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Shark is Broken Off Broadway Play Tickets

The Shark Is Broken Tickets

Golden Theatre

252 West 45th Street

Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

New York NY 10036

The Shark Is Broken Summary

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This show played its final performance on Sunday - November 19.

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The Shark Is Broken is a moving and brilliantly hilarious behind-the-scenes drama and celebration of movie history.

FADE IN: The open ocean, 1974. Filming is delayed…again. The lead actors—theatre veteran Robert Shaw and young Hollywood hotshots Richard Dreyfuss and Roy Scheider—are crammed into a too-small boat, entirely at the mercy of foul weather and a faulty mechanical co-star. Alcohol flows, egos collide, and tempers flare on a chaotic voyage that just might lead to cinematic magic…if it doesn’t sink them all.

Step aboard the Orca and into The Shark Is Broken, a “profound dive behind the scenes of the making of Jaws” (The Daily Telegraph, Four Stars). This Olivier Award-nominated new play is “hilariously brilliant and pure genius” raves the Sunday Express (Five Stars) and stars Ian Shaw (War Horse, Common) as his father, Robert Shaw, Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School of Rock) as Richard Dreyfuss, and Colin Donnell (Anything Goes, Chicago Med) as Roy Scheider.

Directed by Olivier Award winner Guy Masterson, co-written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, and inspired by Robert Shaw’s experience playing Quint on the notorious shoot, The Shark Is Broken celebrates movie history and peeks at the choppy waters behind Hollywood’s first blockbuster.

Short tempers. Short circuits. 90 minutes, no intermission.

The Shark Is Broken Special Information

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The Shark Is Broken Cast Members:

Alex Brightman, Colin Donnell, Ian Shaw

The Shark Is Broken Creative Team

Author: Ian Shaw & Joseph Nixon
Director: Guy Masterson
Producer: Sonia Friedman & Scott Landis
Press Agent: Polk & Co.

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The Shark Is Broken Tickets

Running Time:

90 minutes, no intermission

Audience :

Recommended for 14 + (This production contains strong language and reference to alcohol and drugs.)
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
July 25, 2023 August 10, 2023

Box Office Hours

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No future sales 30 minutes before start of the performance.

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Venue Policies
No weapons permitted on the premises. The use of cameras, recording devices, cell phones, and other electronic devices during the performance is prohibited, except as permitted for accessibility services.


Coat Room

Yes. No strollers or furs.