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Broadway's The Play That Goes Wrong "Mistakenly" Announces Closing

The production extends into 2019, despite previously announcing plans to end its run in August.

Alex Mandell and Amelia McClain in a scene from The Play That Goes Wrong.
(© Jeremy Daniel)

The producers of Broadway's The Play That Goes Wrong have announced that the Tony Award-winning production is now on sale until January 6, extending past the previously announced closing date of August 26.

The show's producers remarked in a statement, "We goofed! We had the 'wrong' date for closing and are excited to keep audiences laughing through the end of 2018 in New York and across the United States in 2019."

The Play That Goes Wrong began Broadway performances on March 9, 2017, and opened on April 2 at the Lyceum Theatre. The National Tour will open in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in September.

Cowritten by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong is a riotous comedy about the theater. The play introduces the Cornley University Drama Society who are attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does, as the accident-prone thespians battle on against all odds to get to their final curtain call.

The Broadway cast of The Play That Goes Wrong currently stars Preston Truman Boyd as Robert, Ashley Bryant as Annie, Mark Evans as Chris, Jonathan Fielding as Jonathan, Alex Mandell as Max, Amelia McClain as Sandra, Harrison Unger as Dennis, and Akron Watson as Trevor. The company also features Ned Noyes, Ashley Reyes, Katie Sexton, and Quinn Van Antwerp.

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