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The Play That Goes Wrong Is a Broadway Hit

The long-running comedy has officially recouped its investment.

Clifton Duncan, Harrison Unger, Mark Evans, and Alex Mandell in a scene from The Play That Goes Wrong at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre.
(© Jeremy Daniel)

The producers of The Play That Goes Wrong, currently Broadway's longest-running play, announced today that the production has recouped its $4 million investment.

Created by the Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong began performances at the Lyceum Theatre on March 9, 2017, ahead of an April 2 opening. By its January 6, 2019, closing, the Broadway production will have played 27 previews and 745 performances.

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 currently stars Jason Bowen as Trevor, Preston Truman Boyd as Robert, Ashley Bryant as Annie, Mark Evans as Chris, Alex Mandell as Max, Amelia McClain as Sandra, Ned Noyes as Jonathan, and Harrison Unger as Dennis. The company also features Ashley Reyes, Katie Sexton, Michael Thatcher, and Quinn Van Antwerp.

As previously announced, the play is set to embark on a national tour this fall.