The Play That Goes Wrong Celebrates Perfect First Year
The Play That Goes Wrong, the longest-running play currently on Broadway, celebrated one year of performances going delightfully awry on March 9. As could be expected, the cake wasn't made exactly to specifications, but the company carried on regardless.
The Play That Goes Wrong started performances March 9, 2017, and opened on 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 production won a 2017 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play.
The cast of The Play That Goes Wrong includes Ashley Bryant as Annie, Clifton Duncan as Robert, Mark Evans as Chris, Alex Mandell as Max, Harrison Unger as Dennis, Akron Watson as Trevor, with Jonathan Fielding as Jonathan and Amelia McClain as Sandra. They are joined by Preston Truman Boyd, Ned Noyes, Ashley Reyes, and Katie Sexton.
The Tony-winning set is designed by Nigel Hook. The production has lighting design by Ric Mountjoy, sound design by Andy Johnson, and costume design by Roberto Surace.