Broadway’s Tony Award®-Winning Hit Comedy Prepares to Wreak Havoc at the Washington Pavilion

September 16, 2019

Sioux Falls, SD  – THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, the hilarious Tony Award®-winning hit Broadway comedy, will make its Sioux Falls debut at the Washington Pavilion October 18-19, 2019. 

Regina Ruhberg, Director of Performances & Events, shared, "THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is my favorite show of the season and is unlike anything we've presented before. This performance will have you in stitches with laugh-out-loud hijinks and over-the-top comedy. It is the perfect way to kick off the season and is a must-see!”

Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is a comedy about the theatre. The play introduces the ‘Cornley University Drama Society’ who are attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery. As the title suggests, everything starts to go wrong as the accident-prone thespians battle on against all odds to get to their final curtain call.

Entertainment Weekly calls THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG “Hilarious! Non-stop pandemonium.” The Huffington Post calls it “The funniest play Broadway has ever seen!” The New York Post says it’s “Broadway’s funniest and longest-running play! Nothing is as fall down funny.”

The Broadway production of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG opened at the Lyceum Theatre on April 2, 2017 and by its closing on January 6, 2019 the Broadway production played 27 previews and 745 performances, making it the second longest running show in the history of the Lyceum Theatre. THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG received a Tony Award® for Best Set Design,’s Audience Choice Award for Best Play and the Theater Fans Choice Award for Best Play. 

Awarded the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, 2014 WhatsOnStage Best New Comedy and 2015 UK BroadwayWorld Best New Play Awards, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is now in its fourth year in the West End, is currently on a 30-week UK tour and playing on six continents. 
It is a rags-to-riches story for a play that started its life at a London fringe venue with only four paying members of the public at the first performance, and has gone on to play to an audience of over 2 million people around the world.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG tour is directed by Matt DiCarlo with original Broadway direction by Mark Bell, featuring set design by Nigel Hook, lighting design by Ric Mountjoy, sound design by Andy Johnson and costume design by Roberto Surace.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is produced on Broadway by Kevin McCollum, J.J. Abrams, Kenny Wax, Stage Presence Ltd., Catherine Schreiber, Ken Davenport, Double Gemini Productions / deRoy-Brunish, Damian Arnold / TC Beech, Greenleaf Productions / Bard-Roth, Martian Entertainment / Jack Lane / John Yonover, and Lucas McMahon.

For more information, visit or follow THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @BwayGoesWrong

Tickets are available at the Washington Pavilion Box Office, online at, or by calling (605) 367-6000.

About the Washington Pavilion 
The Washington Pavilion is the region’s home for the arts, entertainment and science. Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Sioux Falls, it is one of only a few facilities in the world to bring together under one roof the performing arts, visual arts and interactive science. The vast array of high quality programming and educational activities available through the Husby Performing Arts Center, Kirby Science Discovery Center, Visual Arts Center and the Community Learning Center ensures that people of all ages and walks of life can rely upon the Washington Pavilion to inspire, educate, entertain and enrich. There is, indeed, something for everyone here. For information about our programs, please call (605) 367-7397 or, (toll free) at 1-877-Wash Pav or visit our website at