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The Play That Goes Wrong
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The Play That Goes Wrong

Apr 24, 2018 - Jan 06, 2019
Running time: 2:00
PLAYING @
New World Stages
340 W 50th St
New York, NY 10019
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
By Subway: C, E to 50th St.
Show Description:

Director

Mark Bell

Written By

Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields

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ADDITIONAL INFO

Age Guidance: 10
Show Notes
1 Intermission

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Wheelchairs
Wheelchair seating available. Theatre is wheelchair accessible.
Seating
Two 499-seat spaces, two 360-seat spaces, and one 199-seat space.
Elevator\Escalator
Yes.
Curb Ramps
none
Entrance
Complex has a street level entrance, with elevators.
Box Office
Lobby on main level
Restroom
Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available on each level.
Water Fountain
Cafe on main level
Assisted Listening System
Yes. No reservation accepted.
Visual Assistance
yes

VIDEOS

REVIEWS

And it is that relentless constancy that sets this endeavor apart from other entries in the twin, mostly clapped-out genres that it so guilelessly taps — the backstage comedy and the mystery farce with the aristocratic characters. Why? Because “The Play That Goes Wrong,” which was written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and has arrived on Broadway after West End success, goes wrong so many times, in such mellifluous ways, and with such far-gone commitment to physical comedy. The relationship between comedy and pain is much discussed. But while most people will leave “The Play That Goes Wrong” thinking they’ve just spent two hours in a world utterly removed from the cares of the American moment, which would be true, the deeper truth in play here is that they will have watched a show that really is about the theater’s long-standing relationship with blind terror

---Chicago Tribune Read More of the Chicago Tribune Review
“OH MY GOD!!! WHAT HAPPENED??? NO, I'M SERIOUS...  LEARN YOUR LINES. THIS SHOW IS TERRIBLE!”

---Will Ferrell
The show must go on — but in the Broadway transfer of West End hit “The Play That Goes Wrong,” forgotten lines, lost props, technical gaffes and rebellious scenery all seem to reply, “Oh no it doesn’t.” This broad, silly and deliciously demented show, about a fictitious amateur theatrical group with great resilience and greater incompetency, is by the Brit trio of Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields in a style that evokes “Fawlty Towers” with nods to Buster Keaton, Carol Burnett and Monty Python. Under the go-for-broke direction of Mark Bell, its high-energy cast is comic gold and manages to sustain, with a never-ending series of diversionary tactics, its one-joke concept.

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ARTICLES

You Can Believe This Play's a Disaster

Mar 28, 2017

The authentic farce of 'The Play That Goes Wrong'