The Shark is Broken Cast
The Shark is Broken Cast

Alex Brightman & Colin Donnell Join Broadway Cast of The Shark is Broken

Today The Shark is Broken announced the full cast headed to the Golden Theatre on Broadway this summer. Two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School of Rock) will star as Richard Dreyfuss opposite Colin Donnell (Anything Goes, Chicago Med) as Roy Scheider in the new Broadway play.

The pair joins the previously announced Ian Shaw who will make his Broadway debut portraying his father Robert Shaw, who played Quint in Jaws. Co-written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, this new Olivier Award-nominated comedy imagines what happened on board “The Orca” when the cameras stopped rolling during the filming of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster, Jaws.

FADE IN: The open ocean, 1974. Production on Jaws is delayed…again. The film’s 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.

Directed by Guy Masterson, The Shark is Broken begins performances on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, and will officially open on Thursday, August 10, 2023, for a strictly limited 16-week engagement. Tickets are now on sale.

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