Casting is complete for the return of the Olivier-winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, which resumes performances at Off-Broadway's New World Stages October 15.
The company will include Jesse Aaronson as Max, Ryan Vincent Anderson as Trevor, Brent Bateman as Robert, Bartley Booz as Dennis, Matt Harrington as Chris, Ashley N. Hildreth as Annie, Chris Lanceley as Jonathan, and Maggie Weston as Sandra with Damien Brett, Laura D’Andre, Ellie MacPherson, and Sid Solomon.
Co-written by Mischief company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong is a send-up of the theatre that introduces The Cornley University Drama Society. The company is attempting to put on a 1920's murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does.
Directed by Matt DiCarlo, the Off-Broadway production opened at New World Stages February 20, 2019, after opening on Broadway April 2, 2017, at the Lyceum Theatre.
The Play That Goes Wrong features a Tony-winning set design by Nigel Hook, costume design by Roberto Surace, lighting design by Jeremy Cunningham, and sound design by Beth Lake. The original Broadway production was directed by Mark Bell and featured lighting design by Ric Mountjoy and sound design by Andrew Johnson.
The Off-Broadway staging is produced by Kevin McCollum, J.J. Abrams, Kenny Wax, Stage Presence Ltd., Catherine Schreiber, Ken Davenport, Federman-Batchelder/deRoy-Brunish, Damian Arnold/TC Beech, Greenleaf Productions/Bard-Roth, Martian Entertainment/Jack Lane/John Yonover, and Lucas McMahon.