The Play That Goes Wrong 2017

Run Time:
Two hours, with one intermission
Ages: 8+
Opened: April 2, 2017
Closing: January 06, 2019

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Lyceum Theatre (Broadway)
149 W. 45th St. New York, NY 10036

The time is right to see THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway's funniest and longest-running play! This Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can't play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it's "A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY!" (The Daily Beast) and "TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES!" (HuffPost). Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG "A GUT-BUSTING HIT," and Cindy Adams of the New York Post has just one word for you: "GO!" Get tickets now – it would be WRONG to wait!

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‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ Broadway Review: JJ Abrams Presents a British Farce With a Thick Slice of Ham
7 / 10

'The Play That Goes Wrong' sometimes threatens to outstay its welcome and dissipate its considerable charms over time. There is, after all, a fine line between repetition for comic effect and the tedium of beating a punchline until it is good and dead. But the Broadway production is considerably tighter than the one that played two years ago on London's West End...For much of its two-hour running time, 'The Play That Goes Wrong' offers a hilarious tribute to the spirit of the theater and the mantra that the show must go on - served up with a thick slice of ham.

The Play That Goes Wrong review at Lyceum Theatre, New York – ‘deliriously funny’
9 / 10

In London, it is playing at one of the West End's smallest playhouses, and feels full of homespun charm. On Broadway, on a larger stage, it seems to have found the courage to take even bigger risks. The result is not just the funniest play on Broadway at the moment, but also one that demonstrates that the London fringe can still act as a launch pad to bigger things. Broadway is sure to take this show to its heart. A long run seems likely.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is the Second Longest Running Show at the Lyceum Theatre
by Stephi Wild - December 22, 2018


A lot has been going right for The Play That Goes Wrong! After announcing that the play will end its Broadway run in January, it was recently confirmed that it will transfer off-Broadway. Now, tipped off to us by Corey Brunish and confirmed on ibdb.com, we have just learned that it is the second longest-running show at the Lyceum Theatre!

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Finds a New Home to Wreak Havoc Off-Broadway
by Julie Musbach - December 20, 2018


The Play That Goes Wrong will find new ill-fated life following the end of its Broadway run. The show will close at the Lyceum Theatre on January 6th, then move to New World Stages Off-Broadway on February 11th.

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Delivers the Comedy Goods for Nashville Audiences
by Jeffrey Ellis - October 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.

Everything's Going Right for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Evan Alexander Smith
by Jeffrey Ellis - October 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.

Photo Flash: Meet the Disastrous New Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Julie Musbach - September 11, 2018


Fall semester has begun at Cornley University as Broadway's longest running comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, welcomes Toccarra Cash and Mara Davi to the Drama Society beginning tonight Tuesday, September 11th.

Mara Davi and Toccarra Cash Join Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Tonight
by Julie Musbach - September 11, 2018


Fall semester has begun at Cornley University as Broadway's longest running comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, welcomes Toccarra Cash and Mara Davi to the Drama Society beginning tonight Tuesday, September 11th. Cash and Davi will join the cast as Annie and Sandra respectively.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Goes Right and Recoups
by Julie Musbach - August 21, 2018


Broadway's longest running comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, announced today that the Tony Award-winning production has recouped its $4 million investment.

Crisis Averted! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Extends Through January 2019
by Julie Musbach - July 11, 2018


The Play That Goes Wrong, announced today that the Tony Award-winning production has extended its run past its previously announced closing date Sunday, August 26. The show is now on sale until Sunday, January 6, 2019. Tickets will be available starting Friday, July 13 at noon.

Photo Coverage: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Celebrates 500 Performances
by Jennifer Broski - June 14, 2018


The Play That Goes Wrong celebrated its 500th performance on Broadway tonight, June 14th. Following tonight's performance, the cast went backstage for a celebration with a cake made by Dina Jawetz of Cakes By Dina.

The Hijinks Are Over! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to End Run on August 26
by Julie Musbach - May 14, 2018


The producers of Broadway's longest running comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, announced today that the Tony Award-winning production will close on Sunday, August 26, 2018 prior to the launch of the National Tour opening in Pittsburgh, PA in September. Additional tour cities, dates, and casting will be announced at a later date.

VIDEO: J.J. Abrams and Stephen Colbert Take THE LATE SHOW Audience to See THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2018


On a recent episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, J.J. Abrams appeared as a guest. When Abrams wouldn't share spoilers about any of his upcoming projects, he offered compensation by inviting Colbert to see The Play That Goes Wrong, which Abrams co-produced. Colbert asked if he could bring someone, then proceeded to invite the entire Ed Sullivan Theater audience of about 400. The crowd cheered and Colbert assured them that after the show, they would all be heading over to see the Broadway play.

Photo Coverage: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Celebrates One Disastrous Year On Broadway
by Jennifer Broski - March 9, 2018


The Mischief Theatre production of The Play That Goes Wrong, the Tony and Olivier Award winning hit comedy and longest running play on Broadway, celebrates one year of hilarity on The Great White Way on March 9.

Photo Flash: Olympian Broadway Debut Gone Right at THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Nicole Ciravolo - March 6, 2018


The 2018 Olympic Gold Medalists, US Curling Team champions attended the hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong and made their Broadway debut at their first ever Broadway show on Friday night.

Photo Flash: The Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Finds Immense Success In Olympic Curling!
by Nicole Ciravolo - February 23, 2018


Oops, wait... that headline might be wrong.  The Broadway stars of the smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong got in the Olympic spirit in advance of the U.S. Men's Curling team going for the gold medal tonight against Sweden at the PyeongChang Olympics in the last must-see winter Olympics event of the season airing at 1:35am EST. Naturally…their attempt to master the sport of curling all went wrong at The Lefrak Center at Lakeside in Bryant Park, Brooklyn despite expert instruction from CurlNYC coach Dean Roth.

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams Invite Entire Studio Audience to See THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Stephi Wild - February 22, 2018


J.J. Abrams appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, where he talked about the upcoming unnamed Star Wars film, and when he couldn't provide spoilers, he gave the audience a bit of compensation...

Photo Flash: Something Finally Goes Right...Mostly. PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Celebrates Fan Appreciation Day
by Julie Musbach - January 12, 2018


To celebrate The Play That Goes Wrong laughing into the New Year, the hit comedy saluted the audiences who have made them the longest running play on Broadway with a special 'Fan Appreciation Night' yesterday, January 11. In an official statement regarding the evening, the company said: 'The Play That Goes Wrong sincerely apologizes for this misunderstanding. We love our fans (and our fans).'

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Salute Fans with Appreciation Night Gone Right
by Julie Musbach - January 10, 2018


To celebrate The Play That Goes Wrong laughing into the New Year, the hit comedy will salute the audiences who have made them the longest running play on Broadway with a special 'Fan Appreciation Night' on Thursday, January 11 at 7:00pm.

More Chances to Catch the Disaster - PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Now on Sale Through July 1
by Julie Musbach - January 3, 2018


The Tony Award winning hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong continues to go right into the New Year! The producers of the longest running play currently on Broadway have announced that a new block of tickets is now on sale through July 1, 2018 following its best week ever and highest gross yet of $707,315. for the week ending December 31, 2017.

Photo Coverage: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Celebrates 300 Performances
by Jennifer Broski - December 20, 2017


With all that goes wrong, it seems they're doing at least one thing right! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG currently holds the title of longest running play on Broadway. The company just celebrated their remarkable 300th performance and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the day. Check out the photos!

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Teams with Upright Citizens Brigade to Host NYC Student Improv Workshops
by BWW News Desk - December 6, 2017


The Tony Award winning hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, The New York City Department of Education and the acclaimed sketch comedy group Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) have partnered for a day of workshops in an effort to bring the joy and fun of improv and performance to New York City public school students.

Photo Flash: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Gets 'Tool Time' with Tim Allen
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2017


Broadway's longest-running play The Play That Goes Wrong got some face-to-face 'tool time' with television and film star Tim Allen when he visited backstage at The Lyceum Theatre following a performance. Scroll down for a photo!

Broadwaysted Welcomes THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Mark Evans and Amelia McClain
by Broadwaysted - November 29, 2017


This week, we're sitting around the puzzle table in the Wig Room with Mark Evans and Amelia McClain, two stars of the hilarious THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. Since we're backstage before the show, we're sipping on water while Mark and Amelia dish about being in the longest-running play on Broadway and dealing with the set's ego after the Tony.

Bid to Meet THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Star Jonathan Fielding for a Good Cause
by BWW News Desk - November 27, 2017


Bid for you and a guest to meet cast member Jonathan Fielding, along with two orchestra tickets to THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG on Broadway.

The Play That Goes Wrong FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of The Play That Goes Wrong have there been?
The Play That Goes Wrong has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 2017, which opened in 2018, US Tour which opened in 2019, West End which opened in 2021 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2021.
What Tony Awards has The Play That Goes Wrong been nominated for?
The Play That Goes Wrong has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for Nigel Hook.
What Tony Awards has The Play That Goes Wrong won?
The Play That Goes Wrong has won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for Nigel Hook.
What awards has The Play That Goes Wrong been nominated for?
The Play That Goes Wrong has been nominated for several awards, including Outstanding Set Design for a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Nigel Hook, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play at the Drama League Awards for The Play That Goes Wrong, and Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Nigel Hook.
What awards has The Play That Goes Wrong won?
The Play That Goes Wrong has won several awards, including Outstanding Set Design for a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Nigel Hook, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play at the Drama League Awards for The Play That Goes Wrong, and Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Nigel Hook.

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