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 Mirvish is Outrageously FunBWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Mirvish is Outrageously Fun
by Taylor Long - Jan 12, 2019

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG has to be the loudest I've ever heard a Toronto audience laugh. The hilarious farce has captured the essence of what most theatre professionals spend their lives fearing. It takes the unpredictable nature of live theatre and exaggerates the hell out of it. (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: 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...)

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...)

Photo Exclusive: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Opens In PittsburghPhoto Exclusive: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Opens In Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong launched its First National Tour on Wednesday September 19th in Pittsburgh. Take peek at photos from the opening performance and party and some production shots below. From Pittsburgh the tour continues on to Hartford, CT, Greenville, NC, and Nashville, TN. Check out the show's website for the full tour route.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is Wildly EntertainingBWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is Wildly Entertaining
by Dylan Shaffer - Sep 21, 2018

The funniest play of the 21stcentury launches its National Tour in Pittsburgh this week. The Play That Goes Wrong is right as rain and will leave you crying with laughter and delight. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Tour Cast Explores PittsburghPhoto Flash: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Tour Cast Explores Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Cornley University Drama Society is hitting the road with the Olivier & Tony Award-winning production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, which has inexplicably become longest-running play on Broadway. The cast begins performances today in Pittsburgh, and took to the city to explore! Check out some photos below! (more...)

Evan Alexander Smith, Jamie Ann Romero, and More to Court Disaster in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG National TourEvan Alexander Smith, Jamie Ann Romero, and More to Court Disaster in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

The Cornley University Drama Society is excited to announce they have found enough students willing to live out of a suitcase for a year to fully cast the first national tour of the Olivier & Tony Award-winning production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, which has inexplicably become longest-running play on Broadway. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season Including Repertory World PremiereEveryman Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season Including Repertory World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Furthering its established, 27-year reputation for best-in-class subscriber loyalty and exceptional artistic achievement, Everyman Theatre proudly announces its 2018/19 Season-a gloriously compelling showcase for the esteemed Resident Company which celebrates exciting new voices in playwriting alongside long-celebrated masters of the form. (more...)

M. BUTTERFLY at Everyman Theatre - What a Bold Presentation of a Psychological Thriller Full of SurprisesM. BUTTERFLY at Everyman Theatre - What a Bold Presentation of a Psychological Thriller Full of Surprises
by Charles Shubow - Sep 15, 2017

David Henry Hwang Tony winning play is given a riveting presentation by Everyman's Artistic Director and Director Vincent M. Lancisi. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning M. BUTTEFLY Takes Flight at Baltimore's Everyman TheatreTony Award-Winning M. BUTTEFLY Takes Flight at Baltimore's Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi directs a sprawling cast of actors and collaborators in Everyman Theatre's sweeping season opener, M. Butterfly, in performances September 6 - October 8, 2017. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this season, David Henry Hwang's torrid and timeless Tony Award-winning play is a masterful probe of truth, illusion, culture and gender-based on an epic true story. (more...)

BWW Review: BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI at CATF
by Johnna Leary - Jul 29, 2017

A dark comedy about unexpected choices and familial prejudices, Byhalia Mississippi is a phenomenal evening of entertainment directed by Marc Masterson and wonderfully written by Evan Linder. (more...)

BWW Review: WELCOME TO FEAR CITY at CATF
by Johnna Leary - Jul 25, 2017

Though it contains the admirable and relevant racial contemporary message the playwright, Kara Lee Corthron, intended, Welcome to Fear City suffers from a lack of a coherent vision and a dragging pace unsuited to the fast-talking, non-stop world of the 1970's Bronx in which the play is set. (more...)


by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 15, 2017

Welcome to Fear City, premiering at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, WV, shambles along amiably, looking as if it has no more greater object than to be a loose black family dramedy set forty years ago. That is, until it dawns on you that the play's ambition is to be nothing less than a snapshot of a time and place where a lot of things happened, and one vitally important thing, hip hop, came into being. (more...)

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