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The Shark is Broken casting announcement

Tuesday, 20 June 2023

Two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, Schoolof Rock) will star as Richard Dreyfuss opposite Colin Donnell (Anything Goes, "Chicago Med") as Roy Scheider, joining Ian Shaw who will make his Broadway debut portraying his father Robert Shaw, who plaved "Quint" in JAWS. Co-written by lan 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 Stephen 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. Alcoholflows, egos collide, and tempers flare on a chaotic voyage that just might lead tocinematic magic...if it doesn't sink them all.

The smash-hit of the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, THE SHARK IS BROKEN opened at the West End's Ambassadors Theatre in 2021 to critical acclaim and an Olivier Award nomination for Best Comedy Play, extending its limited run in 2022.

Directed by Guy Masterson, THE SHARKIS BROKEN has scenic and costume design by Duncan Henderson, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design and original music are by Adam Cork, video design by Nina Dunn, and casting by Jim Carnahan Casting. Beginning performances Tuesday, July 25 after critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and on London's West End, THE SHARK IS BROKEN officially opens on Thursday, August 10, 2023, for a strictly limited 16-week engagement.

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