Newly minted Broadway producer J.J. Abrams (better known as the producer and director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek, and creator of Lost) stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to introduce his new play, The Play That Goes Wrong.
Abrams saw the show in London, a farce put on by Mischief Theatre. A lover of theatre from a young age, Abrams decided to make the British farce his Broadway debut.
“It’s like Monty Python meets Buster Keaton,” Abrams told Fallon on the March 16 episode before inviting the show's three writers, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, to the stage. In a comedy of errors, the three try to set up for the interview amidst torn curtains, pratfalls, spilled coffee, and a blazing electrical shortage on the host’s microphone.
Unlike the secrecy shrouding Abrams’ other projects, audiences now know a bit more about what to expect when they walk into the Lyceum Theatre.