The Shark Is Broken, a Jaws stage comedy starring Robert Shaw’s son Ian Shaw, is heading to Broadway this summer
Written by Joseph Nixon and Ian Shaw, the look-alike son of legendary actor Robert Shaw, the stage comedy The Shark Is Broken, which goes behind-the-scenes of the filming of the 1975 Steven Spielberg classic Jaws (watch it HERE) and sees Shaw taking on the role of his father, made its premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe before moving to the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre in 2021. And now, Deadline reports, The Shark Is Broken is heading to Broadway!
Deadline shares the details: Directed by Guy Masterson, The Shark Is Broken will begin a limited 16-week engagement on Tuesday, July 25, at the John Golden Theatre, with an official opening on Thursday, August 10.
Shaw reprises the role of his father, who played Quint in Jaws. The stage comedy imagines what happened on board Quint’s boat (the Orca) when the cameras stopped rolling during the filming of Spielberg’s blockbuster.
This marks the Broadway debut for Shaw. The casting for Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss is underway. The actors who will play these actors will be announced later. Based on a novel written by Peter Benchley, who also wrote the script along with Carl Gottlieb,
Jaws‘s synopsis is: When a woman is killed by a killer shark while skinny dipping near New England tourist town Amity Island, Martin Brody wants the beaches closed, but Mayor Larry Vaughn The film stars Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss. Will you be attending the Broadway show? Have you seen it before? Please let us know what you think by leaving a message below.