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The Play That Goes Wrong Announces Casting for National Tour

Broadway’s currently longest-running play will hit the road this September.

Angela Grovey will play Annie in the national tour of The Play That Goes Wrong.
Angela Grovey will play Annie in the national tour of The Play That Goes Wrong.
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Complete casting has been announced for the national tour of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, launching this September at Pittsburgh's Benedum Center.

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 touring cast will feature Scott Cote as Dennis, Peyton Crim as Robert, Brandon J. Ellis as Trevor, Angela Grovey as Annie, Ned Noyes as Max, Jamie Ann Romero as Sandra, Evan Alexander Smith as Chris, and Yaegel T. Welch as Jonathan. Rounding out the company are Blair Baker, Jacqueline Jarrold, Sid Solomon, and Michael Thatcher.

The Broadway production of The Play That Goes Wrong opened at the Lyceum Theatre on April 2, 2017, and due to popular demand, has extended its run through January 6, 2019. Prior to its Broadway mounting, the show earned the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

The national tour is directed by Matt DiCarlo (original Broadway direction by Mark Bell), with Tony-winning set design by Nigel Hook, lighting design by Ric Mountjoy, sound design by Andy Johnson, and costume design by Roberto Surace.

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Closed: January 6, 2019