Exclusive Announcement: Tony Award-Winning Team Celebrates JAWS Anniversary with Special Tickets for THE SHARK IS BROKEN - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Sunday, July 9, 2023

Exclusive Announcement: Tony Award-Winning Team Celebrates JAWS Anniversary with Special Tickets for THE SHARK IS BROKEN


The renowned team behind Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Landis, and GFour Productions is thrilled to commemorate the anniversary of the iconic summer blockbuster, JAWS. On Tuesday, July 11, at 12:30pm (EST), they will release 200 specially priced tickets at $19.75, exclusively available at the box office of Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Don't miss this chance to experience THE SHARK IS BROKEN, a hilarious new comedy that delves into the untold story behind the scenes of JAWS.

As an additional treat, the first 25 customers at the box office on July 11 at 12:30pm (EST) will receive an exclusive 70s-style jersey inspired by

THE SHARK IS BROKEN. Hurry and be among the lucky few to claim this fantastic memorabilia. The John Golden Theatre box office opens daily at 10 am.

Starring the two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman as Richard Dreyfuss, Colin Donnell as Roy Scheider, and the talented Ian Shaw making his Broadway debut as his father Robert Shaw, who portrayed "Quint" in JAWS, THE SHARK IS BROKEN is a must-see production. Co-written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, this Olivier Award-nominated comedy takes you aboard "The Orca" to unveil what happened when the cameras stopped rolling during the making of Steven Spielberg's blockbuster.

After captivating audiences at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, THE SHARK IS BROKEN opened to critical acclaim at London's West End's Ambassadors Theatre in 2021. Directed by Guy Masterson, the play features exquisite scenic and costume design by Duncan Henderson, mesmerizing lighting design by Jon Clark, remarkable sound design and original music by Adam Cork, immersive video design by Nina Dunn, and meticulous casting by Jim Carnahan Casting. Joining the cast are talented understudies Peter Bradbury, Stephen Dexter, and Coby Getzug. Performances begin on Tuesday, July 25, following the play's successful runs in Edinburgh and London.

Ticket Information and Performance Schedule:

Tickets for THE SHARK IS BROKEN are now available for purchase at Telecharge.com (212.239.6200) and the John Golden Theatre box office (252 West 45th Street). Prices range from $49 to $119, including a $2 facility fee, during the specially priced preview performances. The play will have evening shows from Monday to Saturday at 8 pm, with Saturday matinees at 2 pm. Note that an additional 2 pm matinee will be added on Wednesday, August 2, and Wednesday, August 9. Starting Friday, August 11, the performance schedule will be as follows: Tuesday to Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 8 pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 pm, and a Sunday show at 3 pm. Kindly note that there will be no matinee on Sunday, August 13.

For more information and updates, visit TheSharkIsBroken.com. Follow us on social media @sharkonbroadway to catch behind-the-scenes glimpses and stay connected with the latest news.

Critics Rave about THE SHARK IS BROKEN:

★★★★ "A Theatrical-Cinematic Stroke of Genius" - The Telegraph

★★★★★ "Sensational fun!" - Sunday Express

★★★★★ "This play packs plenty of bite." – Metro

★★★★ "Absolutely Spellbinding" - Daily Mail

★★★★★ "I was hooked! Ian Shaw gives one of the most exhilarating theatrical performances of the year." - Evening Standard

★★★★★ "Did I mention waves? Get ready for this play to make some. Do they need a bigger boat? Actually, I think they are going to need a bigger theatre." - The London Times

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