The Play That Goes Wrong has announced two cast changes for its Off-Broadway iteration. Beginning October 18, Matt Harrington will reprise his role as Chris as Chris Lanceley steps into the role of Robert. Lanceley succeeds Brent Bateman in the role. The hit comedy continues at New World Stages.
Harrington previously played Chris in the original Off-Broadway company in 2019, and also re-opened the show in the role in 2021 following the COVID-19 shutdown. Lanceley currently plays the role of Chris, and has also played Jonathan, making Robert his third role in the production.
Alongside Harrington as Chris and Lanceley as Robert, the cast includes Trevor Braun as Dennis, Latrisha Talley as Annie, Julian Robertson as Trevor, Adam Petherbridge as Max, Clyde Voce as Jonathan, and Maggie Weston as Sandra. They are joined by Damien Brett, Caroline Chu, Laura D’Andre, 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. 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.
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.
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