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Embark on an immersive, comical exploration of Jaws' production. This play, recognized with an Olivier Award nomination, proves to be both exuberantly clever and exceptionally ingenious. Secure your seats for The Shark is Broken, Broadway today!

why watch the shark is broken

The fascinating ‘The Shark is Broken’ Broadway production delves into the turbulent making of the classic film ‘Jaws’. The plot of the movie takes place on a small boat, where three talented performers brave dangerous seas, a broken mechanical shark, and their own internal conflicts. With music and sound design by Adam Cork and direction by the well-regarded Guy Masterson, audiences will be completely drawn into the enthralling world of this drama.

By casting Ian Shaw, son of Robert Shaw (Quint, the famous role in the original film), The Shark is Broken successfully creates a true connection to its classic source. Many critics have praised this show for creating an amazing evening at the theater. It expertly balances suspense and drama, and it tells the hidden story of one of cinema's biggest hits in a way that no other film has. What are you waiting for? Secure your tickets for The Shark is Broken on Broadway today!

The Story

In the expansive seas of 1974, the filming schedule faces yet another delay. In this instance, the principal actors—experienced thespian Robert Shaw alongside emerging Hollywood sensations Richard Dreyfuss and Roy Scheider—are squeezed into an undersized boat, left entirely vulnerable to inclement weather and a malfunctioning mechanical co-star. As spirits run high, personalities clash, and emotions ignite during this tumultuous journey, there lies the potential for cinematic enchantment, provided it doesn't threaten to engulf them all. How will things turn out? Watch The Shark is Broken on Broadway’s John Golden Theatre to find out! Tickets are now available.

Great For

Comedy Lovers | Fans of Jaws Movies | Drama Enthusiasts

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These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Show Details

Genre: Play

Duration: 1 hr 30 min no interval

Audience: Strictly for 4+

Opening Date: 25 july 2023

Closing Date: 11 Nov 2023

Theatre Name: John Golden Theatre

Theatre Capacity: 804

John Golden Theatre Seating Plan

Theatre Facilities: Toilets, Water Fountain, Payphone

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles

Alex Brightman as Richard Dreyfuss

Colin Donnell as Roy Scheider

Ian Shaw as Robert Shaw


Joseph Nixon

Ian Shaw


Guy Masterson


Duncan Henderson

Additional Tips

  • Keep in mind, most Broadway theaters are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.

  • Children under 4 will not be allowed.

  • This production contains strong language and references to alcohol and drugs.

  • You will receive an email confirming your purchase.

  • You will receive your e-tickets via email within 3 hours from the time of the booking. You can access your tickets by clicking on the link available on the email.

  • If you book tickets more than 14 days in advance, you will receive the tickets 14 days prior to the show date.

  • The ticket can be presented digitally along with a valid photo ID at the entrance on the day of your visit.

  • Please note most of the theatres do not allow entry post the show start time and we recommend you reach the venue 10-15 minutes early.

  • Show timings may be subject to change every week/month. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

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