Show Details
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 West 50th Street
New York City, NY 10019
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
By Subway: C, E to 50th Street #1 IRT - West 50th Street and Broadway
By Bus: M 11 via 9th Avenue
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: row J in the orchestra, some transfer seats on the aisle
Elevator\Escalator
Everything is accessible with escalators and an elevator but the space itself is large, requiring a bit of walking
Passenger Loading Zone
Front of Entrance
Parking
Street parking located on 49th St., 50th St., NWS also uses ParkWhiz- https://www.parkwhiz.com/new-world-stages-parking/
Curb Ramps
None available
Entrance
Complex has a street level entrance, with elevators. • This theatre is located underground with three levels: the main floor, the mezzanine level (one floor down), and the orchestra level (another floor down)
Box Office
Lobby on main level • Street to Lobby (Box Office): no steps, ground floor • Box Office windows are wheelchair accessible
Restroom
• Mens’s & Women’s (Orchestra-North): multiple stalls + 1 accessible stall, changing table • Mens’s & Women’s (Mezzanine-South): multiple stalls + 1 accessible stall • Gender Neutral (Orchestra-Center): single stall
Water Fountain
Outside of restroom Orchestra-North - wheelchair accessible.
Telephone
None on premises
Assisted Listening System
Available at coat check (north side of the orchestra), provide ID
Visual Assistance
Available upon request
Translation
None on premises

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.

Read More of the Variety Review

ARTICLES

You Can Believe This Play's a Disaster

Mar 28, 2017

The authentic farce of 'The Play That Goes Wrong'