The Shark Is Broken

The Shark Is Broken Information

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.

Two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (BeetlejuiceSchool of Rock) will star as Richard Dreyfuss opposite Colin Donnell (Anything GoesChicago Med) as Roy Scheider in the new Broadway play. The pair joins Ian Shaw (War Horse and Common, National Theatre) who stars as his father, actor Robert Shaw, in a piece inspired by his iconic performance as Quint and his stories of choppy waters on-set. THE SHARK IS BROKEN is a moving and brilliantly hilarious behind-the-scenes drama, and celebration of movie history.

Run Time

90m, no intermission

Age Recommendation