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West End Hit The Play That Goes Wrong to Open on Broadway

J.J. Abrams will copresent the show's American debut.

The West End hit The Play That Goes Wrong will open on Broadway this spring.
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Following a lauded run in London, the hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong will cross the pond to make its Broadway debut beginning March 9 at the Lyceum Theatre. Opening night is set for April 2.

Directed by Mark Bell and cowritten by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields of the troupe Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong introduces the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, a company attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery. As everything that can go wrong does, the accident-prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.

The original London company, made up of Matthew Cavendish, Bryony Corrigan, Rob Falconer, Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, Greg Tannahill, and Nancy Zamit, will transfer with the production. it has 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 will be produced on Broadway by Kevin McCollum, J.J. Abrams, Kenny Wax Ltd. and Stage Presence Ltd and Catherine Schreiber.