Mischief Theatre’s smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is heading to Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre from March 2017.
The Broadway transfer of the hit show will be produced by Kevin McCollum, J. J. Abrams, Kenny Wax, Stage Presence Ltd. and Catherine Schreiber.
Having begun its remarkable rise to success from the Old Red Lion Theatre to the Trafalgar Studios and finally the Duchess Theatre where it opened in September 2014 and is currently booking until 10th September 2017.
The Olivier award winning show is co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, who are the youngest ever writers to have three shows playing simultaneously in the West End – which also includes The Comedy About a Bank Robbery and Peter Pan Goes Wrong.
The Play That Goes Wrong will open for previews at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway on the 9th March 2017, officially opening on the 2nd April. All of the original members of the West End cast will be transferring with the show including Matthew Cavendish, Bryony Corrigan, Rob Falconer, Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell, Jonathan Sayer,Henry Shields, Greg Tannahill and Nancy Zamit.
Talking about the news producer J.J Abrams said: “I have been a fan of theater all my life. Embarrassingly, I still have every Playbill, from the very first shows my grandmother took me to. When I saw The Play That Goes Wrong on the West End, I hadn’t laughed that hard — seen something as preposterously absurd or wonderfully hilarious — in ages. To be part of the team bringing this inspired comedy to Broadway is a true honor.”
Meanwhile, Mischief Theatre founder and writer Henry Lewis said: “We are delighted that due to an administrative error The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society will be coming to Broadway’s Lyceum Theater in place of the RSC’s production of Black Beauty. A fresh American audience with no knowledge of our previous work will be a real help to us. We are also optimistic these 5 months before we open will give Dennis a chance to fully memorize his lines including all the long words.”
The Play That Goes Wrong won the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, 2014 Whatsonstage Best New Comedy and 2015 UK Broadwayworld Best New Play Awards and is now into its third year in the West End.
The show is directed by Mark Bell and features a set design by Nigel Hook, lighting design by Ric Mountjoy, sound design by Andy Johnson and costume design by Roberto Surace.
The Play That Goes Wrong continues to play at the Duchess Theatre and is booking until the 10th September 2017. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.