The Shark is Broken – Broadway

Martha’s Vineyard, 1974: Shooting on Jaws has stalled. The film’s lead actors – Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss – are stuck on a boat, at the mercy of foul weather and a faulty mechanical co-star. Awash with alcohol and ambition, three hammered sharks start to bare their teeth…  

Nominated for Best Comedy Play at the 2022 Olivier Awards and co-written by Robert Shaw’s son Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, this brilliantly funny play, directed by Guy Masterson, reveals the hilarious and moving behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.

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, joining Ian Shaw who will make his Broadway debut portraying his father Robert Shaw, who played "Quint" in JAWS.