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The Shark Is Broken

First Preview: Jul 25, 2023

Opening Date: Aug 10, 2023

Closing Date: Nov 19, 2023

Running Time: 01:30

The Shark Is Broken
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Playing @

John Golden Theatre

252 W 45th St New York, NY 10036

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FADE IN: The open ocean, 1974. Filming on Jaws is delayed…again. The lead actors—theatre veteran Robert Shaw and young Hollywood hotshots, Richard Dreyfuss and Roy Scheider—are crammed into a too-small boat, entirely at the mercy of foul weather and a faulty mechanical co-star. Alcohol flows, egos collide and tempers flare on a chaotic voyage that just might lead to cinematic magic…if it doesn’t sink them all.

Ian Shaw (War Horse and Common, National Theatre) stars as his father, actor Robert Shaw, in a piece inspired by his iconic performance as Quint and his stories of choppy waters on-set. Also starring Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School of Rock) as Richard Dreyfuss and Colin Donnell (Anything Goes, Chicago Med) as Roy Scheider, The Shark Is Broken is a moving and brilliantly hilarious behind-the-scenes drama and celebration of movie history.

Co-written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, this new Olivier Award-nominated comedy imagines what happened on board “The Orca” when the cameras stopped rolling…
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 14

Show Notes

Show Notes: No intermission

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COVID-19 Safety Information

Masks are optional but encouraged.

Audience Advisory:

This production contains strong language and reference to alcohol and drugs. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Performance Schedule:

TUESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY @ 7 PM
WEDNESDAY @ 2 PM & 7 PM
SATURDAY @ 2 PM & 8 PM
SUNDAY @ 3 PM

Cast

Ian Shaw

Director

Guy Masterson

Written by

Ian Shaw & Joseph Nixon

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not currently available for this show

Listed atTKTS

Rarely

Full-price tickets

$58 - $248

Lottery & Rush

Digital Lottery: $46 each. Entries start at 12 AM, 1 day before the performance, and winners are drawn the same day at 10 AM and 3 PM. Winners have 5 hours to complete their purchase and may buy up to 2 tickets. Visit rush.telecharge.com.

In-Person Rush: $30 rush tickets (including service charge) will be available for purchase in-person at the Golden Theatre box office (252 West 45th Street), beginning at 10am for that day's performance only. Maximum two tickets per person. Rush tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered at all performances. Rush seating locations will be determined at the discretion of the box office.

Accessibility:

Wheelchair Info

Four ADA compliant viewing locations with companion seating. Transfer optional.

Seating

Orchestra on ground level. Lower lounge, front and rear mezzanine reached only by stairs.

Elevator\Escalator

There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.

Parking

Valet parking lot: North side of street between Broadway & 8th Ave. Vans enter on 46th St. Valet parking garage: South side of 45th St.(east of Shubert Alley) between Broadway & 8th Ave. No vans.

Curb Ramps

(2.5" lip) SW corner of 45th St. & Broadway; NW corner 45th St. & Broadway.

Entrance

Double doors in series: 1st set (each 28.5") has one pair of automatic doors from 45th St. to Ticket Lobby with push-button control, incline up to 2nd set (each 28", attended by ushers) to Orchestra.

Box Office

Ticket lobby. Counters 43". Accessible pass-through with writing shelf at 32". Assistance available.

Restroom

Womens and Mens: Lower lounge. Down nineteen steps with continuous handrails. Wheelchair accessible restroom off premises. Assistance available.

Water Fountain

Lower lounge, in restrooms.

Telephone

Lower lounge. Coin slot at 54". Cord 29". Volume control. TTY, shelf and electric outlet.

Assisted Listening System

Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance.

Folding Armrests

Nine row-end seats with folding armrests.

Directions Subway

1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, R, W, Q, A, C, E to 42nd St/Times Square.

Directions Bus

Take the M7, M20, or M104 bus.

Visual Assistance

Low vision seats available for purchase in person, online, or over the phone.

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, R, W, Q, A, C, E to 42nd St/Times Square.

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By Bus:

Take the M7, M20, or M104 bus.