The Play That Goes Wrong

$25-$199

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!

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours, one intermission

Schedule varies: check website for most up to date information

Category:
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Voting is open and continues for the BroadwayWorld Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Now in our 17th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
GFOUR PRODUCTIONS, one of the fastest growing production and management companies in the theatrical community, is pleased to welcome new faces to its leadership team and celebrate the critically acclaimed debut of MIDDLETOWN, its newest production.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
The Muny announced today its complete cast, design and production team for Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon, the sixth show of its second century, July 27 – August 2. Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon is proudly sponsored by Ameren.     
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Voting is open and continues for the BroadwayWorld Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Now in our 17th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows.
by Gary Naylor - May 24, 2019
Tom Brennan explains that what you want, what you really, really want, is a comedy set in a school in May 1997.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG unbelievably celebrated its 1999th performance in London's Duchess Theatre last night, Thursday 23 May 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Voting is open and continues for the BroadwayWorld Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Now in our 17th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Theatrical charity Acting for Others today announces that over £26,000 was raised at the inaugural West End Flea Market on Saturday 19 May held at St Paul's Church in Covent Garden, with thousands of people in attendance.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Voting is open and continues for the BroadwayWorld Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Now in our 17th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows.
by Kathleen Morgan - May 15, 2019
Not all actors can boast credits in theatre, television, and film, but Angela Grovey can. Grovey, who plays stage manager Annie in the hilarious The Play that Goes Wrong, spoke with me over the phone about her life in entertainment and about her charitable work with Covenant House, a national shelter for homeless youth.
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jun 8, 2019
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is a farce about a whodunnit that keeps going in spite of itself. It begins at 'funny,' blazes past 'hilarious' and 'side-splitting' straight to 'uproarious,' then ramps it up in Act II. The award-winning script includes slapstick, repetition, mispronunciation, callbacks, prop comedy, crowding, unexpected entrances, pantomime, reversals, costume malfunctions, role switching, overacting, inappropriateness and an astonishing number and variety of spit-takes. The eight cast members are in every way awe-inspiring and terrific. Get it right and go to THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. Being left out of the fun would be an awful shame.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Following an incredibly successful run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018, Roxy Dunn and Alys Metcalf will bring their comedy play You Only Live Forever, about the reality of living for eternity, to London's Soho Theatre for four dates from Wednesday 14th August 2019 to Saturday 17th August 2019 at 9pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.sohotheatre.com.
by Alan Henry - Jun 6, 2019
Producer Kevin McCollum announced today that the new musical, Mrs. Doubtfire, will premiere at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre this fall on route to Broadway.  The musical features a book Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, the Tony Award nominated team behind Something Rotten!  Four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Hello, Dolly!) will direct and Lorin Latarro (Waitress) will choreograph.  Ethan Popp (Tina) will serve as Music Supervisor.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
The Charleston Gaillard Center's exciting 2019-2020 Series Subscriptions are on sale now, featuring eight amazing shows including fresh from Broadway, the Tony Award winning Once On This Island and the world-renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative run by Society of London Theatre (SOLT), returns in August 2019, with hit shows in the West End and beyond offering free tickets for children throughout the month. Tickets for performances throughout August will be released through the Official London Theatre website at 10am on 11 June.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
BroadwayWorld is pleased to announce the winners for the 17th annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Be More Chill leads with a total of 10 wins, followed by Hadestown which took home 5 awards. To Kill A Mockingbird also takes home 5 awards. Check out the full list!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
A diverse palette of musicians, comedians and entertainers is queued up for Dr. Phillips Center's fifth full season, including bluegrass sensation Alison Krauss, rock legend Sammy Hagar, up-and-coming quartet The Four Italian Tenors and Orlando's own Wayne Brady. Nine Broadway tours will also make a stop in Orlando, from Disney Aladdin and Mean Girls to newly announced Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, as part of the 2019/2020 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando series.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Missing Bolts Productions and the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival presents the world-premiere of CAVAN a short film directed by Dave Solomon (associate director of Tootsie: the musical), featuring Erin Wilhelmi (To Kill a Mockingbird); Blair Baker (The Humans, currently The Play That Goes Wrong 1st national tour) and Tony-nominee Lucas Steele (Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812; The Kid)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park returns this summer for its 20th year!
by DC Felton - Jun 26, 2019
If you are coming to read a review of The Cornley University Drama Society production for The Murder at Haversham Manor,' this is the wrong review. If you've heard of this theatre company, then it is probably because you've seen a show called, 'The Play That Goes Wrong,' which is playing at the Civic Center this week as the closing of Des Moines Performing Arts Willis Broadway Series.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
A new model for working jointly to present week-long engagements of touring Broadway shows is being explored this season by the Shubert Theater in New Haven and the Palace Theater in Waterbury.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Opening July 5 at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Murder for Two is a musical murder mystery full of invention and humor. Book and lyrics are by Kellen Blair, book and music by Joe Kinosian. Murder for Two runs July 5-27, with performances at 8:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Two preview performances, July 3 and 4, begin at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is July 5, at 8 p.m. Murder for Two is directed by Sam Scalamoni, with music direction by Gary Adler.
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.
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!”
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
From July 10th to 20th, the Waterfront Theatre School will present the rock musical Spring Awakening at the Artscape Arena Theatre.
by Jared West - Jun 19, 2019
Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, as the infamous Murphy is so often quoted. In THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, just closed at the Winspear Opera House, nothing could be truer - and you will never laugh so hard because of it.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
The Palace Theater is observing its 15th performance season this year since re-opening in 2004 and the programming reflects this milestone worthy of celebration.
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 14, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Ed Harris will replace Jeff Daniels in To Kill A Mockingbird, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that that Broadway Stars and real-life couple Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young will headline the First National Tour of the musical comedy First Date. Although DeGarmo and Young were both contestants on 'American Idol,' their 'first date' was during the Broadway production of HAIR in 2010. After dating for three years, they tied the knot in 2013 and immediately starred in the National Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. They will share the stage once again beginning fall of 2020. First Date is written by Austin Winsberg (book) with Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (music and lyrics) and this newly updated production will be directed by Matt DiCarlo (NYNational Tour: The Play That Goes Wrong). Tour route and additional cast TBA.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
The Acting Company (Founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley; Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) announced casting today for the next reading in the 23rd John McDonald Salon Reading Series, Jessica Swale's Olivier Award-winning, music-filled comedy Nell Gwynn. The reading will take place on Monday, June 24 at 7 PM at the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY). Tickets are available now online at www.theactingcompany.org.
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 13, 2019
As Spring 2019 draws to a close, the Belgrade Theatre Coventry is looking forward to an action-packed new season, with a series of new shows now on sale for Autumn/Winter 2018-19.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
The Arts and Education Council has announced seven honorees for the 2020 St. Louis Arts Awards. Now in its 29th year, the event honors individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the St. Louis region's arts community.
by Alan Portner - Jun 1, 2019
Starlight Theatre's opening offering for the 2019 summer season 'Rock Of Ages' was the single most disagreeable theatrical experience in more than fifty years spent attending live theater.  The performance of this rude, crude tribute to 1980s rock bands was probably OK, but it was impossible to hear.  Seated directly behind us was a group of ten who competed with the performers with full voice sing-a-longs, continuous hoots-hollars, yelled commentary, hand clapping, and finger snapping.  
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Tickets for State Theatre New Jersey's 2019-20 Broadway Season, featuring Tony Award-winning hits, beloved classics, and some returning favorites, goes on sale Friday, July 19 at 10am.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
The producers of the hit musical Waitress announced today that Mark Evans (The Play That Goes Wrong) with join the Broadway cast as Dr. Pomatter on July 23rd. Erich Bergen will play his final performance on July 21st.
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.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 21, 2019
First seen touring in 2014, Anthony Horowitz's comic mystery The Falcon's Maltester was a hit at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival and now comes to London's The Vaults for a run that's ideal entertainment for the kids' summer holidays.
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.
by West of Broadway - Jul 18, 2019
On todays episode of West of Broadway, Lara talks about her experience at The Play that Goes Wrong. We talk with Mark Saltzman about his new show with a Guys and Dolls connection and we catch up with one of the creators of the Friends Musical Parody.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
The NOLA Project, an ensemble-based theatre company focused on presenting new and classic works of theatre often with large casts in unique and immersive settings throughout the city of New Orleans, announces its 15th Anniversary Season: This Way to Adventure. For its 15th Season, the company will present four exciting and provocative plays, three of which are world premieres.
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!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 11, 2019
Today's top stories: casting has been announced for the Broadway revival of West Side Story, Broadway in Bryant Park kicks off today, and more!
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.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 11, 2019
This week's Broadway In Bryan Park performances included Be More Chill, King Kong, Stomp, and Bat Out of Hell!
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!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Mischief Theatre, the Olivier award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, today announces the full cast for their brand-new comedy Groan Ups, performing from 20 September until 1 December 2019 at the Vaudeville Theatre.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 10, 2019
Today's top stories: the cast of Moulin Rouge! met the press yesterday, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
With nearly 10 years of "great shows, up close," the Harris Center provides not one, but three stages for artists from all over the world - from as far away as Australia, India and the Ukraine, and as nearby as downtown Folsom. It is the breadth of presentations, from world-class to great-for-the-kids that makes the Harris Center unique in the capital region.