Goes Wrong. (more...)

Everything's Going Right for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Evan Alexander SmithEverything's Going Right for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Evan Alexander Smith
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 5, 2018

"Two hours of uncompromising joy" is how Evan Alexander Smith describes the critically acclaimed The Play That Goes Wrong, the West End and Broadway comedy hit which just recently embarked on its first national tour of the USA, bringing its unique amalgam of theatrical artistry, uproarious humor and full-out laughter to audiences all over the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG National Tour Cast In ActionPhoto Flash: Get A First Look at THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG National Tour Cast In Action
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Play That Goes Wron's national tour. Take a look at the cast who's getting it Wrong in cities all across North America. The tour currently is in Hartford, CT, and travels on to Greenville, SC, Nashville, TN, Tampa, FL, and more. Check the show's website for the full tour route. (more...)

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