‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ is Coming to Austin

Austin is getting a taste of Broadway at the Bass Concert Hall with the Tony Award-winning comedy, “The Play That Goes Wrong” making its Austin debut with Lexus Broadway in Austin October 23 through 28.

 Angela Grovey, Yaegel T. Welch and Jamie Ann Romero. Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Angela Grovey, Yaegel T. Welch and Jamie Ann Romero. Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, “The Play That Goes Wrong” is a riotous comedy about the theatre. 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.

It is a remarkable rags-to-riches story for a play which started its life at a London fringe venue with only four paying members of the public at the first performance, and has gone on to play to an audience of over 2 million people around the world.

 Angela Grovey and Scott Cote. Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Angela Grovey and Scott Cote. Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Awarded the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, 2014 WhatsOnStage Best New Comedy and 2015 UK BroadwayWorld Best New Play Awards, “The Play That Goes Wrong” is now in its fourth year in the West End, is currently on a 30 week UK tour and playing on six continents. The producers have avoided Antarctica for fear of a frosty reception.

The Broadway production of “The Play That Goes Wrong” opened at the Lyceum Theatre on April 2, 2017. The show, which was slated to close on Broadway in August of this year, will extend its run due to popular demand through January 6, 2019. By then, the Broadway production will have played 27 previews and 745 performances, making it the 2nd longest running show in the history of the Lyceum Theatre. “The Play That Goes Wrong” received a Tony Award for Best Set Design, Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Play, and the Theater Fans Choice Award for Best Play.

 Peyton Crim, Yaegel T. Welch and Jamie Ann Romero. Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Peyton Crim, Yaegel T. Welch and Jamie Ann Romero. Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Tickets start at Start at $30 and are available at BroadwayinAustin.com, texasperformingarts.org, the Bass Concert Hall ticket office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, by phone at (512) 477-6060. For groups of 10 or more, call (877) 275-3804 or email Austin.groups@broadwayacrossamerica.com. The production tour will continue across the country, returning to Texas in 2019 for audiences at Houston’s Sarofim Hall in The Hobby Center and San Antonio’s Majestic Theatre.

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