British import The Play That Goes Wrong will end its run on Broadway in January, but it’s not going very far. The comedy will move to Off-Broadway’s New World Stages, beginning performances at the underground, midtown venue February 11.
The announcement follows the news of Avenue Q planning to end its 10-year engagement at New World Stages, which, like The Play That Goes Wrong, moved to the space shortly after its Broadway engagement.
Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong introduces The Cornley University Drama Society, which is attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery. But as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does as the accident-prone thespians struggle to get to their final curtain call.
The Mark Bell-directed Broadway production, produced by J. J. Abrams and Kevin McCollum, opened at the Lyceum Theatre in April 2017, going on to win a Tony Award for set designer Nigel Hook. Though the play initially announced an August 26 closing notice, it later pushed its final date to January 2019. A national tour launched in September.
Casting for the Off-Broadway engagement will be announced later.