The game that goes wrong

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce the opening of “The Play That Goes Wrong. ” The Tony Award®-winning hit comedy returns to Chicago for limited engagement at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.) with a cast of local Chicagoans. Tickets are on sale now for performances through January 30 at

What if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’ll get “The Play That Goes Wrong”, the award-winning Broadway and London hit comedy opening in Chicago!

Co-written by Mischief Theater Company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, “The Play That Goes Wrong is a crazy comedy on the stage. The play features the “Cornley University Drama Society,” whose members attempt to stage a mysterious 1920s murder, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… on their last call back.

A SCENE FROM ‘The Play That Goes Wrong.’ Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

Weekly entertainment calls “The game that goes wrong “Hilarious! Pandemonium nonstop. the Huffington Post calls it “The Funniest Play Broadway Has Ever Seen!” ” And the New York Post says it’s “the funniest, longest-running Broadway play!” Nothing is so funny. GO.”

The Broadway production of “The Play That Goes Wrong” opened at the Lyceum Theater on April 2, 2017 and, when it closed on January 6, 2019, presented 27 premieres and 745 performances, making it the second longest show in Lyceum Theater history. Not yet finished with New York, “The Play That Goes Wrong officially opened Off-Broadway on February 20, 2019, at New World Stages – Stage 4, where it resumed performances on October 15, 2021, after being suspended due to the pandemic. “The game that goes wrong received a Tony Award® for Best Stage Design,’s Audience Choice Award for Best Play and the Theater Fans’ Choice Award for Best Play.

It’s a remarkable story for a play, which began life in a venue on the outskirts of London with just four paying members of the audience at the first performance, and has gone on to perform in front of millions of people around the world. .

DISTRIBUTORS OF ‘The Play That Goes Wrong.’ Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

“The game that goes wrongThe Chicago production is directed by Matt DiCarlo, with original Broadway direction by Mark Bell, set design by Nigel Hook, lighting design by Ric Mountjoy, sound design by Andy Johnson, and costume design by Roberto Surace.
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The performances take place Tuesday to Friday at 7:30 p.m. (with a morning Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. on December 22, December 29, January 5, January 12 and January 26), Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. (with evening shows at 7:30 p.m. on December 26, January 2 and January 23). There will be a performance on Monday December 27 at 7:30 pm There will be a performance on Friday December 24 at 2:00 pm. There will be no performance on Saturday December 25 and Saturday January 1.
Individual tickets for ‘The Play That Goes Wrong are on sale now and range from $ 35 to $ 85 with a number of premium tickets available. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or sending an email [email protected]. For more information visit

COVID-19 Protocol: Members of the public must be masked and prove that they are fully immunized. Exempted individuals, including children, must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Vaccination cards and negative COVID-19 test must be presented with photo ID and a valid ticket. No home testing is accepted and due to the COVID-19 protocol, children under the age of 2 are not allowed to enter the theater. For more information, including vaccine types or test details, visit

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